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  • Ka-Man Tse

    Assistant Professor of Photography


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    Ka-Man Tse


    Ka-Man Tse has exhibited her work at Para Site, Videotage, Lumenvisum, and Eaton Workshop, all  in Hong Kong.   In the U.S., she has mounted solo shows at Aperture in New York, the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA, and at the New York Public Library (Mulberry Street Branch).  Recent exhibitions include LOVE+: Awakening at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Hong Kong,  Art on the Stoop: Sunset Screenings at the Brooklyn Museum, Chosen at the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York, Tate Lates at the Tate Museum, and Known and Strange at the Photography Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London.     She is the recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Artist Award, the Aaron Siskind Fellowship, the Robert Giard Fellowship, the Aperture Portfolio Prize, and a Research Award from Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies.  Curatorial projects include Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum co-curated with Matt Jensen, and Unruly Visions, in partnership with the Hong Kong International Photography Festival and WMA, featuring work by emerging LGTBQ+ photographers in Hong Kong.  

    Her monograph, narrow distances was published by Candor Arts in 2018.  Her writing has been published in Best! Letters from Asian Americans edited by Christopher K. Ho and Daisy Nam, Photo No Nos, edited by Jason Fulford, and Object Lessons, edited by Leslie Martin.  My Race is My Gender, a book in collaboration with Stephanie Hsu and six nonbinary BIPOC writers, is forthcoming through Rutgers University Press.   Her photographs have been featured in Aperture Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, i-d, dazed,  Nueva Luz, Papersafe Magazine, NEWSPAPER, The New York Times, The New Yorker,  Monocole, Capricious Magazine, O Magazine, Salon, Huffington Post, Slate, Hyphen Magazine, Time Out New York, Time Out Hong Kong, and Ming Pao Weekly.  She has taught at Cooper Union, Yale School of Art, City College of New York, and is currently the Associate Director of BFA Photography at Parsons.

    Degrees Held

    BA, Bard College

    MFA, Yale University School of Art

    Future Courses

    Core Studio 1:Analog Practices
    PUPH 2100, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Core Studio: Thesis 1
    PUPH 4100, Fall 2023

    Core Studio: Thesis 2
    PUPH 4110, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    PUPH 3900, Spring 2024

    Queer Visuality
    PSAM 4855, Fall 2023

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