SIPF Portfolio Review is a springboard for works to be picked up by local and international reviewers. This year, we have a wide selection of portfolio reviewers ranging from editors to curators to festival directors. You will get to present your works to these professionals and receive useful advice and guidance on your works and careers.
In this 6th edition, a participant will be awarded the Best Portfolio Review Prize which gives him/her the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in the next edition of SIPF in 2020.
Each participant can meet 7 reviewers of their choice, in a one-to-one individual 20-minute session. Participants should bring their actual printed portfolio for review. Presentation of digital files on a laptop is possible but not encouraged.
About the Reviewer
An independent curator, artist and the course coordinator and lecturer of the Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Photography in the SPACE of Hong Kong University. Chun Wai devotes to promote contemporary Asian photography and focuses on photography activities of Latin America.
He is the International Advisor of the Festival DeLa Luz of Argentina, the member of academic committee of the Guangzhou Image Triennial 2017, the curator of “Unfamiliar Asia” of Beijing Photo Biennial 2015 held in the Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts and the nominator of Shiplman Prize of Israel.
In the recent years, in addition to the Hong Kong International Photo Festival, he also participated in various large-scale photography projects in China, including Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Taipei International Photo Festival, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Lishui Photo Festival and Ningbo International Photo Week held at Ningbo Art Center.
The photographic perspective of Chun lies in his humanistic vision and macro historical framework in interpreting the changing world. His work explores the intertwined relationship between people and society under the contemporary context in political, economic and cultural development. The direction of his personal creation and curatorial work run through the social and thoughtful topics, and its connection with arts, to create a space for reflection.
Chun Wai expects the participants to show his/her work in prints.