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Exhibition: A Truck Is Parked in the Grass Near a Tree in DoubtJan 17, 2020 Exhibition of seven international projects concerning Beijing’s urban space and the effect and strategies of its changes. Talk No. 5: Seeing the OlympicsDec 7, 2019 Visual Communication and Image-Making. Talk No. 4: Green BeltNov 2, 2019 A common problem that cities all around the world are sharing is the growing urban pollution problem. A Thousand-Year StageAugust 2019 A Thousand-Year Stage (2019) is an experimental non-fiction film that features local residents of Xiongan New Area, Chinaʼs most recently planned megacity, awaiting its transformation. By Daphne Xu. Responding 回应July 2019 A group exhibition with Liu Shiyuan, Xiaofei Mo, Linyao Kiki Liu, Amy Suo Wu, Zhuxin Wang, Maj Horn, Scott William Raby, and The Social Sensibility Research & Development Department 合作工作站 Cooperation Lab:
ColorJune 2019 One-month residency in Baitasi, Beijing, “Color” is about seizing a special power as readers “read” a “text” of the given community than merely to establish a metaphorical connection to the site.
Research-Grants 2019April 2019 we are happy to have four artists/groups receiving our research grants for 2019 Talk No. 3: Ten Years AfterDec 14, 2018 In what way does the Beijing pre and post-Olympics Beijing differ? How are events like the Olympics utilized for a Chinese urbanization model? In This Moment 在这片刻Dec 7, 2018 a new body of photo works by Canadian artist John Monteith Residence: Jannis SchulzeAutumn 2018 Jannis Schulze is a photograper, born in 1987 in East Berlin and based in Berlin What do you see when you look out the window?Aug 27, 2018 an interactive photo book, published along with the exhibition »A Day in the Outer Ring 《环外游》« Residence: John MonteithAutumn 2018 with a focus on the reconstruction of the city, the topography and the "blank space" that preserve the traces of the city's history, John Monteith will be our resident in autumn 2018 Casting Haze, BaseAug 16, 2018 lecture performance and installation by Katrin Hornek Residence: Katrin HornekSummer 2018 Katrin Hornek’s work playfully engages with the strange paradoxes and convergences of living in the age of the Anthropocene. Uncut Talks: Alternative Spaces Under Pressure 2018 UNCUT TALKS will provide an un-edited, raw archive of opinions and ideas A Day in the Outer RingAug 11, 2018 collages in physical space - Sponge Gourd Collective Scenic tunnelJuly 21, 2018 translating the imaginaries of urban mapping into human forms - exhibition by Leng Yue and Xiao Xiao Staying away from the grass is humaneJul 6, 2018 A Collage of Intermediate Results by Johanna K. Becker Residence: Johanna K BeckerSummer 2018 Johanna K Becker focuses on finding “archaic” images of landscape and ideas of paradise which she sees as traditional manifestations, simulations and simulacra of landscape and nature and which she artistically recreates in a distinctively artificial manner. B-Side Festival EditionJun 20, 2018 Cultural Agents of Change - Urban Production and the Educational Turn Talk No. 2: Science FictionJun 9, 2018 Stories, dreams and myths create connections between people and places, they make space tangible and can arouse the desire to settle them. In the construction process of cities, ideas and thought experiments are just as essential a part as steel and concrete are. Research-Grants 2018April 2018 we are happy to have four artists/groups receiving our research grants for 2018 Residence: Rachele MaistrelloSpring 2018 »My works are encounters« Talk No. 1: PeripheriesJan 20, 2018 discussions on cities mostly focus on city cores and centers, while their peripheries only draw little attention 北京土行孙 Part 1/ Teleport Beijing Part 1Dec 18, 2017 exhibition by Leng Yue and Xiaoxiao Residence: Ute AdamczewskiAutum 2017 Ute Adamczewski is a video artist and filmmaker from Germany. Fantastic GroundsApril 17, 2017 architectural renderings form the cornerstone of public communication in contemporary architecture – an exhibition at I: project space by Jiu Jiu



