The Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale
In 2016, the International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) initiated by Central Academy of Fine Arts was established in Beijing, marking the establishment of a solid exchange and development platform for the international printmaking community. It promoted the creation and research of printmaking in different cultural contexts, and further strengthened the teaching and exchanges between countries. Since its establishment, with the international biennale mechanism, it has successfully held three invitational exhibitions and academic symposiums, which have added unique and full vitality to the exchange of world printmaking art. 2022 marks the Fourth IAPA Invitational Exhibition and Academic Symposium.
The suddenness and complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought a disaster to countries around the world and profoundly affected social order as well as people’s life. The Alliance Committee has been constantly making new plans to deal with new situations. In 2022, our wish is that the Fourth IAPA Invitational Exhibition and Academic Symposium can return to normal, and artists from all over the world can communicate face-to-face at the exhibition; but the reality is that the pandemic remains a problem, and we can only compromise with reality. In the Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale, artists from home and abroad will participate in this international printmaking exchange event together in different spaces. IAPA has overcome great difficulties to organize this biennale. On the basis of the previous participants, we have invited new artists to join us. The exhibition will be hosted by Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Yunnan Arts University (YNAU), Printmaking Art Committee of China Artists Association, International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) and International Printmaking Institute of CAFA, and undertaken by Yunnan Arts
University (YNAU). It will be held at Kunming Museum, Yunnan Province, China from November 5th to November 25th, 2022. For domestic artists, their original paintings will be exhibited; for artists abroad, same-sized digital printings will be exhibited instead.
The theme of this year's exhibition will be "Tomorrow's Printmaking", discussing the future development of printmaking in the post-pandemic era. The current development of printmaking has surpassed the boundaries of one single type of painting. It has expanded our artistic thinking and promoted the establishment of a new art education system. It also has influence on the creation of other types of painting, especially the combination with digital art. The popularization of printmaking is also a hot topic of concern in the academic circles. Deepening the integration and expansion of traditional printmaking and contemporary culture is an even more important issue for international academics and artists. This symposium will be both online and offline, discussing issues mentioned above. Domestic experts will be invited to Yunnan to attend the opening ceremony and symposium on-site, and experts abroad will attend the symposium online. Together, the exhibition and symposium will provide a brand- new communication and exhibition platform for artists from home and abroad in this special time, gathering printmaking leaders and elites from all over the world to draw a new picture for the future development of printmaking.
In such a special time of 2022, the Fourth IAPA Invitational Exhibition and Academic Symposium hopes to establish a new exhibition mechanism and mode. The crisis has brought us new opportunities, pushing us into a real Internet age. We aim to expand the width and depth of printmaking exchange, and create a new era for the its development. The exhibition and exchange will have a milestone significance for future international printmaking exchanges.
Participants of the Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale include members of IAPA and recommended artists. We also welcome more outstanding artists and printmaking works to join us in the exhibition.
The exhibition will hold a symposium with the theme of "Tomorrow's Printmaking", which will be compiled into an anthology of printmaking theory and included in the painting album. (Details such as registration and deadline will be notified later).
Academic events consist of two parts:
1.The Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale; (November 5th to 25th, 2022);
2.The Fourth IAPA Printmaking Biennale Symposium (November 5th to 25th, 2022)
（1）The exhibition is open to the best printmaking artists in the world. You can participate by invitation, recommendation and self-submission.
（2）The recommender invited by IAPA can participate and submit 1 piece of work directly. At the same time, 2 artists can be recommended, and each of them can
exhibit 1piece of work, but they cannot recommend other artists.
（ 3 ） The IAPA Committee will jointly select outstanding works from self- submitted artists for exhibition.
2、 Requirements for works
Exhibition works can be xylography, intaglio prints, lithography, screenprinting, digital prints, single-piece prints, collagraphy, etc. There’s no specific requirement on the theme, style and content. Submitted works must be created after or in 2020 and have not been exhibited in other exhibitions of IAPA. No registration fee is required.
(1)Due to COVID restrictions, for domestic artists, their original paintings will be exhibited; for artists abroad, same-sized digital printings will be exhibited instead.
(2)The original size of the works shall not exceed 120cm in both length and width (paper size).
