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“Narrow Distances” is a series of photographs made in Hong Kong as part of an ongoing investigation of home, identity and community. Tse Ka-man, a New York based photographer whose works address the LGBTQ community, has endeavored to queer the space and social landscape through placement, foregrounding and recasting the protagonists in her works. From multiple perspectives including women, immigrants and queers, Tse has recast this world out of a desire to see it being repopulated and re-imagined.

About Artist
Ka-Man Tse, born in Hong Kong, is a photographer and video artist based in New York. She received an MFA from Yale University in 2009, and a BA from Bard College in 2003. Her images are informed by the points of intersection between the LGBTQ and the Asian Pacific Islander communities, and what is shared and negotiated between the two seemingly divergent worlds. Her photography and video begin from small gestures and moments that then unfold in public and private spaces. She has exhibited internationally and nationally; including the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Guangdong, China, the Museum of Chinese in America in New York, NY, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, NY; Cornell University, the Palm Springs Art Museum in California, Capricious Gallery in New York, NY, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, and the Eighth Veil in Los Angeles. She was a SPARC Artist-in-Residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program through the Bronx Museum of Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellowship. She currently teaches at Yale University, where she was appointed lecturer in 2013, as well Parsons the New School of Design, since 2011. This spring, Tse mounted her first solo exhibition at the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work is currently on view at the New York Public Library in Manhattan. “Narrow Distances” is Tse’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.


Exhibition Period 23.7 – 28.8.2016

Opening Reception 23.7.2016 (Sat) 5:00-7:00pm

Artist’s talk 23.7.2016 (Sat) 3:00-4:30pm
In conversation with Yau Ching (Local artist, Film maker and writer, former associate professor of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University) and Dr. Tan Jia (Assistant professor of Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Artist’s workshop 30.7.2016 (Sat) 1:00-4:00pm
In Cantonese
Registration:2777 8766 |

Lumenvisum | L2-10, JCCAC, No. 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours | Tuesdays to Sundays 11 am – 1 pm; 2 – 6 pm; Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Docent-guided visits available for groups. Please contact us for details.