AAA Research Grant

The AAA Research Grant was established to expand AAA’s general research scope to include goal-specific research; to encourage understanding of the exciting developments taking place in the region; to provide much-needed resources to individuals for focused research projects in Asia; and to endow future generations with material on artists working today.



Lee Wing Ki

Locating Photographic Practice in Hong Kong since the 1960s

Lee’s research project takes an ethnographic approach to the analysis of the photographic community in Hong Kong. He will look at practice and process from image-taking to image-making, from creative process to final product, from pioneers to practitioners, 1960s to present. Thinking through the methodologies of ethnography, the project examines the relationship between the community, technology and subjectivity.


Vidya Shivadas

Mapping the field of Indian art criticism: Post-independence

Mapping the field of Indian Art Criticism 01 Progress Report

Mapping the field of Indian Art Criticism 05 Progress Report 2

Mapping the field of Indian Art Criticism 03 Chronology

Mapping the field of Indian Art Criticism 02 Bibliography

The Delhi-based curator and art critic's project focuses on five important Indian writers and critics, including William George Archer, Richard Bartholomew, Jagdish Swaminathan, Geeta Kapur, and Ranjit Hoskote. Each played an important role in shaping contemporary art discourse in India, and in registering multiple cultural issues, artistic domains, and moments of history.

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2011 Research Grantee | Lee Wing Ki

2011 Research Grantee | Lee Wing Ki