UCCA Foundation Council
Including UCCA’s highest level of supporters, the Foundation Council is the governing body of the UCCA Foundation for Art and Education, the charitable foundation accredited by the Beijing Bureau of Civil Affairs in 2018 to support UCCA’s philanthropic and outreach initiatives. Committing to five-year terms, the 30 members of the Foundation Council provide support and guidance. Leaders in many fields of enterprise, they participate in quarterly meetings with senior management, and offer essential input on all aspects of UCCA’s operations and programming. Membership in the UCCA Foundation Council is by invitation only.
Gary Gao & Paige Xu
|Jason Jiang||Ivy Le *||Li Lin *||Liu Jun Jun *|
|Liu Lan *||Lily Liu & James Qin*||Ma Yin|| Jerry Mao *|
Amy Ren & Steven Ge
Derek & Michelle Leung Sulger
Guy & Myriam Ullens
Jack & Susy Wadsworth
|Baobao Zeng||Zimo Zeng|
UCCA Contemporary Circle
Introduced in 2018, the Contemporary Circle is a vibrant group of art patrons who commit to three-year terms. Members of the Contemporary Circle serve as vital advocates for UCCA in their fields, and receive access to exclusive trips and programs jointly organized with the Foundation Council. Consisting mainly of collectors in the early and middle stages of their careers, the Contemporary Circle offers a unique platform for deepening knowledge of art through proximity to an institution and its resources. The Circle has also emerged as an international forum for discussion and friendship based on shared commitment to art and to this institution.
Princess Alia Al-Senussi
UCCA Young Associates
Founded in 2019, the Young Associates already boasts more than 20 members who support UCCA with an annual contribution of RMB 20,000. In exchange, they enjoy the camaraderie of a lively circle of young professionals from many sectors, united by a strong interest in contemporary art and culture. Young Associates participate in a range of UCCA programs throughout the year, from guided exhibition tours to exciting social events like Gala and Summer Party. In the process, they form new connections and build a profile in the art world. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Nichole Danning Fu
Christian Johannes Voss
|Wang Haining ||Lydia Wang|
|Alda Xie||Vani Xu|
|Shaway Yeh||Jason Zhang|
Since 2012, UCCA has elected noteworthy artists to assume the role of artistic director for the occasion. This year Wang Jianwei turned UCCA’s Great Hall into a site specific work titled Feelings. Informed by the artist’s concept of “rehearsal”, Feelings combined performance, lighting, video, and sound, blurring the boundaries of exhibition and theater while pushing the museum’s signature space into new territory. Chef Dong Zhenxiang of Da Dong designed the menu, and a list of fine vintage wines was provided by Wine J.J. Guests were greeted on a red carpet by media in UCCA’s Lobby. This year, UCCA partnered with LeTV for a live global broadcast of the entire event.
Poly International Auction Co., Ltd. was the partner in presenting the benefit auction, which included sixteen lots donated by leading contemporary artists. Liu Ye’s Composition in Red, Yellow, and Blue was sold for RMB 3.2 million ($0.5 million USD), the highest hammer price for the evening. The funds raised by the gala and benefit auction will support UCCA’s exhibitions, public programs, and educational opportunities during 2016.
The Eighth Anniversary Gala and Benefit Auction kicks off a series of events that will continue into December. With support from GQ China’s Editor-in-Chief Wang Feng, UCCA presents nearly two months of screenings, conversations, music performances, readings, travel opportunities, and spotlights on design. The series culminates the UCCA Eighth Anniversary Party on 25 December and also includes a film competition.
UCCA’s dramatic post-industrial spaces can serve as the perfect backdrop for many different kinds of events. Whether you’re looking to host a reception and after-hours private viewing of a UCCA exhibition, to stage an off-site meeting, product launch, or even a special celebration, UCCA can provide you with professionally-equipped spaces boasting a unique, avant-garde atmosphere.
Freshly renovated by OMA in 2019, UCCA is housed in Bauhaus-influenced factory chambers built in the 1950s, featuring a series of exhibition spaces including the signature Great Hall, in addition to meeting rooms and an auditorium. All spaces are furnished with professional lightning, internet connectivity, and the climate and humidity control systems required for any exhibition or event. UCCA may also assist you in planning structured events, such as a “Museum Night,” which combines an evening reception with a private exhibition tour, crafting a night to remember for corporate clients or other large groups. To enquire about hosting an event, please contact us at email@example.com.