In 2019, Delfina Foundation began a partnership with the newly-established Asymmetry Art Foundation, to provide accommodation and mentoring as part of the residency programme for the Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship at the Whitechapel Gallery. Asymmetry Art Foundation’s six-month placement for a mid-career curator in the Whitechapel Gallery’s curatorial department provides training opportunities related to exhibition organisation; registrar tasks; catalogue assistance; artist liaison support; general support to the exhibition department, project-based research and public programming.

Asymmetry is a London-based independent, non-profit initiative dedicated to nurturing curatorial practice and developing cultural knowledge in and about Asia through global exchange.

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In 2019 Zian Chen was selected as an Asymmetry Curatorial Fellow and travelled to London in March 2020 for his fellowship. However, due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and the implementation of a national lockdown, he returned to Taiwan later that month having been unable to fully take on the position. As his professional schedule conflicts with a rescheduling of the fellowship, all of the partners hope to collaborate with Zian again in the future.