Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Kai Wasikowski
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Residency

Congratulations to Kai Wasikowski who was recently selected to undertake a two month residency at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in China (Beijing and Xiamen).

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre was founded in 2007 by the photographers RongRong and Inri as a space for the research, production, and display of contemporary Chinese and international photography. Part library, part darkroom, part exhibition hall, it was without precedent in China.

Since then, Three Shadows has developed an international reputation as China’s premiere institution for contemporary photography and collaborated with a growing number of local and international museums and cultural organizations. Over the last decade, it has hosted more than 90 academic exhibitions; organized over 120 activities, including forums, lectures and seminars; and built a photobook library with over 5,000 books and publications, the largest in China.

At its Beijing premises, Three Shadows covers 4,600 square meters. The main building, designed by Ai Weiwei, is a combination of three galleries—about 876 square meters in total—surrounded by 2,600 square meters of landscaped gardens. In 2015, a new branch of Three Shadows with 4,600 square meters of space opened in Xiamen, Fujian Province.  Each branch includes a café, a photobook store, a professional darkroom open to the public, and the commercial +3 Gallery. Including both its Beijing and Xiamen locations, the Centre attracts 100,000 local and international visitors every year.

Kai Wasikowski_Realtree #3_pure pigment on archival paper_edition of 5 + 2AP_90 x 115 cm.

Kai Wasikowski_Realtree #3_pure pigment on archival paper_edition of 5 + 2AP_90 x 115 cm.

As part of their residency program Three Shadows invite artists to come live and work inside their Ai Weiwei-designed grounds in a quiet corner of Beijing.
Three Shadows offers artists two different kinds of living quarters—all of varying sizes and prices. Every room has AC, a bathroom, and free wireless Internet, and artists have access to a common artist-in-residence kitchen and a laundry room, as well as a host of facilities at Three Shadows.
Following on from this residency Kai Wasikowski will present a new series of works at Artereal Gallery as part of an upcoming solo exhibition in July 2019.