ACENTRICSPACE Artist in Residence encourages both young artists to continue their practice upon graduation and practicing artists to be inspired. Untitled Space AiR aims to provide an ideal creative and living environment for all artists. It opens to all contemporary artists throughout the year, during the residency, artists are encouraged to create a new body of work and engage in conversation with artists from Mainland China and around the world.


Eligible Applicants

Opens to all contemporary artists throughout the year.


Application Process

Please use the application form at


ACENTRICSPACE The building itself covers an area of 600 square meters, a total of 4 floors. The ground floor contains 6 private studios within shared studio space (a total of 220 square meters) and 3 storage rooms. 1st floor is filled with 2 exhibition spaces, 1 cafe, and kitchen, 1 laundry room, and 2 courtyards. 2nd floor contains 7 private rooms for resident artists. The 3rd floor contains an office and 1 rooftop terrace. Gallery, accommodation, and studio all in the same building, for a more convenient living and working environment, ideal for an art residency



ACENTRICSPACE located in ancient water town - Zhujiajiao, was established about 1,700 years ago. From Zhujiajiao to the downtown is about 40 minutes by metro, and walking from ACENTRICSPACE to Zhujiajiao metro station is about 15 minutes. Zhujiajiao is one of the largest artist communities in Shanghai, over 100 artists live here. Convenience stores, restaurants, bars, tea houses, cinemas, and other art spaces are all within the same compound.

ACENTRICSPACE坐落在有着1700多年历史的江南水乡古镇 - 朱家角。从朱家角到市区乘坐地铁大约40分钟,从ACENTRICSPACE走路到朱家角地铁站大约15分钟。朱家角也是上海最大的艺术家社区之一,常驻艺术家在100名以上。在同社区里也有便利店、饭店、酒吧、茶楼、电影院和其它艺术机构。


ACENTRICSPACE will provide a semi-sharing studio, each resident artist has their own working space. There is a wide variety of tools/equipment available for resident artists. Such as an easel, tripod, lighting gear, projector, monitor, speakers, electric kiln, etc.




ACENTRICSPACE provides private bedrooms for selected artists with a queen-size or super single-size bed and air conditioner (warm and cold), a desk and a chair, and an open closet. Artists are free to use the kitchen, laundry (washing machine and dryer), rooftop garden, and other common spaces.



Program Fees

The residency is run as a sustainable program, the residency fee meets the minimal cost of running the residency.


For the current residency fee, please visit our residency page at

The residency does not carry any funding support yet, so they encourage artists to manage the scholarship application, grants, or financial support in their home countries during the application period. Untitled Space will provide the necessary documentation to the selected applicant that so requires.


Resident artist is responsible for their transportation, food, art material, and other living expenses.


Additional Information

ACENTRICSPACE is an artist-run gallery and residency based in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai. As the title ‘Acentric’ suggests, we strive to provide a creative space and exchange platform for contemporary artists without any restrictions and boundaries. Untitled Space is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art exhibitions, artists in residence providing workshops for the public, etc. In addition, United Space encourages collaboration between international artists and local artists in the context of Chinese contemporary society; where multicultural expression sparks fresh perspectives and ideas.