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Sidelines, Sun Yi solo exhibition at Candid Arts Trust

Sidelines, Sun Yi solo exhibition at Candid Arts Trust

Sidelines – Solo Show By Sun Yi at Candid Arts Galleries  From 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2015 Candid Arts Trust Address 3 Torrens Street, St Luke’s, London EC1V 1NQ   The exhibition comprises 40 works across a broad spectrum of drawing, sculpture, installation and performance – bound conceptually in their origins in the everyday. A free [...]

Sun Yi, Untitled, 2015

Wastelands at OVADA, Artlyst Photo Special


Dream Hotel by FIrst Floor

Ai Weiwei gets his passport back July 22, 2015

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is free to travel again after authorities returned his passport after more than four years. The 57-year-old posted a picture of himself and the document on Instagram, saying police had given it to him on Wednesday. It was confiscated in 2011 when he was detained for 81 days without charge. The artist [...]


Publication of Yingmei Duan’s first monograph

Coinciding with Yingmei Duan’s 3-month performance at the 2014 Sydney Biennale, Lehmanns Media has published a trilingual monograph on Yingmei’s diverse oeuvre. It marks the first overview of her performance and performance installation between 1995. It can be purchased for €24,95 in the Lehmanns Media German webshop or for  £19.95 via amazon. Yingmei Duan – Performance and Performative [...]

Yingmei Monograph

Oxford Mail review on OPTIMISM & Cai Yuan

“Cai Yuan – An artist who’s a real scream!”  Sarah Mayhew-Craddock from the Oxford Mail reviews our current live performance drawing exhibition OPTIMISM, which will be on view until February 28th. The full article can be found here

Live Drawing – performance-drawing with Yingmei Duan & Cai Yuan, 31st January-28th February 2014

OCCA is pleased to announce a one-month collaborative project with artists Yingmei Duan and Cai Yuan, supported by Arts Council England. Live Drawing 31.1.14/28.2.14 LIVE DRAWING is a new interdisciplinary project by two established performance artists who each have distinctive practices developed over a number of years. The project combines drawing, writing and performance and [...]

Dialog with the performance 'ONE YEAR PERFORMANCE' 1978-1979 by Tehching Hsieh

OCCA is selling The Chinese Art Book

OCCA Space, Oxford now stocks The Chinese Art Book, priced at £35.00. To order a copy please contact info@occa-art.com. Address: OCCA Space, Sinolink, 11 St Clement’s Street, Oxford. OX4 1AB The Chinese Art Book presents a definitive selection of 300 works, from the earliest dynasties to the new generation of contemporary artists enlivening the global art [...]

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Yingmei Duan at the Sydney Biennial 2014

OCCA is delighted that Yingmei Duan has been selected for the Sydney Biennial from 21st March to 9th June 2014.    


OCCA is moving! New gallery in central Oxford

OCCA is moving to a new gallery space in St Clement’s, Oxford from mid October 2013. 11  St. Clements Street Oxford OX4 1AB

Mad For Real at Shanghai Tang during Basel, Hong Kong, May 2013

Shanghai Tang with Chinese Artists Cai Yuan & Jian Jun Xi Artistic Revelry at Shanghai Tang Mansion Date: May 23 – June 10, 2013 Venue: Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Hong Kong Shanghai Tang and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to host the exhibition of highly regarded Chinese artists, Cai Yuan (蔡元) and Jian Jun Xi (奚建軍) at [...]


Cai Yuan & JJ Xi at Duchamp and/or/in China, Ullens Center, Beijing

OCCA artist duo Mad For Real are selected for the Duchamp exhibition at Ullens Center for their performance Pissing on Duchamp’s Urinal (Tate Modern, 2000). The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art is proud to present DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA, an exhibition featuring works by Marcel Duchamp and Chinese artists influenced by his work. The exhibition centers on [...]


OCCA’s duo Mad For Real at Shanghai Tang during Basel, Hong Kong, May 2013

http://encn.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/891497/art-duo-mad-for-real-to-show-at-shanghai-tang-during-basel In a collaboration with art gallery 10 Chancery Lane, OCCA artists the artistic duo Mad For Real will create installations to be exhibited within Shanghai Tang’s 1,400-square-meter flagship store in Hong Kong. Mad for Real is made up of Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi who are known for their public interventions, such as their peformance of “Two Artists [...]

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Xinyi Liu at On/Off exhibition, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

OCCA artist Xinyi Liu is a participant in the much anticipated group exhibition of emergent artists at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art opens its 2013 program with ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice. This groundbreaking exhibition, which will occupy all UCCA exhibition spaces, marks [...]

