Alvin Xiong has been invited to participate an International Artist in Residence Project

Goooood news! I've been invited to China this year for the International Artists in Residence Project in Arteco! 

Arteco boasts of its reservation of the nature. Facilities include log cabins, RVs, twin ponds, organic farms, recreation & entertainment and Chinese/western cuisine. Arteco is aimed to be one of the platforms of arts and culture of the city. With an area of 34,000 square meters, Arteco is a perfect venue for high-end tailormade events; one artist in residence said: “it’s been a transcendent experience!”—That has become our promise since.

The “kiwisual Artist-in-Residence Project” invites artists of different artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds for on-site creation that mainly involves conducting cross-over work on the “kiwisual Artistic Stones”. 

The potentials of China’s art market have been under international spotlight; artists from around the globe, no matter on his own behalf or of official backgrounds, have been coming to China to interact with its art world. However, artist-in-residence projects are still a new thing and rarely heard of across the vast Mainland territory. A stable platform of thorough communication and on-site creation for artists is acutely called for, and “kiwisual” has decided to be a pioneer.

Initiators and organizers of “kiwisual” studied art and design at college, and have been incorporating art into life ever since; considerable resources of art and media have been accumulated over the years; artists invited for the “kiwisual” residence project will not only enjoy a multi-disciplinary platform for artistic creation, and they will also interact with local artists, galleries and media, making the residence a rich and profound experience.

Arteco, the base of “kiwisual” is located in suburban Guangzhou--- the Southern Gate of China, with the vast Chinese Mainland at the back, and neighboring Hong Kong--- one of the world’s most vibrant art market. Here you could indulge yourself in the culture of “bridges and creeks” of the gentle Southern China, or go over to Hong Kong within just a few hours and have a taste of the pluralistic and flourishing metropolis. Inspiration might lie amongst such aura, which is both traditional and open-minded.