Pio Abad, 'Decoy II' (2014), dummy CCTV cameras decorated with tropical seashells. Courtesy the artist and Silverlens Gallery, Manila.

Pio Abad: 1975 – 2015


EXHIBITION DATES: 14 MAY – 9 JULY, 2016   4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art presents the first Australian exhibition of London-based Filipino artist Pio Abad, 1975 – 2015. While much of Pio Abad’s work is concerned with the so-called ‘conjugal dictatorship’ of former Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda Marcos (1965-86), this exhibition […]

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Sea Pearl White Cloud 海珠白雲, Observation Society, Guangzhou

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Sea Pearl White Cloud is a project realised through a collaboration between 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, located in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown, and Guanzghou’s Observation Society, one of China’s most exciting contemporary art project spaces. Bringing together Sydney-based artist Lucas Ihlein and Guangdong-born, Hong Kong-based artist Trevor Yeung, Sea Pearl White Cloud […]



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4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to announce Minerva Inwald as the recipient of the inaugural 4A Emerging Writer’s Project. Ahead of the November 2016 launch of the online publication The 4A Papers, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is supporting an Australian emerging writer to participate in Sea Pearl White Cloud, a collaborative […]

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Chen Qiulin: One Hundred Names, Shepparton Art Museum


EXHIBITION DATES: 4 JUNE – 24 JULY 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s first exhibition in Shepparton is a presentation of Chen Qiulin: One Hundred Names hosted by our collaborative parter the Shepparton Art Museum co-curated by Dr Rebecca Coates, Anna Briers & Toby Chapman. One Hundred Names is the first Australian solo exhibition by Chinese artist Chen Qiulin. Chen belongs […]

Deanna Hitti, 'Assimilation Museum' (2015), screen prints on BFK Rives 210gsm, NiJin gold paper, hardcover book, installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Image courtesy the artist and Document Photography.

Future Archaeology, Nexus Arts, Adelaide


EXHIBITION DATES: 19 MAY – 22 JULY 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s first exhibition in Adelaide is a touring presentation of Future Archaeology hosted by our collaborative parter Nexus Arts. Future Archaeology presents work by a group of emerging and mid-career artists who conceptually engage with notions of tradition through contemporary cultural artefacts. Through an appropriation of […]