July 30, 2024

Lecture by Jin Wenwei, Artist & Executive Dean, Longquan Research Institute, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, Jingdezhen, Jianxi, China

TUESDAY, JULY 30th at 7pm
This is a free event, no registration required. 

While introducing the many aspects of his career as an educator, potter, ceramicist, artist, curator, and administrator, Jin Wenwei will explore the importance of cross-cultural exchanges and education through international ceramic art centres and exhibitions.

Jin Wenwei has been connected to Nova Scotia since 1999 when he taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax. Our School is delighted to welcome Wenwei back to our Province and honoured to host this very special public talk.

Visit our gallery July 22 to August 2 for a photographic tribute to Jin Wenwei’s ceramic practice.




Wenwei Jin: “I was born and raised up in Longquan City which is the hometown of Celadon, Zhejiang Province, my father was a mechanical engineer and his mother was a worker in a ceramic factory. I took the college entrance examination three times. In 1989, I got into Jingdezhen Ceramic University (JCU) and graduated as a Bachelor in 1993 and as a Graduate in 1996. I’ve been teaching at the JCU ever since.

In July 1999, when I was 30 years old, Walter Ostrom CM [of Lunenburg Nova Scotia] invited me to teach a summer course at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD). After returning to China, many things happened: I was appointed to organize the ceramic art department and served as the Head until 2012, and my ceramic creation began to focus on the expression of material language.

In 2015, I was appointed as the international committee member of the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Art Biennale, Korea. After that, I resigned from all administrative positions of JCU and established the Jingdezhen Asia-Europe-America Ceramic Center (JAEA) with my friends. Since 2015, an international exhibition has been curated almost every year, by a Curator or Executive Curator.

From 2018 to 2020, I also accepted the invitation of Tao Xichuan Institution in Jingdezhen to serve as the Director of the Art Center, which is similar to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York.

In 2023, I have been appointed as the Executive Dean of Longquan Research Institute of Jingdezhen Ceramic University, which is located in my hometown Longquan, the hometown of Celadon. The research institute is invested by the local government and mainly focuses on international exchanges and ceramic science and technology research.

Up to now, art creation is still an important thing in my life, because every year I need to participate in some important exhibitions in China.”