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  • Jul 31, 2017

Asia Art Archive Announces Three Recipients of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant

The Asia Art Archive (AAA) announced the three latest recipients of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant on Monday, July 31. Belinda Qian He will receive the USD 15,000 major grant, with Duan Ziying and Liu Nanxi each receiving a secondary grant of USD 5,000.

The Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant is offered as part of the organization’s Greater China Research Program, which in 2016 also established a residency for researchers. The three recipients, who have been granted one-year fellowships, will conduct research on contemporary art from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. In addition to executing project-related fieldwork in the region, all grant recipients are expected to conduct research on-site for up to two months at AAA, which is also sponsored by the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation.

Belinda Qian He is a PhD candidate in the department of comparative literature, cinema and media at the University of Washington. Her research project is a multidisciplinary exploration of the representation of “struggle sessions” in a “socialist and post-socialist media culture.” He’s research will focus on case studies that tie together art history, multimedia representations and anthropological studies to “establish a relationship between the daily realities during the Maoist Period and the projected image of these major events in Chinese history.” The analysis will mainly address how the struggle sessions forged the social construction of virtue in post-war Chinese societies.

Duan Ziying holds an MA degree in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She is assistant curator at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, and assistant curator of Asia programs at the Kadist Art Foundation’s location in the same city. Her research weaves together three exhibitions that explore urbanization, as well as other presentations in Asia from the late 1990s to early 2000s, exploring the relationship between architecture development, urbanization and the idea of a “global city.”

Liu Nanxi is a graduate in cultural management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong whose research interest is in the performative arts. Her project investigates performance art festivals in China, and she aims to build an archive of documentation of the earliest performance art festivals in China. In particular, Liu’s project examines what the festival format means for Chinese performance artists.

Jia Dong is an editorial intern at ArtAsiaPacific.

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