30 Years of CFCCA

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art celebrates its 30th anniversary 

February-July 2016
Featuring artists Xu Bing, Cao Fei, Lee Mingwei, Tsang Kin-Wah, susan pui san lok, Gordon Cheung, RareKind China and Yu-Chen Wang

In 2016, CFCCA will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in Manchester with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.

The anniversary programme will see CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have each previously contributed to the organisation at various stages of its 30 year history. This ambitious programme launched on 4 February 2016 to coincide with Chinese New Year; Year of the Monkey.

30 Years of CFCCA | A Window On…

Final Wednesday of each month, February-June
Part of 30 years of CFCCA

Jasmine Suite, 6-8pm, free attendance

CFCCA presents A Window On... a series of talks that will provide an insight into contemporary Chinese culture and visual art followed by Chinese tea tastings provided by our partners, Proper Tea.

Informative and accessible, these talks are tailored to give newcomers to Chinese contemporary art a valuable insight into the historical and contemporary significance of Chinese artists and their work and will take place on the last Wednesday of each month.

In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
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CFCCA - Both Sides Now Launch 2015 - Arthur Siuksta (1) CFCCA - Independent Art Spaces forum 2015 - Arthur Siuksta

30 Years of CFCCA | Stanley Chow


5 February - 31 December 2016
Part of 30 years of CFCCA


CFCCA is proud to launch our new limited edition print shop with a series of exclusive works by celebrated Manchester artist Stanley Chow.

We originally worked with Stanley Chow in 2014 when we hosted The Takeawaya retrospective of his work influenced by memories of his childhood. The exhibition and accompanying sale of his artworks was extremely well attended and a highlight of CFCCA's programme.

My 1st home - Stanley Chow 2016

30 Years of CFCCA | susan pui san lok

RoCH Fans & Legends
3 June - 3 July, Preview – Thursday 2 June, 6-8pm
Part of 30 years of CFCCA

Call & Response event - Thursday 16 June, 6.30pm at HOME (click here for tickets)

Gallery 1

susan pui san lok presents a new body of work titled RoCH Faans & Legends, commissioned by QUAD and CFCCA, in partnership with the University of Salford and Animate projects.  The exhibition features single and multichannel moving image works both in the gallery and online.

30 Years of CFCCA | Yu-Chen Wang

24 June - 31 July, Preview – Thursday 23 June, 6-8pm
Part of 30 years of CFCCA

Gallery 2

Live Art Performance
CFCCA, Thursday 23 June 2016, 6-8pm

Performance: 6.30pm | Click here to RSVP
The preview event for Yu-Chen Wang’s exhibition will feature a live performance of The Island in Gallery 2, developed from the artist’s project of the same name (2015) and performed by Katherine Godfrey. This will mark the second collaboration between Katherine and Yu-Chen with CFCCA; The Splash and A Last Drop was performed at Manchester’s Victoria Baths as part of FutureEverything Festival (2011).