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The UK’s only non-profit institution specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) heritages.

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The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023
The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023
The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023
The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023
The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023
The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023
The gallery will reopen on 18th February 2023

What's On

Exhibitions
Practise Till We Meet
Exhibition
Practise Till We Meet
from
February 18, 2023
until
May 28, 2023
Practise Till We Meet explores diasporic experiences, the condition of migration, and the adaptations required to make a new life in a new place, featuring works by Asia-Art-Activism, Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research, Audrey Albert, Isaac Chong Wai, Koki Tanaka, Liu Weiwei and Mimian Hsu.

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Events
Practise Till We Meet: Guided Tour
Event
Practise Till We Meet: Guided Tour
February 18, 2023
11 am – 12 pm; 2 – 3 pm
Join us in the gallery for guided tours of our inaugural exhibition ‘Practise Till We Meet’
Cross-cultural Curation In And Beyond Asia
Event
Exchanges
Cross-cultural Curation In And Beyond Asia
December 3, 2022
15:00 - 16:30
A conversation with Davide Quadrio, Director of the Museum of Asian Art (MAO) in Turin and You Mi, Professor of Art and Economies at the University of Kassel / documenta Institut to reflect their curatorial practice, and the complexities and challenges of presenting contemporary art in today’s environment.
Made in Asias with Viscose Journal
Event
Exchanges
Made in Asias with Viscose Journal
October 29, 2022
13:00 - 16:30
For the fourth ‘EXCHANGES' we are excited to partner with Viscose Journal for a special event exploring their current issue, which deconstructs the notion of ‘Asias’ through fashion.
Online Talk: Matting, Felting, Bonding, artist lecture by Brigitta Varadi
Event
Exchanges
Online Talk: Matting, Felting, Bonding, artist lecture by Brigitta Varadi
October 21, 2022
15:00 - 16:30
The third iteration of 'EXCHANGES' is an artist lecture by Brigitta Varadi on her multimedia practice which interweaves art and craft, labour and heritage, personal healing and community building.
The Art of Contemporary China: book launch with Jiang Jiehong
Event
Exchanges
The Art of Contemporary China: book launch with Jiang Jiehong
August 25, 2022
18:00 - 20:00
The second iteration of 'EXCHANGES' is an evening of art and conversation to launch The Art of Contemporary China by Professor Jiang Jiehong, published by Thames & Hudson.
Open House: people-place-space
Event
Exchanges
Open House: people-place-space
July 23, 2022
13:00 - 17:00
The launch of our 'EXCHANGES' series of events and collaborations, featuring a dynamic one-day programme of artist film screenings, performance and conversation.
Director's Letter

Dear esea contemporary Community,

It is with great pleasure that we relaunch esea contemporary, previously known as the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), 36 years after its birth as an artist-initiated, community-oriented arts festival in Manchester.

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