August 1, 2017

Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Announces Recipients of Greater China Research Grant

HONG KONG—Jia Dong reports at ArtAsiaPacific that the Asia Art Archive (AAA) has announced the three latest recipients of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. Belinda Qian He will receive a major grant of $15,000, while Duan Ziying and Liu Nanxi will each receive grants of $5,000.

The Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant is 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 yearlong fellowships, will conduct research on contemporary art from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. In addition to project-related fieldwork in the region, all grant recipients are expected to conduct onsite research for up to two months at AAA, which is also sponsored by the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation.

Belinda Qian He is a Ph.D 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 fellowship 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.”

Duan Ziying holds a master’s degree in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She is assistant curator of Asia programs at the Kadist Art Foundation’s location there, as well as assistant curator at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Her research weaves together three exhibitions that explore urbanization, 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 and her area of research is the performing arts. She studies performance art festivals in China, and aims to build an archive of documentation of the earliest such events in the country.

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