About

IdleBeats is an artist duo and the first independent screen print studio in China, founded in 2009 by Nini Sum(China) and Gregor Koerting(Germany).

Together, the two have formed a strong partnership and have spent long years focusing on the medium of screen printing and its numerous creative possibilities. Over this time, both artists have developed and gained their own personal visual languages that define their creations but also serve to complement each other amongst the ever-changing artistic landscape.  

 

• More than Screen Print

In addition to screen printing, IdleBeats also creates mural artcross-over productsmusic posters and album arts; sometimes with the two owners collaborating together on projects and other times working solo to display thier own unique style. Over the years they’ve gained rich experiences and a top reputation working with hundreds of brands, labels and musicians on various kinds of projects in China and all over the world.

 

• Live Art Events and Workshops  

IdleBeats is also expert in hosting live printing shows and invented different kinds of live  silkscreen workshops, such as stencil cutting and zine printing workshops that are suitable for all ages and crowds. In the past 8 years they had successfully hosted countless live screen-printing shows and workshops at museums, festivals, fairs, openings and brand events.

 

• Exhibitions and Projects
Besides of attending exhibitions and fairs worldwide – their recent ones including solo exhibitions in Berlin and Sydney, as well as group shows in New York and Yogyakarta, in 2015 IdleBeats initiated a continues silkscreen exhibition series ‘Tale of Two Cities’ encouraging free cultural exchange, first one featuring FrenchFourch from Paris and second one Sticky Fingers from Phnom Pehn. In the same year they also opened IB Print Club -a local community-based screen printing space and print store offshoot of IdleBeats. 

 

 


Exhibitions (Selected)

 

• 2017 Tale Of Two Cities #3

- IdleBeats[Shanghai] x Palefroi[Berlin]

 Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai China

 

• 2017 IdleBeats Solo Exhibition  

  Serigraffeur Gallery, Berlin Germany

 

• 2017 “Screen Punch” Group Exhibition   

  Con Artist Gallery, NewYork USA

 

• 2017 Resistance is Futile Group Exhibition

  Krack Gallery, Yogyakarta Indonesia 

 

• 2017 IdleBeats Solo Exhibition

  Newsagency Gallery, Sydney Australia

 

• 2016 Tale Of Two Cities #2

- IdleBeats[Shanghai] x Sticky Fingers[Phnom Pehn]

  PlayClass, Base, Shanghai China

 

• 2015 Tale Of Two Cities #1

- IdleBeats[Shanghai] x FenchFourch[Paris]

  UNDEF/NE M50, Shanghai China

 

 • 2015 Art Print Asia Exhibition

   Newsagency Gallery, Sydney Australia

 

• 2014 Chinese Spring II

  Stieglitz19 Gallery, Antwerp Belgium

 

• 2013 IdleBeats Print Art Show

   TuJiao Art Space, Chengdu China

 

• 2011 IdleBeats Poster Art Show

  Foundry Gallery, Shanghai China