Acme Studios — Ding Ruyi

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ding Ruyi

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

Ding Ruyi is an artist working in installation, moving image, performance, and painting. Inspired by her nuanced observation and experience of her surroundings, most of her research and practice focus on a series of social issues, including surveillance, power relations and consumerism.

Ding was selected for the 2022/23 Helen Scott Lidgett Award by a panel including Zane Čulkstena, founder of Kim Contemporary Art Centre from a shortlist of six MFA graduate artists at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

The Helen Scott Lidgett Award is a partnership between Acme, Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), Art Academy of Latvia and the family of Helen Scott Lidgett. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award includes a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.