4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is proud to present a keynote lecture by Qiu Zhijie, one of China’s leading artists, critics, curators and educators.

The lecture is free and will be held at 630PM, Tuesday 7 August, at the Veolia Lecture Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.

We are now booked out for this event, join our waiting list online.

A recording of this lecture will soon be available on 4A’s website.

Qiu Zhijie is the Chief Curator of this year’s 9th Shanghai Biennale, and is leading 4A’s inaugural  Emerging Curators’ Intensive

International – Inter-cities – Inter-individuals will encompass a number of Qiu’s current research areas, looking at the relationships between people in the formation of cities and our understanding of the international. It is an opportunity to participate in a lively discussion with a leading contemporary art figure.


Qiu Zhijie is a Professor at the School of Intermedia Art, a member of the supervisory team at the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thought, and Director of Total Art Studio at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. He is also an esteemed artist, curator and writer. As a conceptual artist, Qiu Zhijie’s practice includes painting, photography, video, installation and theatre. His works have been exhibited and are collected by individual and institutional collectors both in China and internationally. His solo exhibitions  include Haus of World Culture in Berlin (2009), Ullens Contemporary Art Center in Beijing (2009) and Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai (2008). He has also exhibited in international art shows including 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), 25th Sao Paulo Biennale (2010) and New Art in China, Post-1989.







This initiative is supported by Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and ARNDT Fine Art.