• 2022


    Kenneth Fok visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts

    On the afternoon of September 26, 2022, Vice Chairman of the All-China Youth Federation and member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council Mr. Kenneth Fok and his delegation visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA). CAFA’s President Fan Di 'an warmly welcomed the group and the two sides held talks on exchanges and cooperation in the field of culture and art education.

    Across China: Beauty of tiny bits of moon under the microscope

    BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Instead of looking at the moon through a telescope, some got the chance to observe it more closely through a microscope. An art exhibition presenting the theme -- lunar soil scientific research achievement -- was unveiled in the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing on Saturday, this year's Mid-Autumn Festival.

    Curatorial competition inspires younger generation to embrace technology

    Heated discussions of the metaverse and related technologies are erupting in many communities, including the world of art where new technology has already been integrated into the work of artists and curators. To address this trend, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in April launched a virtual competition for young curators. With aims to inspire future curators to embrace technology for building links between art and the digital world so as to provide better experiences for aesthetic education, participants were encouraged to submit curatorial ideas in virtual scenarios of exhibitions and public programs.  Winners have recently been announced, chosen from over 1,100 competitors who submitted more than 600 plans to an online platform especially designed for the event, and all the works were accessible to the public for voting.


    Global competition calls for rabbit-themed mascot design

    China International Culture Association, a key sponsor of "Happy Chinese New Year", the global celebration of Chinese lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is calling for rabbit-themed mascot design submissions for the Year of the Rabbit, which starts on Jan 22, 2023, according to the traditional Chinese calendar.

    Xu Bing: Gravitational Arena made its debut at Museum of Art Pudong

    This is a perspective-based, but not visually terminated installation art piece. Artist Xu Bing, with his works of great profundity and depth in the international art scene, has always pushed the boundaries of the very definition of art. On August 12th, he presents to the audience at MAP yet another brand-new, visually striking, and profoundly conceptual body of work. As the viewers enter the exhibition hall, they are immediately greeted with a giant “textual vortex” comprised of Square Word Calligraphy. According to the artist’s conception, the flat texts are stretched and pulled from the third and fourth floors of the museum, dipping all the way to the base level, visually penetrating through the giant mirror surface on the base level where the texts conjoin. The artistic language of the work organically embraces and engulfs the vertical open space unique to the museum, making the latter its own.


    Top Award Remains Vacant丨10 graduates nominated for CAFA 2022 First Step Award

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) has recently announced its top award for graduates, the CAFA 2022 First Step Award. A total of 10 students were nominated but the top award remained vacant once again.


    News: The first Chinese Architecture Exhibition in history at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York



    CAFA assists Chinese art debut at art biennale in Dakar, Senegal

    The 14th Dakar Biennale was unveiled in Dakar, Senegal on May 19th. China was invited to hold a special show at the exhibition as the guest of honor. Xiao Han, Chinese ambassador to Senegal and Macky Sall, Senegal president addressed the opening ceremony. Xiao said this is the first time China, a non-African country, joined the Dakar Biennale as the guest of honor since the event launched 30 years ago. The show will further enhance the cultural exchange between China and African countries. Sall praised the cooperation between the two nations and expressed thankfulness to China for active engagement. As a country with thousands of years of great civilization, Chinese people have created countless exquisite art pieces and will provide inspirations to the artists in Senegal. Yue Jieqiong, curator of China's guest of honor exhibition, said that with the concept of "transition and active energy", the China Pavilion selected 24 works of 12 Chinese artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, images and other art categories, aiming to present the exploration of Chinese contemporary art ecology in a global and local context.


    Experimental art education exhibition launched in China's porcelain capital


    New exhibition at Taoxichuan Art Museum highlights rural vitalization



    Chinese seal of the Winter Olympics presented to President Bach! Winter Olympics volunteers from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) invite all "Together for a Shared Future"!


    Bae Hyun Min, a South Korean volunteer for the Beijing Winter Olympics: I was shocked to witness the opening of the Winter Olympics.


    Exhibition | Wang Chuan:"Year of the Tiger" Spring Festival Art Pop-Up Special Exhibition in the Dalian Times Square.

  • 2021


    Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM) 


    The Second “New Impetus”: The Reporting Exhibition by Newly Recruited Teachers and the Invitational Exhibition by Young Teachers was unveiled at CAFA


    What Does An Artist Depend on When Making Art? “Xu Bing: Found in Translation” was unveiled at the Museum of Art Pudong

    Xu Bing has remained highly sensitive to the epoch that he lives in during the creative process for over 40 years, while his work has always been closely related to social issues. Through his creative process from craftsmanship to thinking and with the guidance of thinking on craftsmanship he has achieved a balance and mutual promotion between “art” and “technique.” The diverse and penetrating nature of art media he has mastered is recognized and acclaimed internationally as well as in the world of contemporary art which affects the overall composition and depth of contemporary Chinese art on various levels. What’s more important is that the core of Xu Bing’s artistic mentality transforms and reconstructs the fixed understanding of people through literary, humorous and wise creative vocabulary, and it further activates and promotes previous thinking, providing a new perspective and bringing new thoughts. 

    Biennale in Chengdu hosts symposium about art and the city

    The relationship between an art biennale and its host city is something that art scholars and critics have long hoped to figure out so as to better explore more possibilities for further development. To this end, the ongoing Chengdu Biennale, one of the largest art events hosted in Southwest China in 2021, is hosting the symposium Innovations: Art of The City. 

    Chinese painting lecture helps kids convey good wishes for Olympics


    Exhibition shows charm of ink in art scholar's paintings

    Shao Dachen, 87, a widely respected art historian, theorist, author and critic, taught at the Central Academy of Fine Arts for decades. His researches over the years have helped introduce Western fine arts to China, build the vocabulary of modern Chinese art critic, and solidify the art education system.


    Mozart - Gene: Li Jiwei Solo Exhibition opens on the same day as the CAFA president Fan Di’an meet with the Austrian Ambassador to China to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Austria

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Austria. On November 24, 2021, President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Fan Dian met with Austrian Ambassador to China Andreas Riecken and his delegation to exchange views on the Sino-Austrian cultural and artistic exchanges and cooperation.