A video installation showing a woman in a supermarket. The screen is in a basement with speakers at either side and exposed pipes on the ceiling.

Cao Fei, Haze and Fog, 2013. Installation shot at St. George's Hall, Liverpool. Photograph by Pete Carr.

Chinese Contemporary Art

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

The artists range from emerging through to established, and artworks vary from painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. What links these works is the artists’ connection with Northwest England and how, in different ways, they each reflect the changing world that we live in.

From 9 February – 3 June 2018, the University of Salford Art Collection presented PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art in Liverpool as part of the city’s 2018 China Dream season. This exhibition was the first time that the University’s New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art had been shown in its entirety.

PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition catalogue. 

Artists in the Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art include: