Art residency and exhibition in China UИTITLEDSPΛCE AiR program
Call for artists

UИTITLEDSPΛCE AiR encourages both young artists to continue their practice upon graduation and practicing artists to be kept inspired. UИTITLEDSPΛCE AiR aims at providing an ideal creative and living environment for all artists. It opens to all contemporary artists throughout the year, during the residency, artists are encouraged to create a new body of work and engage in conversation with artists from China and around the world. Since the launch of the residency project in October 2017, over 100 artists have participated in the UИTITLEDSPΛCE residency program.

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Fees

The 2022 residency fee is 6600 CNY (926 USD) per month, including accommodation, studio, and exhibition.

Deadline

Each month 5 seats are available.

Facilities

UИTITLEDSPΛCE the building itself covers an area of 550 square meters, a total of 4 floors. The ground floor contains 6 private studios within shared studio space (a total of 220 square meters) and 3 storage rooms. The 1st floor is filled with 2 exhibition spaces, 1 cafe, and kitchen, 1 laundry room, and 2 courtyards. The 2nd floor contains 7 private rooms for resident artists. The 3rd floor contains an office and 1 rooftop terrace. Gallery, accommodation, and studio are all in the same building, for a more convenient living and working environment, ideal for an art residency.

UИTITLEDSPΛCE®️ AiR will provide a semi-sharing studio, each resident artist has their own working space. There is a wide variety of tools/equipment available for resident artists. Such as easel, tripod, lighting gear, projector, monitor, speakers, electric kiln and etc.

UИTITLEDSPΛCE®️ AiR provides private bedrooms for selected artists with a queen-size or super single size bed with air conditioner (warm and cold), a desk and a chair, an open closet. Artists are free to use the cafe/kitchen, laundry room(washing machine and dryer), rooftop garden with outdoor swings, and other common space.

Exhibition

UИTITLEDSPΛCE®️ 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 the UИTITLEDSPΛCE®️ Gallery according to our exhibition schedule (Usually the exhibition takes place on the last weekend of the month).

Duration

Artists who stay for 1 or 2 months, will participate in the group exhibition, for the artist who stays for 3 months, there will be a solo exhibition.
*Participation in the exhibition is not compulsory.

Venue

UИTITLEDSPΛCE®️ AiR located at ancient water town – Zhujiajiao, was established about 1,700 years ago. From Zhujiajiao to the downtown is about 40mins by the metro, walk from UИTITLEDSPΛCE®️ to Zhujiajiao metro station is about 15 mins. Zhujiajiao is one of the largest artist community in Shanghai, many artists live and works here. Convenience stores, restaurants, bars, tea houses, and cinema all within the same compound.