Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (MoCA)
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A Stitch In Time an artwork by Michael Pinsky being assembled at the museum
Established2011; 12 years ago (2011)
LocationC1, Tianfu Software Park, Tianfu Avenue, Gaoxin District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Coordinates30°33′13″N 104°02′54″W / 30.553705°N 104.048411°W / 30.553705; -104.048411Coordinates: 30°33′13″N 104°02′54″W / 30.553705°N 104.048411°W / 30.553705; -104.048411

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (abbreviated MoCA, Chinese: 成都当代美术馆) 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. MoCA is located at the Chengdu Tianfu Software Park.[2][3][4]


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 Lü Peng became the museum's first director. Lü Peng is known for his publications History of Chinese Contemporary Art: 1990–1999 and A History of Art In Twentieth Century China.[citation needed]

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

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  1. ^ Martin, R. Orion (December 30, 2015). "A Chinese Performance Artist Who Balances Politics and Poetics". Hyperallergenic.
  2. ^ "China: In the spotlight-Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art" Archived 2018-10-27 at the Wayback Machine. Exibart, Italy, July 27, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Schrade, Sebastian (April 21, 2014). "Modern Art in China? The MOCA Chengdu".
  4. ^ "Chengdu's Museum of Contemporary Art fights for survival". Financial Times. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  5. ^ Huang Zhiling (2011-07-03). "Museum of Contemporary Art opens". China Daily (Sichuan Bureau).
  6. ^ Martin, R. Orion (June 20, 2016). "Despite Scandals and Slashed Funding, an Art Museum Perseveres in China". Hyperallergenic.
  7. ^ "MoMA Chengdu / Wande Wenmai International". ArchDaily. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  8. ^ Loh, Jean (September 30, 2016). "Xiao Quan, Our Generation". The Eye of Photography.
  9. ^ Berghuis, Thomas J. (2006). Performance Art in China. Timezone 8 Limited. pp. 266–. ISBN 978-988-99265-9-5.
  10. ^ "".[dead link]

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