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New Museum and K11 Art Foundation Collaborate to Start New Residency for Emerging Chinese Artists

The New Museum and the K11 Art Foundation—a nonprofit that supports young Chinese artists, founded by businessman and art collector Adrian Chen—have announced today that they are collaborating on a new residency program for emerging Chinese artists. After the organizations reviewed more than fifty applications, a three-month residency was awarded to the Hangzhou-based film and video artist Cheng Ran. An exhibition of the work produced during the residency will be staged in the museum’s Lobby Gallery.

Massimiliano Gioni, the Edlis Neeson artistic director at the New Museum, said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the K11 Art Foundation. Its founder and honorary chairman, Adrian Cheng, has grown this organization, in less than six years, into one of the most transformative arts institutions in China with profound global significance. The impact KAF has on individual artists—and on an entire generation of art lovers—is remarkable.”