In January 2006, Galerie Urs Meile has inaugurated a new location in Beijing's quarter of Caochangdi. The gallery's showrooms and residential complex include a living and working area for visiting artists.

The artist-in-residence program offers visiting artists a special opportunity to live and work in Beijing. The cultural environment stimulates new experiential horizons, perceptions, and creative processes. It offers thus conditions for the development of new artistic concepts and ideas. As a direct reaction to the unprecedented freedom and economic rewards Galerie Urs Meile is especially fostering critical discussions and developments of contemporary art by offering artists the opportunity to come up with new and interpretative concepts

Eligible Applicants

Urs Meile supports artists working various media, experimental approaches, and their ideas.

Application Process

Residencies are invitation only.


The artist's residential and working space measures approx. 200 m2.

Galerie Urs Meile's Beijing gallery exists in an Ai Weiwei-designed modern cloister. Its architecture is featuring sharp angles and cantilevers in the signature gray brick for which the architect and artist Ai Weiwei is best known.

The gallery houses three main exhibition spaces as well as the studio and residential space for visiting artists.

Program Fees

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Additional Information

Within the rapid multiplication in China of exhibitions, biennials, triennials and public spaces, Galerie Urs Meile sees its role to sustainably provide working conditions for contemporary artists which includes the support of artists in various media, experimental approaches, and their ideas.