Open Studio Day at Swatch Art Peace Hotel for Shanghai Biennale

Swatch Faces & Traces 2016

Swatch Art Peace Hotel Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

Since it opened in 2011, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel has hosted more than 220 artists in its landmark heritage building on the Bund in Shanghai. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of its renowned artist residency and the official start of the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Swatch Art Peace Hotel opened its doors to the public on November 11th, 2016 for an Open Studio Day. During the opening, guests had the opportunity to visit the workshops of residing artists and explore the "Traces" made by former resident artists.

The "Grain God Narrative" Exhibition

In partnership with Power Station of Art (PSA) and the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Swatch Art Peace Hotel also presented the “Grain God Narrative” exhibition, curated by the 2016 winners of PSA’s Emerging Curators Project and three former resident artists.

All traces created through the artist residency from 2011 to the present can be seen by viewing the Swatch Art Peace Hotel's virtual museum.

"SOUND OF CITY" - Chiara Luzzana

Open Studio Day at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel also saw the world premiere of Italian sound artist Chiara Luzzana’s newest project, “SOUND OF CITY”. Based on sound recorded during her travels through the cities of Zurich, Tokyo, New York, Milan, Venice and Shanghai, the former artist-in-residence has used her unique artistic sensibility and musical language to tell fascinating stories of each city.