Today, the New Museum in New York and the Hong Kong–based K11 Art Foundation announced that they will be working together to establish a New York residency program for young emerging Chinese artists. The three-month program will conclude with an exhibition in the lobby gallery of the New Museum.
The two institutions also named the first recipient of the residency: film and video artist Cheng Ran, who has collaborated with the KAF previously. In a statement, the founder of KAF, Adrian Cheng, said, “We are delighted to embark on this collaboration as part of our wider mission of incubating remarkable Chinese artists and bringing their work to the international stage.”
Cheng Ran’s exhibition, which opens October 19, will be his first solo show in the United States. The museum’s director, Lisa Phillips, said in a statement, “This new partnership expands the New Museum’s commitment to supporting the best emerging art from around the world and our network of international collaborators.”