Professor John Hyatt
The China ProjectI have been pursuing a dialogue with Chinese artists for some years and have supervised Chinese PhD research students, including Dr Zhou, Tongyu (graduated 2006) and current students; Zhang, Shibin (investigating Chinese women's art) and Eunice Chan (investigating the relationships between aesthetics and health).
A recent research trip to China, with Dr. Zhou, also made links with Chinese art schools and investigated exhibition possibilities for UK art and design in China.
I am collaborating with Huang Zhuan (of OCAT, Shenzhen) to co-curate an exhibition of new work by contemporary Chinese artists - this collaboration has led to a MIRIAD collaboration with the Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, and specifically curator, Ying Kwok, to realise the researched exhibition in 2008 in the UK and at OCAT in China. I am currently putting together partner galleries for a wider UK tour.