Pantocrator Gallery is a space for the production, exhibition and diffusion of Contemporary Art in all its disciplines. The gallery activity is combined with a residency program, which opened summer of 2011. In many cases, the excellent work artists have produced in the residence has subsequently been institutionally recognized in their home countries. Pantocrator Gallery seeks to strengthen intercultural relations between artists of proven track record and emerging artists through its residencies programs.
With its two differents residence programs, the Pantocrator space becomes in a permanent production place, opens to the public in the gallery hours, allowing the dialogue between artist and visitors in order to deepen in the understanding of the work, and facilitate their sales. Current residency programs:
- La Pan Stage: all year long, 2 selected artists reside at Pantocrator, working in the area of the gallery, for a period of 1-2 months for each artist. Artists can work in any medium they desire, from painting, collage, video, digital art or sculpture to the transformation of their study in an installation or operation of the area. The last week of the program, the Gallery focuses in the exhibition of the resident artist with a opening in the gallery and all the needed promotion.
- Summer Pan Stage: during July and August, an average of four artists are working for one or two months, generating an atmosphere of intense creativity, producing interesting synergies between artists and their different languages, creating links between them. The summer residence culminates in a final opening in which artists, friends, visitors and curious interact in the space with the art works created and in the cozy outdoor with live music or DJ's, making it a memorable event, gaining in more repercussion, year after year.
"In heaven there is paradise, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou" old chinese proverb.
Suzhou: privileged enclave to find tranquility in gardens, temples and hidden spots that takes us back to other times and inspiration of ancestral Chinese culture. In addition to this great historical tradition, Suzhou currently aims to be a new international center for Arts, whose main point is to achieve the harmonical cohabitation of national and international artists. Having the same characteristics that once had the M50 (Art Center, Shanghai), but a little bit more affordable.
The artist in residence will have the experience to interact with other chineses local artist that are living at the same art complex.
This residence is for artists who want to have a real chinese experience in a calm place for creation and who want to come in contact with other local artist and art lovers.
Two working spaces are destined to the resident artists and one gallery space for the final exhibition. Floor map can be found here.
The accommodation is included in the price. Studio with access to bathroom and kitchen.