Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.



During 2003 - 2015 OCA offered two 2-months residencies per year for artists and curators at Platform China, in the Caochangdi art district in Beijing. The resident had a combined work and living studio at the residency premises. The residency offered the residents to come to China to meet other artists or curators, get inspiration and work on their own projects, preferably projects that were connected to China.