People we've supported and worked with over the years


  • Vishal Kumaraswamy

    Vishal Kumaraswamy

    Future of Memory 未来记忆 - remote

    Vishal is a Bangalore, India based Artist, Filmmaker and Curator working across text, film, sound, performance & computational arts. His practice is rooted in his own Subaltern Caste lineage and investigates a range of critical concerns around Caste, Race & Technology.

  • Clarissa Lim Kye Lee

    Clarissa Lim Kye Lee

    Research Residency

    clar (pronounced claire) is a cultural worker based in Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur & Penang working in the interstices between visual culture, art and architecture. clar produces, curate and navigate the internet to manage art and cultural projects, and is the inaugural Hong Kong correspondent.

  • Image Acts

    Image Acts

    Future of Memory 未来记忆 - remote

    Firat Yucel & Aylin Kuryel created a video diary of pandemic times, made using the screen recordings of “touristic cameras” surveilling the city of Istanbul and an accompanying image-toolbox for the dissident.

  • Viola He 何乐其

    Viola He 何乐其

    Future of Memory 未来记忆 - remote

    Viola He is a programmer and artist, exploring alternative systems and interfaces that decentralize communication and inspire mutual care among networks of people through hardware, computing, and movements. Their ongoing project, How About Talking to Neighbors, searches for surveillance protection by investigating wireless protocols that are independent to large infrastructures as a form of radical resistance, and designing an open-source small communication device for small networks away from the internet.

  • SHCR Shanghai Community Radio

    SHCR Shanghai Community Radio

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellows - Shanghai

    SHCR is a mutli-media streaming/archiving platform of underground music, art & culture within Shanghai & beyond. Live stream on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 📡 Starting at 9pm (GMT+8) Fellowship ongoing since 2019

  • Jiayu Yang 杨佳雨

    Jiayu Yang 杨佳雨

    7th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency: Mediated 调和 + Adirondacks

    Jiayu Yang is an aspiring documentary filmmaker who likes to celebrate universal sensitivity and finds “spectacle” in the mundane while challenging the stereotypical notions about both cultures and people. Taking a poetic and personal approach, Jiayu’s latest work, The Entomologist, meditates on the interconnections between humans and insects in ways that transcend violent nature-human binaries.

  • BUFU - Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones, Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom

    BUFU - Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones, Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellows - NYC

    BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. Fellowship ongoing since 2016

  • Roslyn Orlando

    Roslyn Orlando

    Future of Memory 未来记忆 - remote

    Roslyn is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the ways in which new technologies produce language, communication and meaning. Evasion Scores is an ongoing project that comprises graphic scores and performances to examine and resist domestic surveillance and eavesdropping from smart speakers, phones and other devices that 'listen'.


  • Cong Yu 余聪

    Cong Yu 余聪

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    Cong Yu 余聪 is a visual artist born and raised in Sichuan, China. She creates digital films, garmented performances and theater as vehicles to explore ideas of family, female labor, and queer temporality. 余聪是一位生长在四川的视觉艺术家。她以数码影像、表演和剧场为媒介探索家庭、女性劳力和多样化的时间。

  • Yarli Allison

    Yarli Allison

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    YARLI (Canada/Hong Kong) is a mixed media artist based in London. YARLI gathers the fragmented stories of Europe’s earliest Chinatown in the UK with its dual-heritage families, then reconstructs the missing picture with Virtual Reality, moving-images, and physical artifacts (letters, 'Cigarette Card' drawings, mini sculptures). The work will be exhibited at FACT Liverpool (OCT28, 2021-FEB20 2022), wishes to investigate alternative history, lost ancestries, and colonial traumas.

  • Clara Jo

    Clara Jo

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    Clara Jo is an artist based in Berlin, whose work seeks to foreground performative and emergent aspects of otherwise static inscriptions of reality

  • Siyuan Chiu

    Siyuan Chiu

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    In collaboration with Rachel Li, Siyuan is working on Uprooted, an interactive VR experience that follows the emotional trajectory of people in Shenzhen's urban villages, as their communities are forcibly transformed into part of China's Silicon Valley. By asking the audience to re-familiarize themselves with their hands in VR, they wish to capture the confusion and helplessness of someone who lives in a city built upon their demolished home.

  • Rachel Li

    Rachel Li

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    Rachel Li is a game designer and new media artist based in Brooklyn, New York. With a background in both game design and fine arts, she constantly challenges the border between technology, art, and design. Her installations and experimental games have been featured in various art exhibitions and major game festivals in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chengdu, Shenzhen, and on the internet.

