Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu
Established2011; 10 years ago (2011)
LocationC1, Tianfu Software Park, Tianfu Avenue, Chengdu, P.R. China
Coordinates30°33′13″N 104°02′54″W / 30.553705°N 104.048411°W / 30.553705; -104.048411
A Stitch In Time an artwork by Michael Pinsky being assembled at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengu.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (abbreviated MOCA) in Chengdu, China[1] is a Chinese museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across China and around the world. Chengdu MOCA is located at Chengdu Tianfu Software Park.[2][3][4]At 8 September 2018 they had no permanent exhibition


The museum, designed by the architect Liu Jiakun, was opened in 2011.[5] Construction of the museum was funded by Chengdu High-Tech Zone Investment Co. Ltd., a state-owned company.[6][7]

The art historian, critic and curator Lv Peng became the museum's first director. Lv Peng is known for his publications History of Chinese Contemporary Art: 1990-1999 and A History of Art In Twentieth Century China

In 2014, the museum did not yet have a display of its permanent collection, but had opened its gallery for exhibits of modern art[3] and photography.[8]

In addition to hosting exhibitions from Asian artists the museum has hosted retrospective surveys of western artists[9] including: Tony Cragg, Michael Pinsky [10] and Picasso and have collaborated with institutions such as the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris to show the works of Dominique Gonzalez–Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia and Philippe Parreno


  1. ^ "A Chinese Performance Artist Who Balances Politics and Poetics". Hyperallergenic, by R. Orion Martin on December 30, 2015
  2. ^ "China: In the spotlight-Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art" Archived 2018-10-27 at the Wayback Machine..Exibart, Italy, July 27th, 2011
  3. ^ a b "Modern Art in China? The MOCA Chengdu". By Sebastian Schrade on April 21, 2014
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  5. ^ "Museum of Contemporary Art opens". By Huang Zhiling China Daily Sichuan Bureau, 2011-07-03
  6. ^ "Despite Scandals and Slashed Funding, an Art Museum Perseveres in China". Hyperallergenic, by R. Orion Martin on June 20, 2016
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  8. ^ "Xiao Quan, Our Generation". The Eye of Photography, September 30, 2016 - China , written by Jean Loh
  9. ^ Thomas J. Berghuis (2006). Performance Art in China. Timezone 8 Limited. pp. 266–. ISBN 978-988-99265-9-5.
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