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Ms. Joel Kwong, Programme Director, Microwave International Media Arts Festival / Founder & Creative Consultant of SIBYLS

Joel Kwong, a columnist, international media art curator and transmedia specialist. She is currently the Programme Director for Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (www.microwavefest.net) and the founder of SIBYLS – a media art consultation & production agency. She is an experienced practitioner in media arts & advertising for more than 10 years. Her most recently projects include Music Video Productions for Eason & the Duo Band, Award winning interactive exhibition Hidden Planet at the Pulse Hong Kong (Jan 2018 to Jan 2019), Where has the Flowers Gone at MOCA Taipei in April to July 2019 as well as Ellen Loo Memorial Exhibition Come What May 2019 at Hong Kong Art Centre. She was the Creative Lead at Sun Mobile Communication from 2016-2018, and the visiting fellow at Hong Kong Design Institute to set up the first HD in Transmedia in Asia in 2014-2015. She was the curator and artistic director for I/O Gallery (www.inputoutput.tv) – the first media art gallery in Hong Kong from 2008 to 2011. She has been curating numerous media art, design and advertising campaigns mainly in Asia; Asia touring projects includes International Device Art Group Maywa Denki (JP) - exhibitions, concerts, seminars and workshops in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, and UK live cinema group Circumstance (HK, Taipei, Xiamen) in previous years. She was also a columnist for Milk Magazine// Perspective, NMPlus online & She.com/Luxshery online to talk about Transmedia storytelling, design, film and media arts. She has been given talks and lectures in schools, festivals and universities, including Shenzhen Media Art Festival, ACT Festival in Gwangju/Korea, National University of Taiwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baptist University and the University of Electro-communications in Tokyo, FILMART, Entertainment EXPO in Hong Kong etc.  Currently, she is also a part-time lecturer for MA & BA in Cultural Management in Chinese University of Hong Kong, and BA in Media for SHAPE/ Coventry University in VTC.

 

She believes creativity & art is the key to make a better world.