  • Tian Zhang

    Tian Zhang

    Digital Diasporas 联网离散 ~ Remote with Gendai in Toronto

    Based on Darug Country in western Sydney, Tian Zhang is an award-winning curator and changemaker working at the intersections of art and cultural practice. She is a founding co-director of Pari, a collective-run gallery in Parramatta.

  • Xinyan Yu and Max Duncan

    Xinyan Yu and Max Duncan

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    Xinyan and Max are filmmakers and journalists working on their documentary Made in Ethiopia to the story of three trailblazing women who navigate the bumpy expansion of the biggest Chinese industrial park in Ethiopia. The African giant has an ambitious industrialization plan. But is the China Model what it needs?

  • Laura Kung

    Laura Kung

    Watershed Residencies, Adirondacks, NY

    Laura Kung is a multidisciplinary artist and designer who uses textile making as an introspective tool. She explores ideas of identity and belonging and her methods draw from a place of contemplation, using slow conscious processes such as natural dyeing, tapestry weaving, floor loom weaving and patchworking to unveil complex perspectives as a first generation Chinese-Taiwanese American. Color, texture & light are used as mediums to create perceptual landscapes.

  • Nomadic Department of the Interior (NDOI) //Ann Chen, Leon Eckert, Yutong Lin, Yufeng Zhao

    Nomadic Department of the Interior (NDOI) //Ann Chen, Leon Eckert, Yutong Lin, Yufeng Zhao

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    The Nomadic Department of the Interior (NDOI) is a research collective that seeks to address, in films, websites, and publications, the conflicting interests between stewardship of lands & extraction of material and cultural resources. Our research investigates technological systems against the backdrop of geological, ecological and human history.

  • Casey Tang

    Casey Tang

    Digital Diasporas 联网离散 ~ Remote with CAC in Shanghai

    Casey is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher interested in sensory experiences that can attune lived world experience to ecological and biophysical processes in the context of planetary-scale systems from environmental to technological.

  • Tina Xu (徐盈盈)

    Tina Xu (徐盈盈)

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    Tina is a multimedia storyteller who strives to illuminate the two-way street between everyday people and political power through videography, photography, writing and graphic design. She is drawn to complex characters and stories that pose hard questions about the ways humans relate to each other and our environment.

  • Candace Thompson

    Candace Thompson

    Watershed Residencies - Adirondacks, NY

    Candace Thompson (all pronouns accepted) is a human being who collaborates with soil, plants, microbes, fungi, animals, food, land, digital media and other human beings in the search for healing, resilience and mutualism as we face the climate crisis. Their project, The Collaborative Urban Resilience Banquet (C.U.R.B.) uses citizen science, non-human storytelling and foraged community meals to unpack the complexities of edible urban ecosystems and imagine a future where the streets are 'clean enough to eat off of'.

  • Johann Diedrick

    Johann Diedrick

    Watershed Residencies - Adirondacks, NY

    Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations, performances, and sculptures for encountering the world through our ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software.

  •  Betty Yu 余紅碧

    Betty Yu 余紅碧

    Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated 调和 Fellowship - Remote

    Betty Yu is a socially engaged multimedia artist, photographer, filmmaker, educator, and activist born and raised in NYC to Chinese immigrant parents. Ms. Yu integrates documentary film, new media platforms, and community-infused approaches into her artistic practice

  • Amy Ching-Yan Lam

    Amy Ching-Yan Lam

    Digital Diasporas 联网离散 ~ Remote with A4 in Sydney

    Amy Ching-Yan Lam is an artist and writer. She has shown performance, film, and exhibition projects internationally, both solo and as part of the art collective Life of a Craphead (with Jon McCurley). She was born in Hong Kong and lives in Toronto, Canada, which is the land of the Anishinaabe (Mississauga) nation, as well as the territory of the Wendat and Haudenosaunee.


  • CLOUD 9

    CLOUD 9

    Pandemic Emergency Grants

    Collective Love On Ur Desktop was a rapid-response series of online programs & parties organized by BUFU to share care, strategies, wisdom, sweetness and resources to support everyone affected by the pandemic.

