• 2024

    February

    The details make the design

    The Year of the Dragon is named for the fifth animal and the only mythical creature of the Chinese zodiac. A host of creatives have seized the opportunity to ring in the year with their interpretations of the mythical creature through the language of art. At an art exhibition centered on the dragon and the other 11 Chinese zodiac signs opened in Beijing in December 2023, two large pieces, in particular, respectively created by Chinese and Mexican masters, have caught visitors' eyes.
    2024.02.14

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts team depicted a splendid Chinese New Year gala, illustrating the beauty of China

    Cui Donghui, the Vice Dean of the School of Architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, served as the artistic consultant for the 2024 CCTV Spring Festival Gala. Leading a team, they incorporated distinctive patterns and motifs from traditional Chinese culture into the creative program "Nian Jin" and the backdrop design "Long Teng Jiu Zhou" for the Loong Year Gala. These artistic designs aim to present patterns infused with good wishes and folk wisdom to the nationwide audience.
    2024.02.12

    President Lin Mao Visited KEDGE Business School in France to Discuss Future Development of the Sino-French Institute of Management in Arts and Design

    On January 30, 2024, President Lin Mao, along with a delegation from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, embarked on a visit to KEDGE Business School in France, spanning both its Bordeaux and Marseille campuses, for discussions with Alexandre de Navailles, Dean of KEDGE Business School.
    2024.02.6

    "The 'Jixiang Dragon' held by Chinese taikonauts in the Tiangong: Designed by the Central Academy of Fine Arts!"

    The taikonauts of the Chinese space station extend Lunar New Year blessings to the global Chinese community through video, holding the 'Jixiang Dragon' from the 'Tiangong' space station.
    2024.02.5

    Xu Bing leads the way: The first satellite of the "Star Chain of Arts Project," "SCA-1," successfully launched into orbit

    On February 3, 2024, at 11:06 a.m., the first Chinese art satellite, "SCA-1" (The first satellite of the Star Chain of Arts Project), was successfully launched into orbit near the sea area of Yangjiang, Guangdong, using the Long March 3B carrier rocket. The satellite's solar panels deployed normally, and the initial telemetry is normal. Among the thousands of satellites now orbiting above us, including scientific, meteorological, communication, and military satellites, there was a missing category - the "art satellite."
    2024.02.3

    January

    Lu Zhengyuan’s public art installation won the Gold prize of IDA2023

    Recently, IDA 2023 winners have been announced. Prof. Lu Zhengyuan’s public art installation Empty·Theater won the Gold Prize in Cultural Architecture Design/Installation.
    2024.01.23

    Culture Beat: 'Emerging Within the Wild' at CAFAM

    A new exhibition at Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM), Emerging Within the Wild, is a new experimental project, which explores not only physical space, but also mental space. 
    2024.01.15

    The Ambassador of UAE to China visited CAFA

    On January 12, 2024, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to China, H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi, visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts, engaging in discussions with the President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Lin Mao, regarding the enhancement of cultural and artistic cooperation between China and the UAE, as well as the initiation of art projects.
    2024.01.13
  • 2023

    December

    Artist paints a picture of his times

    Yu Ding, a professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, recalls his first task after enrolling to study art history at the academy decades ago — he was assigned to interview Wei Qimei, an oil painter and professor of prominence at the school.
    2023.12.21

    “Lamia : The Dream Chaser” won the Best Story Award of the 3rd “Beijing-A Global City” Short Video Contest

    On December 18th, the 3rd “Beijing-A Global City” Short Video Contest awards ceremony was held at the China Film Museum. Thirty-two entries were awarded first, second, and third prizes, as well as honorable mentions and special awards. The short film "Lamia : The Dream Chaser," featuring our Algerian student Mia, won the "Best Story Award."
    2023.12.20

    COOL! When young artists fall in love with skiing

    The snow season arrives, step into CAFA SKI&SNOWBOARD CLUB, observe students from CAFA weaving through the snowy mountains. They navigate alongside the wind, accompanying youth. Drawing inspiration from winter sports for their creative endeavors.
    2023.12.17

    Uruguayan Republic Ambassador to China and Dean of the School of Arts at the University of Uruguay visited CAFA

    On the morning of December 7, 2023, Lin Mao, the Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, held discussions with the visiting delegation, including the Ambassador of the Uruguayan Republic to China and the Dean of the School of Arts at the University of Uruguay. Both parties engaged in constructive dialogue regarding the deepening cooperation between universities in China and Uruguay in the field of culture and the arts.
    2023.12.14

    FINE ART EXPERTS DISCUSS AI AND ART INNOVATION AT UM

    Several experts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) delivered three lectures at the University of Macau (UM), where they shared insights into art innovation in the age of artificial intelligence (AI).
    2023.12.13

    Horizons & Proximities——Yuan Yuan Oil Painting Exhibition Unveiling Soon

    The exhibition "Distant and Close Perspectives – Yuan Yuan Oil Painting Works" will open at 3:00 p.m. on December 17, 2023, at 798 Art Bridge Gallery.
    2023.12.8

    The 360 "Quick Sketch" works on 360 sheets of A4 paper from CAFA made their debut at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

    On November 30th, the joint exhibition "Art Bridge: From Antwerp to Beijing and Back Again," co-hosted by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, opened at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition featured 360 works created by students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts through spontaneous and timed improvisation. The artworks were uniformly executed on A4-sized paper, showcasing diverse creative techniques, artistic styles, and technical approaches.
    2023.12.5

    November

    Cumulus Beijing 2023 opened at CAFA

    On November 22, 2023, the Cumulus Beijing (Central Academy of Fine Arts) Conference of the 2023 Cumulus Association opened at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Lin Mao, the President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Professor Lorenzo Imbesi, President of the Cumulus Association, Ms. Eija Salmi, Secretary-General of the Association, and other guests, as well as members of the Cumulus Association Executive Committee, attended the meeting.
    2023.11.27

    Guang Jun’s New exhibition opened at CAFA Art Museum

    On the 17th of this month, my art exhibition will be held at the Art Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts. There won't be an opening ceremony, so you don't need to hurry. The exhibition will last for a month, and whenever you have time, feel free to come. You might need to buy a ticket (except for me). Thank you very much for making the effort to come out, especially in the cold weather!
    2023.11.22

    Culture Beat: ‘Gravity’ exhibition displayed in CAFA

    Gravity, the inaugural exhibition of the second phase of a youth experimental project, recently opened at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum. 
    2023.11.9

    The presentation of the 360 A4 paper "quick theme" assignments: A collaborative showcase of student creations from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

    On the afternoon of November 2, 2023, the "Art Bridges: From Antwerp to Beijing and Back" student exhibition, jointly organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, opened at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum. This exhibition marks the first collaborative student creative exchange activity between the two institutions and is a significant part of the global series of events celebrating the 360th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
    2023.11.3

    October

    A delegation from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts named after Ilya Repin visited and jointly signed a MOU with CAFA

    On October 30, 2023, a delegation led by Mikhailo Xiey M. Ilyich from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts named after Ilya Repin in Russia visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts. They engaged in discussions with CAFA President Lin Mao about cooperation between the two institutions in various areas, including teaching, research, artistic creation, exhibitions, and cultural exchange.
    2023.10.31