ACC grantees come from all over Asia and the United States. They are today's established masters in their fields and tomorrow's rising stars. They are archeologists, architects, artisans, arts administrators, art critics, choreographers, composers, conceptual artists, conservators, craftspeople, dancers, film makers, installation artists, musicians, new media artists, painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, video artists, video conservators, and also artists and scholars whose work defies categorization. They are the carefully selected grantees of the Asian Cultural Council.
With the curatorial care and assistance of the ACC team, these artists work intensively, rise to new challenges, and discover the possibilities and implications of their work as experienced in entirely new and different settings. Each is defined by a singularly inspiring talent and vision, and each redefines the cultural landscape through meticulously crafted explorations and projects.
For 50 years, the ACC has nurtured over 6,000 artists. Here is a rich archive of their extraordinary work, which beautifully reflects our mission to provide meaningful cultural exchange and to create limitless, lifelong opportunities for artistic collaboration among our network of alumni grantees.
Grantees: Taiwan (grantee origin)
Albert Chien-Chih ChenTaiwan
2002 | Theater | United States
to continue to observe theater activities in the United States2001 | Theater | United States
to survey performing arts activities and investigate the use of ritual in contemporary performance in the United States
1996 | Visual Art | United States
to continue observe contemporary art activities in New York1995 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in a residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary arts activities in New York
Li Herng-Ching ChenTaiwan
2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to study documentary film and new media in the United States
2010 | Film, Video, & Photography | Asia General
to conduct research in China and Japan for a documentary film on Japanese actress Shirley Yamaguchi
1993 | Dance | United States
to complete a program of study in modern dance and choreography leading to the M.F.A. degree at the tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
2013 | Visual Art | United States
ACC provided support for Shu-Chiang Chen to carry out a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York.
Shu-Gi Tung ChenTaiwan
1989 | Dance | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance
2009 | Conservation | China
to pursue collaborative conservation research at the Palace Museum in Beijing
2012 | Arts Administration | Japan
ACC provided Ms. Chen with a two-month grant to visit Japan to observe multi-institution biennials and other "wall-less museums" organized by private and public museums and arts institutions. Ms. Chen met with the organizers of events such as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial and Setouchi International Art Festival in order to explore potential opportunities for future collaboration.
Wen Chyou-Chu ChenTaiwan
1996 | Music | United States
to study resource materials on traditional Chinese music in American universities and libraries and to survey current trends in ethnomusicological theory and scholarship in the United States
2013 | Dance | United States
ACC support enabled Wu-Kang Chen to observe and participate in contemporary dance activites in New York and to interview several leading choreographers and and dancers in the United States in order to gain insight on their work.
2006 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the International Residency Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
Yi Chieh ChenTaiwan
2005 | Visual Art | Japan
For participation in a project undertaken by ARCUS
2013 | Visual Art | Japan
ACC supported Yi-Chun Chen to undertake research on local shrines and Japanese folk culture.
1999 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to observe film production activities and participate in film workshops in the United States
2004 | Crafts | United States
to survey ceramic arts centers, museums, and garden design and to visit wood-fired kiln sites in the United States and in Japan
Ying-Chih (Hana) ChenTaiwan
2018 | Dance | United States
a 6-month NY Fellowship to research the Limón technique and explore the diversity of movement practices in New York City
Yu An ChenTaiwan
2017 | Theater | United States
for a six-month fellowship to take vocal training courses in New York City and explore jazz music in New Orleans
2011 | Film, Video, & Photography | Asia General
to carry out research in Korea and China for his photography project Circumgyration
2015 | Theater | Indonesia, Korea
for a six-month grant to carry out research in Indonesia and South Korea