First five Pacific-Leipzig Grant Winners selected

The five winners of the first Pacific-Leipzig artist grant for Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam have been selected!

In 2020, LIA starts the new cooperation project with the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia “Pacific-Leipzig”. About 200 artists had applied for the open call for artists from Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam. The jury has chosen the five winners, in cooperation with the Goethe Institutes in the respective countries.

We proudly announce the winners:

Chang Yoong Chia (Malaysia)
Yadanar Win (Myanmar)
Sam Clague (New Zealand)
Harit Srikhao (Thailand)
Le Hien Minh (South of Vietnam)

Congratulations to the winners! We thank all participants of the open call for the many exciting applications, which did not make it easy for the jury’s decision.

Our gratitude to all cooperation partners of the Goethe-Institut:

Wilfried Eckstein (Goethe-Institut Vietnam)
Christian Kahnt (Goethe-Institut New Zealand)
Maren Niemeyer (Goethe-Institut Thailand)
Mpangi Otte (Goethe-Institut Vietnam)
Rolf Stehle (Goethe-Institut Malaysia)
Martin Wälde (Goethe-Institut Maynmar)

Many thanks to the jury members:

Manon Bursian (Director, Saxony-Anhalt Arts Foundation)
Veronika Radulovic (Artist and Curator, Berlin)
Julia Schäfer (Curator, Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art, GfzK Leipzig)
Silke Wagler (Art Historic, Director Kunstfonds, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden)

We’re looking forward the further cooperations and to having the artists with us in 2020!
Anna-Louise Rolland (LIA Director) & Laura Bierau (LIA Programm Coordinator)

Pacific-Leipzig Residency Grant

The five artists will receive each a scholarship for a three-month-stay in a LIA studio as well as for material and travel costs. The stay is spread over two periods in 2020:

Residency period I (March – May 2020): Malaysia, Myanmar, South Vietnam
Residency period II (August – October 2020): New Zealand, Thailand

For further information about the artists please click the pictures below:

Le Hien Minh (Vietnam)

Chang Yoong Chia (Malaysia)
Yadanar Win (Mynamar)
Sam Clague (New Zealand)
Harit Srikhao (Thailand)


Pacific-Leipzig is a Cooperationsproject von LIA mit dem Goethe-Institut: