As part of the Emerging Media Artist Program 2020, the exhibition will take place at OCAT Shanghai’s new location that opened in spring 2020. Based on a nomination process, the Emerging Media Artist Program draws from a diverse pool of esteemed nominators including curators, artists, scholars, and critics from the region. Each nominator is invited to nominate up to six artists. Based on a rigorous selection process six to eight artists will be shortlisted for the exhibition and announced recently. OCAT Shanghai invites shortlisted artists to open conversation between their works and museum space, re-locate and re-interpret their previous works, as well as be inspired to create new works.
KADIST and OCAT will offer one shortlisted artist the opportunity of a fully-funded research residency at KADIST San Francisco in 2020. The residency provides a unique opportunity to conduct artist research in the San Francisco Bay Area for up to three weeks and to develop an international professional network with institutions and professionals in the United States. The artist will be selected from the shortlist for the Emerging Media Artist Program 2020 by an international jury on their exhibited works, prior practice, and a residency proposal. The selected artist will work closely with the KADIST San Francisco team who will provide curatorial guidance and facilitate research and meetings with international art professionals.
KADIST’s residency program brings international perspectives into conversation with local contexts. Previous artists-in-residence at KADIST San Francisco and Paris include Zhou Tao, Lin Yillin, Ad Minoliti, Em’kal Eyongkapa, Danh Vo, Daniela Ortiz, Gabriel Sierra, Hikaru Fujii, Joachim Koester, Marcelo Cidade, Mario Garcia Torres, Meiro Koizumi, Robert Zhao Renhui, Yin-Ju Chen, and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.