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 | 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 | Yu-Chen Wang

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

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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).

Zheng Haozhong

John Moores Painting Prize (China) 2014

7 July - 7 August 2016, Preview - Wed 6th July 2016, 6-8pm

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CFCCA continues its relationship with the John Moores Painting Prize (China) through a presentation of work by 2014 prize winner Zheng Haozhong.

Born in 1985, Zheng Haozhong graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. A young rising star, he has already attracted the attention of art institutions and private art collections around the world.

Zheng paints the life surrounding him, providing a refreshing look into the changing landscape of rural China today. Working primarily with oil on canvas, his works give us a fresh take on portraiture. Both lyrical and thoughtful, the artist lets the ideas of space and time play out directly in his paintings.