Welcome to the 2020 MAD Student Exhibition. Due to these strange times, we are presenting the senior Final Year Projects online. Each student spent the entire year designing a proposal and working closely with members of the MAD faculty to fine-tune their projects. What you see here is the culmination of all their work.
The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities.
Dr. Jiang Wei
I am honored to be your acting programme director in your graduating year. Meanwhile, it is a painful year of fighting against Covid-19. All of you have survived from the tremendous impact of the pandemic, and demonstrated your creativity and research ability with excellent FYP performances. MAD is really proud of you! From now on, some of you will continue to pursue your postgraduate studies, yet some of you will start your careers in the creative industries. No matter how far you are going, treasure your dream and be persistent. MAD will be proud of you again in the near future!
(PhD, Macau University; Acting Dean of DCC; Assistant Professor of CTV) Wei Jiang was officially selected by China Film Foundation to be a visiting scholar at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California on the T. C. Wang Fellowship. Before he went to pursue his PhD study at the University of Macau, he had professional experience in the Chinese film industry, having worked as director’s assistant, assistant director, art department coordinator, and other positions for various film and TV productions, such as John Woo’s Red Cliff I & II, Mikael Hafstorm’s Shanghai, Jin Yimeng’sSophie’s Revenge, and Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly.
Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong) M.P.S. in Interactive Telecommunication (Tisch School of the Arts, New York University) B.F.A. in Film & TV (Tisch School of the Arts, New York University) Dr. Rochelle Yang is an artist, curator, choreographer and teacher, based in Hong Kong and Zhuhai. Her teaching and research interests include visual communications, visual culture, new media arts, film and performing art studies.
Assistant Professor Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Hong Kong Art critic and cultural industry researcher Graduated at the University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art (UAL). His practice-based research focuses on the resurgence of Pop Art to Neo+Post Pop Art and employs art practice by experimenting new art forms regarding political/ social/ economic/ technological/ cultural contexts.
Assistant Professor Guido Alvarez was born in Cuenca, Ecuador where he obtained his BFA in crafts and graphic design from Universidad Del Azuay. At 28 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study a MFA in Visual Communication and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His research interest focuses on cross-cultural and multilingual communication design as well as in experiential learning.
Assistant Professor Oksana Kryzhanivska holds a Ph.D. in the Computational Media and Design and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture. Her interests include tactile interaction, embodiment, motion, non-verbal communication, perception, manufacturing process, aesthetic experience, touchable art, haptic technology, projection with anamorphosis, mixed reality, virtual sculpture, artificial intelligence in art, 3D printing, coding, sensory feedback, and electronic art.
Assistant Professor Dr. Yuan received her Master’s degrees in University of Edinburgh and Ulster University in Design and digital media, and Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations respectively. She received her PhD degree in Communication studies in Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017 and participated the PhD student exchange programme in Lund University (Sweden). She specializes in new media studies and culture industry research.
Assistant Professor Zhiwan Cheung received his BFA from Cornell University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Zhiwan first got a taste of performing in front of a camera as a book reviewer for Reading Rainbow, the 1990’s children’s television show. Zhiwan has exhibited work in venues such as NURTUREart Gallery, Pica Pica Gallery, and The Andy Warhol Museum.
Ms. Sienna Ran SU M.A. in Fashion Marketing Nottingham Trent University
Ms. Pauline Baoling HAN M.I.D.E.A. in Interactive Design and Electronic Arts University of Sydney