University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Beijing Graduate Exchange Program



Once you are aCAFAcritique2011ccepted into a graduate program in the Department of Art, you are automatically eligible for the Beijing Graduate Exchange Program.

Since 2010, the Department of Art has collaborated with major universities in Beijing on academic exchange programs. From 2011 – 2012, the De
partment of Art and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) conducted an intensive graduate level academic exchange focused on developing cross-cultural art collaborations, resulting in two professionally mounted exhibitions of new work, in Buffalo at the UB Art Gallery, and in Beijing at Today Art Museum.
Tsinghua2012Currently, we are in partnership with the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University in Beijing to realize a new graduate level program of cross-cultural art collaborations, exhibitions and
publications. Every other year, two intensive art/academic residencies take place in Beijing and in Buffalo, involving MFA, Ph.D. and MA graduate students from both UB and Tsinghua, culminating in innovative creative and research projects.


Program Directors:

University at Buffalo
Millie Chen, Professor, Dept. of Art, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Jonathan Katz, Professor, Dept. of Art, Director, Ph.D. in Visual Studies

Zhang Gan, Vice Dean, Academy of Arts & Design
Zheng Yi, Director, Dept. of Painting
Chen Anying, Director, Dept. of Art History

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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