Kira Simon-Kennedy


Kira is the co-founder & director of China Residencies, a multifaceted arts nonprofit that has supported international creative exchanges since its inception in 2013. She has been fellow and mentor at NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design & technology, as well as the IFP Made in NY Media Center, creating Rivet, a platform to connect artists with opportunities worldwide. She also produces documentaries about music, culture, and the shifting shape of labor in China. Before the pandemic, she split her time between China, France and the US. Now, she now lives mostly online.