Announcement of 2018-19 Artists-in-Residence

The second year of “So Chau Yim Ping Distinguished Visiting Scholars and Artist-in-Residence Scheme” has come to an end with significant success. We gratefully thank the eight Artists-in-Residence Diane Chappelley, Anna Reading, Liam Magee, Phil Thompson, Yarli Allison, Francisca Mateus, Jiyoung Yoo and Jocelyn McGregor for their engagement and exceptional creativity. Over a two month period, they each developed new bodies of work, engaged with the academy’s community and enriched its creative environment with stimulating artist talks and exhibitions of very new work.

However, an end is just another beginning, the next round of Artist-in-Residence scheme will start in late August 2018. For the coming year, AVA is proud to announce the expansion of the program to collaborate with three additional partner institutions.In addition to the Slade School of Fine Art of University College London, we are extending our collaboration to Zurich University of the Arts, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and Nagoya Zokei Graduate School of Art & Design, with the aim of deepening our international engagement in art and culture.

A total of nine exceptional emerging artists graduating from their masters programs this summer have been invited as the AIRs in the coming academic year. Each of them will be based in the Kaitak Campus of Academy of Visual Arts for two months. They are invited to take the time and space away from their usual creative environment to reflect on their creative pursuits, develop their own creative practice, research on specific topics or, cultural issues, pass on professional skills and put on an exhibition or a studio opening by the end of the residency to showcase their new works produced during the residency. The background of the AIRs and their period of the visit are listed below.


Yuiha Yamaguchi

MFA Graduate of Nagoya Zokei Graduate School of Art & Design
Visiting Period: 24 August – 23 October 2018

Ellie MacGarry

MFA Graduate of UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Visiting Period: 24 August – 23 October 2018

Jenny Käll

MA Graduate of Umeå Academy of Arts
Visiting Period: 27 October – 26 December 2018

Charlie Barlow

MFA Graduate of UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Visiting Period: 27 October – 26 December 2018

Gray Wielebinski

MFA Graduate of UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Visiting Period: 27 October – 26 December 2018

Rodrigo Arteaga

MFA Graduate of UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Visiting Period: 4 January – 5 March 2019

Romain Mader

MA Graduate of Zurich University of the Arts
Visiting Period: 4 January – 5 March 2019

Laura Heuberger

MA Graduate of Umeå Academy of Arts
Visiting Period: 9 March – 8 May 2019

Feiyi Wen

PhD Candidate of UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Visiting Period: 9 March – 8 May 2019