• 2021


    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.

    Online forum sheds light on design developments in China and Thailand

    Chinese designer Liu Boxu introduces his product designs at the online forum. [Photo provided to China Daily] The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed great challenges on people's lives in many areas, but the desire for communication has not lessened. Scholars, designers and figures from governmental bodies and the creative industry in China and Thailand joined in an online discussion early this month on new developments in jewelry design, the commercial values of designer brands and the relationship between traditional cultures and modern design. Attendants at the virtual meeting included Zhang Fan, an associate professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and designer who has participated in the restoration of ancient Chinese jewelry. She incorporates the aesthetics of those vintage objects into her works.

    CAFA Art Museum presents a Retrospective Exhibition of Situ Zhaoguang

    Situ Zhaoguang was born on June 10, 1940 into a Chinese family in Hong Kong. His family was originally from Kaiping City in Guangdong Province. He was enrolled in the Affiliated Middle School of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1955, and studied at the Department of Sculpture in CAFA from 1959. He was sent to Leningrad in the Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1961, and studied under the guidance of Professor Mikhail Anikushin.

    Where Are We? — A Report on the Exhibition Featuring the Achievements and Practices of CAFA First Young Artist Residency Project


    A “Dual Vector Foil” Which Xu Bing Threw to a Three-dimensional World

    A “Dual Vector Foil” is a “universal regular weapon” that Liu Cixin invented in his renowned science fiction series The Three-Body Problem.

    Series of Lectures on Technology and Printmaking|Digital Print Media Past and Future——Lecture of Jaseph Scheer


    "Super Fusion: 2021 Chengdu Biennale" inaugurates eight themed exhibitions and one international conference

    A biennale is one of the most influential forms of international art exhibition and is an opportunity to present the spirit of the city in which it is hosted. As an international, cultural and academic event held on a large scale, it is an ideal platform for exchanging artistic ideas and displaying the latest achievements and innovations of art – both local and global.


    Jade-inspired medals for Winter Olympics, Paralympics unveiled


    IAPA Lecture|Wang Lixin: Series of Lectures on Technology and Printmaking


    IAPA|A Journey Through Printmaking——International Printmaking Art Exhibition

    The CAFA Art Museum will present A Journey Through Printmaking — International Printmaking Art Exhibition at 2B Gallery from October 20 to November 13, 2021. The exhibition is organized by the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, presented by the CAFA Art Museum, and supported by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts.

    “20/21 Exhibition of Excellent Works of CAFA and LUCION National Competition for Calligraphy and Artworks by Children” Held in CAFAM

    Co-organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (abbr. CAFA) and Shandong Lucion Public Welfare Foundation that belongs to the LUCION Group, the “20/21 Excellent Works of CAFA & LUCION National Competition for Calligraphy and Artworks by Children” commenced on the first floor of CAFAM at 14:00 on 29th September.

    CAFAM presents "The Photography Is Not What’s Important: Photography from the Central Academy of Fine Arts"



    Series of Lectures on Technology and Printmaking|New Media Art Creation Practice-Lecture of Wang Zhigang


    The Past and Future of Materials | ‘Material Tales: The Life of Things’ at CAFAM

    The notion of a “post-petroleum era” reflects our anxiety on energy issues in this current era. Social developments over the past two centuries since the Industrial Revolution has brought human civilization into an accelerating state. However, along with the destruction brought by these advancements (many of which were irreversible), in the context of global warming, extreme weather, and environmental pollution, the pandemic of COVID-19 has added to the heavy blow to the human race, and we cannot help wondering whether this highway leads to heaven or hell.

    Designs from China and France students tackling sleeping at Design China 2021



    “Transcendence and Rén Jiān—Su Xinping and Christopher Le Brun” was Launched

    "Transcendence and Rén Jiān—Su Xinping and Christopher Le Brun” was officially launched in Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) on August 5th, 2021. The exhibition sifts through more than ten-year’s creative materials of Su Xinping from China and Christopher Le Brun from the UK, and expands their experiences in terms of cognition and creation of art to a representative modern narration to interpret their works and present them. By doing so, the exhibition intends to discuss the development of the Sino-Western communication of contemporary art as well as the public art education during this era.