Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA)

As a leading cluster in the UK, Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) aims to foster new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design, media and visual culture through curating exhibition, interdisciplinary practices and academic research.

Film production by Sean Griffiths.

Initiated in 2007 through an international network with the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) and the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou (CAA), CCVA is hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University, UK.

With extensive regional to international partnerships, CCVA brings together artists, designers, curators and researchers who are working with, or are interested in the contemporary contexts of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in order to share expertise, understanding, critiques and ideas of innovation.

To find out more about CCVA's contribution to the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) exercise through impact case studies, please consult this link to a conversation between Professor Jiang and Saskia Walcott.

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Projects and exhibitions

Here you'll find the full list of our research projects across all of our research areas.

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About the Centre

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Conferences and Journal

A list of the centre's publications and details of active and past events.

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Members and partners

Learn more about the academic team working in the centre.

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