NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX)

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU launched the first phase of the inter-institutional NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) in 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia. Since then, the exchange has taken place in Washington DC and New York City (2014); Tokyo and Honolulu (2015); Buenos Aires (2017); London and Berlin (2018); Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) (2019); Aotearoa (2020, virtual); virtually (2021); and Venice (2022).

Each year, GAX brings together scholars, curators, and artists and a group of core collaborative scholars from participating partner institutions. The gatherings and working sessions aim to generate research, publications, exhibitions, and other projects to strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the United States, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Global Asian and Pacific Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, GAX aims to build sustained multi-year, inter-institutional connections to encourage a broader transnational discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.