On/Off exhibition, Ullens Center, Beijing

OCCA artists Mad For Real (Cai Yuan & JJ Xi) and Liu Xinyi at Cul de Sac Gallery, London

OCCA artists JJ Xi, Cai Yuan and Liu Xinyi are showing in a group exhibition Point at a Deer Call it a Horse at Cul de Sac Gallery, London, 2nd March to 21st April 2013, alongside Zhang Peili and Ai Weiwei. The Exhibition «Point at a Deer Call it a Horse» or «Zhi Lu Wei Ma» is [...]

Mad For Real (Cai Yuan & JJ Xi)

1st Chinese Artists Biennial, London

Several OCCA artists are selected for the First Chinese Art Biennial held in London in February 2013 at Asia House.  “Re-growing” The 1st Biennale of Chinese Artists is organized by The China Space and co-organized by Euro-Asia Youth Association. With the support from UK Chinese Embassy and Asia House. The biennale will be held every [...]


The Chinese Art Book (2013)

Katie Hill is one of the co-authors of a new publication The Chinese Art Book published by Phaidon Press in 2013. The book contains 300 artworks altogether with 100 entries by artists from China from the 1950s to the present. To order a copy of the book from OCCA, please contact: info@occa-art.com. The Chinese Art [...]

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Visual Art Practice special issue out now: Contemporary Chinese Art and Criticality

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2281/ ISSN: 14702029 Online ISSN: 17589185 Volume 11 Issue 2-3 Cover Date: September 2012 Contents EDITORIAL Authors: Paul Gladston And Katie Hill From Gongren to Gongmin: A Comparative Analysis of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds and Nian Authors: Zheng Bo Page Start: 117 Experimental Art, Performance and ‘Publicness’: Repositioning the Critical Mass of Contemporary Chinese Art [...]


Dinu Li solo exhibition: Nella Mia Fantasia, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath

Nella Mia Fantasia Wed 17 Oct – Fri 18 Jan, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm ICIA Art Space 1 and 2, ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts) 1 East 2.1, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY Dinu Li is a UK-based multi-discipline artist working across time-based media, installation, found objects and performance. Throughout his practice, Li [...]

Dinu-Li Fantasia

Xinyi Liu solo exhibition Agent L

LIU XINYI | Agent L White Space Beijing 255, Caochangdi, Airport Service Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015 Opening: 4pm, June 23rd, 2012 Date:June 23rd – July 30th, 2012 Agent L is Xinyi Liu’s first solo exhibition at White Space Beijing, where he will present his recent installation and video works made over the past two [...]

Xinyi Liu

Flat Show

Flat Show: 5 Young Chinese Artists Group Exhibition  Date: 24 May 2012 – 31 May 2012 Visiting time: 12pm-5pm Preview: 6pm-8pm, 24 May 2012 Artists: Liu Chuang, Liu Xinyi, Qin Qi, Zhao Liang, Zhu Tianti Curator: Xiaohui Guo Venue: 55, Arnhem Wharf, 2 Arnhem place, London E14 3RU This exhibition – held in the curator’s [...]


China – OCCA contemporary art trip Sept-Oct 2012

OCCA is leading a trip to China in September 2012, providing a unique insight into the Chinese art world. The trip will be 9 days and includes visits to artists’ studios, galleries and museums, as well as specialist lectures on the context and background of Chinese contemporary art. The trip coincides with the opening of [...]

Dinu Li at Tatton Park Biennial, 2012

Dinu Li is showing his new work for Flights of Fancy at Tatton Park Biennial. Li’s work is a crash-landed flying saucer, lying just short of Tatton’s Neo Classical Mansion, VEX containing a message. Inside the structure, a sequence of video communications from the Marxist hero Che Guevara, who exists in at least three parallel universes, relate [...]

Dinu Li, Tatton Park Biennial 2012

Li Tianbing at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Paris-based Chinese painter Li Tianbing is showing at Stephen Friedman Gallery from 15th March to 21st April 2012. http://www.stephenfriedman.com/#/home

Li Tianbing

Birdhead at Paradise Row, London

BIRDHEAD | WELCOME TO BIRDHEAD WORLD AGAIN, LONDON 8 MARCH – 24 APRIL 2012 Paradise Row presents the first London solo show of Shanghai based photographic duo Birdhead. Founded in 2004 and comprising Ji Weiyu (1980) and Song Tao (1979), Birdhead use photography to capture, mediate and occupy their contemporary experience of daily life in [...]