Curator's Talk with Ying Tan

September 09, 2017

Join Ying Tan, curator at the Centre for Chinese Contemprary Art (CFCCA) as she shares in more detail on her curatorial practice, the history of CFCCA as an institution in the diverse art ecology of Manchester and its place in a global contemporary art context. 

Ying Tan is a UK-based Canadian curator with a concern for negotiating sites of cultural specificity in her practice. She is currently the curator at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA). She has curated numerous exhibitions at the CFCCA, in addition to many other off-site projects in London and internationally. This includes the co-commission of Haze & Fog with Cao Fei (2013), as well as UK premieres of What Happened in the Year of the Dragon (2014) with Sun Xun and Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground (2003-present). She is a visiting lecturer for Christie’s Education (UK) and a contributor to KALEIDOSCOPE Asia Magazine. She was also on the curatorial faculty for Liverpool Biennial 2016. 

About the CFCCA:

CFCCA is the UK’s leading organization for the promotion of Chinese contemporary art, producing an internationally renowned artistic programme and developing a reputation as a centre for research. Centrally located in the city of Manchester in the North of England, the centre has a proud 30-year history of UK ‘first’ solo exhibitions, featuring exceptional artists that go on to achieve international acclaim. CFCCA work with a wide array of partners to provide audiences with a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, and events. As the only non-profit organization in Europe to specialize in Chinese contemporary art and visual culture, CFCCA are uniquely placed to explore a global century where Chinese art is moving firmly centre-stage. 

CFCCA website,

About Centre A:

Centre A is a leading public art gallery currently situated in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Our purpose is to be an engaged participant in the ongoing production of a pluralistic and democratic society. We strive to activate contemporary art’s vital role in building and understanding the long and dynamic Asia-Canada relationship, while tackling questions of broader concern from Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives.

Centre A website,

Saturday, September 9, 2017


SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings, Vancouver 
2270 Sauder Industries Policy Room

Light refreshments will be served.

Please register here.


Centre A

  • SFU David See-chai Lam Centre (DLC)
  • SFU Institute for the Humanities