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 email@example.com to learn more.
Nichole Danning Fu
Christian Johannes Voss
|Wang Haining ||Lydia Wang|
|Alda Xie||Vani Xu|
|Shaway Yeh||Jason Zhang|
The UCCA Gala, held annually on the first Sunday in November, is the Chinese art world’s answer to the Met Ball. A highlight of the Beijing social calendar, it is UCCA’s most important fundraising event of the year. UCCA Gala 2018 convened more than 650 supporters, and raised a total of more than RMB 10 million to support UCCA’s exhibitions, programs, and philanthropic initiatives.
The Gala raises money for UCCA exhibitions and initiatives in a number of ways. Corporate sponsors make financial and in-kind contributions to the organization of the event. Leading galleries and enterprises donate tables and invite guests. Artists who have previously worked with UCCA donate works which are offered in an exciting live auction. Most importantly, all guests are invited to contribute directly to UCCA’s work by making donations on-site.
Since the first Gala in 2012, UCCA has worked with a long list of artists and collaborators to produce some truly memorable events. Artistic direction has come from Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company, Lu Hao, Polit-Sheer-Form, Wang Jianwei, and Chewing Theory. If you are interested in sponsoring the Gala, buying a table, donating a work, or otherwise getting involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.