Asia Research Network for Arts and Media

A collaborative research network with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester.

Building on a wide range of activities already undertaken by the four participating organisations (CFCCA, University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester) the Asia Research Network for Arts and Media (ARNAM) forms an interdisciplinary and intercultural body for the teaching, learning and research of Asia and its global diaspora. The Network will provide a home, identity and strategic support for the high quality trans-cultural work undertaken by the founding organisations and their national and international partners, in the fields of arts and media.

Collaborative Working

CFCCA and the University of Salford have a formal partnership around developing knowledge and understanding of Chinese contemporary art through supporting the growth and reach of Chinese artists in the UK. This is manifested through the Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art at the University of Salford which is developed in partnership with CFCCA, through collaborative programming locally and internationally.
Installation picture of Haze and Fog - film and exhibition by Cao Fei at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, 26 Oct to 7 Dec 2013. Photo: Paul Herrmann

‘Haze & Fog’ by Cao Fei at CFCCA, 2013 (image by Paul Hermann). Commissioned for the Chinese Contemporary Art Collection.

CFCCA also has a collaborative AHRC research project with Manchester Metropolitan University titled Visualising Chinese Borders and a collaborative PhD, as well as a PhD and MA course in Curating Chinese contemporary art and transdisciplinary practices with Birmingham City University, wherein the Centre marries our visual output and exhibitions with our research agenda, generating productive spaces and relations with the Manchester community and Chinese arts.