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Open Call: Fiction Beyond Nonfiction

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Open Call: Fiction Beyond Nonfiction

The Li Tang Gallery is currently accepting submissions for an online group show – Fiction Beyond Nonfiction. We are keen to present a platform for artists working across disciplines to share their evolving visions of how digital and technology impact their practice. Subjects might include – but are not limited to – the ecosystem, social justice, decolonization, climate change, immigration, lifestyle, under-represented communities, and sustainability.

Artists at any stage of their career are invited to submit their work for consideration by our guest jury judge panel. The online group exhibition will be curated by the Li Tang team and promoted on Li Tang Gallery’s website, social media, and press coverage in both the United States and China.


May 8, 2022

Submission Fee

Free of charge


Open to all artists 18 years and older from all over the world.

All visual art media will be considered.

Artwork must be original. We do not take responsibility for copyright violations.


  • Up to 5 images and/ or 1 video.
  • Brief bio/ artist statement 
  • CV
  • Portfolio website
  • Social media handles (if applicable)

Submitted images must be labeled as follows:

Firstname_Lastname_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Year. jpeg 

Jpeg files should not exceed 1MB. Selected artists will be contacted for high resolution images. 

For video submission, we accept time-based artwork or kinetic works that need to be presented in videos. Video submissions should be limited to 2 min. For security reasons, we don’t open sites with passwords or download attachments from the web.

We do not accept submissions via emails.


  • Submissions will be accepted until May 8, 2022 24:00 EST
  • Selected artists will be notified by May 20, 2022
  • Exhibition opens May 23, 2022
  • Exhibition closes July 31, 2022

About Jury


Jenny Guo is an Emmy award-winning creative producer, XR and NFT arts patron, and co-founder of LumiereVR and Highstreet. She has been named on Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018 and AACYF 30 under 30 in 2020. She was also recognized as the top 10 Asian American entrepreneurs in 2021. 

The VR projects she had worked on have also won multiple awards in both Asia and the U.S. She has produced and distributed multiple VR art installations, including renowned artist Rachel Maclean’s I’m Terribly Sorry with KWM Art Center, Wang Xin’s Maybe it’s Time to Refresh the Art World a Little Bit at K11 art mall in Hong Kong, and Tian Zhuo Chen’s Trance. Her producing work Living Distance with artist Xin Liu has been selected into multiple renowned film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, Beijing Film Festival, and it’s the first Chinese immersive project that Sundance New Frontier Lab has taken on. Her latest VR artwork Devil’s Ivy with artist Liu Wa was shown at Busan Biennale and Sandbox Immersive Festival. This film has won the young creative award from International Emmys. Ms. Guo is passionate about conservation and Climate change projects. She has a new VR film on Glacier conservation coming out this year.  

Ms. Guo double majored in Electronic Art and Political Studies at Bard College and later studied Creative Producing at Columbia University. She had extensive experience in auction houses and art dealing between China and the U.S. 

Ms. Guo is also a Sundance fellow and researcher at Harvard Visualization Lab. She has spoken at multiple conferences, including Harvard Graduate School of Design, SXSW, Wharton School of Business, J.P Morgan, TEDxBohaibay, and Christie’s.


Nix Liu Xin is a mixed-reality director and designer. He works on various mediums such as filmmaking, motion visual arts, spatial design, XR experiences, and volumetric photography (3D scan). His practice centers around the connections of digital and physical realities, merging architecture, form, movement, visual effects, color, and sound.

As the founder and creative director of the studio Play.Work, Nix has collaborated with Burberry, Bosie, Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), London Fashion Week, Microsoft, Miss Grit, NYLON, Polestar Cars, SCI-Arc Robot Lab, Victor Ma (Ma Boqian), Wallpaper, WhatWorld Club, etc., to create bespoke films and music videos fusing CGI virtual and live-action real worlds.

Nix is currently a Master in Design Studies (Media/Technology) candidate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He holds an M.Arch 2 degree from SCI-Arc; and a B.A. in Architecture with an Honors degree from the University of Liverpool where his graduation project was awarded the Sheppard Robson Jicwood Prize.

Nix was endowed with numerous awards. To name a few: he won the first prize of the prestigious CGarchitect 3D Awards 2020 and was nominated in 2019; he was selected as one of 12 artists to hold solo exhibitions at Lianzhou Foto Festival in 2019. Recently, Nix co-curated the international New Digital Design Forum, and invited world-renowned artists, designers, and professors to bridge the communication of Post-Digital culture between west and east. Nix has been invited to give guest lectures and speakings at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, Tongji University, Gensler SF, etc. Additionally, his works have been exhibited at World Trade Center in New York City, Los Angeles, Liverpool, Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai, and so on.


Started as a Student Academy Award Gold Winner, US-China based multidisciplinary filmmaker Curry Sicong Tian has held various roles including director, concept/digital artist, 3d mographer, fashion photographer, creative director at studios internationally. 

Born and raised in China, she is aiming to bridge the gap between eastern and western culture, video art and film, expanding beyond into 3d motion graphic and alternative modes of storytelling. She has established an unparalleled trust with the clients like Mercedes Benz, Apple BEATS, Canon; and the most respected artists in the world.


If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please reach out to


The Li Tang Gallery team does not involve in any sales related to Fiction Beyond Nonfiction International Juried Exhibition. All sales inquiries will be redirected to the selected artists. However, the Li Tang Gallery team will require permission from the selected artists to the usage of their artwork images for promotional purposes.

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