Planning Team

Curatorial Committee:

The Curatorial Committee of the 7th Beijing Biennale (Curatorial Committee for short), composed of directors of the organizations involved, artists and invited international curators under takes the academic work of the Biennale’s preparation and exhibition, including recommendation of specially invited artists from home and abroad, selection of artworks, planning for the symposium and editorial work for the catalogue etc.

Counselors (2): Jin Shangyi, Shao Dazhen

Chief Curators (6): Zuo Zhongyi, Liu Dawei, Feng Yuan, Wang Mingming, Wu Weishan, Xu Li

Curatorial Team (19) (in the order of Chinese surname strokes):

Ding Ning, Ma Shulin, Wang Yong, Lu Yushun, Tian Liming, Liu Jin’an, Li Xiangqun, Yang Feiyun, Zou Wen, Shang Hui, Zhang Xiaoling, Hang Jian, Hu Wei, Tao Qin, Zhu Di, Chao Ge, Dong Xiaoming, Tan Ping, Xue Yongnian

International Curators (4): Vencenzo Sanfo(Italy), Beate Reifenscheid(Germany), Miguel Angel Benavides(USA), Xenia Benivolski(Canada)

Convenors of Curatorial Committee (2): Tao Qin, Wang Yong



    Counselors

  • Jin Shangyi

    Jin Shangyi, born in 1934, graduated from the Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1953, and completed the graduate studies of Oil Painting Major with distinction. In 1983, he assumed the post of Vice-President of China Central Academy of Fine Arts. And from 1987 to 2001, he was the president there. Now he is a Standing Committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Deputy Director of National Art Education Committee, Honorary Chairman of China Artists Association. His oil painting works are mainly about portraits and historical themes. His works such as Meeting in December, Tajik Bride, Young Singer, Qu Qiubai, A Doctor’s Portrait, and Painter, have become the representative work of Chinese contemporary oil paintings. 

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  • Shao Dazhen

    Shao Dazhen, born in 1934, studied in the Art Department, Repin Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad in 1955, and achieved Master’s Degree in 1960. He is now a professor and doctoral supervisor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, chief editor of two magazines- Art Research and World Art, Honorary Professor at Repin Academy of Fine Arts, Part-time Professor at Peking University, and Visiting Professor at Academy of Art Design, Tsinghua University. He is the author of books including A Preliminary Discussion of Modernist Arts, Traditional Fine Arts and Modernism, Modern Western Fine Arts, etc. He translated the History of Ancient Art written by Johann Joachim Winckelmann into Chinese. In 1999, he won the Medal of Pushkin issued by Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. In 2001, he won the second prize of Award for Literary Criticism issued by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. In 2002, by writing and editing the book Schema and Spirit, he won the first prize for excellent textbooks issued by Ministry of Education. 

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    Chief Curators

  • Zuo Zhongyi

    Zuo Zhongyi, born in Laixi, Shandong Province in 1958, graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Shandong University in 1982, and was an on-job postgraduate at Party School of the CPC Central Committee.  He once was an official, Deputy Director, and Director at Literature and Art Division of Publicity Department of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, Deputy Director of the Office of Shandong Provincial Commission for Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress, Deputy Chief and Chief of the Investigating Group sent by the Office of Central Commission for Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress of the CPC, Chief of Literature and Art Division of Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee. Currently, he is a member of the Party Leadership Group of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC), as well as the Vice Chairman and the Secretary of the Secretariat of CFLAC.

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  • Liu Dawei

    Liu Dawei, born in 1945, graduated from the Fine Art Department of Inner Mongolia Normal University in 1968, and Postgraduate Courses of Chinese Painting at China Academy of Art in 1980. Currently, he is Vice-Chairman of Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Chairman of China Artists Association, and Honorary Chairman of International Association of Art (IAA).

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  • Feng Yuan

    Feng Yuan, born in Shanghai in 1952, graduated from postgraduate courses of Chinese painting at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, and then taught there. Currently, he is Deputy Curator of CPC Central Research Institute of Culture and History, Vice Chairman of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Vice Chairman of China Artists Association, Honorary President and Doctoral Advisor of Academy of Art Design, Tsinghua University, and member of the 12th National Committee of CPPCC.

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  • Wang Mingming

    Wang Mingming, born in 1952, is currently a Standing Committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Deputy Director of Counsellors’ Office of the State Council, First-Class Artist of Beijing Art Academy, President of Beijing Art Academy, Vice-Chairman of China Artists Association, Chairman of Beijing Artists Association, Vice-Chairman of Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Deputy Director of the Calligraphy Studio of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, member of Congress of Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Doctoral Supervisor at the Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts, Vice-President of China Overseas Friendship Association, Vice-President of Beijing Friendship Association For Non-Party Senior Intellectuals, Vice-President of Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, an expert receiving special government allowance from the State Council. 

