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01 Mar 2013

Hong Kong | Asia Art Archive research fellowship


Asia Art Archive (AAA) announces the 2013 call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation China Research Grant. The grant offers a one-year fellowship to support a focused research project that advances the understanding of contemporary Chinese art from 1980s to the present.

Postgraduates, including pre-doctoral fellows and currently enrolled PhD candidates researching contemporary Chinese art and independent scholars and writers with proven experience and a solid research and publication track record are invited to apply. The grantee will be awarded a total of US$15,000 and is expected to spend up to two months conducting research at AAA between May and December 2013.


Together with a panel of judges that includes professional curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess and select applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary Chinese art, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, substance of the proposed research, as well as its practicability and feasibility.

Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary documents gathered in conjunction with AAA’s multi-year research project ‘Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990’, and whose methodological approach and interpretative perspective advance the understanding of contemporary Chinese art from the 1980s to the present.

Potential applicants should visit the AAA website to review available research material scope and outline topics for consideration.

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2013

The selected project is expected to begin in May 2013 and be completed by June 2014.

Image:  Mao Xuhui Archive | part of AAA's Materials of the Future