  • Lian Wei Xiang // lotusmark

    Lian Wei Xiang // lotusmark


    Currently based in Southeast Asia, Lian Wei Xiang's work is about holding on to temporary pleasures through the lens and bringing catharsis with the energy work of DJ’ing. On a #slowtrain voyage to absorb home owed to her by beloved ghosts, Lian Wei Xiang wandered around her birth town for the first time, then whispered secrets and musings to the mountains and dilapidated buildings on the slow train home.

  • Meme Tactics

    Meme Tactics

    Exhibition at the Center for Media at Risk (Philadelphia) & Cuchifritos (NYC)

    Amy Suo Wu, the Dalit Panther Archive, Xiaoshi Qin, Elyla Sinvergüenza, and Sponge Gourd Collective find creative ways to amplify, build on, and disseminate messages from underheard social movements. These artists and collectives craft ways to negotiate power and assert presence by defying dominant media narratives in China, Cuba, Nicaragua and beyond. Despite the constraints, these artists came up with brilliant tactics to make underheard voices “go viral.”

  • Yellow Jackets Collective - Esther Hur, Parissah Lin, Michelle Ling

    Yellow Jackets Collective - Esther Hur, Parissah Lin, Michelle Ling

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellows - NYC

    YJC is a queer/intersectional Yellow American collective collaborating towards radical futures that centralize marginalized bodies. Fellowship: 2016-2020


  • Arvid&Marie


    #SlowTrainResidency - Guangzhou to Beijing

    Marie Caye & Arvid Jense are researching the visual language of China's biggest online platform -- WeChat -- as a way to communicate between computers and humans. They are asking: If an artificial intelligence would emerge from the billion data produced by WeChat users, how would it communicate with humankind?

  • Vidisha Saini - Fadescha

    Vidisha Saini - Fadescha

    夜生活 Nightlife Residency

    Vidisha Saini is an artist, curator and organizer working across cultural disciplines and feminist networks. "I am interested in creative public pedagogies, I considers parties as spaces for care, solidarity, a political and artistic practice." In her artistic work, Fadescha has created soundscapes with field recording compilations. As a DJ, she showcases Techno and House, and other hard underground sound. "I have been exploring different origins of this music, and its relationship to rave culture, afrofuturism, and other utopias in times of fascists lives that surround us." She is also a founding member, and an active participant of an all femme collective in New Delhi, Coven Code, which seeks to build a creative culture around sound and strives towards a safe, inclusive and multicultural community.

  • Reciprocal Red Gate Residencies

    Reciprocal Red Gate Residencies

    Fiscally Sponsorship - Beijing

    For seventeen years, Red Gate Residency has promoted cultural exchange by hosting international and Chinese artists in Beijing. For our 18th anniversary, we want to make it possible to send more Chinese artists to our partner artist residency programs around the world. Over the past 3 years, Red Gate has funded over 10 Chinese artists to participate in residencies at our international partners: BigCi (Australia), Bundanon (Australia), HANGAR (Portugal), Kooshk (Iran), Bamboo Curtain (Taiwan) and more!

  • Heidi Ratanavanich

    Heidi Ratanavanich

    W.O.W. Makers Residency - Wing On Wo in Chinatown, NYC

    Heidi Ratanavanich is a visual artist and educator born in the year of the dog. Based in Philadelphia since 2013 with deep feels to Chicago and Thailand, Heidi’s work uses a range of digital and analog media—particularly woodworking, printed matter, broadcasting and public/private gatherings— to inquire upon the politics of place and space. Heidi is specifically interested in the intersection of food sovereignty, ecology and economy. They teach at Moore College of Art and Design and work at Future and Sons building and renovating homes in Philadelphia. She is committed to a yoga practice on Thursdays.

  • Transoceanic Visual Exchange

    Transoceanic Visual Exchange


    Screening series organized by Fresh Milk, Alice Yard & China Residencies in Barbados, China, and Trinidad & Tobago featuring the work of Minia Biabiany (Guadeloupe), 王忱 Wang Chen (China/Australia), 陳丹笛子 Chen Dandizi (China), Luk Gama (Guadeloupe), Versia Harris (Barbados), 金智亮 Zhiliang Jin (UK/China), Alvin Luong (Canada), Kadeijra O'Neal (Barbados), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Kia Redman (Barbados), Richard Mark Rawlins (Trinidad & Tobago), 苏澄 Su Cheng (China), Daphne Xu (Canada/China), 赵煦 Zhao Xu (China), 张瀚文 Hanwen Zhang (USA/China) and 彭祖强 Peng Zuqiang (China)

