Artist in Residency Chengdu – A4 Art Museum


Founded in March 2008, A4 art museum held 37 contemporary art exhibitions and over 500 lectures, salons, and workshops, cooperating with 257 distinguished artists and more than 30 accomplished curators. In August 2016, the A4 Art Museum was formerly registered as a privately operated non-profit art museum. The museum is located in Chengdu’s Luxelakes Eco-City in a structure designed by architect Antoine Predock. Built facing the lake, the art center blends seamlessly with the surrounding red sandstone and serves as an architectural landmark of the Tianfu New Area.

Since the project was formally initiated in April 2013, A4’s artist in residence international exchange programme has given many artists, curators, and designers from China and abroad the opportunity to exchange and interact with one another. It has also encouraged innovative artists and artist groups with contributions to public knowledge to carry out participatory projects that intervene in the community or city. The international residency’s locally based production, exchange, and exhibitions strengthen cultural exchange and academic dialogue between the institution and its surroundings. Based in the local community, Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum not only provides exemplary academic support, it also coordinates events and discussions during the duration of the residency, making it possible for participants to expand, diversify, and deepen their artistic practices.

At present, the artist in residence international exchange programme is divided into three distinct sections: city based residency exchanges, open applications for international and domestic artists, and residencies specifically for public art projects.

The programme mainly targets at artists or art groups with over 3 years of experience in art creation or curation, who have independent ideas and have breakthrough practices in their fields. Artists or curators should mainly come from the field of contemporary art, with no limitation on the media used for creation.