Ka-Man Tse: Untitled

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Ka-Man Tse: Untitled

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Photographic Print, 2017

I casted a group of seven new york city based API women to help me make this photograph. It is inspired by the the work of one of my favorite visual artists, Hellen Jo. In this photograph, a group of women huddle together to re-enact visions of comraderie, fierceness, strength.

To me, resilience means to me not just survival, but to thrive. Resilience is embodied in the women I know and have learned from: my grandmothers, my mom, my aunts, sisters and kin that are inherited and chosen.

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Ka-Man Tse is a photographer, video artist and educator. She received an MFA from Yale University, and a BA from Bard College. She has exhibited her work at the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Guangdong, China; Para Site in Hong Kong, the WMA Masters Exhibition, Transition, in Hong Kong, the 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Film Festival, and Videotage's Both Sides Now III – Final Frontiers. U.S. based exhibitions include the Museum of Chinese in America in New York, the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cornell University, Alfred University, Capricious Gallery, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and the Eighth Veil in Los Angeles. She has mounted solo shows at Lumenvisum in Hong Kong, the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA and the New York Public Library. She is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellowship, a 2017-2018 Research Award from Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize. She co-curated Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum with Matt Jensen. She taught at Yale University School of Art from 2013-2018, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School of Design. Her first monograph, narrow distances, was published by Candor Arts in July 2018. She will have a solo exhibition at Aperture in New York in December 2018, and was chosen as a 2019 Artist Residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY.