Schiro has been engaging with China since 2010. In August 2021 Nikki gave a talk for Sichuan University Graduate Students about Art and Social Engagment, a lecture based on 13 years of her work as an Artist-in-Residence in the Hospital Context. She was selected as a foreign exhibitor for the Third Nanjing International Arts Festival, this November 2016, an exhibit that focused on the effects of globalization. In January 2016 Schiro was one of two Americans selected to exhibit in the Inaugural International Invitational Biennale of Emei MOCA (LeShan, Sichuan Provence). Nikki was invited to live and work for several months in China via the Red Gate Residency (Beijing, 2011) and Highland Residency (Chengdu, 2010), each latent with remarkable achievement. In 2011 Schiro integrated with local art community and was nominated to co-curate and exhibit at Nova Art Coordinates Gallery, (BeiGao, BeiJing). In 2010, she was invited to exhibit at The Woman and Children Museum (Chengdu) for an exhibition of contemporary women artists in China. Nikki Schiro also became the first foreign artist to have a Solo Exhibition in Chengdu, at the Blue Roof Gallery, initiated and curated by the artist HE GONG.