Copyright © Rosa Mar Tato Ortega

In 2006, Rosa was the recipient of a student artist-in-residence grant in Shanghai under the auspices of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, DEST (Department of Education, Science and Training) and RMIT School of Art.

The impact of the new and the old during a residency in Shanghai in 2006 and 2007 enabled her to discover the ‘Tu Don’ (a traditional piece of Chinese lingerie) a unique, rare, traditional Chinese object symbolised by another fragment of time.

This body of work can be seen under Exhibition titled the 'Tu Don Series'.