The 2nd CCVA PhD Forum 2024


Fri Jul 05 2024 at 09:00 am to 06:00 pm


B3 3BX | Birmingham, EN

Join us at The 2nd CCVA PhD Forum 2024 for a day of networking, presentations, and discussions among fellow PhD students in the field.
About this Event

The 2nd CCVA PhD Student Forum will be held on July 5, 2024, at the School of Art, Birmingham City University. PhD students and recent graduates from several universities in the UK, Europe, and Asia will share their research on contemporary Chinese art, design, and visual culture.

The 2nd CCVA PhD Forum Programme

Date: 5th July 2024

Venue: Lecture Theatre, School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BX, UK

09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome Speech (Professor Jiang Jiehong)

Panel One: Representation and Narratives in Chinese Media and Art

10:15-10:30 Shuyuan ZHANG (University of Bristol)

Noir and "documentary": Mainland China Television Crime Dramas from the late 1990s to early 2000s

10:30-10:45 Yizhi CHEN (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David)

Artist’s Self-representation through Avatars in the Social Media Age: An Exploration of the Chinese Millennial Artist Artwork

10:45-11:00 Yanxi WU (University of Salford)

An Investigation of Online Exhibition for Contemporary Art: A case study of works from China in Northwest England

11:00-11:30 Panel Discussion

Panel Two: Visual Narratives in Chinese Contemporary Photography and Art

11:30-11:45 Ziyi REN (University of the Arts London)

The Implicit Representation of Death in Contemporary Chinese Photography

11:45-12:00 Rachel SEAH (Birmingham City University)

The Eroticised Image of the Chinese Female Body in 21st Century Private Photography in China

12:00-12:15 Yang ZHOU (Birmingham City University)

Reimagining Garden Space: Understanding Hidden Narratives of Chinese Literati Gardens through Contemporary Art

12:15-12:45 Panel Discussion

12:45-13:30 Lunch Break

Panel ThreePosthuman and Digital Representations in Chinese Contemporary Art

13:30-13:45 Tian YANG (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Posthuman Art: On the Transversal Media of Screens of Post-Human Narratives

13:45-14:00 Yishun LI (King’s College London)

A Posthuman Rhapsody: The Queer Corporeality and Subjectivity in Lu Yang’s The Great Adventure of Material World – Game Film

14:00-14:15 Yiyang CHEN (The Glasgow School of Art)

Image as Data: Investigating Pleasure as a Feminist Intervention in Painting Practice

14:15-14:45 Panel Discussion

Panel Four: Historical and Cultural Transitions in Chinese Contemporary Art

14:45-15:00 Funa YE (University College London)

Chinese Folk Art in Transition: Cultural Symbolism, Academization, and Resistance from 1949

15:00-15:15 Huiyu ZHAO (Durham University)

Learning Art from the Soviet Union: the transmission and adaption of Soviet art style in China in the early 1950

15:15-15:30 Nanke NING (University of Salford)

Understanding Cultural employment and work in the Chinese Art Sector

15:00-15:30 Panel Discussion

15:30-15:45 Break

Panel 5: Contemporary Chinese Art and Diaspora

15:30-15:45 Chenchen ZHU (University of Amsterdam)

Mobility, precarity, cross-border network-building, and artworks of young diasporic Chinese artists in Amsterdam and Paris

15:45- 16:00 Charlotte YAO (University of the Arts London)

Speaking the Unspeakable: Chinese diasporic feminist narration in resistance to the patriarchal home/homeland

16:00-16:15 Chang LIU (University of Birmingham)

Xinzhuang: Everyday and Extraordinary Experiences in Beijing's Migrant Art Community

16:15-16:45 Panel Discussion

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks

17:00 Exhibition Tour

About the Event

In response to the increase of doctoral projects in the field of Chinese arts, design, media, and visual culture, the CCVA PhD Forum is designed as a UK-wide platform to support PhD students further, enhance intellectual exchanges of ideas and critical debates, expand the participation of young generation scholars, and celebrate our achievement of up-to-date doctoral research. As a summer event to complement our winter conference, the CCVA PhD Forum aims to provide a unique space for all students within and beyond the UK, who are conducting doctoral research, new PhDs (awarded within 12 months), as well as for supervisors, advisors, and examiners, and those who are interested in pursuing a PhD in the future, to share, debate and innovate.

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University aims to foster new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices and theoretical studies. Following the 15-year success of our CCVA Annual Conference, which invites researchers, curators, artists, designers, and practitioners at all stages of their careers to share the latest research development on the theme proposed each year, we launch the First CCVA PhD Forum.


Where is it happening?

B3 3BX, Lecture Theatre, School of Art, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


GBP 40.00

Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) , BCU

Host or Publisher Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) , BCU

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