Ute Adamczewski, Autumn 2017, Residency Web • Christiano Bianchi, 2018, Research • Zhixuan Feng, 2019, Research Web • Yu Gong, 2019, Research • Katrin Hornek, Summer 2018, Residency Web • Johanna K Becker, Autumn 2018, Residency Web • Annie Malcolm, 2018, Research • Rachele Maistrello, Spring 2018, Residency Web • Xiaofei Mo, 2018, Research Web • John Monteith, Autumn 2018, Residency Web • Li Pengfei, 2019, Research • Jannis Schulze, Autumn 2018, Residency Web • Sponge Gourd Collective, 2018, Research Web • Matjaz Tancic, 2018, Research • Ting-I Tsai, 2018, Research • Daphne Xu, Autumn 2018, Research Web • Song Yi, 2019, Research • Huang Jing Yuan, 2019, Research


Zandie Brockett

Curator, Founder of the featured project 八家 BaJia

Zandie Brockett is a Beijing-based curator and writer hailing from Los Angeles. She is the founding curator of Bactagon Projects, a platform that supports cultural engagement in China through cross-disciplinary research projects. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the platform’s independent publication, 八家BaJia, and oversees A.M. Brainstorm, its monthly conversation series and live-recorded podcast.
Bactagon Projects

Hao Dong

Architect / Beijing22 Talks: #1 Peripheries

Hao Dong holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. In 2002, he returned to China and started practicing and teaching after living and studying in the United States for almost 5 years. Besides working in one of the biggest state-owned design enterprises, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), he co-founded the practice of Crossboundaries, based in Beijing. He is regularly teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and recently also at Tsinghua University, Hao Dong is managing director of the office in Beijing.

Lv Dwen

Political sociologist / Beijing22 Talks #1: Peripheries

Lv Dwen is a political sociologist, a researcher at the rural governance institute of Wuhan University and CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies. He has overserved and studied street enforcement and governance of urban grey areas in China and has published the book “Governing the peripherals” in 2017. In the Beijing22 Talks, he shared his observations on how state enforcement is challenged by the booming migrating population emerged through Chinese urbanization.

Pak Lei Gladys Chong

Assistant Professor / Beijing22 Talks #3: Ten Years after

Assistant professor at the department of humanities and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University. She was a fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in the Netherlands.
Profile at IIAS


Artist / Featured exhibition “Fantastic Grounds”

Architectural renders form the cornerstone of public communication in contemporary architecture. An overabundance of visual content has produced a fixation on architectural representation, rendering techniques in particular. Computer generated imagery is no longer an intermediary between an idea and its realization, but a finished product on its own. With his exhibition “Fantastic Grounds”, Jiu Jiu captured the universal language and the fascination of these highly-glamorized abstraction of the world we live in.

Sam Kay

PhD candidate, Ohio State University / Beijing22 Talks #4: Green Belt

Sam Kay has taught at Tsinghua University, and is the recipient of Fulbright and Blakemore fellowships. He currently is writing his dissertation about "Uprooting People, Planting Trees: Disentangling Beijing’s Poverty Belt and Greenbelt". His work focuses on the intersection of urbanization and politics of the environment.

Wang Kuan

Architect, Author and Artist / Beijing22 Talks #2: Science Fiction

Senior architect of the Beijing Urban Construction Design & Development Group Co., head of the "Kuan Architecture Bureau". He received the "Next Landmark Award" at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2017 and won the German "Red Dot Award" in two categories in 2016. He is also project leader for both the 2022 Winter Olympics Information Center in Zhangjiakou (Hebei) and Beijing Park at the 2019 World Garden Exhibition.

Cheng Lei

Anchor, CGTN / Beijing22 Talks #3: Ten Years after

Cheng Lei began her career in finance in Australia at Cadbury Schweppes and ExxonMobil from 1995 to 2000. Returning to China in 2001 Lei gained a taste for the stories behind China’s fast-changing economy. Her sixteen year-long journalism career began at CCTVNEWS in 2002, after which she was China correspondent for CNBC from 2003 to 2012, winning a New York Festival bronze award for her series covering Beijing just prior to the 2008 Olympics. Cheng Lei now anchors the Global Business show on CGTN.

