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Continuing the City of Perth’s long sister-city relationship with Taipei, PICA and Taipei Artist Village partner on an exchange program that sees one artist from WA spend eight weeks in Taipei at Treasure Hill Artist Village and one Taiwanese artist in residence at PICA. Each artist is supported by PICA to develop and present new works during their residency as part of the BLEED Biennial, a festival that looks at the issues between the digital and the real.
City and Country
About the Organisation and Residency Program
Arts-in-Residence Taipei (AIR Taipei) provides a platform for diverse cultural collaboration across artistic disciplines throughout the globe. As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei is AIR’s base encouraging professional artists exchanges between Taiwanese and international artists. These interactions help create intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogues that resonate between communities and individuals long after the artist’s residence is completed.
AIR Taipei is located at Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV) along the Xindian River in Taipei City. Treasure Hill was listed in 2011 as the first “historic settlement” of Taipei City. The unique scenery of Treasure Hill with its narrow alleys and winding staircase across the hill gives THAV a sense of a rural village. Over the years, various groups settled on the hillside with their own lifestyles and needs, creating a tribal-like organic scene. Responding to the City government’s policy of preservation and revitalization, the Arts-in-Residence Taipei program hopes to achieve a spirit of ‘symbiosis’ with the living history and local residents and support an inspiring environment for creators.
Eight weeks between 29 April – 23 June 2024
In 2024, PICA is partnering with Arts House (Melbourne), Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney) and Taipei Performing Arts Centre (Taipei) to participate in the BLEED Biennial, a festival that looks at the issues between the digital and the real. As part of PICA’s 2024 International Exchange Program between Perth and Taipei, the two selected residency exchange artists will be invited to participate in BLEED 2024.
Platforming contemporary art practices that are both enabled by and critical of the digital public sphere, BLEED’s unique model allows artists and audiences to create and experience art, culture and ideas. Across mediums, time zones and borders, BLEED probes the extent to which digital technology can deepen our understanding of one another.
BLEED was conceived by Arts House (Melbourne) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney) in 2020 as a solely online event. Five digital artworks were premiered across various mediums, addressing the question: ‘what does the online feel like?’
In 2022 BLEED welcomed Taiwanese partner organisations, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Taipei and Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The project’s scope expanded to include live performances, exhibitions and parties. BLEED 2022 considered the potential and problems of borders, with a program consisting of 9 artist commissions, 9 digital works and 8 live art experiences.
In 2024 BLEED will expand the conversation through a wider network of commissioning partners and artists, contemplating the universal issues posed between the digital and real. This will be achieved through international artist exchanges and an international keystone commission. Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts will each commission artists to create IRL and online outcomes. The BLEED ECHO program will present the digital artworks as well as online public programming and engagement opportunities.
The residency period will focus on developing and presenting a work during the artists’ respective residencies in Perth and Taiwan, and then presenting an additional and related online work as part of BLEED ECHO program during September-October 2024.
Artists will be provided with a commissioning fee and curatorial support from PICA and Treasure Hill Artist Village to present their work.
Type of Studio
Live-work studio. There will be other artists in residence during the same period.
Private room and bathroom and kitchen.
Shared laundry room, internet connection, woodworking studio, piano room, rehearsal studios, and gallery spaces.
Logistic support from staff, promotion resources for events and exhibitions, curator/studio visits.
Opportunities to Present Work
Group presentation of new artworks in Taipei and online for BLEED and an open studio event
Expectation of Artists
Presentation of new artworks in Taipei and online for BLEED and an artist talk/open studio event.
Nearest International Airport
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport
Supported by North Metropolitan TAFE & Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries through a Sector Development Grant.