• 2023

    June

    Ink artist depicts microcosmic universe with fine brushwork

    In classic Chinese literature, yinyun literally meant dense mist and meanwhile, its extended meaning referred to the microcosmic world in which the living beings developed and interacted with each other to generate an atmosphere of energies.
    2023.06.12

    Kang Jianfei’s Experimental Exhibition opens in Shanghai

    Kang Jianfei graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and won the highest award at the graduation exhibition. He has remained at the academy as a teacher ever since. His artistic research spans over twenty years and maintains a "self-experimental" attitude. He believes that the primary task of an artist is to deal with the interactive relationship between the artist's identity and the artistic medium, and this relationship determines an artist's artistic attitude. Eleven years ago, the YIBO Gallery held an exhibition titled "Art as Media/Kang Jianfei Exhibition," and now, eleven years later, Kang Jianfei returns to YIBO Gallery’s space in M50 with his latest experiments.
    2023.06.3

    May

    Artist's immersive show a digital interpretation of traditional culture

    Jin Jun hails from a cross-disciplinary background: Born to an oil painter father, he was introduced to fine arts at a young age. He studied nuclear electronics at Tsinghua University, and transferred to pursue a master's degree in art and design in the United States. Now the vice-dean and professor of School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Jin has invested much time in the advancement of digital art especially, in recent years, in regenerating classic Chinese art and cultural traditions.
    2023.05.22

    Zhu Pei was honored as UC Berkeley “2023 CED Distinguished Alumni Award”

    On the evening of May 14, “2023 CED Distinguished Alumni Award” of UC Berkeley was officially announced at the College of Environmental Design (CED) Commencement held at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley.
    2023.05.16

    CAFAIFC 2023 Graduation Exhibition "WHAT IF" opens online

    Founded by the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2005, the International Foundation Course Program (CAFAIFC) is a unique educational platform that aims to cultivate international talents in art and design. The 2023 Graduation Exhibition "WHAT IF", is showing online.
    2023.05.15

    CAFA holds 2023 postgraduate works exhibition in Beijing

    Visitors view a piece of artwork named "ON" at 2023 China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) postgraduate works exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, May 9, 2023. Over 3,000 pieces of postgraduate works were displayed in the exhibition, including paintings, sculptures, digital art, etc. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)
    2023.05.10

    Call for submission: Curating Virtual Exhibitions 2023

    In 2022, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) organized “Curating Virtual Exhibitions 2022: The 1st Global College Student Competition”. The competition received a total of 619 submissions from 1,153 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from 270 universities and colleges around the world. With the success and achievements of the first competition, we are now organizing “Curating Virtual Exhibitions 2023: The 2nd Global College Student Competition”.  We call for submissions from college students around the world. The call for submission ends at 11:59pm (Beijing Time) on May 20th, 2023. Please note that all submissions must be uploaded through https://vlam.cafa.edu.cn.
    2023.05.6

    Liu Xiaodong presents an exhibition of new works from his Shaanbei series in Lisson Gallery(NY)

    Lisson Gallery is pleased to present Shaanbei, a new body of work by Liu Xiaodong, one of the artist’s most ambitious and personally significant projects to date. Featuring large-scale paintings, works on paper, diary entries and a documentary, the exhibition expands Liu’s stature as one of China’s foremost artists.
    2023.05.4

    April

    Art competition scouts for future curators and educators

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts initiated the first virtual curatorial competition last year, which was well received among art schools around the world and drew more than 1,100 competitors.
    2023.04.25

    The "Way of Type - Modernisation of Chinese Typography Exhibition" Stages in Cape Town, South Africa

    To celebrate the 2023 International Chinese Language Day, "The Way of Type - Modernisation of Chinese Typography" was opened at the Welgemeend Function and Conference Venue in Cape Town, South Africa on April 19, in the afternoon, the local time.
    2023.04.21

    The exhibition “Way of type Evolution of Chinese typeforms” opened at University of Reading

    The exhibition “Way of type Evolution of Chinese typeforms” opened at University of Reading, UK, on 17 April 2023.
    2023.04.19

    The Fashion Art International Alliance held a special viewing event of the exhibition “Let’s Gather together”

    The Fashion Art International Alliance held a special exhibition and viewing event on April 8, 2023, at the National Museum of China in Beijing, as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea.
    2023.04.8

