Shuxia Chen, Recipient of the 2020 Australia Council for the Arts China Professional Placement for MAAP Video Art Project

  Shuxia Chen, Sydney based art historian and curator, received the 2020 China Professional Placements: MAAP-Media Art Asia Pacific in partnership with OCAT Shanghai, from the Australia Council for the Arts. With the support of this grant, Shuxia has been working closely with MAAP Director Kim Machan, curator of the upcoming exhibition “Refocusing on the Medium: The… Read more »

Opportunity – professional placement with MAAP

The Australia Council is supporting a professional placement with MAAP in Shanghai in 2020.  The OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) museum group, established with OCAT Shenzhen in 2005, is a growing network of independent, non-profit contemporary art museums across China. OCAT’s programs focus on in-depth surveys, research, publication, and presentation of both individual artists and thematic group… Read more »

Louise Bennett and Erika Scott in Gwangju exhibition

Louise Bennett and Erika Scott in a site specific video installation at the 2017 KOSMA International Exhibition Media Nostalgia: Time Reflection Two of Brisbane’s most original artists will be featured in an exhibition in Gwangju, South Korea in November 2017. Curator Kim Machan said ‘I’m very pleased to see Louise and Erika take their work into this very interesting… Read more »

Vale, Chen Shaoxiong

(Image from L to R: Chen Shaoxiong with curator Pi Li and artist Wang Gongxing at the celebration dinner of ‘MAAP in Beijing’ exhibition in 2002) It is with great sadness we farewell highly respected Chinese artist Chen Shaoxiong who recently passed away in Beijing after a long illness. Shaoxiong exhibited with MAAP in several… Read more »

Zhang Peili exhibition extended till 15 December

MAAP is pleased to announce the extension of Zhang Peili: from painting to video at the Australian Centre of China in the World, Australian National University. The exhibition will continue till 15 December and will be open during the AAANZ Art History Conference at Australian National University. In addition to normal opening hours, the exhibition… Read more »

MAAP exhibition in Canberra

Zhang Peili exhibition is reviewed in the Canberra Times offering a glimpse into the exhibition’s collaborative approach while highlighting the rare and generous donation by artist Lois Conner, to the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. You can read the article here. Co curator of the exhibition and director… Read more »


From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August MAAP Director Kim Machan will be participating alongside artist and professor Zhang Peili and others as part of the Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art conference presented by the Australian Consortium on Asian Art. The conference will commence at 4pm with the keynote address by Zhang Peili and… Read more »

Residency Awarded to Benjamin Crowley

MAAP Media Art Asia Pacific would like to announce the latest Residency for 2016 awarded to Benjamin Crowley. Commencing this week, MAAP SPACE will host Benjamin in a solo residency program that will allow the artist full access to MEDIA BANK equipment and gallery space. During this time Benjamin will have the opportunity to re-work and analyse old works, experiment… Read more »


26TH MAY 5:30-7:30PM – MAAP SPACE Come along to the opening night event for our upcoming solo exhibition of artworks by Taeyoon Kim. MAAP SPACE will be open from 5:30pm and Curator Kim Machan will be giving floor talks until 7:30pm. We look forward to sharing the artist’s three video works with you, and especially Steady… Read more »