• Ka-Man Tse

    Assistant Professor of Photography


    Ka-Man Tse is a photographer, video artist and educator.  She received an MFA from Yale University, and a BA from Bard College.  She has exhibited her work at the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Guangdong, China; Para Site in Hong Kong, the WMA Masters Exhibition, Transition, in Hong Kong, the 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Film Festival, and Videotage's Both Sides Now III – Final Frontiers.   U.S. based exhibitions include the Museum of Chinese in America in New York,  the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cornell University, Alfred University, Capricious Gallery, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and the Eighth Veil in Los Angeles.  She has mounted solo shows at Lumenvisum in Hong Kong, the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA and the New York Public Library.    She is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellowship, a 2017-2018 Research Award from Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize.   She taught at Yale University School of Art from 2013 - 2018, and has been teaching at Parsons since 2011.   In 2018 she co-curated Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum with Matt Jensen.    

    Her photographs have appeared in Monocole, Aperture, Nueva Luz, Papersafe Magazine, NEWSPAPER, GR-09022017 published by Skreid in Oslo, Norway, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Capricious Magazine, O Magazine, Performa 07: Everywhere and All at Once, Salon, Huffington Post, Slate, Hyphen Magazine, Time Out New York, Time Out Hong Kong, and Ming Pao.   

    Her first monograph, narrow distances, was published by Candor Arts in July 2018.   Her work is currently on view at Aperture in New York from December 12, 2018, - February 2 2019, and at Eaton in Hong Kong.  She was chosen as a 2019 Artist Residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY. 

    Degrees Held:

    BA, MFA

    Current Courses:

    Core Studio: Thesis 1

    Core Studio: Thesis 2 (Spring 2020)

    Landscape & Space

    Photo Concepts: Documentary (Spring 2020)

    Race & Representation (Spring 2020)