Zhixin Liao is our current resident. He has been living and working in Rotterdam. Zhixin graduated MFA from China Guangxi Arts University in 2016 before he went on to earn his MA (Painting) from the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands in 2018.
Under the circumstaces, Zhixin has proposed an end of residency presentation a little different to normal. From 20-28 June 2020 he will be welcoming people from 1pm-5pm each day in the airWG space.
Note from the artist:
"Last year I initiated an art project about the invisible risks involved in being confined. The requirements set by my residence permit forbid me to leave the country, so I traveled the entire length of the Netherlands mainland border by car, bus, bike and foot.
This open studio will feature a series of images and a video about the material I collected along the way. During the self-quarantine period I used the materials I had access to; the fabric works are made from my former roommate's bed sheets, extending from the room where I have been living, out the window, to the edge of the property. The small objects in the containers were found when I was roaming the border, and I tried to restore them as they should be. As a foreigner, I seek to share the care and effort I take in restraining my actions so that they comply with social norms and regulations.
The audience may climb into my residency space through the window if they wish, with a maximum of two people at one time, and no more than a total of ten people per day. I also welcome people to use stories on Instagram to share how they ‘break’ in."
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