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  • Wu Weishan

    Wu Weishan, born in 1962, is member of the National Committee of CPPCC, Head of Art Institute of Chinese National Academy of Art, President of Department of Sculpture in Chinese National Academy of Art, Deputy Director of Steering Committee of Construction of Urban Sculpture and Director of Arts Committee of the Construction of Urban Sculpture, the Academy of Fine Arts of Nanjing University, a Council Member of China Artists Association(CAA), and the Deputy Director of Sculpture Art Committee of CAA. 

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  • Xu Li

    Xu Li, born in 1961, graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Fujian Normal University. In 1988, he completed the “The First Postgraduate Courses of Fine Arts Education in Teachers’ Training Colleges Organized by State Education Commission” at Southwest Normal University. Currently, he is Deputy Secretary of Party Committee and Secretary General of China Artists Association, and Deputy Director of Organizing Committee Office and Creation Steering Committee Office of “Artistic Creation Project on Chinese Civilization and History”, which is co-organized by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Culture. 

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    Curatorial Team

  • Ding Ning

    Ding Ning, born in 1960, graduated from Beijing Normal University, and is currently a Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Peking University, and a Council Member of China Artists Association. He is the author of books such as Art Psychology, The Dimension of Extension- Moving Towards Philosophy of Art History, 15 Lectures about Western Art History, Colorful Images- The Culture Dimension of Visual Arts, etc. 

     

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  • Ma Shulin

    Ma Shulin, born in Shenyang in 1956, graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. He served as the Vice President of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, President of the High School Affiliated to Luxun Academy of Fine Arts and Vice Chairman of Liaoning Artists Association. He holds the position of Deputy Director of National Art Museum of China, Deputy Director of Chinese Painting Art Committee of China Artists Association (CAA), member of CAA and professor. He is also a judging panel member of the senior professional titles evaluation process initiated by the Ministry of Culture of China, judging panel member of the 10th and 11th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, member of the Major History-Themed Art Creation Project Committee, member of the Committee of Art Creation Projects on Chinese Civilization and History, researcher of Beijing Institute of Culture and History, and researcher of China National Academy of Painting. Mr. Ma enjoys special allowance granted by the State Council of China.  

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  • Wang Yong

    Wang Yong, born in 1945, graduated from Peking University with a Master’s Degree. He is a researcher and Doctoral Supervisor at Chinese National Academy of Arts. He mainly works on the research of Indian art and Chinese and foreign art exchange. He has published 12 monographs and translations. 

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  • Lu Yushun

    Lu Yushun, born in 1962, is Standing Vice President of China National Academy of Painting, a Doctoral Supervisor at Chinese National Academy of Arts, and a Council Member of China Artists Association. He has won the honorary title of the second term of “National Young and Middle-aged Literary and Art Workers with Excellence in both Performing Skills and Moral Integrity”. He has entered the list of “Four Batches of Talents” selected by the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, the list of “Excellent Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions”, and is an expert receiving special government allowance from the State Council.

     

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  • Tian Liming

    Tian Liming, born in 1955, was admitted as a graduate student with Professor Lu Chen as his supervisor. In 1991, he achieved Master of Art. Currently, he is Vice President of Chinese National Academy of Arts, as well as Dean of the Graduate School there. 

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  • Liu Jin’an

    Liu Jin’an, born in 1957, graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Hebei Normal University. Currently, he is the Dean of School of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, and a professor and graduate student supervisor there. He is also a member of China Artists Association, a Council Member of Beijing Artists Association, Deputy Director of Chinese Painting Art Committee of Beijing Artists Association, and a member of National Graduate Education Steering Committee for Master of Fine Arts. 

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  • Li Xiangqun

    Li Xiangqun, born in 1961, achieved Master’s Degree at the Sculpture Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He taught at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and China Central Academy of Fine Arts successively. Currently, he is a professor of the Sculpture Department and an Academic Board member at Academy of Art Design, Tsinghua University, and a professor at Shanghai Xu Beihong Academy of Fine Arts. He is also a deputy to Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, a member of China Artists Association, an Executive Director of China Sculptors Society, a member of Royal Society of British Sculptors, and the Art Director of Zero Art Center. 

