East Asian Women Artist Community
In 2021 APR began its ongoing collaboration with East Asian Women Artist Community, inviting the group to facilitate a series of sessions in the residency space at Goldsmiths CCA, with the aim of supporting the practices of students from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora. The sessions are open to anyone who identifies as East or Southeast Asian, across all courses within the Art and Visual Cultures Departments at Goldsmiths University and Kingston School of Art.
“East Asian Women Artist Community (EAWAC) is organised by women of colour from the East Asian diaspora, coming together under the commonality of not wanting to exist in the given paradigm. Pursuing art careers in London, we have acknowledged significant under-representation of East Asian women artists – especially when contrasted with the escalating consumption and familiarisation of our culture. Through this community, we aim to actively navigate a common ground and dismantle the framework withholding us by resource sharing, cross-cultural learning, and regular discussions.”
Current members of EAWAC include: Zichen Wang, Qianlin Wang, Semin Hong, Annan Shao, Chuni Wu, Jiali Mai, Soyeon Kim and Lily Yang.
Follow this link for more info on the collective.
Film Screening and Meditation Workshop
6th March 2022
The first in a series of public events platforming the work of East and South-East Asian diaspora artists who have been a part of the A Particular Reality x East Asian Women Artist Community collaboration.
Mi Zhang led ‘Out of Body’, a sound bar and meditation workshop, and River Cao hosted an artist talk and screening of his film ‘River is My Hometown’, in the Resident’s space at Goldsmiths CCA.
“Sound healing through the cleansing power of white crystal, all attentions on body, mind and soul.”
River Cao is a moving image and performance artist based in London. His works arise from a mourning approach. River’s research revolves around the rebuilding of the landscape and the return of the revenants. Using mourning as a method, he creates a series of self-narrative spaces to rethink the emotion of grief.