BY ART MATTERS RESIDENCY 之驻 will launch in 2021. It is a non-profit artist residency center, a residency program under BY ART MATTERS 之馆. It offers residencies to emerging contemporary artists and researchers around the world, and provides them a dynamic space for living, working, showing, and sharing, in order to encourage and support the growth of local and international contemporary art. An experienced academic committee from the museum will provide professional, objective support for the residents, and help them develop their practice.

This residency program aims to become an exchanging platform among local, domestic, and international artists. And to promote the union of “Live & Create”, the residency center will organize series of sharing events, workshops, open-studios and provide exhibition opportunities for the residents during their residency, hoping to activate an enriched cultural atmosphere on-site, and promote off-site culture influx.



BY ART MATTERS RESIDENCY 之驻 aims to provide a sharing space for emerging artists and curators to exchange their experience, memories, knowledge, and feelings. We encourage our residents to improvise, experiment, and interact in and beyond their studios. We hope the coming residents will bring memories around the world to Hangzhou, while also taking their impressions of Hangzhou elsewhere.


BY ART MATTERS 之馆 is a contemporary art museum located in the OōEli complex, scheduled for opening in 2021, designed and built by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with a world class museum standard. Aside from its permanent collection, the museum will continue to provide exhibition and publication opportunities for artists, to provide a third space for the public outside of everyday living and working, and become a leading atelier of creativity. BY ART MATTERS 之馆 seeks to become Hangzhou’s first hub of international and domestic art scene, and to deliver momentum and catalyst for sensitivity, research, and artistic practice. It aspires to cultivate the public’s independent aesthetics for contemporary art through diverse exhibitions and public education activities, to bring sensual, intellectual, and spiritual inspirations.

OōEli 天目里

BY ART MATTERS RESIDENCY 之驻 is situated at OōEli 天目里, in Hangzhou, China.

It’s like a small town, where thousands of people live and work. From business to art, design, and fashion, various stories take places here.

People, art, nature, architecture, work, exchange—these are the topics at the core of OōEli 天目里. They each grow lively, while intertwining with each other on the same soil. In this complex of 230,000 square meters, we always find ourselves at the crossings of nature and art.




BY ART MATTERS RESIDENCY 之驻 has approximately 2000 square meters, with a total of 10 floors. There are 8 residency studios, an exhibition hall, a blackbox, a communal kitchen, a workshop, a laundry room, and a pantry.

The exhibition hall, located in the basement, has about 165 square meters, and provides use for daily activities and exhibitions. The exhibition hall connects to a garden designed by Japanese leading garden designer Shunmyō Masuno. As a inner courtyard garden, it’s hidden out of sight with a unique charm.

There is also a workshop in the building, providing basic practical tools and printing facility. The black box located on the 4th floor is a dark room reserved for showing moving-images and audio works, while also providing use for other works that require a dark space.

Each studio is about 100 square meters, equipped with a separate bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There are three types of studio that caters to the need of a single artist or an artist group of two. Other facilities from the museum BY ART MATTERS 之馆 and the OōEli complex — library, theater, auditorium, and exhibition space — are also available to the residents, committed to support the production and documentation of worldwide contemporary art.



Duration: 3 terms per year, 3 months each term
Approach: Online Open-call & Direct Invitation
Candidates: Domestic and international contemporary artists, researchers and curators
Residents: 7 groups (6 singles, 1 group can be consisted of 2) each term

All candidates will be selected by an academic jury.

BY ART MATTERS RESIDENCY 之驻 will provide transportation and material stipend according to its yearly budget.


Tel: +86-139-8760-3599