Monica Chau is a mixed media installation artist who utilizes photography and digital media processes in her work to explore issues of history and memories of the past. She received her MFA in Photography in 1992 from the California Institute of the Arts and was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Curatorial Studies at the Whitney Museum of Art's Independent Study Program. Chau has curated a number of exhibitions, including the recent Picturing Asia America: Communities, Culture, Difference for the Houston Center of Photography. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is currently on faculty at the International Center for Photography in NYC where she teaches classes on the Internet and Web Design. Her published writings and artwork appear in the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP Journal (1993), Framework Magazine (Fall 1995), and CalArts 25th Anniversary CD-ROM.



Marilyn Jung is a first generation Chinese Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver's Chinatown. She is an independent curator writer, and cultural activist dedicated to advancing the work of Asian Canadians on the artistic and cultural landscape. She has been actively involved in the Asian Heritage Month Festival in Toronto, Ontario and was the Visual Arts Committee Coordinator in 1996. Jung serves on the board of directors for many cultural organizations in Canada including A Space Gallery (President), Canadian Artists' Representation Ontario (Executive Member), and Fuse Magazine. She also serves on several advisory panels including Metro Toronto - Cultural Affairs Department and Ontario Arts Council - Community Arts Development Office. Marilyn Jung currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.



Margo Machida is a New York based painter, independent curator, and writer specializing in Asian American visual art. She was also the Director of Cultural Dialogue Project at the Asian/American Center, Queens College, City University of New York from 1994-96. She is presently co-organizing Japanese and Japanese American Contemporary Printmaking for Brandywine Workshop, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (opening April 1997). In 1995, she curated the exhibition (dis)ORIENTED: Shifting Identities of Asian Women in America for Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center and Steinbaum Krauss Gallery in NYC. In 1994, she organized a national traveling exhibition for The Asia Society in New York, ASIA/AMERICA: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art. Machida has been teaching for the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute at New York University. Prior to this, she was the Madeleine Haas Russell Distinguished Visiting Professor of Non-Western and Comparative Studies at Brandeis University, Boston. She has also taught courses on Asian American art for SUNY at Buffalo, Parsons School of Design, and the Cooper Union in NYC. Machida is co-editor of a major anthology on Asian American identity and social issues in the visual arts, to be titled: Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Asian American Issues in the Contemporary Visual Arts which will be published by the University of California Press. Her recent awards include a Presidential Fellowship, SUNY (1995-96), a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities (1989-90), and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting (1991-92). Machida is pursuing her doctorate in American Studies at SUNY at Buffalo.