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Prof Xie Yong will discuss his practice-based research on ‘Public Sculpture in Contemporary China, Raising Civic Awareness’.
Professor Xie Yong became Dean of Fine Arts College, Shenyang University in 2015 following a period of 9 years as Associate Dean. He is a Member of the Chinese Artists Association, Vice Chairman of China Arts and Crafts Association and Vice President of the Young Artists Association Liaoning. His practice-based research has achieved extensive impact through Art Social Activism. A notable example is his work in relation to child internet safety in collaboration with UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund).
He is a visiting professor for Belfast School of Art and has recently attained a PhD by Published works from Ulster University which documents his research process for several such case studies. His talk will share some of these processes and insights.
He has helped develop PhD links with Ulster University, Shenyang University and LuXun Academy of Fine Art, from which he is an alumni. He has received recognition through Chinese regional teaching awards in Shenyang and Liaoning Provence, National and International Art awards in Cannes, London, Beijing, Singapore and Nationally across China. He has exhibited extensively across Asia, Europe and America. His work is held in private and museum collections in China and Japan and has been commissioned for use by commercial giants such as CocaCola.