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4A Beijing Studio Program — 2019
May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Applications for the 2019 Program open in May 2019.
The 4A Beijing Studio Program is now in its eighth year and provides Australian artists with a valuable opportunity to research new projects in rich cultural surroundings, build professional networks and observe the changes taking place in one of the most important cities in Asia.
The 4A Beijing Studio Program is a unique initiative that sees three Australian artists embark on a month-long residency in September at the studios of internationally renowned Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin. This experience provides a unique opportunity for artists to be mentored by a leading international artist, undertake research for new works, develop professional networks and witness first-hand the changes occurring in one of the world’s most vibrant capitals. The program covers airfares, accommodation, daily meals, travel insurance, and a small stipend.
In 2019, for the first time, this special 4A initiative is being supported by ArtChain Global, a new platform working at the intersection of blockchain technology and contemporary art. With ArtChain Global’s generous support, we are able to amplify opportunities for artists to explore the region.
APPLICATIONS OPEN EARLY MAY 2019
4A Beijing Studio Program has been developed as part of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s broader professional development program for arts professionals. Together with the annual 4A Emerging Writer’s Program and the biannual 4A Curators’ Intensive, the 4A Beijing Studio Program supports emerging Australian talent to work within the Asia-Pacific region.
About Shen Shaomin
Over the last twenty years, Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin has forged an important international career with an emphasis on experimental, conceptual and installation works.
Based in Beijing, and having spent over a decade in Australia, Shen’s work spans a number of medium and explores individual and collective experiences of humanity and their impacts on our natural and constructed surroundings.
Shen Shaomin has previously exhibited with 4A in The Floating Eye, Sydney Pavilion, 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); and presented the solo exhibition, The Day After Tomorrow (2011).
His work has been included in Liverpool Biennial (2006) and the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010) and most recently featured as part of Busan Biennale 2016 and at Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong 2017.
In China he has exhibited at Today Art Museum, Beijing; Tang Contemporary, Beijing; Platform China, Beijing; Shanghai Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; and Osage Gallery, Hong Kong. Across Europe and North America selected exhibitions include, Groniger Museum, Holland; Urs Meile Gallery, Switzerland; ZKM Museum Karlrusche, Germany; Millennium Park, Chicago and Eli Klein Fine Art, New York.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES find at http://www.4a.com.au/opportunities/
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