Heteroglossia#1:The History of Women as Darkness

In response to the shift of forefront of thoughts and resonate with the pulse of the times, the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program was initiated in 2017 with three themes: 20th-century international women artists, minority and multi-minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists. These threads fall within three emerging academic fields: feminist philosophy, minority theory, and Sinophone studies.


On the occasion of successfully completing its inaugural residency program, Longlati Foundation is pleased to announce that Zhang Yibei (b. 1992) has been selected as the artist-in-residence for the next year (2022-23). This month, she will take up residence in the Foundation’s artist studio at Bund Space in Shanghai for a year-long creative practice.

Longlati Foundation Appoints Jenny Jiaying Chen as Art Director

Longlati Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Jiaying Chen as Art Director, who has assumed her new position on March 1, 2023.

Jenny Jiaying Chen has been with Longlati Writers’ Acquisition Committee (Shanghai) since the fall of 2021. In this new position, she will work closely with Longlati’s team to fully engage in exhibition coordination and curation, establish connections with external institutions, reach full communication, and explore international collaboration possibilities. At the same time, she will combine her own research with exhibitions, publications, and public programs to provide a more diverse academic context for Longlati’s collection and patronage program, to explore the practices of international women artists, minority and multiple minority groups, and post-1990 Chinese artists in the twentieth century, and to promote cross-regional, cross-community and cross-cultural dialogue. As a scholar focusing on the frontiers of inquiry, Jenny will also dive into Longlati Foundation’s collection to realize a forward-looking group exhibition project based on sorting and organizing the artists’ cases.

Su Yu-Xin: Dust that Rides the Wind

The first institutional solo show of Su Yu-Xin (b. 1991, Hualien, Taiwan; lives and works in Los Angeles) in Mainland China will be held at Longlati Foundation, Shanghai. Entitled “Dust that Rides the Wind”, the exhibition is curated by Beijing-based curator Luan Shixuan. As the recipient of Longlati Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2021–22 cycle, Su Yu-Xin will present her year-long project of color study and painting practice, including more than 30 works on canvas or wood panel, as well as marked traces and physical shreds of evidence produced in the process.

Entangled, Ensnared, Entwined – Carol Bove, Hu Xiaoyuan, Alicja Kwade

Longlati Spring Exhibition 2023, “Entangled, Ensnared, Entwined”, features three internationally celebrated women artists from the post-70s generation: Carol Bove (b. 1971, Geneva, Switzerland; lives and works in New York), Hu Xiaoyuan (b. 1977, Harbin, China; lives and works in Beijing), and Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland; lives and works in Berlin). The exhibition reflects their nuanced insights into the sculptural forms of personal, psychological, and social attachments. It is articulated by three sub-themes that describe various dimensions of intertwining as a metaphor for living in or with nature – “Entangled Positions,” “Ensnared Beings,” and “Entwined Engagements” – through a process of a constellation that juxtaposes or counterposes works by the three artists. Echoing part of the mission of the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program, which is to represent the interests of women artists from the last century, all the works on show this time were acquired by the Foundation in the past few years.