Wu Yongping, professor and postgraduate supervisor of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and head of the CAFA Center for National Gifts. Mr. Wu is vice director of Ceramic Art Committee at China Artists Association (CAA), a member of China Sculpture Institute (CSI), vice director of Sculpture Committee at China Arts and Crafts Association (CA&CA), standing director of The Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education, an evaluation expert for China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT), art director of Shanghai Red Town Art Design Center, and art director of China Chengjiang Fossil Site Applying for UNESCO World Heritage Recognition.
His work is held in public collections at major institutions, including The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), The National Museum of China (formerly The National Museum of Chinese History), Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai Red Town Art Design Center and South Africa Center of Diamond Culture and Art. Mr. Wu curated and organized many prestigious exhibitions, including China Invitation Exhibition for Contemporary Sculptor’s Work, the 1st and 2nd Shanghai International Household Ceramics Fairs, “In Between” Invitation Exhibition for Yong Artist’s Work at CAFA School of Design, “Stripping” International Glass Contemporary Art Exhibition and “Nothing” China Contemporary Utensil Exhibition.
Prof. Wu Yongping is committed to driving reinvention, contemporary expression and style research on China’s traditional culture. The CAFA Innovation and Research Center for National Gifts, founded under his leadership, focuses on national gift-oriented innovative design and cultural diplomacy-dominated cultural promotion on the premise of tradition, inheritance, innovation and development.