C-PLATFORM Institute founded in Xiamen, China. Since 2012. It is a non-profit culture and art research and curatorial institution supported by LUCITOPIA CULTURE. It is focusing on the issues of research and creative development of nature, culture, and sustainable future. Cooperating with global researchers, curators, artists, designers, and burgeoning creative groups to jointly generate a series of programs that are interdisciplinary, undermined sense of cultural boundaries, extrasensory experience. C-PLATFORM integrates different types of projects and individuals into the unique context and experience. It attempts to establish an interactive exchange platform that continuously releases cultural transformation and social energy across the boundaries of content production and communication, public awareness, and experience.
C-PLATFORM Institute has established global partnerships with organizations including the Green Art Lab Alliance, Chinese European Art Center. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China Residencies, Dutch Culture Centre for International Cooperation, Lab for Nature Research at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, NL. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Institute of Creativity and Innovation Xiamen University, Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen Design Week, etc. C-PLATFORM outputs the inspiring and influential contemporary cultural and arts projects, art festivals, exhibitions, performances, workshops, and salons into different places such as cultural institutions, art museums, public spaces in urban or rural areas, specific nature fields, etc.
The Future Archive features a research program focusing on nature, culture, and sustainable future initiated by the C-PLATFORM. Establishing dialogue and collaboration with scholars, researchers, and practitioners from worldwide, the Future Archive disseminates cutting-edge thoughts and practical experience through academic research, project interviews, lecture forums, and publication. In addition, it stays in firm contact with the contemporary world through the Internet and social media in the form of images, texts, and videos, as a way to promote cultural practice and knowledge sharing in transcultural backgrounds and social environments.
The Infinite Theater features an exhibition and performance program initiated by the C-PLATFORM characterized by inter-media, multi-identities, and an undermined sense of cultural boundaries. Cooperating with worldwide curator, artists, designers, and burgeoning creative groups to jointly generate crossover exhibitions, performances, screenings, art festivals, design week, and other events with both ideological vitality and sensory experience, the Infinite Theater produces inspiring projects in urban public spaces and rural open-air areas. Integrating different types of spaces, projects, and individuals into the context and experience of the ``changing theater``, it links people, objects, and spaces more closely, thus triggering the reflection and imagination of contemporary society, cultural patterns, and life concepts.
The Imagination Lab features a public education program initiated by the C-PLATFORM focusing on nature, culture, and community empowerment. Combining the advantages of institutional resources and the public education teams with rich organizing experience at home and abroad, we plan and launch public education activities and community interaction projects based on specific themes. The Imagination Lab emphasizes the importance of creative thinking and methods. The program is based on the exploration of possibilities in the world of nature, culture, and life, combined with participatory and interactive experiences, in which to perceive the power of imagination, eventually opening up the journey of curiosity through the nature of creativity.
The Lucitopia Residency features an international residency program planned and initiated by the C-PLATFORM that involves researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds of interdisciplinary and mixed-media studies to explore the possibilities of specific spatial fields. The Lucitopia Residency programs include different types of urban and rural spaces, natural fields, and special geographical environments. By focusing on specific field characteristics, problems and demands, it invites practitioners from different disciplines to join the resident creation and research, and share experiences on topics such as future ecology, nature stories, organic urban and rural, sustainable life based on the local environment and context.
Researcher in Visual Culture, Curator, Artist, Lecturer. Born 1981 in Fujian, China. Lives and works in Xiamen. He graduated from Xiamen University with an MA in Fine Arts in 2009. He studied abroad at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL. and the Aberystwyth University Arts Centre, Wales, UK. He is mainly engaged in research, curatorial, and teaching in the direction of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, Socially Engaged Practice, Visual Communication Design. He was the Research Curator at Guangdong Museum of Art, Commentator of Guangzhou Image Triennial, and the Curator & Local Consultant of Jimei×Arles International Photo Festival, 2009-2020. His practical explorations have been supported by the DutchCulture, the Mondrian Foundation of the Netherlands, the British Council, and the Wales Arts International. In 2012, he co-founded and leads the C-PLATFORM Institute, a non-profit cultural institution, which continues to develop interdisciplinary explorations and practices of art, design, and technology in contemporary contexts.
He Graduated from Xiamen University Art College, Master in Fine Arts. His subject is Visual Culture and Contemporary Art Research and Practice. He worked with different insitutions to organize peojects that seek the intersections between art and society. He engaged in art and design education for multiple years and his works have participated in many international art exhibitions.