Jennifer Lindsay

Curator / Initiator of the Feijiacun Archive

Demolitions hit Beijing’s art scene in 2017: Heiqiao, or Black Bridge, a farming village near the 798, Songzhuang, the largest artist colony in China or Iowa, an artists’ community in Caochangdi: Several studios in these places where demolished, displacing thousands of local artists. Jennifer Lindsay took on the task to document what this demolitions means for the art community in Feijiacun, where she worked as residency director for Red Gate Residency, one of the oldest residency programs and tools for international art exchange in China.

Li Pengfei

Scientist / Beijing22 Talks: #1 Peripheries

Li Pengfei is a scientist, writer and lecturer on urban governance and new urbanism. He is currently a research scholar at the University of Hong Kong.

Alessandro Rolandi & Ma Yongfeng

Artists / UnCUT Talks

UNCUT TALKS will provide an un-edited, raw archive of opinions and ideas coming from individuals engaged in experimental fields such as contemporary art, social innovation, etc. This open platform collects, and makes available for everyone to listen to, hours of conversations among interesting people in China and around the world on some of the most challenging and provocative topics of our time.

Han Tao

Architect / Beijing22 Talks #2: Science Fiction

He is Associate Professor and Director of the Postgraduate Program at the Faculty of Architecture of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Deputy Secretary-General of the Committee of Architectural Art of the Chinese Artists Association, and Founder and academic director of the Beijing-based research institute.

Zhu Wenyi

Professor, Tsinghua University / Beijing22 Talks #3: Ten Years after

Professor of architecture and urban design, the former Dean of the School of Architecture and Design of Tsinghua University in Beijing

Xiaoxiao & Lengyue

Artists / Featured exhibition “Teleport Beijing”

Lengyue and Xiaoxiao created a gymnastic system corresponding to the shapes of the subway exists on Beijing subway map. Each subway stop had its own movement and the series of all subway stops make up the Beijing subway gymnastic system. People using the subway are starting at one point going through different subway stops until the terminal station, which will make up their gymnastic routine. ( A routine made up of a set of subway movements) The movement of sitting on the subway is transformed into a “ritual movement”, like a subway ritualism.

Tang Yan

Associate professor / Beijing22 Talks #1: Peripheries

Tang Yan currently works at Tsinghua University as an associate professor in School of Architecture, specializes in urban design, strategic planning, and regional governance.

Song Yi

Curator, Writer, Film Maker/ Beijing22 Talks #4: Green Belt

Founder of the Migrant Workers Video Collective, artistic director of art space “Institute for Provocation”, founder of “Bloom 绽” curating collective for contemporary and urban planning. He was senior editor of LEAP magazine (2013-2017), former Head of Exhibition at Long March Space (2008-2012), coordinated “Ho Chi Minh trail” project.
Institute for Provocation (IFP)

Long Ying

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University / Beijing22 Talks #2: Science Fiction

Long Ying the founder of the "Beijing City Lab", an open platform for quantitative urban research. He has published more than a hundred scientific papers and has led more than twenty research and design projects.
Beijing City Lab

Dr. Yimin Zhao

Assistant Professor, Renmin University / Beijing22 Talks #4: Green Belt

Trained in Human Geography and Urban Studies at the London School of Economics, Dr Zhao's research focuses on the socio-spatial processes of urban change, particularly drawing on the role of the state in politico-economic dynamics of urban land and environment.


Goethe Institut Organization

For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut has enjoyed an outstanding reputation, both in Germany and abroad, as Germany’s dialogue partner with the world, supporting projects with an exceptional profile and major public impact. Boasting a global network, it pursues close and long-term cooperation with educational and cultural institutions. Beijing22 is supported by the Goethe Institut.

NCTM Foundation; Italian Embassy

Funding the residency of Rachelle Maistrello

Austrian Cultural Forum, Bundeskanzleramt Kunst und Kultur Österreich

Funding the residency of Katrin Hornek

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Funding the residency of Jannis Schulze

Canadian Arts Council

Funding the residency of John Monteith