FAR–NEAR Studio Hours is an artist-run community space located in Chinatown, New York City, designed for the presentation, creation and connection of Asian artists across disciplines.
Asian Women Giving Circle has graciously granted us $8000 to create a programming for late 2023 and early 2024, concentrating on promoting female and gender-expansive artists’ work and visibility. The program will include talks, exhibitions, film screenings and small gatherings, providing an informal and creative outlet to build relationships and link generations. Please follow announcements on our social media for upcoming events.
Archive & Shop
All volumes of FAR–NEAR and coinciding projects (community prints and zines, t-shirts, fundraiser bags, etc.) will be available to view and purchase at Studio Hours.
In addition, our founder Lulu Yao Gioiello has made her personal archive of Asian publications available as a resource for visitors to read, browse, study and discuss.
Rentals & Pitches
If you are interested in getting involved, hosting a talk, screening, photo/video shoot or showroom, or would like to pitch us an idea for an exhibition or pop-up, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: FAR–NEAR Studio Hours – Pitch.
Please note we prioritize female and gender-expansive artists, independent projects and intimate, respectful and culturally tuned sponsored events. As we are primarily self-funded and otherwise donation-based and limited in resources, we will charge a sliding scale fee and require a security deposit for use of the space.
We are open by appointment only, typically on fridays and saturdays, unless an event is taking place. Please contact email@example.com to visit!
We are a self-funded platform operating without advertising or external investments. Our founder commits to a personal financial deficit each year with our small team working diligently outside of their day jobs to deliver the highest quality annually-printed books, community space, online editorials, anti-racism newsletters, charitable fundraisers, music playlists and social media to our community.