Artist Talk: Wherever the Sunbeam falls
With: Kenji Hirotomi, Yankun Yang, LealVeileby

May 22, 2021, 17:00 (CEST) / 11am (EST), online

The talk will be held in English and on Zoom.

In this online conversation, artists Kenji Hirotomi & Yankun Yang (US) and LealVeileby (PT/SE) will discuss their work with curator C. Grace Chang.

Our latest exhibition, Wherever the Sunbeam falls (May 8–June 6), features these artists’ explorations of speculative futures and presents from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ perspectives.

From photon lasers and Barbarella to artistic partnerships, these duos will talk all about the exhibition in this virtual sit-down.



The Portuguese-Swedish artist duo LealVeileby consists of António Leal (b. 1976, Lisbon) and Jesper Veileby (b. 1985, Karlstad). They are based in Malmö and have been collaborating since 2011. They both hold MFAs from Malmö Art Academy. They have had Solo shows in both Sweden (Skånes konstförening 2018, Konsthall K 2014, Galleri Pictura 2012) and Portugal (Espaço Campanhã 2018 & 2013). Their works have been shown at numerous video art festivals and group shows in Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Denmark. They recently received two-year working grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (2021 Veileby, 2020 Leal), the prizes Aase & Richard Björklunds Fond from Malmö Art Museum (2019) and Sven and Ellida Hjort’s Exhibition Grant from Skånes Konstförening (2018). In 2017 they were the winners of Fuso – Video Art Festival and their work is represented at the MAAT Museum in Lisbon.

Yankun Yang/杨焱焜: Yankun (b. Chongqing) is a New York-based architectural designer, computational designer, and digital artist. He worked as an architectural freelance designer for 5 years with various firms in the United States—but now he focuses on the spatial boundary between digital and physical media, particularly how people interact with two worlds of things. His architectural design background has made him a unique artist who emphasizes spatial relationships in digital art. In 2020, Yankun received his Master of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University.

Kenji Hirotomi/広冨健児: Kenji (b. Tokyo) is a New York-based music producer, sound artist, sound designer, and audio engineer. He completed his Master’s Degree in Music Technology from New York University in 2019. His thesis explored and created a modular synthesizer that served as a generative computer music system controlled by real-time noise data from metropolitan cities around the world. Kenji is also an electronic music producer who has been releasing music since 2018 under the alias Tomiken. His first EP “Outer Journey” was released by Taihe Music Group on various streaming platforms and received recognition in the underground scenes for his highly-produced and unconventional electronic music.