Institute for Provocation (IFP) is a Beijing-based independent workspace for artists, architects and researchers founded by Chen Shuyu and Els Silvrants-Barclay in 2010. IFP grew out of Theatre in Motion, set-up by Els Silvrants-Barclay in 2005.

IFP hosts international residencies and research projects, organises workshops, talks and exhibitions. Since 2017 IFP is led by a collective consisting of architect/editor Chen Shuyu, art critic Song Yi and artist Hu Wei. Max Gerthel, You Mi and Els Silvrants-Barclay act as advisors.

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau, Skène
Peter Stamer & Daniel Aschwanden, Head Room
IFP studio 2006-2009
Mette Edvardsen
Angela Serino & Maja Bekan
IFP workspace 2012-2019
Esther Kokmeijer, IFP Sessions
Johan Kleinjan, Controlled Demolition
IFP Sessions
Han Wuzhou
Wang Jun, Three Days and Nights
Sasha Pohle, Given Time
IFP workspace from 2019 on

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