The UCCA Gala and Benefit Auction 2014

Celebrating Seven Years with UCCA

On November 20, 2014, the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art hosted the UCCA Gala and Benefit Auction, to commemorate the past seven years with our diverse group of friends and supporters. The annual Gala and Benefit Auction are key to the continued sustainability of our work and mission. Attracting a wide range of artists, collectors, art professionals, and dignitaries, the Gala is always a great deal of fun. In 2014, the Gala featured artistic direction by the collective Polit-Sheer-Form (composed of artists Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Song Dong, Liu Jianhua, and curator/critic Leng Lin) and a menu designed by Chef Kenny Fu. During our Benefit Auction, supported by Sotheby’s, our guests bidded on major works by more than twenty artists who had recently shown at UCCA.


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Benefit Auction

One of the many highlights of the UCCA Gala 2014 was the Benefit Auction. Works were donated by vanguard artists who had exhibited at UCCA in recent years and were featured in a preview and live auction during the Gala Dinner on 20 November 2014. With the support of our benefactors coming from a wide range of fields and backgrounds, the inaugural UCCA Benefit Auction (2013) raised a total of RMB 1.56 million. The landmark success of the UCCA Benefit Auction offers a new model for not-for-profit cultural institutions in China to expand their fundraising channels. The selection of works for the 2014 Benefit Auction were donated by twenty contemporary artists that had shows at UCCA.

Your Contribution

All proceeds from the Benefit Auction support the center’s annual calendar of exhibitions, public programs, and other not-for-profit events, and ensure the long-term development of one of China’s most dynamic contemporary  art institutions. By participating in the 2014 UCCA Benefit Auction, you support our commitment to providing cultural and educational programs for our hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.

Participating Artists

David Diao, Hao Liang, He An, He Xiangyu, Hou Yong, Ji Dachun, Jiang Pengyi, William Kentridge, Polit-Sheer-Form, Sterling Ruby, Shang Yixin, Shi Zhiying, Song Kun, Wang Jianwei, Wang Keping, Wang Yin, Wen Ling, Xu Zhen – MadeIn Company, Zhao Gang, Zhao Yao

The benefit auction also featured a hand-made crocodile skin bag designed by MAISON ULLENS.

Download 2014 UCCA Gala Benefit Auction Catalogue

For further information on the lots, please contact You Yang,, 13910815233

Partner: Sotheby’s


Artistic Direction by Polit-Sheer-Form

The Gala was catered by Kenny Fu, contestant in the Singapore World Gourmet Summit 2014, Head Chef of My Humble House.

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