Beijing Residency

Beijing Residency

In December of 2019, the Gwangju Museum of Art became the first Korean public museum to open a residency in Beijing, China. The Beijing Residency was established in order to promote Gwangju art and local artists, and support their creative endeavors in striving to enter the global art stage. The Beijing Residency was initially in the Dashanzi Huantie Arts Zone, near the 298 Art District, until 2016, before relocating to the Songzhunag Arts Zone, Beijing’s most active art area, in order to expand through communication with different artists.


  • Private studio with accommodation included free of charge

  • Monthly expenses

  • Open-studio events and exhibitions for exposure in Beijing

  • Printed materials for promotion

  • Artwork delivery fees

  • Exhibition for exposure in Gwangju

Open Call

  • · Selection : four Gwangju artists (long-term) and either an artist or a researcher from China (short-term)
  • · Program Duration : one year for long-term participants and six months for short-term participants
  • · Participant Requirements : Artist or researcher under 50 active in China

Submission Materials

  • · Application Form
  • · Biography
  • · Personal Statement
  • · Portfolio
  • Open Call Schedule

    Expected May and November

  • Inquiries

    GMA Beijing Residency