People we've supported and worked with over the years


  • BUFU - Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones, Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom

    BUFU - Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones, Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellows - NYC

    BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships.

  • Natalie Abbott

    Natalie Abbott

    二到三 Two to Three - CEAC in Xiamen

    Natalie Abbott is an Australian performance maker/choreographer and experimental artist. She is committed to creating sensorial performance experiences and works closely with a team of collaborators in light, design and sound to drive her choreographic vision and deepen her understanding of performance and movement.

  • The W.O.W Project - Mei Lum

    The W.O.W Project - Mei Lum

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellow - NYC

    The W.O.W. Project’s mission is to engage the community to shape the future of Chinatown by bringing together youth, elders, business owners, and concerned residents in conversation and innovative idea generation.

  • Bonaventure - Soraya Lutangu

    Bonaventure - Soraya Lutangu

    夜生活 Nightlife Residency

    Soraya Lutangu is a Swiss-Congolese graphic designer and producer currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her politically charged musical compositions are expressive and intuitive, taking form within complex and often contradictory influences. Soraya is our inaugural 夜生活 Nightlife Residency, hosted by I: project space & the Neighborhood in Beijing in February & March.

  • Yellow Jackets Collective - Esther Hur, Parissah Lin, Michelle Ling, Grace Naw

    Yellow Jackets Collective - Esther Hur, Parissah Lin, Michelle Ling, Grace Naw

    Fiscally Sponsored Fellows - NYC

    YJC is a queer/intersectional Yellow American collective collaborating towards radical futures that centralize marginalized bodies

  • Sponge Gourd Collective 丝瓜集团

    Sponge Gourd Collective 丝瓜集团

    #SlowTrainResidency - Jing-Jin-Ji

    丝瓜集团 (Sponge Gourd Collective) is a loofah for the future, a squad of green goons, a slimy surprise. Beatrix Chu, Dapne Xu, and Diane Zhou develop multimedia projects that broaden popular conceptions of China. They traced their Harmonious Commute 跳出北京看北京 "around the outskirts of Beijing's ever-expanding perimeter, documenting the displacement and profound changes along the soon-to-be-built high-speed rail lines connecting the new Jing-Jin-Ji region."


  • Emily Mock

    Emily Mock

    店面 Residency - Wing On Wo in Chinatown, NYC

    Emily Mock is an artist making paper cuts and performative works from paper. She is an arts and culture programmer and educator working at The Laundromat Project as a Center for Neighborhood Leadership Community Organizing Apprentice. Having lived in the Outer Sunset, Western Massachusetts, Oxford, Chengdu, and NYC, she is interested in how place and identity frame each other, as well as access to ancestral knowledge and crafts. During her 店面 Residency with the W.O.W Project at Wing On Wo in NYC, she led paper cutting and shadow puppet storytelling workshops around the theme of sweeping away evil.

  • Frog Wing

    Frog Wing

    #SlowTrainResidency - Beijing to Lijiang

    Frog is a multidisciplinary visual artist and performer with a nomadic, free-form practice who works seasonally at Lijiang Studios where she manages and facilitates independent art projects and their engagement with the local community. She studies the local Dongba belief system and her practice brings together her interest in art, shamanism, social relationships and ethnic/ancestral lineage in the context of Mongolia. For her #slowtrain residency, Frog travelled along “the edge of the Mongolian border towards Yunnan Province,” following the path of conquest that Kublai Khan and his armies took throughout Southwest China in the 13th century.

  • Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones & Tsige Tafesse

    Sonia Choi, Jazmin Jones & Tsige Tafesse

    #SlowTrainResidency - Beijing to Guangzhou

    BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. Over the past two years, BUFU filmed in Japan, South Korea, Ethiopia, Jamaica, and cities all over the USA to create an interactive multimedia documentary living archive. "This living archive grows through nurturing our relationships and archiving our truths, as Black & Asian folks are all a part of this conversation, this story in the making."

  • Louise Zhang

    Louise Zhang

    二到三 Two to Three - Organhaus in Chongqing

    Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist based in Sydney, Australia. Spanning painting, sculpture and installation, her work negates the space between the attractive and repulsive. With an interest in horror cinema, particularly body horror, Zhang investigates the idea of the visceral as medium, method and symbol in negotiating horror as art form.

  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Writer, poet, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs created performances / writing exercises / installations inviting women artists of color of all ages to care for each other. Inspired by the care her mother received at the end of her life and concern over cross generational disconnection, LaTasha learned traditional Chinese Medicine techniques to teach others the practice of hand massage. "Are we able to be generous in ways that involve touch, feeling, caring? Can we be our creative sister's keepers?"

  • An Xiao Mina

    An Xiao Mina

    #SlowTrainResidency - Shenzhen to Beijing

    An Xiao Mina is a technologist, writer and artist, as well as one of China Residencies' board members. While researching and writing her forthcoming book, "Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power", she created short, experimental films travelling on trains from the Pearl River Delta through Yunnan and onto Beijing.

  • Alisa Yang

    Alisa Yang

    #SlowTrainResidency - Moscow to Beijing

    Alisa Yang is an antidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. Her practice is rooted in collage across medium; from two-dimensional works to video installations, her work explores themes of language, cultural identity, memory, and sexuality. As a filmmaker she works in the intersection of experimental film, documentary, and anthropology. Alisa created a short documentary film and a series of photos based on her train travel on the Silk Road rail.


  • 胡欣茹 Hu Xinru

    胡欣茹 Hu Xinru

    Residency Knowledge Exchange - UK: London, Manchester, Scotland

    Originally from Xinyang in Henan provice, Xinru graduated from CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts) with a BA in Art History, and went on to intern at Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing before joining the team at Red Gate Residency and I: project space. In our first Residency Knowledge Exchange, Xinru travelled with China Residencies co-founder & director Kira to visit art spaces and meet her counterparts administering residencies across the UK.

