From 2006 to 2013, OCAT Shenzhen has been organized eight times of Residency projects (pls visit our website to learn more details of the previous projects). We are pleased to announce that the OCAT Residency project will be restarted in every autumn from this year. The project is going to be hold during 1st September to 30th November of 2018. The invitees undertake a residency no less than one month. We welcome not merely artists, but also historians, curators, designers, architects, writers and culture researchers involved in the project. The project aims to create a dynamic platform for multi-disciplinary exchange, synthesize international cultural sources and contribute to the construction and development of Chinese contemporary art system within Shenzhen local context, further to make OCAT Museum Group an sustainable and international standard contemporary art organization.


Eligible Applicants

Visual Arts
Performing Arts
New Media

Application Process

Please supply following materials:

1.A completed application form (Please send email to to ask for the application form).

2.(1) To artists:

One page of latest resume, including your educational background, important personal and group exhibitions, awards and articles or publications about your art work.

(2)To critics or curators:

One page of latest resume, including your educational background,research achievement or curatorial experience and awards.

3. (1)To artists:

The photos or discs of your art work (jpg.). Please clearly indicate the title, media,size and time of them. Also one or two articles or publications about your work.

(2)To critics or curators:

Critics please supply one or two research papers published on normal publications. Curators please supply at least two catalogues or publications of the exhibitions you curated.

4. A proposal concisely describe your application objective and your project.

5. The subject and brief introduction of the speech you will make during your residency.

(Please submit the materials of 1,2,4 and 5 in both English and Chinese. For group application, please complete 1,2 in personal form and 3,4,5 in group form )

The above materials can be sent by email to, or
sent to:

Wang Jinghan
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal
En Ping Road
Overseas Chinese Town
Nanshan District
Shenzhen, 518053, P.R.China





3.A.艺术家请提交代表作品的照片或光盘(jpg.格式),并注明作品的名称、媒介、尺寸、 创作时间。如有与您作品相关的文章、评论或画册也可选择提交;








OCAT has four decorated residences. Each residence owns a studio and living space. House facility includes WIFI internet, furniture, television, telephone, washing machine, bathing equipment, air conditioners, fridge, kitchenware and bedding.

Specific demands and technical enquiry should be put forward before recipients arriving in Shenzhen so as to be solved in time.



Program Fees

The round-trip travel (economy fare) expenses between the recipients’ permanent place of residence and Shenzhen as well as the fund and facilities for working and researching during the residency.

Health and life insurance for the recipient during the residency.

The sum of three thousand Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of living (meals, traffic, communication and etc.) during the residency. (100 Yuan per day, will provide living cost according to the number of days the Recipients stay.For group application, we supply above items according to personal standard)

The sum of one thousand and two hundred Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of materials and researching works during the residency (Formal invoice is needed for reimbursement).


Additional Information

Responsibility of Recipients

Submit documents and residency proposal as requested and achieve the project you mentioned in your proposal when the residency ends.

During the residency: Communicate and coordinate with OCAT team; attend the events of the Residency Project organized by OCAT Shenzhen; communicate with the local artists and research art organizations in Shenzhen and surrounding cities. Open your studio from time to time, make lectures, and communicate with the local public and artists. Visit exhibitions and events organized by OCAT.

Recipients cover any cost incurred outside of the commitments made by OCAT and stated above.

Put in a report to summarize your residency experience.