Assistant Professor of Photography
Parsons Faculty Hotseat
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 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 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 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, City College of New York, Yale School of Art and is currently Director of BFA Photography at Parsons.
BA, Bard College
MFA, Yale University School of Art