During the residency Marce, a painter whose works often refer to gaming and play, became interested in Chinese games in researching a series of paintings. The final exhibition Shuttlecock, presented at the end of the residency, comprised a series of paintings and drawings of games, depicting her investigation and research into Chinese symbolic colour and pattern. Marce also developed a performance work with Fernandes for the opening of the show. The paintings made during the residency have since been bought by the Saatchi collection.
About Upriver Loft
Upriver Loft, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China was set up in 2001 by Ye Yong Qing and Zhang Xiaogang. It is a studio and gallery complex comprising 20 artists’ studios and a 2000 sq ft exhibition space. Upriver Loft promotes discussions and exchanges between local and international artists through a programme of residencies and exhibitions.