  • Brittany Ko & Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider

    Brittany Ko & Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider


    BK & AK are flies on the wall who talk back. They live by a strict self-determined regimen with a flimsy lid. NOTHING EVER HAPPENS. IT JUST IS. "Sometimes our minds enter the Race Against Time which we never consented to joining. We hope to ride the train in an active manner. We will listen acutely to the knowledge shared by the folk around us—rather than attempt to curate a particular experience using the manifold devices created by late capitalism to eliminate mystery. Irksomely often we find ourselves in a dizzy spell trying to SQUEEZE THE MOST TIME OUT OF TIME. Using the space of the train, how can we learn to free ourselves from the delusion that we're living in a time shortage?"

  • 周一辰 Yichen Zhou

    周一辰 Yichen Zhou

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Three Shadows & Red Gate in Beijing + Xiamen

    周一辰,出生于内蒙古,毕业于纽约帕森斯设计学院摄影与相关媒体专业,MiA Collective Art 的创办人之一,现工作生活于纽约和北京。其作品主要通过行为艺术,影像,和装置艺术探讨在多重文化碰撞下信息化,像素化的社会环境中人们的生活状态。她的作品多次展览于美术馆,画廊和国际摄影节,包括俄罗斯圣彼得堡美术馆,北京三影堂摄影艺术中心,纽约photoville, 纽约HO画廊, Reserve艺术空间, 迈阿密SCOPE Art Fair。 Zhou Yichen is a visual artist and photographer who was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Beijing, China. She co-founded MiA Collective Art around the idea that art should be accessible to everyone. Her performance-based work explores her identity as part of a new generation Chinese artists and points to the challenges of living in a world where she finds multiple cultures and values in conflict.

  • The W.O.W Project - Mei Lum

    The W.O.W Project - Mei Lum

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellow - NYC

    The W.O.W. Project’s mission is to engage the community to shape the future of Chinatown by bringing together youth, elders, business owners, and concerned residents in conversation and innovative idea generation. Fellowship: 2016-2019

  • Haruna Honcoop

    Haruna Honcoop

    本土性 / 实现行 Locality / Reality at the Inside Out Art Museum in Beijing

    Haruna Honcoop is a Czech-Japanese audiovisual artist and filmmaker interested in architecture and urbanism. Building off her ongoing project documenting communist-era architecture, Haruna will continue filming the living legacy of buildings in Beijing. She will be working on a new documentary project about how Beijing reckons both with the 10-year-old structures built for the 2008 Summer Olympics as well as prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.


  • Vincent Chong 莊志明

    Vincent Chong 莊志明

    店面 Residency - Wing On Wo in Chinatown, NYC

    Vincent is a queer mixed race Chinese American artist and printmaker. Vincent’s everyday art practice consists of calligraphy studies, watercolor painting, seal carving, etching, and bookmaking. For 店面 Residency, Vincent fills the Wing On Wo window with spring couplets (春聯) and a bookshelf displaying the artwork of participants in two residency long workshops—one on Chinese calligraphy, and one on bookbinding and box making. He would like to approach both traditions, from a queer perspective.

  • Natalie Abbott

    Natalie Abbott

    二到三 Two to Three - CEAC in Xiamen

    Natalie Abbott is an Australian performance maker/choreographer and experimental artist. She is committed to creating sensorial performance experiences and works closely with a team of collaborators in light, design and sound to drive her choreographic vision and deepen her understanding of performance and movement.

  • Bonaventure - Soraya Lutangu

    Bonaventure - Soraya Lutangu

    夜生活 Nightlife Residency

    Soraya Lutangu is a Swiss-Congolese graphic designer and producer currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her politically charged musical compositions are expressive and intuitive, taking form within complex and often contradictory influences. Soraya is our inaugural 夜生活 Nightlife Residency, hosted by I: project space & the Neighborhood in Beijing in February & March.

  • Sponge Gourd Collective 丝瓜集团

    Sponge Gourd Collective 丝瓜集团

    #SlowTrainResidency - Jing-Jin-Ji

    丝瓜集团 (Sponge Gourd Collective) is a loofah for the future, a squad of green goons, a slimy surprise. Beatrix Chu, Dapne Xu, and Diane Zhou develop multimedia projects that broaden popular conceptions of China. They traced their Harmonious Commute 跳出北京看北京 "around the outskirts of Beijing's ever-expanding perimeter, documenting the displacement and profound changes along the soon-to-be-built high-speed rail lines connecting the new Jing-Jin-Ji region."

