1932 // Born in Seoul, as he was growing up, Nam June Paik was trained as a classical pianist In 1950, his family had to flee during the Korean War and moved to Japan. Paik graduated from the University of Tokyo. where he wrote a thesis on the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Later Paik moved to Germany to study music history at Munich University. From 1957 to 1961 he joined the Internationalen Sommerseminaren in Darmstadt, where he met the composer John Cage.
1980 // Yang Yongliang was born in Shanghai, China in 1980. He lives and works in Shanghai, China. Yang Yongliang studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Inspired by the ancestral culture, including the famous Shanshui traditional mountain landscapes, he uses photography and creates from scratch a new world of illusions, a vision between dream and nightmare, both futuristic and secular. Yang Yongliang’s work goes beyond the notion of pastiche. By its delicacy, its texture the artist makes a photographic shanshui..
1969 // Born in China, Alex Guofeng Cao immigrated with his family to the United States in the 1980s. After studying photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Cao continued to explore black and white photography, but with a more digitalized approach. Alex Guofeng Cao came to New York searching for his pursuit, came upon photography, which easily became his passion. Inspired by such masters as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Edward Weston, and Robert Mapplethorpe, Cao.