Visual artist, sculptor, designer, ceramist, teacher and researcher. He has studied, worked, taught and collaborated at leading visual arts institutions in the Netherlands, UK, USA and China. He has exhibited widely, has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions, and his work is in the collection of many individuals, museums, corporations and related enterprises. His PhD, in collaboration with the Ceramic Arts Research Centre of the University of Sunderland focused on the leading centre for innovation with the ceramic material – the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) in the Netherlands. His book ‘Demystified: The European Ceramic Workcentre as Centre of Excellence’ was published in 2017.
Dean of Institue of Creativity and Innovation, Xiamen University, Professor of Art College of Xiamen University, Doctoral Mentor of Macau University of Science and Technology, Curator. He is one of the founders of Chinese European Art Center. His main research direction: contemporary visual art theory and practice. Since 2001, he has participated in or carried out a number of domestic and overseas artistic projects, His personal works have been exhibited in galleries and art spaces worldwide.
Graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in 2014, School of Arts of University College Ghent, Belgium, Master in Fine Arts; In 2012, Zhong Zheming was selected by Asia-Europe Meeting DUO (ASEM-DUO) Fellowship Programme, and participated in the exchange programme in LUCA School of Arts in Belgium. His research and practice is mainly in media art and cross-media design. He used to work in Fisheye Cross-Media Production Company in Wetteren, Belgium, and gave lessons in the art and design department in the universities in China. Main Programs and Exhibitions Participated: Honeybot installation for ISE Expo, The Rolling Snowball #5 – Djúpivogur, Iceland, MAP#18 Points of Reference & What is Important.
Graduated from University of the Arts London (UAL), Wimbledon College of Arts, MFA Fine Art. Her practice and research mostly focusing on mixed media and organic materials. Her work exhibited worldwide in different group exhibitions, she also participated and curated several exhibitions，such as The Floating World, Unique Artist Link, Shift. She has rich experiences in project coordination and project executive. During the internship in Somerset House in the UK, She works for BJÖRK DIGITAL exhibition as a volunteer.
Independent researcher/curator with over ten years of professional work experience in the international cultural field. She researches, curates, stimulates, connects, facilitates and writes about art, design and culture that positively contributes to society, i.e. work that explores, questions and addresses our social and environmental responsibility. Since March 2017 she is the Head of the Jac. P. Thijsse Lab for Nature Research at the Van Eyck Academy (NL), and in 2018, the Thijsse Lab established the Van Eyck Food Lab which enables artists/chefs to research in depth their relation to food.
She graduated from Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, Master in Fine Arts in 2009. Her subject is Multimedia Art Research and Practice. She used to be the Teacher of Art & Design Department of of Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College. She has art research and practice and design education experience for multiple years, and her works have participated in many international art exhibitions for multiple times. Main Programs Participated: EKWC Ceramics Art Center Exchange Program of the Netherlands, Sweden College of Fine Arts of Linköping University, Series of Exhibitions of China and Europe Art Center (CEAC).
Director of Digital Media Art Department, Art College of Xiamen University, Curator, Artist & Architect. Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Munich with a MA degree in Religious Space and Artistic Space. His works are curated and exhibited in Germany in ”Youth Art in the St.Lukas church”, ”BMW ART PROJECT in FIZ”, AMNUA “The future of nostalgia”, Selby Fleetwood Gallery (US) “Indefinite Status” and other international exhibitions.
He is a member of the committee of the “Xiamen International Design Week – ‘Red Dot’ in China and curator of city exhibition “Designers at seashore”. He was a special invited speaker of PechaKucha Guangzhou Vol. 1 in 2009, and he is one of the city organizers of PechaKucha Night in Xiamen authorized by PechaKucha Tokyo headquarters in 2016.
Graduated from Xiamen University Art College, Master in Art and Design. Exchange Study in Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. She used to be the Teacher of Colleges of Art and Design. She has art practice and design education experience for multiple years, and her works have participated in many international art exhibitions for multiple times. Main Programs and Exhibitions Participated: Oneminutes Award of the Netherlands, Series of Exhibitions of China and Europe Art Center (CEAC), Chinese Art Exhibition of Shanghai World Expo.
Graduated from Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College with bachelor degree in graphic design. She mainly focuses on project co-ordinates and communication, graphic design with extensive project design and execution experiences.
Graduated from School of Intermedia Art (SIMA) in China Academy of Art with bachelor degree. He is working on intermedia art, envolving installation, theatre, digital interactive media. Currently living and working in Xiamen.
Graduated from Concord University College Fujian Normal University with BFA degree in Fine Art. She mainly focus on visual communication design and so on with extensive project design experiences.
Graduated from the Guangxi Arts University in Folk Art Design and Application, Bachelor of Arts . She mainly engages in visual design work and creation. Her design works have won international professional awards.
Graduated from the Acadmy of Arts and Design of Fuzhou University in Visual Communication Design, Bachelor of Arts. She mainly engages in visual design work and creation. Her design works have won international professional awards.