Within the Beijing Residency reside four Gwangju artists and one curator as well as one short-term artist. The residency includes various work and living areas for six people, where the artists experience modern chinese art and communicate with artists all over the world. The museum provides resident artists with full travel expenses and financial support for all creative endeavors, open studios, art exhibits, and so on.
Gwangju Museum of Art was the first public museum to open a residency in Beijing, China when it opened the Beijing Residency in December 2009. The Beijing Residency was established for the purpose of opening contests to choose and promote Gwangju artists and art as well as to support creative endeavors for local artists to enter the global stage. Until 2016, the Beijing Residency operated in the Dashanzi Huantie Arts Zone, near the diverse arts area 798 Art District. In 2017, the residency will relocate to the Songzhuang Arts Zone, Beijing’s most active art area, in order to expand on communicate with different artists.
- Purpose: Promote famous artists in overseas markets and support their artistic endeavors
- Location: No. 10 Renzhuang East Road Songzhang Town Tongzhou District Beijing China
- 1,118㎡ (6 Studios, Exhibition Hall, Office, Lounge, etc.)