Pantocrator Gallery is pleased to present his new space, and new residence program.
After a long journey based in the chinese financial capital, we moved our headquarters and our experience, just 45 minutes from Shanghai, placing us in a city with a interesting culture and a very ancient tradition.
Suzhou: city of 1,600,000 inhabitants, considered as "the garden of Shanghai" by the amount of green areas as well as the network of waterways that make it one of the most beautiful in China.
"In heaven there is paradise, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou" old chinese proverb.
Suzhou: privileged enclave to find tranquility in gardens, temples and hidden spots that take us back to other times and inspiration of ancestral Chinese culture. As an example, "the Silk Museum Suzhou" which has a history of over 4000 years of silk industry, or the "Garden of the Master of the Nets" by putting a sample. In addition to his great historical tradition, Suzhou currently aims to be a new international center for Arts, which main point is to achieve the harmonical cohabitation of national and international artists. In order to be Suzhou a new Focus of artistic production. Acquiring that way the same characteristics that once had the M50 (Art Center, Shanghai) gotten, but a little bit more affordable, given the steady rise in the value of the Chinese currency and the gradual lowering of € and $ in recent years.
Both the short distance between both cities, as the many transports that unite them, make of living between Suzhou and Shanghai an evocative mix of tradition and modernity.
The artist in residence will have the experience to intereact with other chineses local artist that are living at the same art complex.
Emerging artists from around the world with a high level whatever their discipline (illustration, painting, sculpture, installation, performance, etc.) are all welcome to apply.
During all the year, 2 selected artists residents, working in the area of the gallery, for a period of 1-2 months for each artist.
Artists can work in any medium they desire, from painting, collage, video, digital art or sculpture to the transformation of their study in an installation or operation of the area.
The space is open to the public in gallery hours, allowing the dialogue between artist and visitors in order to deepen in the understanding of the work, and facilitate their sale.
Applicants must be emerging artists.
The average residency period is one or two months but is possible to stay longer should the project require it.
After the residence there is an exhibition with the artwork produced during the residence.
The residence provide space for live, ( studio with kitchen and bathroom) and area for work and exhibit.
We work without any kind of support, therefore the artist have to pay for this program. We facilitate all the necessary documentation for the artist to apply grants in their country of origin.
Total price for one month in the “Pan Stage”: 5000 RMB per artist.
Artists can manage the scholarship application, grants or financial support in their home countries during the application period.
The artist in residence will have the experience to interact with other chineses local artist that are living at the same art complex.
This residence is only for artist that want to live a real chinese experience in a place in calm for create and in contact with other local artist and art lovers.
Every year, Pantocrator Gallery takes part in international art fairs around the world where we can promote the work of our artists.
More info: http://pantocratorgallery.com/stage.html