    2023 Chen Qi · Giant River

    Asia Art Center (Beijing) is honored to announce that the exhibition “2023Chen Qi · Giant River” will be held from April 8th to June 4th, 2023.
    2023.04.7

    XU BING’s Lecture Series at New York University(III)

    In early spring 2023, Xu Bing’s Lecture Series took place at New York University in NYC, the United States. Presented by Xu Bing Studio, International Center for Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Poetics & Theory, and NYU Center for the Humanities, the Lecture Series was hosted by Professor Xudong Zhang (Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at NYU), and interpreted by Shiqi Liao (Senior Language Lecturer for the Chinese language). The Lecture Series was conducted in three installments, each providing a deep dive into Xu Bing’s recent works, methodologies, and creative process. Taking place in different classrooms and lecture halls on the NYU campus, every lecture was swarmed with students, scholars, researchers, and keen fans of Xu’s work from inside and outside of NYU. The lectures were also live-streamed, and hundreds attended from around the world.
    2023.04.7

    XU BING’s Lecture Series at New York University(II)

    In early spring 2023, Xu Bing’s Lecture Series took place at New York University in NYC, the United States. Presented by Xu Bing Studio, International Center for Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Poetics & Theory, and NYU Center for the Humanities, the Lecture Series was hosted by Professor Xudong Zhang (Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at NYU), and interpreted by Shiqi Liao (Senior Language Lecturer for the Chinese language). The Lecture Series was conducted in three installments, each providing a deep dive into Xu Bing’s recent works, methodologies, and creative process. Taking place in different classrooms and lecture halls on the NYU campus, every lecture was swarmed with students, scholars, researchers, and keen fans of Xu’s work from inside and outside of NYU. The lectures were also live-streamed, and hundreds attended from around the world.
    2023.04.7

    XU BING’s Lecture Series at New York University(I)

    In early spring 2023, Xu Bing’s Lecture Series took place at New York University in NYC, the United States. Presented by Xu Bing Studio, International Center for Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Poetics & Theory, and NYU Center for the Humanities, the Lecture Series was hosted by Professor Xudong Zhang (Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at NYU), and interpreted by Shiqi Liao (Senior Language Lecturer for the Chinese language). The Lecture Series was conducted in three installments, each providing a deep dive into Xu Bing’s recent works, methodologies, and creative process. Taking place in different classrooms and lecture halls on the NYU campus, every lecture was swarmed with students, scholars, researchers, and keen fans of Xu’s work from inside and outside of NYU. The lectures were also live-streamed, and hundreds attended from around the world.
    2023.04.7

    China’s first Arts Administration Education Department celebrates 20th birthday, takes aim at rural revitalization, foreign exchanges

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of its cross-disciplinary art management department on Monday and Tuesday. To further excavate the potential of the subject in areas such as rural revitalization, cultural relic protection and China's path to modernization, the school held seminars as part of its celebrations.
    2023.04.6

    March

    [CAFA Global Lecture] SALMAN TOORA:STUDIO VISIT

    Salman Toor(b.1983)is a Pakistan-born, New York-based artist . Blurring the line between memoir and fiction, Toor’s work presents a nuanced view of the queer and the immigrant experience, questions of cultural ownership, and the search for self-love and community. Rendered in Toor’s signature figurative style, which both pays homage to and wryly subverts a variety of art historical references, the works are camp, macabre, romantic, and reverential. Probing his own identity – oscillating between Eastern Muslim man and queer brown boy – Toor’s work speaks to the challenge of reconciling multiple selves and the expectations carried by each.
    2023.03.28

    Art chairperson donations boost hometown's cultural scene

    Fan Di'an, the chairman of China Artists Association and head of Central Academy of Fine Arts, made donations to enrich the collection of a museum in his hometown Pucheng, Fujian province. [Photo provided to China Daily] A county-level art museum will open to the public in September in Pucheng, a historic county in Fujian province and standing at its northern gateway.
    2023.03.27

    Mr. Zhong Han has been awarded the "Knight of the Order of Leopold" by Belgium.

    On the afternoon of March 27th, 2023, a ceremony was held at the Belgian Ambassador's Residence in China to present Mr. Zhong Han with the "Knight of the Order of Leopold" award.
    2023.03.27