UArts Curates Special Exhibition at Beijing International Art Biennale

June 19, 2019

University of the Arts has been selected to curate one of the six special exhibitions of the prestigious 8th Beijing International Art Biennale, Aug. 30–Sept. 23, 2019, at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The global art event’s special exhibitions each highlight work from a selected country. The UArts exhibition will be the first time the U.S. is represented in this way at the Beijing Biennale, and the University is the event’s only U.S. representative.

The American Special Exhibition—curated by President and CEO David Yager and Vice President Rick Longo—will showcase UArts’ 142-year legacy of arts leadership and spotlight the University’s mission of advancing human creativity. Twenty-two artworks by 11 teaching artists and alumni will be presented. The works on display will highlight the distinct culture of creativity education UArts instills in its students. Teaching artists and alumni include:

  • Mark Campbell ’74
  • Daniel Clayman 
  • Matt Curtius and Gina Triplett
  • Shawn Faust ’18
  • Beverly Fishman ’77
  • Laura Frazure ’86
  • Michael Grothusen 
  • Mi-Kyoung Lee ’96
  • Alan Price 
  • Rebecca Sack
  • Loveis Wise ’18

“It is a great honor for University of the Arts to be selected to curate the United States pavilion at this global art exhibition,” President Yager says. “It’s also an exceptional opportunity to showcase the extraordinary artist/educators from the University, and the insitution's history of developing creative leaders for over a century.” 

Since its inception in 2002, the Beijing International Art Biennale has featured more than 4,000 artists from over 100 countries and hosted more than one million visitors.