Qiaoer Jin, MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts has been selected for the AER residency at the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art, Manchester
Screen shot, Half Flame Half Brine by Qiaoer Jin, a single-channel video that consists of found footages and animations
Set up by Professor Lucy Orta UAL Chair of Art for the Environment – Centre for Sustainable Fashion in 2015, The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) provides UAL graduates with the exceptional opportunity to apply for short residencies at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights. Through research, studio practice, critiques and mentoring the AER programme is designed to envision a world of tomorrow; to imagine and create work that challenges how we interact with the environment and each other.
Read Qiaoer Jin’s successful residency proposal:
I recently graduated from the University of Toronto’s Visual Studies and architectural design program, and currently pursuing a master degree of fine arts in UAL. I primarily work with time-based media such as video and sound installation. Through my art practice, I keep paying attention on the relationship between human being and nature/environment. My artworks reveal my concern about how human being interact with nature and impact their surrounding environment. Most of my works critic on environmental issues such as light pollution, sound pollution, air pollution and excessive usage of energy resources. Recently, I am exploring with fictional storytelling regarding the topic of post-humanism.