  • Kayla Briët

    Kayla Briët

    Found Sound China

    Kayla Briët explores themes of identity in multiple mediums of storytelling: film, music, and virtual reality. In 2016, she directed, edited, and scored her short documentary, "Smoke That Travels," which immerses viewers in her native Prairie Band Potawatomi heritage and explores fears that her culture may someday be forgotten. Through intimate live performances, she shares stories through wave-like vocals and live looping — mixing electronic beats with the strings of a Chinese guzheng zither and blending influences from her Chinese/Dutch-Indonesian heritage.

  • ChaCha Yehaiyahan

    ChaCha Yehaiyahan

    Found Sound China

    A unique Chinese artist that wears many hats and refuses to be categorized, ChaCha sees herself as a collector of song and sound. She uses music to create her own one-of-a-kind universe, constantly pushing the limits of musical possibility. In 2017, she released a full-length album under her alter-ego Faded Ghost, called “Moon Mad”. The album drew from samples from her travels around the world over a period of 5 years, influenced in particular by Southeast/South Asian sounds and culture.

  • 苏泽尘 (sususu)

    苏泽尘 (sususu)

    Found Sound China

    sususu is a 90’s music fanatic, all-around creative, producer, and beatmaker. He began playing music when he formed a band in middle school, and later went on to major in Music Business in college. His believes that the art of sampling is just as expressive as analog sound-making, as it allows each individual can express themselves uniquely. His creative process often combines the intricacies of production software with sampling and synthesis.

  • 姚春旸 (Yao)

    姚春旸 (Yao)

    Found Sound China

    Yao is an electronic musician of Naxi descent, born in Lijiang, Yunnan. She graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with a Master’s in Theory and Composition. She composes art songs, choral music, and chamber music. She is currently experimenting with combining her native Naxi language, field recording, and synthesizers to create an improvised live performance in the vein of Music Concrète, Noise, and Drone.

  • Jamel Mims 《MC 听不懂》

    Jamel Mims 《MC 听不懂》

    Found Sound China

    Jamel Mims (Jam No Peanut) is a New York City-based rapper, interactive media artist, and revolutionary bringing trap music and technology to the fight against mass incarceration and state terror. In 2008, Jam No Peanut was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study hip hop culture in China, and produced the multimedia ethnography, The Misdadventures of MC Tingbudong.

  • Travon Henry (eu IV)

    Travon Henry (eu IV)

    Found Sound China

    Travon Henry, aka "eu-IV" is a beatmaker, photographer, and painter, born and raised in Baltimore, MD. His production style blends classic off-kilter J Dilla beats, the west-coast acrobatics of Knxwledge, and the psychedelic R&B of Frank Ocean, while staying rooted in the vibrant Baltimore underground scene. With almost 20,000 followers on soundcloud, he's established himself as an up-and-coming hip hop producer, collaborating with vocalist Claire Reneé, Austin Bey, and Fly Anakin. As part of the collective label Flow-Fi (and independently), he has released four far-reaching projects: Pearl, Close Your Eyes, Supernova and SHINELIKETHESUN.

  • Catherine Sarah Young

    Catherine Sarah Young

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Catherine Sarah Young 楊佳仁 is a Chinese-Filipina artist, designer, writer, and public speaker whose work explores emerging technologies and alternative futures through interactive storytelling, sensory experiences, and participatory art. She explores subjects related to the environment, feminism, and future scenarios. In Beijing, Catherine will be working on her "Future Feast" project, where she will examine the future of food under climate change, and bike around to share food in the context of climate, science fiction, and heritage.


  • Emily Mock

    Emily Mock

    店面 Residency - Wing On Wo in Chinatown, NYC

    Emily Mock is an artist making paper cuts and performative works from paper. She is an arts and culture programmer and educator working at The Laundromat Project as a Center for Neighborhood Leadership Community Organizing Apprentice. Having lived in the Outer Sunset, Western Massachusetts, Oxford, Chengdu, and NYC, she is interested in how place and identity frame each other, as well as access to ancestral knowledge and crafts. During her 店面 Residency with the W.O.W Project at Wing On Wo in NYC, she led paper cutting and shadow puppet storytelling workshops around the theme of sweeping away evil.