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  • Yang Feiyun

    Yang Feiyun, born in 1954, graduated from the Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. Currently, he is Dean, a professor and a doctoral supervisor at Department of Chinese Oil Painting in Chinese National Academy of Arts. He is also a Council Member of China Artists Association, Deputy Director of Arts Committee of Oil Painting of China Artists Association, Vice Chairman of China Oil Painting Society, Vice Chairman of Beijing Artists Association, a Visiting Professor of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and a Deputy to the 11th National People’s Congress. 

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  • Zou Wen

    Zou Wen, Professor of the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University and doctoral supervisor. Positions he held before include: Commissioner of the 6th Administrative Committee and Member of the Academic Committee of the China Artists Association, Curator of the Beijing International Art Biennale from the 1st session to the 4th session, Secretary General of the Sculpture Committee and Deputy Director of the Ceramic Committee of the China Artists Association, Secretary General and Deputy Director of the National Urban Sculpture Committee, Member of the Curatorial Committee of the National Art Museum of China, Secretary General and Deputy Director of the Zhang Ding Art Research Center of Tsinghua University, Director of the Academic Committee of the China Sculpture Institute, Vice Secretary General and Director of the Public Art Department of the Capital Civilization Development Foundation, Executive Organizer and Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of the “2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Program Collection Contest and International Tour Exhibition”, Chief Designer of the Beijing Olympic Declaration Square, Expert Referee for the Shanghai Expo, Commissioner of the Beijing Literary and Art Critics Association, Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of the “Memorial Sculpture for Peace and Friendship” for the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China And America, Chief Planner and Chief Designer of the 2012-2015 Chinese Cultural Festival in Washington, America, Leading Researcher of the Project Contemporary Publication of the Chinese Art. He has published 7 kinds of monograph, totaling at more than 1.8 million words, more than 200 articles on newspapers and magazines and has served as a curator for more than 110 projects at about 80 cities at home and abroad. 

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  • Shang Hui

    Shang Hui, born in 1962, is a Doctor of Art History. Positions he held before include: Assistant Director of the Academic Department of the Jiangsu Art Museum, Director of the Collection Department of the Shanghai Art Museum. His present positions include Commissioner of the China Artists Association, Senior Editor and Chief Editor of the ART Magazine, Deputy Director and Member of the Academic Committee of the China Artists Association, Deputy Director of the Fine Art Committee under the Steering Committee of the National Urban Sculpture Committee, Vice Chairman of the China Urban Sculptors Association, Member of the Committee of Expert Referee of the National Art Museum of China, Guest Professor of the College of Fine Arts of Shanghai University, College of Fine Arts of Capital Normal University and Hubei Institute of Fine Arts. Monographs he has published include Research on Yan Wenliang, Research on Songjiang Painting School, 20th Century, Aesthetic Perspective of a Nation, Establishment, Collection of Shanghui on Fine Arts Research and Comments, Intermediate, Description for Aesthetics beyond History. Prizes he has won include the 1st National Youth Book Award, the 1st National Youth Excellent Social Science Achievement Award, First Prize in the 8th China Federation of Literary and Art Critics Award, First Prize of the 2nd China Fines Arts Award and Theory Critics Award. 

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  • Zhang Xiaoling

    Zhang Xiaoling, born in 1956, graduated from Chinese National Academy of Arts (CNAA) in 1991, achieving doctor’s degree. Previously, he was Deputy Director of Fine Arts Institute of CNAA, Assistant to the President of CNAA, and Dean of the Graduate School there. Currently, he is Vice President and a Doctoral Supervisor of China National Academy of Painting. He is an expert receiving special government allowance from the State Council, a member of Higher Professional Title Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Culture.

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  • Hang Jian

    Doctor Hang Jian, born in 1961, is an art historian and a professor at Academy of Art Design, Tsinghua University. Previously, he planned “Chinese Modern Painting Exhibition” (Mannheim, Germany), “Six Persons’ Exhibition” (Beijing), and “The Bauhaus Path: History, Legacy, Global and Chinese Documents Exhibition” (Beijing, Shanghai, Shantou). He is the author of The Thoughts of Craftsmanship, New Representational Art, and The History of Chinese Craft Aesthetics. 

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  • Hu Wei

    Hu Wei, born in 1957, graduated from Chinese Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1982. In 1996, he achieved Doctor’s Degree of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently, he is Deputy Director of National Art Museum of China, professor and Director of Material Performance Studio of School of Chinese Painting in CAFA, and Director of Arts Committee of Painting and Art Works Preserve and Repair in China Artists Association Synthetic Section. 

