Oct 04. 2021 -Nov 26. 2021

Shanghai, China


Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Duration: October 4 - November 26, 2021


Shanghai, China



An international photography residency program.

Applications closed

In partnership with Shanghai-based, artist-run gallery UИTITLEDSPΛCE, a new artist in residency opportunity is open to all Saudi citizens whose primary medium is photography. The Residency will take place in the Fall of 2021, as four mid-career contemporary photographers from the country will be provided with a full residency program in Shanghai, China.

The UИTITLEDSPΛCE building itself covers an area of 600 square meters, a total of 4 floors. The ground floor contains 6 private studios within sharing studio space (total of 220 square meters) and 3 storage rooms. Each resident artist has their own working space. There is a wide variety of tools/equipment available for resident artists such as easel, tripod, lighting gear, projector, monitor, speakers, electric kiln, etc.

UИTITLEDSPΛCE offers to curate exhibitions for resident artists at the end of each residency program. Exhibitions are a chance for resident artists to summarize their projects and experience during the residency. Resident artists will exhibit their works at the UИTITLEDSPΛCE Gallery according to the exhibition schedule (Normally the exhibition takes place on the last weekend of the month). 


Useful Information

  • Create a new body of work to be exhibited in Shanghai
  • Develop their craft in an international setting
  • Exchange knowledge and network with members of contemporary art in China
  • Attend regular events to engage with creatives
  • Self-direct their research and explore new ideas and methods
  • Experience important stimuli and constructive critique regarding developing one’s own artistic position

  • Studio facilities
  • Support staff – including Chinese – English translators
  • Local events highlighting artists, critics, curators, and creative practitioners
  • Local art scene connections
  • An interdisciplinary atmosphere and discussion forums
  • Discourse and engagement with individual artistic work
  • Exhibition opportunity at the end of Residency

  • Accommodation in a fully furnished, private, studio apartment in Shanghai, close to UИTITLEDSPΛCE building
  • Travel as required including flights, and associated visa costs, per diem
  • A dedicated space for undertaking work (studio and work-station requirements to be finalized in Shanghai).

UИTITLEDSPΛCE  is an artist-run gallery and residency based in Shanghai. They aim to provide a creative space and exchange platform for contemporary artists without any restrictions and boundaries. UИTITLEDSPΛCE is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art exhibitions, artist in residence and providing workshops for the public, etc. In addition, UИTITLEDSPΛCE encourages collaboration between international artists and local artists in the context of Chinese contemporary society; where multicultural expression sparks fresh perspectives and ideas. Participating artists are encouraged to create a new body of work, engage in conversation with artists from China and around the world.