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Lily Mitchell


The Other Stage: Curating Chinese Contemporary Art in the UK

The PhD research, funded in collaboration between AHRC and CFCCA, will discuss the following challenges surrounding the research and curation of Chinese contemporary art in a western context, using a case study of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester, UK studying the impact of international artistic practices and curatorial strategies within the CFCCA both in the UK art world and with local audiences. To be able to analyse the strengths and shortcomings of the curatorial and translational strategies used by CFCCA by situating the interpretation of contemporary Chinese art in a critical framework drawing on transcultural curatorial studies. The study will also analyse CFCCA’s relationship and engagement between the curatorial team, contemporary artists and audiences.



Centre for Chinese Visual Art


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