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Family Village - Dinu Li

This is the third text+work collaboration between the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and ArtSway. Each successful collaboration has featured a publication by established writers, commenting on new work by the participating artists. Previous projects between the two organisations were: Nathaniel Mellors: The Time Surgeon (including the publication B.OK) and New Forest Pavilion at the 52nd Venice biennale.

For more information about ArtSway, please visit: www.artsway.org.uk

the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and ArtSway's Production Residency Programme

Family Village marks the second collaboration between the Arts Institute at Bournemouth’s text+work programme, and ArtSway’s Production Residency Programme. It is a mutually beneficial partnership in that it exists to support and nurture emerging artists of note. text+work seeks to bring together writers and artists, exploring all aspects of the collaborative process, complementing ArtSway’s approach in commissioning and mentoring artists to develop and produce new work.

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth is one of only fifteen specialist higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of arts. The Institute has been providing specialist education for over a century and enjoys a strong reputation both nationally and internationally, providing the creative industries with practitioners of the future. www.aib.ac.uk

ArtSway Production Residency

Dinu Li developed the work included in the publication through an ArtSway Production Residency. ArtSway Production Residencies provide artists with a professional fee, critical and curatorial support, and funds towards the production of new work. www.artsway.org.uk


Family Village is sponsored by Halcrow

Halcrow is one of the world’s leading development consultancies, with a pedigree stretching back to 1868. Halcrow specialises in the provision of planning, design, engineering and management services for clients and development projects worldwide. With interests in planning, urban design, transportation, water, power, maritime and property, the company is undertaking commissions in over 80 countries from a network of nearly 30 UK and over 50 offices worldwide. Halcrow operates throughout Asia, from India in the west to Korea in the east, working for public and private sector clients in many thriving countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. www.halcrow.com

Dinu Li

Born in Hong Kong, Dinu Li is a UK-based artist living in Manchester. Li has exhibited his work internationally. Recent shows were held at the 3rd Bucharest Biennale; Museumsnacht, St Gallen, Switzerland; Rivington Place, London; University of North Texas Art Gallery; Kulturbunker Cologne; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Contact Photo Fest’ 05 Toronto; White Space 798, Beijing; and the Liverpool Biennale ‘04. His work has been reviewed in several catalogues and magazines such as Portfolio, Next Level, Tema Celeste, Ryuko Tsushin, and is featured in Thames and Hudson’s The Photograph as Contemporary Art. In 2007, Li published a major monograph of his work, The Mother of All Journeys. It was short-listed for the Contemporary Book Award at the 2007 Rencontres d’Arles Awards and was placed amongst the Best Photography Books for 2007 by The Sunday Times. He is the recipient of many national awards and commissions, and has undertaken residencies in China, Kazakhstan and the USA.