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Shanghai, China: OCAT & KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program 2022+

OCAT Shanghai and KADIST are pleased to announce the second edition of the OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program.

Based on a rigorous selection process out of nominations by eighty curators, artists, scholars, critics, and media practitioners in the art industry, the following eight artists have been selected for the 2022 program: Cao Shu, Guo Cheng, Hu Wei, Li Ming, Liu Xin, Liu Yujia, Peng Zuqiang, and Shen Xin.

These eight shortlisted artists will be included in the Emerging Media Artist Exhibition 2022 opening at OCAT Shanghai. Further information about the exhibition will be announced soon.

An international jury will award one of the artists with a short, fully-funded research residency at KADIST San Francisco in 2023 based on their exhibited works, prior practice, and a residency proposal. The residency provides a unique opportunity to conduct artist research in the San Francisco Bay Area for up to three weeks and to develop an international professional network with institutions and professionals in the United States.

Artist Criteria
1. The artists are from the mainland of China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan;
2. The artists’ practices should primarily use the mediums of media or media technology, including but not limited to video art (including single and multiple channel video, short film, video installation, hand-drawn and computer-generated animation, excluding documentary film), sound (installation), photography (installation, both traditional and digital), Internet art, photoelectric art, mechanical and interactive installation;
3. The artists should be under 40 years old;
4. The artists should have an active practice for at least 3 years, producing at least 3 works a year or 5 works over a 2 year period (Note: The works should not have been made during college years);
5. Generally, the nominated artists will not include the artists that were shortlisted for the previous editions (Cheng Xinhao, Li Shuang, Lin Ke, Tang Chao, Tao Hui, Wang Tuo, Zheng Yuan in 2020).

Nominators for OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program 2022
Special thanks to these eighty nominators: Bi Xin, Cao Dan, Cao Fei, Zoe Chang, Biljana Ciric, Chen Li, Alice Chen, Chen Youtong, Dong Bingfeng, Du Keke, Du Xiyun, Fang Lihua, Fei Jun, Yuan Fuca, Qianfan Gu, Gu Yoyo, Fiona He, Hsu Chia-Wei, Hu Bin, Jin Feng (young), Karen Smith, Angelika Li, Li Feng, Li Jia, Li Lin, Lin Tianmiao, Liu Jianhua, Liu Tian, Liu Wei, Long Yun, Lu Mingjun, Lu Lei, Lu Xinghua, Lu Xun, Miao Zijin, Nan Nan, Peng Xiaoyang, Qiao Zhibing, Qiu Anxiong, Shao Shu, Shi Hantao, Sun Dongdong, Sun Wenjie, Teng Yuning, Wang Jianwei , Wang Bing, Wang Gongxin, Wang Huan, Wang Xin, Wang Yiquan, Wang Yuyang, Xiaoyu Weng, Xiang Zairong, Xu Zhen, Michelle Yeonho Hyun, Xue Bing, Xue Feng, Yan Xiaodong, Yang Beichen, Yang Fudong, Yang Zhenzhong, Yang Zi, Pauline J. Yao, You Yang, Mia Yu, Zeng Yulan, Zhang Ding, Zhang Ga, Zhang Li, Zhang Liaoyuan, Zhang Yuling, Zhao Yisong, Zheng Bo, Zhong Gang, Freya Chou, Zhou Li, Stefanie Yuen King Chow, Zhou Xiaohu, and Zhou Xin.

About OCAT Shanghai

OCAT Shanghai is the first professional art institution focused on media art and architectural design in China. Located in the Suhe Creek area of Jing’an district, OCAT Shanghai aims to serve as a forward-looking, influential, socially-aware and interactive art institution through exhibitions, research, communication, public education, publications, and collections. Artist Zhang Peili is the current executive director of OCAT Shanghai. OCAT Shanghai is the first branch of OCAT Museums to open outside Shenzhen. Inaugurated on September 29, 2012, it has since organized a series of influential academic exhibitions. The museum officially moved to its new location in October 2019 (-1F Sunken Garden, Qufu Road, Jing’an District), and has been open to the public with its inaugural exhibition in the same month.

 

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