Chief Advisor:  Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie was born in Fujian Province, China, in 1969. He graduated from the Printmaking department at China Academy of Art in 1992. He is a professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Dean of School of Experimental Art of CAFA. He is also a professor at the School of Inter-media Art of China Academy of Art, and supervisor of master and doctoral students. As an established artist, he participated in the 53th Venice Biennale Chinese Pavillion (2009), the Theme Exhibition of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), the 25th (2012) and 31st (2014)San Polo Biennial (2014), and many other international biennales. He was also the curator of the first video art exhibition in China in 1996, and curated a series of “Post-sense Sensibility” exhibitions during 1999 and 2005 promoting the young generation of Chinese artists. In 2003 he curated the first exhibition in 798 Art Zone. In 2012 he was the chief curator of the 9th Shanghai Biennale “Reactivation”.

Executive Director: Manman CHENG 


2012 -- 2013 Diploma in Business Planning in Operation of Museums and Art Institutions, Montreal, Canada

2009 -- 2011 DNSEP, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, option Art 

2007 -- 2009 DNAP, École nationale supérieure d'arts (ENSA) Bourges, option Art

2006 -- 2007 Diplômé français, Stendhal University, Grenoble, France

2001 -- 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Professional Experience

Since 08/2014        Executive Director, Unicorn Centre for Art, Beijing, China

21/03—08/03/2014 Curator and External Relations, “CLIMATES” by Jocelyne Alloucherie, Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts winner, Beijing Times Art Museum

16/09 – 29/09/2013 Curator and Art Critic, Takashi Murakami art salon, BMW Shanghai Experience Centre

Since 08/2013         Founder, “Mr. A”,

01/2013 – 04/2014  Assistant Director of Art, Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canda. Developed projects and liaised between China and Canada.

Since 04/2012         Professor Contemporary Art, Beijing ACG International Education Alliance

03/2012—10/2012  External Relations, 2012 Shanghai Biennale (France, Germany)

11/2011 – 04/2012  Assistant Director of Art, International Investment Club, creation of luxury alcohol “Guojiao 1573” (investment by Amethyst, Beijing) and participation in an art exhibition project for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 (investment by Sindh, Hong Kong).

04/2010                   Liaison for Shanghai World Expo 2010 (Shanghai, China – Lyon, France)

2004-2006               Director of Design, Beimeng International Architectural and Engineering Co. Ltd.