LOEWE Foundation and not–for–profit arts organization Studio Voltaire announced Hong Kong based visual artist and independent publisher, Beatrix Pang, as the recipient of their inaugural year-long international residency.
Pang will be based at Studio Voltaire 12 months from January 2023 and will receive a £25,000 stipend to support living costs and accommodation. They will also have a budget for travel, equipment, materials and production, as well as a bespoke professional development and mentoring programme.
Beatrix Pang is the founder of Small Tune Press which publishes and produces artists’ books and zines. They also founded the independent publishers’ collective ZINE COOP and a mobile library Queer Reads Library, a space for queer inclusivity and visibility in Hong Kong.
I cannot believe I have been granted this life-changing opportunity. My research at Studio Voltaire will involve various engagements with creative individuals from independent publishing, the queer community, artists, curators, activists, archivists and South London locals. Through these interactions, I will open up dialogues and exchange ideas on art production, publishing and archiving practices. I am so grateful to LOEWE FOUNDATION and Studio Voltaire for giving me the chance to live and learn in London for a year.
– said Beatrix Pang.
The LOEWE FOUNDATION and Studio Voltaire Award works to increase and strengthen equitable representation and access, and amplify artistic voices across class, race, gender, sexuality and disability. In 2021, seven UK–based artists were awarded with two years of support through rent-free studio space, professional development opportunities and bursaries. The awardees were Ayo Akingbade, Ufuoma Essi, Adam Farah, Nnena Kalu, Djofray Makumbu, Josiah Moktar and Curtly Thoma. – from LOEWE.