HOW International Curatorial Residency Program continues in 2019. Through the Open Call we cordially invite curators, scholars, art critics and writers worldwide who are interested in extending their knowledge and getting deeper insights of Chinese contemporary art scene, along with expanding professional network in this region.
Co-sponsored by HOW Art Museum and Onehome Art Hotel, HOW International Curatorial Residency Program was initiated in 2018. The program offers short-term and intensive, typically spanning from 7 to 30 days residencies at the HOW Art Museum (Shanghai). During the course of the residency, for all curators-in-residence our team will provide individualized arrangements, including visits to museums, galleries, alternative spaces, artist studios along with meetings with art professionals. Hence, that will allow participants deepen their proposed research and broaden professional connections. Provided that the time of the stay exceeds two weeks, participants are also invited to take a trip to HOW Art Museum (Wenzhou), the Museum’s branch in the city of Wenzhou which locates 470 km away from Shanghai.
Furthermore, all participants will have chance to collaborate and engage with the work of the HOW Art Museum’s curatorial team at the museum office. As an outcome of the residency, participants are required to produce an article or report, and organize a public event such as a lecture at HOW Art Museum (Shanghai) or HOW Art Museum (Wenzhou).
The program provides accommodation at Onehome Art Hotel (Shanghai) with selected meals and working space at HOW Art Museum (Shanghai). However, the program will not include travel costs.
HOW International Curatorial Residency Program aims to motivate residency exchange opportunities around the world and to forge durable institutional relationships in the long run. We encourage applications based on a wide spectrum of curatorial practices, research skills and professional experiences.
In 2018, HOW Art Museum hosted 7 curators-in-residence from 3 continents: Dorothea Schöne (Germany), Betti-Sue Hertz (USA), Oh Byunghee (Republic of Korea), Yi Bongmi (Republic of Korea), Zippora Elders (Netherlands), Darya Bogdanova (Russia), Park Eunji (Republic of Korea).
They have visited artist studios, museums and art spaces, met with scholars and creators from different fields, conducted numerous interviews and field trips within and beyond Shanghai. All participants presented lectures at HOW Art Museum or universities in Shanghai on various topics including Joseph Beuys’ art legacy and German postwar modernism, contemporary art and curatorial practices in the Republic of Korea, the influence of landscapes on Dutch visual arts, a comparative study of art life in Shanghai and Vladivostok in the middle of the 20th century and an exploration of street art and tattoo culture.
Furthermore, in 2018 HOW Art Museum has established partnerships and cooperated with the Busan Cultural Foundation (Busan, Republic of Korea) and ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art (Vladivostok, Russia) regarding residency exchange.
How to apply?
Both institutional and independent curators and scholars who work with all kinds of disciplines within the context of contemporary art are eligible to apply.
Applicants should have at least a moderate level of English or Chinese speaking ability, and should feel comfortable engaging in discussions in one of these two languages.
The application continues throughout 2019.
Notification: The selected participants will be notified via email.
Residency: Up to 30 days. The applicants can propose their preferred time frame, the minimum stay is 7 days. The final dates for arrival and departure to and from Shanghai should be discussed between HOW Art Museum and the selected participants.
Enquires & proposal submission
Please send enquiries and proposals to HOW Art Museum: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application must include the following materials:
– CV (include academic background, relevant past projects, and references if possible);
– Research proposal for the residency (include at least one precise research topic and detailed research plan around the identified artistic/cultural topics).