1st November 2022 – Sally Lai and Richard Streitmatter-Tran
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Sally Lai will be in conversation with Ho Chi Minh based artist and lecturer Richard Streitmatter-Tran about their shared interest in the artist studio. The talk will explore the role of studios in the practice of contemporary artists and in particular will look at studios in the context of Asia.
Sally Lai’s career has been underpinned by a commitment to international collaboration and supporting the learning that comes from cross-cultural encounters. She is currently working as an independent visual arts curator, consultant, facilitator and occasional writer in both UK and Asia. Recent projects include; managing a series of 13 interdisciplinary artist residencies with partners across the farming, research and gallery sectors, facilitating on a training programme for producer’s in Moscow and Hong Kong, helping found an arts and music initiative for children in Iraq, undertaking a residency at the Tambopata Research Centre, the remotest lodge in the Amazon rainforest.
Richard Streitmatter-Tran’s makes socially conscious work that interrogates diverse facets of humanity: history, colonialism, culture, power relationships, and the environment. International presentations of Richard Streitmatter-Tran’s work have been held as part of the Setouchi Triennale (2019); Thailand Biennale (2018); ART STAGE Singapore (2017); and in Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015). He is also the founder of DIA PROJECTS, an experimental exhibition and studio space established in Ho Chi Minh City in 2010.