Program Schedule: Monday, 27 November – Thursday, 30 November
Chair: Nhung Walsh
Indochina Arts Partnership, USA
Nhung Walsh is a curator and cultural producer from Vietnam. She has participated in cultural programs at UNESCO and worked on Vietnamese cultural heritage and development projects in northern and central Vietnam. Walsh collaborates with museums, institutions, and independent art spaces in Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and the US to conduct research and organize exhibitions in various subjects. Her research explores the politics of war memories; censorship and the influences of daily images; and technologies as medium and languages in new media art. Her projects in Vietnam aim at building new audience for arts through activities that connect art and technology, independent publishing and literature, and other disciplines.
She holds master’s degrees in international studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, history from The University of Alabama, and art administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, Walsh is director of Indochina Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization that supports exchanges and develops art education programs in Vietnam and countries of Southeast Asia.
Co-Chair: Kriengkrai Supornsahusrungsi
Imagimax Studio, Thailand
Kriengkrai Supornsahusrungsi is a co-founder of Imagimax Co., Ltd., the first 3D Animation studio and training center in Thailand. He graduated with Distinction Honors from the Academy of Arts, San Francisco where his arts and design skills have been polished by combining the CG technology with his traditional skills.
His award-winning works (under Imagimax) have been included in 3D Animation, TVC, Films and Games. His most recent film as a director and project manager is The Story of Mahajanaka, a 3D Animation adapted from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s literary work.
His current position at Imagimax is not just being a General Manager but he also responds in 3D production part. Kriengkrai is frequently a guest speaker in CG and Animation. His role in Thai CG Education is a supervisor, advisor and lecturer for several universities in Thailand.
Quote from Nhung Walsh, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Art Gallery Chair:
“While SIGGRAPH Asia is one of the biggest arenas for technologists, the “Mind-Body Dualism” exhibition is a reminder that technology is not only a tool but also an access to human’s reasons and existence. Art Gallery’s artists discuss the mind-body-machine’s causal interactions through philosophy, languages, cultures, and religions to have better understanding of the complex relationship between human and their own shadows.”
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Art Gallery Program Highlights