Chunchen Wang, a distinguished figure in the Chinese contemporary art world, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the School of Art & Design, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture. Prof. Wang is internationally recognised in the field for his broad view of Chinese contemporary art and culture and its interaction with Western art.

Prof. Wang will support the Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art in its continuing development of an international network dedicated to research, public advocacy, thought leadership and postgraduate teaching, with a particular focus on Chinese contemporary art. From delivering lectures and public talks to collaborating on research projects and providing secondary PhD supervision, his presence will enrich the university’s research, advocacy and teaching environment.

“We are honoured and delighted to welcome Prof. Wang to UNSW,” says Professor Paul Gladston, Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art.

“Prof. Wang’s presence will greatly benefit the UNSW community, enhance our international standing, and help foster deep collaboration and partnerships internationally.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Prof. Wang has garnered international acclaim as a curator, critic and art historian, specialising in modern art history and contemporary art theory. He is currently the Deputy Director of CAFA Art Museum and director of the Research Center of Contemporary Art Criticism & Curating of CAFAM and the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Contemporary Art Series, published by Springer.

As a visiting professor, Prof. Wang will work as co-editor with Prof. Gladston on the new book series, UNSW Judith Neilson Chair Contemporary Art Editions. They will also partner on the Brooklyn Rail NSE education project, focusing on translating Chinese captions for events in the ‘Post-West’ series and their promotion in China.