Born in Hong Kong, Kristin Man is a visual artist and writer living in three continents. She is known for Project “9_9”, her performance-like double-self-portraits of artists in Italy and herself, and her poetic weaving of poetry into her visual pieces. She is recently working on hand-weaving images together with her project “a-mare” conceived with the idea of defining and integrating diversity, working with physical, psychological, territorial and cultural borders.
Kristin Man’s work has been presented internationally, with venues including Asia One Hong Kong, Art Book Fair of National Museum of Singapore, pre-selected at the book section of ARLES, Artistry Singapore, JP Morgan New York Building, New York Art Fair, Palm Springs Art Fair, Magazzini Fotografici, Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli PAN, and the Museo MADRE. Her work has been featured in publications such as Exibart, Lens Culture, MediterraneoFotografia, Correre della Sera, Il Mattino, La Repubblica, Il Roma, Racna Magazine, Radio Siani, Mattina 9 TV and Agenzia Vista.
Kristin Man’s work including her series “Fragments of Grey Matter” and “9_9” is included in the private collection of Beppe Morra of Casa Morra and Mario Franco of Archivi Mario Franco, Sergio Fermariello, Lello Esposito and a number of private collectors in Italy, Singapore, Canada and Beijing. Her photos have been published also as the cover photo of Piero Gilardi’s book titled “La Mia Biopolitica” in 2016, in the late-Kengiro Azuma’s catalogue, in Eraldo Chiuchiu’s catalogue, in an interview article of Manfredi Beninati and exhibition articles of Silvia Beccaria.
Kristin Man is a scholarship recipient for attending United World College of the Atlantic in Wales where she started her photography practice in its analogue form and with black and white darkroom. Whilst working in another sector, in parallel, she immersed herself in courses with Magnum Photographers such as Patrick Zachmann (whom she also assisted in June 2012), Nikos Economopoulos and other Visual Artists such John Clang, Ian Teh, Central Saint Martin’s London, and National Geographic. She has attended several artist residencies in Spain and Italy.
Her journey throughout Italy visiting over 150 artists for almost three years not only resulted in the publication of “9_9” by Skira but also valuable art fellowships outside of the classroom. In 2016, she won the public exhibition space from the City of Naples to hold her exhibition at PAN during the monumental period of May 2017 (“Maggio dei Monumenti”). She is a holder of a BA International Relations from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University, where she also took courses at the Film School.