Yang Chao, a PhD student from the Centre for Arts and Design, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), received the Young Artist Grant under the China National Arts Fund 2019, in recognition of his creative research project.

This year, the CNAF received 3,243 applications for the Young Artist Grant. After a rigorous review process by experts, 375 applications were approved, accounting for 11.56 per cent of the total number of applications. Yang Chao’s research project aims to re-contextualise Jingdezhen ceramic art from a global perspective. It represents Jingdezhen ceramic aesthetics in a transnational context, through which the traditional and the contemporary are impeccably integrated. Previously, Yang received several major international design awards from renowned institutions, including iF, Red Dot, and A’Design. He was also among the 25 designers to be nominated for a national award for ten outstanding young designers in China in 2018.

Yang’s advisor, Distinguished Professor and Centre for Arts and Design Director Lampo Leong, says that the CAD collaborates closely with the Department of Communication and the Faculty of Education, with the aim of creating a high-level platform for international exchange and collaboration. Through interdisciplinary research and the training of professionals in arts, design, and creative media, the centre strives to promote innovation in the field of art and design in Macao. He adds that the integration of technology, art, design, and new media can help to promote the diversification of Macao’s economy and pave the way for developing Macao into a sustainable and competitive world-class tourism and leisure center.

Established by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the CNAF aims to nurture talented artists and designers in China. The Young Artist Grant is open to application by young artists aged under 40 from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, who are involved in 16 different areas of arts, including opera, drama, dance, music, painting, and design.


2019年度的國家藝術基金青年藝術創作人才資助項目接受了3243項申報,經過專家多重的嚴格評審,最終375項獲選,立項率約為11.56%。楊超的陶瓷藝術研究項目希望挖掘和發揚景德鎮的傳統陶瓷藝術語言,通過 “國際化”的視覺表達,實現傳統與當代的完美結合。楊超曾獲眾多國際獎,包括iF、紅點、A’Design等,2018年獲 “中國服務設計業十大傑出青年提名獎”,全國獲此殊榮的青年設計師僅有25名。