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  • Tao Qin

    Tao Qin, born in 1963, graduated from the major of Japanese at Foreign Languages Department of Sichuan University. From 1986 to 1987, she studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, and achieved course-completion certificate for graduate studies. Currently, she is Deputy Secretary of Party Committee ,   Vice Secretary General and the Inspector of China Artists Association, and participated several times in planning and organizing “Modern Chinese Art Show” held in Japan and some other countries. Her theses include The Influence of Painting in Song and Yuan Dynasties on Japan, Chinese and Foreign Art Exchange in the New Period, Contemporary Japanese Painting, Investigation on the 50th Venice Biennial, Investigation on the 26th Sao Paulo Art Biennial, etc. Her translations include Collected Western Classic Painting Works- 16th to 20th Century, The Genre Paintings of Chardin and Fragonard, Yungang Grottoes: Volume II, Asia’s Common Topic- Realism, The Unfolding of Japanese “Western Painting” and Its Future, The Characteristics of Contemporary Chinese New Year Pictures, Hermitage Museum, etc.


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  • Zhu Di

    Zhu Di, graduated from the Art History Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1989. Previously, he was a Teaching Assistant, Lecturer and Associate Professor at Art History Department of CAFA successively. He was also Director of Teaching Affairs Office, Dean of Urban Design School, Assistant to President, and Academic Board member at CAFA. Currently, he is Director of Art Department of Ministry of Culture. 

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  • Chao Ge

    Chao Ge, born in 1957, graduated from the Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Currently, he is a professor at the Oil Painting Department of CAFA.

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  • Dong Xiaoming

    Dong Xiaoming, born in 1948, is a Council Member of China Artists Association (CAA), member of Chinese Painting Art Committee of CAA, Vice Chairman of Guangdong Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Chairman of Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles, President of Beijing Art Academy, national first-class painter. He once was art councilor and planning committee member of Biennales in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. He is the chief planner of Shenzhen International Biennale of Water and Ink Painting. 

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  • Tan Ping

    Tan Ping, born in 1960, graduated from the Printmaking Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). From 1989 to 1994, he won the German Culture and Art Exchange Scholarship, and studied at the College of Fine Arts, Berlin University of the Arts, achieving the Master’s Degree and Meisterschule. From 2002 to 2003, he was the Dean and a professor of School of Design, CAFA. Currently, he is the Vice President and a professor of CAFA.

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  • Xue Yongnian

    Xue Yongnian, born in 1941, is a professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), Council Member and Director of Theory of China Artists Association, Vice Director of Art History Institute of China National Academy of Painting. He once was Director of Art History Department of CAFA and Director of Graduate Faculty there. 

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    International Curators

  • Vincenzo Sanfo (Italy)

    President of Italian Center of Culture and Art, international curator of Beijing Biennale, visiting professor of Shandong University of Art and Design. He has been the general coordinator of Chinese Pavillion in Venice Biennale, curator of Shandong International Photography Biennale, organized many 

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  • Beate Reifenscheid(Germany)

    Beate Reifenscheid, born in Gelsenkirchen in 1961, studied in Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum and Complutense University of Madrid. After receiving her doctorate in 1988, she was Collections Manager and did research on contemporary art and media at the Saarland Museum in Saarbrücken. She has been the director of the Ludwig Museum since 1997, and planned and organized several important international contemporary art exhibitions. 

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  • Miguel Angel Benavides (USA)

    Miguel Angel Benavides, artist, inventor, designer, curator, writer and editor, lives and works in New York City. He is Vice-President and Editor of Studio International, the longest running art magazine, founded 1893. He is Project Manager of the AMS Foundation, overseeing various programs including the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University (establishing an International Contemporary Artists Exhibition) and the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia at the National Academy of Sciences. The art volumes he has produced include: New Frontiers in Global Archaeology, Defining China’s Ancient Traditions; Chinese Art: A Thousand Masterpieces from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections; The Searle Collection of Contemporary Art, and Arthur M. Sackler, a biography of the distinguished scientist, medical publisher and art collector, available in English and Chinese.

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  • Xenia Benivolski(Canada)

    Xenia Benivolski (Moscow, Russia 1983) is a curator writer and artist living and working in Toronto. Xenia has founded The Whitehouse (2008), a 26 person collective studio and exhibition space in Toronto. Since 2011 she edits the publication Rearviews, and is curator of the patron-assisted project organization Luff Art+Dialogue (2013) , as well as the project gallery 8-11 (2014). Xenia runs the critical talk series Open Sesame and the experimental pedagogical reading program SCHOOL. In 2014 she had co-founded the North York based international artist in residency program NoYo. 

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