Shanghai Project is pleased to announce the 12 finalists from the Qidian Open Call, who will have the opportunity to exhibit their work together with 12 international artists from 89plus project this September.
As an independent program of the Shanghai Project, Qidian is dedicated to featuring young undiscovered talents across China. For its first edition, we collaborated with 89plus, a long-term international research project co-founded by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets. Investigating the generation of innovators born in or after 1989, Qidian aims to bring together creative individuals of the jiulinghou generation from China and abroad, providing a unique opportunity to present and share thought-provoking ideas.
This year, Qidian received a large number of strong proposals, not only from the field of art, but also design, architecture, music and media technology. An international team of juries, composed of artistic directors Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yongwoo Lee, curators Simon Castets, Yan Xiaodong, Zhang Hanlu, Sooyoung Leam and artist aaajiao nominated 12 outstanding applicants, whose proposals responded to Shanghai Project’s theme of “Envision 2116” both in creative and critical manners.
The 12 finalists are:
|Wei Hu||胡伟||1989||Dalian / Beijing|
|Tabita Rezaire||1989||Paris/ French Guyanese-Danish|
|Bogosi Sekhukhuni||1992||South Africa|
|Sarah Abu Abdallah||1990||Saudi Arabia|
|Ho Rui An||1990||Singapore|
|Alexandro Bava (exh design)||1989||UK|
Congratulations to all finalists and a warm thank you to all those who took part in Qidian.