Jérôme Sans appointed Director at UCCA

Jérôme Sans appointed Director at UCCA

UCCA, Beijing

Jérôme Sans by photographer Quentin Shi for UCCA

May 11, 2008

Appointed as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Director in March 2008, Jérôme Sans is leading the institution towards new territories.


UCCA is a non-profit, comprehensive art center founded in Beijing by collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens in November 2007. UCCA presents exhibitions of established and emerging artists and develops a trusted platform to share knowledge through education and research.

Jérôme Sans is known for rethinking the curatorial practice and approach, first as an independent curator, then as a creator of a new model of institution, such as the world acclaimed Palais de Tokyo in Paris that he co-founded and directed until January 2006.

His far-reaching work on international projects with key artists and art world figures, his long experience working in Asia for major exhibitions, and with Chinese artists such as Chen Zhen, Wang Du, Yan Pei Ming, Huang Yong Ping, Wang Jianwei – enables UCCA to further expand its relationship with the Chinese contemporary creation in a global context .

As Jérôme Sans said: “UCCA is a place to share the creativity and dynamism of China today in a global perspective. Our role is to create a plateform for an open dialogue between China and the rest of the world”.

Examples of this are the two current exhibitions at UCCA, House of Oracles: a Huang Yong Ping Retrospective and Stray Alchemists (international group show). By holding a retrospective of the prominent Chinese contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping at the same time as it welcomes six artists in its first international show, UCCA demonstrates its ambition to conceal boundaries and foster dialogues about art within China and around the world. These strides will continue later this summer as UCCA showcases the Chinese contemporary collection of its founders in the exhibition Our Future: the Guy and Myriam Ullens Collection. Simultaneously, special long term commissions made by UCCA to both established and emerging Chinese artists will be unveiled in UCCA premises.

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Lu,
P.O. Box 8503, Chaoyang District, Beijing
P.R.China 100015

Tel: +86 10 8459 9269
Fax: +86 10 6431 4867
Web: www.ucca.org.cn

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