Pro Helvetia Shanghai has invited Carol Chow Pui Ha to participate as an international expert at the 2023 edition of the Plat(t)form project conceived by the Fotomuseum Winterthur. She will review emerging artists’ portfolios, visit local art institutions, and network with the Swiss art scene.
At the annual event Plat(t)form, 42 selected international photographers and artists offer an insight into their work. During the portfolio viewing event, the artists present their works to the public and a team of experts – an opportunity to discover the latest tendencies in photography as well as young talents and meet them personally.
Carol Chow Pui Ha is an independent curator, researcher and writer in photography. She received her PhD in Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.
With training in philosophy, communication and visual arts (specialized in photography), she is dedicated to producing curatorial work and knowledge with criticality by interrogating identity issues and the circulation and reproduction of power underpinning various forms of social relations and practices. Her curations “Voice of Tacitness: Asian Women Photography Exhibition” (Dali International Photography Festival 2013; Hong Kong International Photography Festival 2014), “A Room with a View: Her-Hong Kong-stories through the Lens of Six Female Photographers” (Singapore International Photography Festival 2016), “Who Cares: Photovoice of Female Mainland Immigrants in Hong Kong” (2021) address gender inequality and the othering of female voice in historical narration. “The Wall 2019” (2019), “Pharmakon” (2021), “Beijing_Kilometers” (2021) scrutinize the interplay of Hong Kong political subjectivity with the complex geo-political and cultural-historical forces. “The Wall: Reunion or Divide” (2022, Berlin) further explores the subjects through paralleling Hong Kong’s situation with East-West German reunification. Carol Chow is currently a member of Hong Kong International Photography Festival.