Ka-Man Tse

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Ka-Man Tse
born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Photographer, Video Artist and Educator

Yale University School of Art, Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, 2009
Bard College, Bachelor of Arts in Photography, 2003

2019   Aaron Siskind Foundation, Individual Photographer's Fellowship
2019   Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2018   Aperture Portfolio Prize
2018   WMA Masters Finalist, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong
2017   Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies (FLAGS) Research Award, New Haven, CT
2015   Silver Eye Center For Photography Fellowship
2015   John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Nominee
2014   Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship
2013   Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts
2012   Seniors Partnering With Artists Citywide Residency, Queens Council on the Arts, Flushing, NY
2007   WorldStudio / AIGA Scholarship, Coyne Family Foundation Award
2003   Atget Prize in Photography, Bard College
2002   Christine Duarte Prize in Photography, Bard College

2018   Aperture Portfolio Prize
2018   narrow distances, Eaton Workshop, Eaton Hotel HK
2016   narrow distances, Lumenvisum, Kowloon, Hong Kong  
2016   The New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch, New York, NY    
2016   narrow distances, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
2005   Dignidad. Fifth Avenue Committee; Brooklyn, NY
2003   How To Build Small Boats. Thesis Show, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2020-2021   Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes Unseen Photograph, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2020   Tate Lates, Tate Modern, Bankside, London
2020   Art on the Stoop: Sunset Screenings, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn. NY
2020   Study Hall, Pratt MVP, Utica, NY
2019   Inherit, Rubber Factory, Hồng-An Trương, Joeun Aatchim, Erick A. Hernandez, Ka-Man Tse, Jia Sung and Pacifico Silano, New York, NY
2019   Parallax, curated by Authority Collective, Photoville, Los Angeles, CA
2018   WMA Masters Exhibition, Transition, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong
2018   Queering Space, Alfred University; Alfred, NY
2017   In Search of Miss Ruthless, Para Site, Hong Kong
2017   Intersectional Identities, curated by Jacob Robichaux and Samuel Gordon, Clifford Chance, New York and Washington D.C.
2017   A World Where We Belong, The Georgia Brooks LGBTQIA Exhibition, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
2016   Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, Videotage, Hong Kong, Taipei, Taiwan, Shanghai, China and Brighton, Exeter, London, UK 
2016   BODY DOUBLES: A Video Screening, No Pop, New Haven CT
2016   Hong Kong Contemporary Film Festival, New York, NY and Hong Kong
2016   New Genealogies Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2015   Expanded Geographies, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Guangzhou, China
2015   Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2014   Our Portraits, Our Families, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY
2014   5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2013   Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2012   America through a Chinese Lens, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY
2012   Performance Space 122 Season Launch Benefit Auction, New York, NY
2012   City College of New York Art Faculty Show, New York, NY
2010   Be Thankful, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Daydream Nation, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2010   The Shifting Face, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2009   X Initiative, Blind Spot Auction, New York, NY.
2009   Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA
2009   Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
2009   Capricious Space, Brooklyn, NY
2009   Yale MFA Thesis Show. Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2009   Performance/ Video Works. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2008   31 under 31: Young Women In Art Photography. Humble Arts Foundation, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
2007   Among Us and Curious. Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
2007   Hey Hot Shot! Winter Edition. Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

2021   Photo No Nos, edited by Jason Fulford, Aperture, New York, NY (forthcoming)
2021   Best! Letters from Asian Americans edited by Christopher K. Ho and Daisy Nam, Paper Monument
2021   Hong Kong International Photo Festival: Unruly Visions Exhibition Catalogue, Curator's Note, Hong Kong
2020   Library of Congress Magazine
2020   Light Work, Contact Sheet Annual Volume 207, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2020   VOSTOK Magazine, Volume 19: Hong Kong: Now or Never, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2020   Keeper of the Hearth – Picturing Roland Barthes' Unseen Photograph, Edited by Odette England, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020   Contact Sheet, Light Work, Syracuse, NY (upcoming)
2019   Aperture Book Review These Queer PhotoBooks Changed My Life: Eleven curators, writers, and artists reflect on images of queer identity past and present
(contributing writer),
2018   Aperture Magazine, Family, Issue 233
2018   Nueva Luz, The Queer Issue , Volume 22:2
2018   narrow distances, Candor Arts, IL
2018   Chinatown: Lens on the Lower East Side, Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, New York, NY
2018   WMA Masters, Transition, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong
2017   GR-09022017, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
2017   Papersafe Magazine
2016   NEWSPAPER, Vol. V, No. 1
2016   New Genealogies, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2014   Our Portraits, Our Families. New York: Asian Pride Project and the Museum of Chinese in America
2014   I am Here, The Oakland Asian Culture Center Zine, Inaugural issue
2013   Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial. New York: The Bronx Museum of the Arts
2013   Capricious: Masculinity, Issue no. 14. Brooklyn, NY
2010   Daydream Nation, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
2009   Yale MFA Photography. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press

2011 –   present   Parsons School of Design,   New York, NY
•Fall 2020 –present     Associate Director of BFA Photography
• Fall 2018 – present     Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor of Photography
• Fall 2011 – Spring 2018     Part-time Professor of Photography

2020   Yale University School of Art New Haven, CT
Visiting Critic

2013 – 2018   Yale University School of Art;  New Haven, CT

2017, and 2014 – 2015   Cooper Union;    New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Photography

2009 – 2014   The City College of New York     New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Photography