  • Alisa Yang

    Alisa Yang

    #SlowTrainResidency - Moscow to Beijing

    Alisa Yang is an antidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. Her practice is rooted in collage across medium; from two-dimensional works to video installations, her work explores themes of language, cultural identity, memory, and sexuality. As a filmmaker she works in the intersection of experimental film, documentary, and anthropology. Alisa created a short documentary film and a series of photos based on her train travel on the Silk Road rail.

  • An Xiao Mina

    An Xiao Mina

    #SlowTrainResidency - Shenzhen to Beijing

    An Xiao Mina is a technologist, writer and artist, as well as one of China Residencies' board members. While researching and writing her forthcoming book, "Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power", she created short, experimental films travelling on trains from the Pearl River Delta through Yunnan and onto Beijing.

  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Writer, poet, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs created performances / writing exercises / installations inviting women artists of color of all ages to care for each other. Inspired by the care her mother received at the end of her life and concern over cross generational disconnection, LaTasha learned traditional Chinese Medicine techniques to teach others the practice of hand massage. "Are we able to be generous in ways that involve touch, feeling, caring? Can we be our creative sister's keepers?"

  • Louise Zhang

    Louise Zhang

    二到三 Two to Three - Organhaus in Chongqing

    Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist based in Sydney, Australia. Spanning painting, sculpture and installation, her work negates the space between the attractive and repulsive. With an interest in horror cinema, particularly body horror, Zhang investigates the idea of the visceral as medium, method and symbol in negotiating horror as art form.

  • Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones & Tsige Tafesse

    Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones & Tsige Tafesse

    #SlowTrainResidency - Beijing to Guangzhou

    BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. Over the past two years, BUFU filmed in Japan, South Korea, Ethiopia, Jamaica, and cities all over the USA to create an interactive multimedia documentary living archive. "This living archive grows through nurturing our relationships and archiving our truths, as Black & Asian folks are all a part of this conversation, this story in the making."

  • Frog Wing

    Frog Wing

    #SlowTrainResidency - Beijing to Lijiang

    Frog is a multidisciplinary visual artist and performer with a nomadic, free-form practice who works seasonally at Lijiang Studios where she manages and facilitates independent art projects and their engagement with the local community. She studies the local Dongba belief system and her practice brings together her interest in art, shamanism, social relationships and ethnic/ancestral lineage in the context of Mongolia. For her #slowtrain residency, Frog travelled along “the edge of the Mongolian border towards Yunnan Province,” following the path of conquest that Kublai Khan and his armies took throughout Southwest China in the 13th century.


  • Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinvergüenza

    Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinvergüenza

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinverguenza uses performance as the fundamental resource of his artistic practice, in occasions moving through photography, video and installations. His work relates social anthropology, theatre and contemporary art to reflect on identity, sexuality, body politics and cultural borders. Barahona explores the process of constructing LGBTIQ+ identities to create reflexions about human diversity. As a researcher and activist his interested in cultural practices regarding ephemeral drag, fleeting identities and gender bending expressions in indigenous/mestizo rituals in the Americas. For 湿信 / Cartas Mojadas / Wet Letters, the artist collected oral histories from the soon-to-be displaced by the Hong Kong-funded interoceanic canal in Nicaragua and delivered translated letters to hutong residents in Beijing.

  • Annie Ling & Eugene Gladun

    Annie Ling & Eugene Gladun

    #SlowTrainResidency - Xi'an to Kashgar

    Born in Taiwan, Annie is a Canadian artist committed to intimate narrative projects and expanding a visual discourse. Drawing from a nomadic upbringing, her work often explores the relationship between place and identity, addressing subject matters of a socio-environmental nature. Eugene was born and raised in Soviet Union in the small republic of Moldova and immigrated to the United States in his teens. During their train travels, Eugene painted minatures on found objects discarded by fellow passengers, and Annie took photographs.

  • Roopa Vasudevan

    Roopa Vasudevan

    #SlowTrainResidency - Moscow to Beijing

    Roopa is an American artist, creative coder, and researcher. Her work explores the influence and impact that our increasingly digital and tech-reliant way of life has on culture, politics, and real world behaviors — and the ways in which technology can reveal patterns and biases in our real-life social systems. During her #SlowTrainResidency, she created series of algorithmically-generated composite images examining the difference in train compartment design between Western Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and mainland China.

  • Melissa Liu

    Melissa Liu

    店面 Residency - Wing On Wo in Chinatown, NYC

    Melissa Liu was the inaugural resident at Wing On Wo's The W.O.W Project to create a series of oral history workshops, silkscreened red envelopes, a window display, and a series of public events and talks around intergenerational dialogue and activism within communities of the Asian diaspora.