(3)The works will be transferred and mounted by the organizer, and artists do not
need to bear the cost.
（1）Please reply by e-mail whether you will participate and attach a list of recommended artists (including their name, country or region and e-mail address)
before July 31st, 2022, or it will be deemed as a voluntary giving up. Please send your reply to email@example.com.
（2）All freelance contributors shall submit their works online, from July 10th
to 31st, 2022, Beijing time, on the official website of IAPA:
Once their works are chosen, it will be announced on the official website and we will contact the artists by e-mail.
（3）After confirming the participant list, the organizer will send an information
collection form, which will be used for label-making in the exhibition as well as album delivery. Please be sure to fill in right. The form will be provided in a follow-up email.
The originals must be mailed to the College of Fine Arts, Yunnan Arts University, No. 1577 Yuhua Road, Chenggong District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province before September 30th, 2022 (postmark time); Recipient: Li Bin Tel: 152 8818 9396
(2)Works from abroad:
The works must be uploaded on the official website of IAPA at
iapa.cafa.edu.cn before September 30th, 2022. The requirements are as follows:
A digital file in TIFF format that is the same size as the original and can be used for high-quality printouts, with a resolution of at least 300dpi. For example, for an original print of 60*90cm, the digital size should be 60*90cm and the resolution should not be lower than 300dpi. For vector format files, please make sure that the size is correct.
A painting album will be given to every artist participating, which will be
delivered by the organizer after the exhibition.
6.The organizer reserves the right to exhibit, research, photograph, record, publish and publicize the works.
7.All participants are deemed to have confirmed and will abide by the rules mentioned above.
V. Steering committee:
Fan Di'an, Su Xinping, Guo Hao, Yin Jinan, Wang Xiaolin, Lv Pinjing, Zhang Zikang, Li Baoquan, Huang Qiming
Event Planning: International Printmaking Institute of CAFA Academic Host: Su Xinping
Curators: Wang Huaxiang, Guo Hao, Zhou Jirong, Kong Liang, Kong Guoqiao
Directors: Wang Huaxiang, Guo Hao
Members: Kong Guoqiao, Zhou Jirong, Chen Qi, Kong Liang, Chen Guangyong, Zhang Ming, Yang Hongwei, Yang Feng, Wen Zhongyan, Xu Baozhong, Wei Jia, Song Guangzhi, Guo Jianwen, Cao Dan, Liu Chunjie, Sui Cheng, Luo Xiangke, Joseph Scheer (United States), Andrea Lelario (Italy), Paolo Laudisa (Italy), Alicia Candiani (Argentina), Peter Bosteels (Belgium), Krzysztof Tomalski (Poland), Michael Kempson (Australia), Breda (Slovenia), Dominic Thorburn (South Africa), Patricia Villalobos Echeverría (Nicaragua)
Wang Huaxiang, Guo Hao, Chen Qi, Kong Guoqiao, Kong Liang, Zhou Jirong, Chen Qi, Chen Guangyong, Zhang Ming, Yang Hongwei, Yang Feng, Wen Zhongyan, Xu Baozhong, Wei Jia, Song Guangzhi, Guo Jianwen, Cao Dan, Liu Chunjie, Sui Cheng, Joseph Scheer (United States), Andrea Lelario (Italy), Paolo Laudisa (Italy), Alicia Candiani (Argentina), Peter Bosteels (Belgium), Krzysztof Tomalski (Poland), Michael Kempson (Australia)
Director: Wang Huaxiang, Guo Hao
Deputy Directors: Zhou Jirong, Kong Guoqiao, Chen Guangyong, Secretary General: Sui Cheng, You Yu
Printmaking Art Committee of China Artists Association Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
Yunnan Arts University (YNAU) International Printmaking Institute of CAFA
International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA)
Yunnan Arts University (YNAU), China
Venue: Kunming Museum, Yunnan Province, China
The organizers, International Printmaking Institute of CAFA and Yunnan Arts University (YNAU), with the consent of the artists, will save the digital files of the works (for works from aboard, we will save the print version) after the exhibition for future touring, printmaking teaching and research needs. The digital files will only be used for education, publicity, printout and album printing, and shall not be used for commercial or other purposes.