  • Roopa Vasudevan

    Roopa Vasudevan

    #SlowTrainResidency - Moscow to Beijing

    Roopa is an American artist, creative coder, and researcher. Her work explores the influence and impact that our increasingly digital and tech-reliant way of life has on culture, politics, and real world behaviors — and the ways in which technology can reveal patterns and biases in our real-life social systems. During her #SlowTrainResidency, she created series of algorithmically-generated composite images examining the difference in train compartment design between Western Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and mainland China.

  • Alicia King

    Alicia King

    二到三 Two to Three - Organhaus in Chongqing

    Alicia King is an interdisciplinary artist exploring perceptions of technology and biology. Recent projects respond to a global engagement with new technology that places us eternally on the brink of the ‘future’. In Chongqing, she created balsa 'neon' sculptures and levitating installations.

  • Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinvergüenza

    Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinvergüenza

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinverguenza uses performance as the fundamental resource of his artistic practice, in occasions moving through photography, video and installations. His work relates social anthropology, theatre and contemporary art to reflect on identity, sexuality, body politics and cultural borders. Barahona explores the process of constructing LGBTIQ+ identities to create reflexions about human diversity. As a researcher and activist his interested in cultural practices regarding ephemeral drag, fleeting identities and gender bending expressions in indigenous/mestizo rituals in the Americas. For 湿信 / Cartas Mojadas / Wet Letters, the artist collected oral histories from the soon-to-be displaced by the Hong Kong-funded interoceanic canal in Nicaragua and delivered translated letters to hutong residents in Beijing.

  • Annie Ling & Eugene Gladun

    Annie Ling & Eugene Gladun

    #SlowTrainResidency - Xi'an to Kashgar

    Born in Taiwan, Annie is a Canadian artist committed to intimate narrative projects and expanding a visual discourse. Drawing from a nomadic upbringing, her work often explores the relationship between place and identity, addressing subject matters of a socio-environmental nature. Eugene was born and raised in Soviet Union in the small republic of Moldova and immigrated to the United States in his teens. During their train travels, Eugene painted minatures on found objects discarded by fellow passengers, and Annie took photographs.


  • Raya Boteva & Rosie Eisor / Blood Becomes Water

    Raya Boteva & Rosie Eisor / Blood Becomes Water

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Blood Becomes Water is an art collective, zine publisher and independent promoter of garage-punk-rock'n'roll music, based in Sofia and Brussels. In Beijing, they created Tetraphobia, a zine around the feared number four.

  • Ming Lin & Alexandra Tatarsky

    Ming Lin & Alexandra Tatarsky

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Ming and Alex created "The Shanzhai Lyric", a series of texts, performances, zines and print projects around the mutated version of English that appears on printed textiles in China.

  •  趙宛青 Zhao Wanqing & 歐家成 Ou Chiacheng

    趙宛青 Zhao Wanqing & 歐家成 Ou Chiacheng

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Artist and graphic designer Zhao Wanqing and photographer Ou Chiacheng published a new issue of Extra tissue, entitled "Made in Taiwan", looking into the "close and delicate relationship" between Taiwan and mainland China, visually and graphically capturing the two places' conflicting identities and contradictions by creating an absurdly ironic DIY zine.

  • Joshua Hoare

    Joshua Hoare

    二到三 Two to Three - CEAC in Xiamen

    Joshua Hoare is a contemporary circus director and performer worked collaboratively alongside retired peking opera artists and performers from Xiamen's recently shuttered LingLing Circus.


  • Jason Hendrik Hansma

    Jason Hendrik Hansma

    二到三 Two to Three - Organhaus in Chongqing

    Jason is an Australian/Dutch artist born in Lahore, Pakistan, working in mainly film, installation and photography. His works explore history, memory, nature and liminality in order to engage new possible emergent phenomena. On residency in Chongqing, he created prints and objects around the idea of prehistory, and the building blocks of material and culture, through photography, film and objects. He lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Together with Eloise Sweetman, he runs Shimmer a nonprofit art space based in the Rotterdam Port.

  • Iain Bonner

    Iain Bonner

    二到三 Two to Three - TCG Nordica in Kunming

    Iain Bonner is a filmmaker and video artist based in Melbourne, Australia and Taipei, Taiwan. On residency, he created a multi­channel documentary audio­visual installation inspired by Kunming’s natural mountainous environment, and the symbolic death and rebirth of the self.

  • Astra Howard

    Astra Howard

    二到三 Two to Three - CEAC in Xiamen

    Astra Howard is an Action Researcher/Performer who undertakes site responsive projects in city public spaces. In Xiamen, she created performances in response to the encroaching nature of the city, the anticipation of new urban development, and chance encounters with strangers.

  • Jagrut Raval

    Jagrut Raval

    Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Red Gate in Beijing

    Jagrut Raval is an artist, designer, and educator. During his residency, Jagrut created participatory performances inviting migrant workers and artists from Feijiacun to eat room-sized map installations made out of biriyani. He collaborated on "Spit", a collaborative performance with Wolfgang Obermair around cultural norms and intolerance between races, classes, and cultures, and designed sculptural installations around surveillance, "Beginning of Your Servility".


  • Avigail Talmor

    Avigail Talmor

    Residency Unlimited Raffle x Da Wang x China Residencies

    Avigail Talmor was born in 1971 in Haifa, Israel. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv. She is concerned with the relations between the institutionalized and private, personal and public spaces. "I’m observing the non places that exist in between familiar architectural surroundings, trying to figure out whether they are opposing themselves over those who are using them or able to contain them. Can I find serenity in those environments or only social alienation?"