In November, eleven artists from ACC’s New York Fellowship Program gathered to discuss their artistic practices, goals, and experiences in New York. This fellowship program provides artists from Asia the time and space for exploration, research, dialogue, and self-discovery, bringing together a geographically and artistically diverse cohort. Newer grantees—less than a month into their grant—introduced themselves, their practice, fellowship goals, and first impressions. Meanwhile, grantees well into their programs reflected on the experience of living in New York and its impact on their person and practice. This grantee roundtable created a space for personal and professional exchange—a potluck of shared stories, shared advice, shared knowledge, and shared resources. Here’s a snapshot of ACC Fellows’ experiences:


Steve Hui (Hong Kong), musician, composer, curator, and sound artist, researches experimental music in the U.S.



Vibha Galhotra (India), multimedia artist, meets artists and scientists and researches global climate change, investigating the impact of ecological change on humanity worldwide.


Fuyuka Shindo (Japan), visual artist, researches Horace Capron—an advisor to Hokkaido’s Development Commission during the Meiji era—and contemporary practice as an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn.

Kota Takeuchi (Japan), visual artist, researches World War II and nuclear industrial sites in the U.S.

Ami Yamasaki (Japan), vocal and visual artist, interviews artists, curators, and NYC locals, weaving their stories together for a future film project.

JUJU U (Korea), visual artist, explores cultural stereotypes of the "other," and intends to research American attitudes towards North and South Korea, as well as reflect on her own artistic practice

Moe Satt (Myanmar), visual and performance artist, curator and festival organizer, meets artists and curators, exploring contemporary arts across the U.S.

Aze Ong (Philippines), visual and performance artist, researches contemporary art practices, especially works incorporating textiles, in the U.S.

Ea Torrado (Philippines), dancer and choreographer, researches the mind-body connection while taking classes and exploring contemporary dance practices in the U.S.

Bruce Quek (Singapore), visual artist, participates in New York’s art world and explores configurations of artificial light across the city, and creating field recordings of sound.

Zhaxi Wangjia (China), Beijing-based dancer, choreographer, and dance educator from Tibet, joins workshops and dance classes in NYC, researching contemporary dance in the U.S.