Untitled Space Artist in Residence calls for artists for residency in summer 2019.
About Untitled Space
Untitled Space is an artist-run gallery and residency based in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai. As the title ‘Untitled’ suggests, we strive to provide a creative space and exchange platform for contemporary artists without any restrictions and boundaries. Untitled Space is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art exhibitions, artist in residence and providing workshops for the public, etc. In addition, United Space encourages collaboration between international artists and local artists in the context of Chinese contemporary society; where multicultural expression sparks fresh perspectives and ideas.
About Untitled Space Artist in Residence
Untitled Space AiR encourages both young artists to continue their practice upon graduation and practicing artists to be keep inspired. Untitled Space AiR aims at providing an ideal creative and living environment for all artists. Opens to all contemporary artists throughout the year (except February), during the residency, artists are encouraged to create a new body of work, engage in conversation with artists from Mainland China and around the world.
Untitled Space AiR located in ancient water town – Zhujiajiao, was established about 1,700 years ago. From Zhujiajiao to the downtown is about 40mins by the metro, walk from Untitled Space to Zhujiajiao metro station is about 15 mins. Zhujiajiao is one of the largest artist community in Shanghai, over 100 artists live here. Convenience stores, restaurants, bars, tea houses, cinema, and other art spaces all within the same compound.
“Living in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai. When you go out for lunch, you will almost certainly meet an artist friend. Go for a walk, you will meet someone you know for sure. Not to mention all the drinks and harangue, almost all of them are well-known. Even you don’t know someone, and the end you knew. Everyone talks about art, poetry, music, literature, and movies, and talks about love, past, and future. Frequently exchange ideas with artists friends of their respective works, and help each other, encourage each other as neighbors. This is the daily life in Zhujiajiao away from city life. This might be provided more perspectives to get to know this artist community. ” – Mao Jun (Artist/Curator lived in Zhujiajiao)
Untitled Space AiR will curate exhibitions for resident artists at the end of each residency program. Exhibitions are a chance for resident artists to summarize their projects and experience during the residency. Resident artists will exhibit their works at Untitled Space Gallery according to our exhibition schedule (Normally the exhibition takes place on the last weekend of the month).
For artists stays 1 or 2 months, will participate in the group exhibition, for artists stay for 3 months, there is a solo exhibition.
*Participation in the exhibition is not compulsory
Expectations Towards the Resident Artist
- At least one finish artwork
- Participate in the solo/group exhibition at the end of the residency