  • 胡欣茹 Hu Xinru

    胡欣茹 Hu Xinru

    Residency Knowledge Exchange - UK: London, Manchester, Scotland

    Originally from Xinyang in Henan provice, Xinru graduated from CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts) with a BA in Art History, and went on to intern at Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing before joining the team at Red Gate Residency and I: project space. In our first Residency Knowledge Exchange, Xinru travelled with China Residencies co-founder & director Kira to visit art spaces and meet her counterparts administering residencies across the UK.

  • Alicia King

    Alicia King

    二到三 Two to Three - Organhaus in Chongqing

    Alicia King is an interdisciplinary artist exploring perceptions of technology and biology. Recent projects respond to a global engagement with new technology that places us eternally on the brink of the ‘future’. In Chongqing, she created balsa 'neon' sculptures and levitating installations.


  •  趙宛青 Zhao Wanqing & 歐家成 Ou Chiacheng

    趙宛青 Zhao Wanqing & 歐家成 Ou Chiacheng

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Artist and graphic designer Zhao Wanqing and photographer Ou Chiacheng published a new issue of Extra tissue, entitled "Made in Taiwan", looking into the "close and delicate relationship" between Taiwan and mainland China, visually and graphically capturing the two places' conflicting identities and contradictions by creating an absurdly ironic DIY zine.

  • Ming Lin & Alexandra Tatarsky

    Ming Lin & Alexandra Tatarsky

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Ming and Alex created "The Shanzhai Lyric", a series of texts, performances, zines and print projects around the mutated version of English that appears on printed textiles in China.

  • Raya Boteva & Rosie Eisor / Blood Becomes Water

    Raya Boteva & Rosie Eisor / Blood Becomes Water

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Blood Becomes Water is an art collective, zine publisher and independent promoter of garage-punk-rock'n'roll music, based in Sofia and Brussels. In Beijing, they created Tetraphobia, a zine around the feared number four.

  • Joshua Hoare

    Joshua Hoare

    二到三 Two to Three - CEAC in Xiamen

    Joshua Hoare is a contemporary circus director and performer worked collaboratively alongside retired peking opera artists and performers from Xiamen's recently shuttered LingLing Circus.


  • Jason Hendrik Hansma

    Jason Hendrik Hansma

    二到三 Two to Three - Organhaus in Chongqing

    Jason is an Australian/Dutch artist born in Lahore, Pakistan, working in mainly film, installation and photography. His works explore history, memory, nature and liminality in order to engage new possible emergent phenomena. On residency in Chongqing, he created prints and objects around the idea of prehistory, and the building blocks of material and culture, through photography, film and objects. He lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Together with Eloise Sweetman, he runs Shimmer a nonprofit art space based in the Rotterdam Port.

  • Astra Howard

    Astra Howard

    二到三 Two to Three - CEAC in Xiamen

    Astra Howard is an Action Researcher/Performer who undertakes site responsive projects in city public spaces. In Xiamen, she created performances in response to the encroaching nature of the city, the anticipation of new urban development, and chance encounters with strangers.

  • Jagrut Raval

    Jagrut Raval

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Jagrut Raval is an artist, designer, and educator. During his residency, Jagrut created participatory performances inviting migrant workers and artists from Feijiacun to eat room-sized map installations made out of biriyani. He collaborated on "Spit", a collaborative performance with Wolfgang Obermair around cultural norms and intolerance between races, classes, and cultures, and designed sculptural installations around surveillance, "Beginning of Your Servility".

  • Iain Bonner

    Iain Bonner

    二到三 Two to Three - TCG Nordica in Kunming

    Iain Bonner is a filmmaker and video artist based in Melbourne, Australia and Taipei, Taiwan. On residency, he created a multi­channel documentary audio­visual installation inspired by Kunming’s natural mountainous environment, and the symbolic death and rebirth of the self.


  • Avigail Talmor

    Avigail Talmor

    Residency Unlimited Raffle x Da Wang x China Residencies

    Avigail Talmor was born in 1971 in Haifa, Israel. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv. She is concerned with the relations between the institutionalized and private, personal and public spaces. "I’m observing the non places that exist in between familiar architectural surroundings, trying to figure out whether they are opposing themselves over those who are using them or able to contain them. Can I find serenity in those environments or only social alienation?"