Cao Fei, Haze and Fog, 2013, (production still). Image courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space.

Chinese Contemporary Art

It is widely acknowledged that we are now living in China’s century.

In October 2013 the University of Salford signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), based in Manchester.  For 30 years CFCCA has curated and presented ‘first’ UK solo exhibitions featuring exceptional artists that go on to achieve international acclaim.

Since 2013 the University and CFCCA have worked together to co-commission new work, or acquire existing work by artists in the ambitious programme at CFCCA for the University Collection.

Acquisitions to date include:

AAAJIAO (China), Tennis for None, 2016
Li Binyuan (China) (and Steve McWade, UK), Deathless Love, 2015
Ching-Yuan Chen (Taiwan), (flare -s), 2013
Yu-Cheng Chou (Taiwan), Painting from Geoff Molyneux Series, 2014
Annie Wan Lai-kuen (Hong Kong), Lost in Biliterate and Trilingual, 2014
Chi-Tsung Wu (Taiwan), Wrinkled Texture 027, 2015
Sun Xun (China), A War About Words, 2005

Co-commissions include:

Cao Fei (China), Haze and Fog, 2013 and La Town, 2014
Li Binyuan (China), Deathless Love, 2015
Susan Pui San Lok (UK/Hong Kong)
Suki Chan (UK), Lucida, 2016
Lu Xinjian (China), City DNA / Salford and Manchester, 2015

We have a particular interest in collecting work by female artists as we feel women artists are under-represented elsewhere. Furthermore we collaboratively organise events and conferences to support the programme.