LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum

General information

Brief description of organisation

LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum (formerly A4 Contemporary Arts Center) was founded by Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Co., Ltd. in March of 2008. In 2016, it relocated to an art center in Chengdu’s LUXELAKES ECO-CITY and was formally registered as a privately operated non-profit art museum. The museum was designed by American architect Antoine Predock and interior design firm DesignARC. Directed by Sunny Sun, A4 focuses on the development of dynamic domestic and international art. It is devoted to promoting the academic study and onsite experimentation of new media art in China, both by expanding the scope of international cultural exchange and by focusing on local artistic practices. Through its diverse public education projects and cultural events, LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum strengthens its connections with the local community and the city at large. LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum has developed a range of annual projects, including a themed international contemporary art exhibition, a series of artist case studies, an international artist residency program, and the Young Artist Experimental Season. In addition, the museum organizes public education projects such as lectures, discussions, experimental performances and workshops. In order to provide a diverse range of services to visitors, the museum includes a children’s education center, a public library, a lecture hall, a multimedia presentation center, artist residency studios, a museum store, and a cafe. Through sustained cooperation with domestic and international artists, and by designing academic and educational opportunities, the museum has built a leading contemporary art platform in China.

Organisation founded in

2008

Brief description of residency program

Since the project was formally initiated in April 2013, A4’s artist in residence international exchange program has given many artists, curators, and designers from China and abroad the opportunity to exchange and interact with one another. It has also encouraged innovative artists and artist groups with contributions to public knowledge to carry out participatory projects that intervene in the community or city. The international residency’s locally based production, exchange, and exhibitions strengthen cultural exchange and academic dialogue between the institution and its surroundings. Based in the local community, Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum not only provides exemplary academic support, it also coordinates events and discussions during the duration of the residency, making it possible for participants to expand, diversify, and deepen their artistic practices.
At present, the artist in residence international exchange program is divided into three distinct sections: city based residency exchanges, open applications for international and domestic artists, and residencies specifically for public art projects.

Residency program since

2013

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

3

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

At the moment, A4 Art Museum provide a round-trip plane ticket, accommodations, studio, material fees, different kinds of salons and sharing sessions and other opportunities; the specifics are determined by the project of the artist and the yearly schedule of projects and events of the museum. In terms of the expenses which are covered by the artist, these change from year to year.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Living expenses, visa fees, personal expenses, and successful eligible artist need provide the invoicing of travel insurance in the residency period

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Travel
  • Housing
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Urban

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Mandarin
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

The Chengdu Train station is situated at the northernmost end of Renmin Bei Road. Chengdu is the largest railway hub in Southeast China. There are direct trains to Beijing, Taiyuan, Guangzhou, Nanjing and other cities. There are several tourism express trains express within Sichuan province including Guang-Yuan, Yi-Bin and Panzhihua.

By plane

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located 16km southwest of town. The airport has flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jinan, Lhasa, and other big and medium cities in China. There are international flights to Hong Kong, Bangkok. Airport shuttle buses to the city leave from outside the arrival gate approximately every 30 minutes between 4:30am and 9:00pm. The cost is RMB 8. It costs RMB 70-80 to take a taxi.

By car

suggested taking bus or subway
Ditiesihe Station
From Kaihualijing to A4 art museum
by bus T1 /07:03 -20:36/free
take the bus T1 direction South Xinglong Lake station from the bus station Ditiesihe Station(situated between the Exit A and Exit B of Sihe Metro Station,400m to the left of the front gate of Kaihualijing, the second bus station). Get off at the Yizhanzhongxin 5stops. The entrance to the museum is on the first floor, it can be accessed through the grand lobby then turn left or alongside the red walls next to the main entrance of the Art expo center.

Nearest airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Contact information

LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum
Art Exhibition Center,Luxelakes,Tianfu New Area
610031 Chengdu
China

a4office@a4am.cn
www.a4am.cn

Phone: +86-28-85761265

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