Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China – Call for Artists
Red Gate Residency announces a call for artists for the March and April Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China.
Deadline: 17 Feb 2017
Due to a vacancy on short notice, Red Gate is happy to accept applications for a one- or two-month residencies in March-April 2017. Spring is a wonderful time to be in Beijing. The weather is mild, the rush of summer tourism has yet to hit, and there are many major art events in the region.
Happenings in Beijing:
- Gallery Weekend (Beijing): March 17-19
- “The New Normal: Art and China in 2017,” UCCA (Beijing): March 19-July 8
- Art Central (Hong Kong): March 21-25
- Art Basel (Hong Kong): March 23-25
- “Enigma of Existence,” Red Gate Gallery (Beijing): April 1-16
- Art Revolution Taipei (Taiwan): April 14-17
- Art Beijing (Beijing): April 29-May
Red Gate Residency provides artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and work in China. Fully self-contained apartments and studios are available either in the heart of Beijing or within a Chinese artists’ community outside the fifth ring road.
Red Gate helps all participants connect with the contemporary art scene, meet local Chinese artists, and source art materials. They provide the necessary support and encouragement to help get the most out of the residency and make time productive and enjoyable. Residents are invited to all Red Gate Gallery events at the historic Ming Dynasty Watchtower.
The Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China is managed on a not-for-profit basis under the care of Red Gate Gallery. They do not receive outside funding. Most residents attend with the help of funding they have received from their countries. Participants pay a program fee which covers accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, Wi-Fi, a welcome dinner, the use of a mobile phone for the duration of the residency as well as a welcome packet containing maps, guide books, and a taxi guide. Residents cover the cost of food, public transportation, supplies, entertainment, and other incidentals.
About Red Gate Residency
Red Gate Residency was founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace. He first came to China in 1986 to study Chinese language at Renmin University in Beijing. He then went on to study art history from 1990–91 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1988 he began organizing exhibitions for young Chinese artists which eventually led to the establishment of Red Gate Gallery at the Dongbianmen Watchtower. Since then, Red Gate has exhibited up to eight solo shows per year complimented by guest-curated exhibitions from China and overseas. The residency began in 2001 when Brian purchased a space to begin hosting international artists.
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