Residency Unlimited


Event | Jul 30 2013

Presenting “China Residencies”

Tuesday July 30th, 2013,

6.30pm - Free and open to the public
Residency Unlimited
360 Court Street #4 (big green doors)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Please join us at this occasion to find out about China Residencies, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an online directory of artist residencies in China and support for visiting artists. There are over 30 unique residency programs in China that are under-publicized and thousands of artists who are unaware about these existing opportunities. Co-founders Crystal Ruth Bell and Kira Simon-Kennedy will give an overview and useful tips on how to navigate in China as a visiting artist. They will touch on everything from funding opportunities and visa application guidelines, as well as opportunities for exhibitions and collaborations with local artists and institutions.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the founders and past artists in residence Sam Jablon and Margeaux Walter.

Special thanks to Sichuan Legend for donating dumplings and other Chinese snacks!

Crystal Ruth Bell is the former director of Red Gate Residency in Beijing and founder of China Residencies.  She works in NYC at, a web-based non profit for young people and social change. Her own art practice explores cultural exchange through pop-up food art interventions.

Kira Simon-Kennedy is the Program Manager and co-founder of China Residencies. Based between Beijing, Paris and New York for the past five years, Kira also works as a photographer, filmmaker and Mandarin and French translator for museums, artists and art publications.

Sam Jablon's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Hunter College, and White Box. He has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, the Banff Centre and the Bowery Poetry Club. He is currently working on public art projects in Binghamton, NY, for neighborhood rejuvenation and empowerment.

Margeaux Walter is a mixed-media photographer. In 2007 she founded a not-for-profit art collective called SuperGlue for creating arts workshops and exhibitions around NYC. Margeaux’s work has been included in various shows around the country. In 2009, the Magenta Foundation chose her as a top emerging photographer in the United States; she was awarded Juror’s Choice at the Butler Institute of American Art’s National Midyear Exhibition.