2019   Parallax: Revisioning Queer And Trans People Of Color In Photography,
A Panel Discussion with Gabriel Garcia Roman, Ka-Man Tse, Mengwen Cao, Tara Pixley, Elizabeth Eli Wirija

2019  Through Queer Lenses: Orientalism and Traditionalism,
A Panel Discussion with Wo Chan, Ka-Man Tse and Rin Kim, moderated by Vincent Chong; Wing On Wo & Co., New York

2019   Baptist University, Hong Kong

2019  The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2019  Eaton Workshop, Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong;
Panel discussion with Ka-Man Tse, Carman Fung, Leon Yee, moderated by Kaitlin Chan

2018  QPOC: A Discussion on the Preservation of Photographic Legacies for Queer Artists of Color, Pregones Theatre, The Bronx
Panel Discussion: Oscar J. Rivera, Stephanie Lindquist, Ka-Man Tse and Arnaldo J. López

2018 Yale University School of Art New Haven, CT

2018 Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL

2018 Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong,
Human Library Discussion, with Pong Yat Ming, Eric Lee, and Toby Yan

2016 Harvard University,   Cambridge, MA
Visiting Artist Lecture  

2016 Lumenvisum, Panel Discussion: Jia Tang, Yau Ching and Ka-Man Tse,   Kowloon, Hong Kong

2016 Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Kowloon, Hong Kong
Visiting Artist Lecture  

2016 Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Visiting Artist Lecture  

2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York,   New York, NY

2015 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,   New York, NY
Visiting Artist Lecture

2015 Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), Hong Kong
Visiting Artist Lecture  

2015 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Visiting Artist Lecture, Undergraduate Photography

2014 Yale University School of Art New Haven, CT
Visiting Artist Lecture, MFA Photography

2011   School of Visual Arts     New York, NY
Visiting Artist Lecture, Undergraduate Photography

2011   California College of the Arts     Oakland, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Undergraduate Photography

2007   Bard College   Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Visiting Artist Lecture, Undergraduate Photography

Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong
Eaton, Hong Kong
Yale University Art Gallery
Robert B. Haas Fine Arts Library, Yale University
Tisch Library, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA
Stanford Libraries, Special Collections, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Duke University Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

i-d vice,  January 2019
dazed,  January 2019
Art Asia Pacific,  January 2019
Strange Fire Collective, by Jess T. Dugan,   December 12, 2018
Women Photograph: Photobooks of 2018
Humble Booklist: 32 Photobooks That Dropped Our Jaws in 2018
MingPao Weekly, October 22, 2018
The Initium, September 9, 2018
China Daily, The Beauty of Being Both   September 8, 2017
Art Asia Pacific,   September 1, 2017
Artforum China,    August 9, 2017
Frieze Hong Kong, Critics Guide,   July 27, 2017
MingPao Daily, Print,    July 7, 2017
MingPao Weekly, Print,     July 3, 2017
Art Radar Journal   June 30, 2017
Randian Online   June 30, 2017
Stand News Online,   June 28, 2017
Sing Tao, Print,   June 24, 2017
Hong Kong Magazine,  August 12, 2016
HK01,    August 12, 2016
Time Out Hong Kong,  August 10, 2016
Arts News, August 2016
HK01: interview with Kenneth Yiu,   July 30, 2016
Ming Pao,  July 23, 2016
Humble Arts Foundation, What Does it Mean to Photograph Someone From Behind  May 10, 2016
Humble Arts Foundation, Two Photographers Confront Tradition and Representation in Hong Kong and Appalachia   March 17, 2016
Pittsburgh City Paper,   March 16, 2016
Slate Magazine, July 29, 2014
Wall Street Journal,     July 1, 2014
Sinovision,     June 13, 2014
The New Yorker, 'America Through A Chinese Lens' At Museum Of Chinese In America     September 6, 2012
Our Chinatown     May 2, 2012
China Daily, Exhibition Turns Chinese Spotlight Back On US     April 30, 2012
The Huffington Post, 'America Through A Chinese Lens' At Museum Of Chinese In America April 26, 2012
WNYC Culture, This Week: Must-See Arts in the City     April 25, 2012
Salon.com, Chasing the Chinese American Dream     April 7, 2012
nymphoto,"A Conversation with Ka-Man Tse."     November 19, 2009
nytimes.com, "Urban Eye: Ladies Night: 31 under 31".   February 29, 2008

Times Square Arts, Times Square Alliance
Art In America
The New Yorker
O, The Oprah Magazine
Performa 07: Everywhere and All at Once
Shen Wei Dance Arts
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Franklin Furnace
Yale University Art Gallery
Fifth Avenue Committee
Finneran Films
Hyphen Magazine: Asian America Unabridged
The New York Times Magazine Online
The New York Times
Time Out New York
Heeb Magazine
Latina Magazine

2019-2021   Hong Kong International Photography Festival, Hong Kong
Mentor, Curator
Developed a workshop, Photography as Witness, Memory, Activism, and Recognition culminating in a public exhibition in January 2021 for Hong Kong-based new and emerging LGBTQ+ photographers. Curated the participants’ works for a public exhibition, Unruly Visions, as part of the Hong Kong International Photography Festival, held at WMA Space in Hong Kong. Exhibition dates: January 22 - February 26, 2021.

2018   Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York NY
An exhibition of new queer photography featuring twelve emerging photographers; co-curated with Matthew Jensen

2004-2007 dirtypop Magazine, New York, NY
Creative Director


© Ka-Man Tse    2003 - 2019