[artinfo] School of Intermedia Art seeks Dean

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China Academy of Art

School of Intermedia Art seeks Dean

Application deadline: May 22, 2022

Standing at the avant-garde of Chinese art as a 
core site of art education, China Academy of Art 
is committed to the self-transcendence and 
upgrade of contemporary art education. We are now 
searching globally for a Dean to head the School 
of Intermedia Art.

As a constituent college in China Academy of Art, 
the School of Intermedia Art (SIMA) was founded 
in 2010. SIMA is the standard bearer of the 
earliest media art experiment tradition in China. 
At SIMA, we believe in the need to deeply 
penetrate the frontiers of the everyday in order 
to excavate new media and new art forms that are 
from the people and of the people. SIMA attempts 
to go beyond the given media art education format 
and create a new structure that encompasses 
"media experimentation, artistic creativity, 
social thought and curatorial practice." SIMA is 
an institution dedicated to the production of 
visions, as well as a nexus that spans different 
disciplines and fields, a social organ in which 
media, art and thought are produced and 
reproduced in a continuous circulation. The 
Faculty and Staff at SIMA share the common goal 
of building a school without any School, a school 
without walls.

About China Academy of ArtÐ
Founded in Hangzhou, China in 1928, China Academy 
of Art is the first ever comprehensive higher 
education institution dedicated to art education 
in China. Now the largest fine arts university of 
the world, CAA operates on three campuses at 
Nanshan, Xiangshan and Liangzhu.

CAA's School of Intermedia Art (SIMA) is home to 
27 Doctoral students, 112 Master's students and 
223 undergraduates. There are 23 full-time 
tenured faculty members and 14 visiting 
professors. CAA's School of Intermedia Art (SIMA) 
consists of three departments (Experimental Art 
Department, Media Scenography Department, Open 
Media Department) and one studio (Free Art 

Experimental Art Department: Grounded in the 
eco-systems of contemporary art, it is dedicated 
to driving artistic experimentation with embodied 
experience in the creation of SIMA's "New Art" 
platform. This stream is focused on the 
exploration of the narrative potential of 
intermedia expression with an experimental spirit.

Open Media Department: Dedicated to an 
open-source, interactive cyber environment and to 
the development of the creative energy of the 
"Full Media Era." The focus of our education and 
research is on Virtual Reality (VR), future 
writing and real-time dynamic live audiovisuals.

Media Scenography Department: Geared toward 
exhibition culture and social performance 
platforms, we try to create SIMA's "ultra-art" 
avantgarde, a public intermedia scenography 
platform, with experiential spaces and narrative 

Free Art Studio: Mediated by the limitations of 
individuals in art practice and traversing the 
boundaries of art and media with free sensations, 
we are focused on SIMA's "heterogenous art" site.

Credited with organizing and curating many 
pioneering research/creative projects such as 
International Intermedia Art Festival, Future 
Media / Art Manifesto, Intermedia Megastructure, 
Sonart China, Annual Conferences of Network 
Society and AME Film Project, SIMA stands at the 
forefront of contemporary Chinese 
interdisciplinary/intermedia art education.

The candidate should be an outstanding artist or 
curator or a leading specialist in the field of 
philosophy of technology or media studies. The 
candidate must be dedicated to art education, 
have outstanding achievements in art or academic 
research, have a forward-looking artistic 
horizon, global impact, rich academic resources 
and excellent leadership skills.

Essential duties and responsibilities
-Represent School of Intermedia Art of China 
Academy of Art in the promotion of SIMA's 
reputation and global impact.
-Define the path of future development of SIMA in 
collaboration with the current leadership team.
-Lead a multidisciplinary research team in 
intermedia art creation, education and research.

Documents to be submitted
-Personal resume
-Candidate's reflections on the future of SIMA
-Photocopies of candidate's personal identity 
document, authenticated/legalized copy of 
academic degrees, passport or equivalent

How to apply
Please email 
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/wk957e8dctb61/track-url/rj476aj0679d5/00547d848d927ff1439b01a1053a26a3534844d3>sima at caa.edu.cn 
by May 22, 2022. Remuneration: This is a 
specially appointed, full-time position. 
Remuneration packages will be discussed during 
the interview process.

China Academy of Art
218 Nanshan Road
Hangzhou, China

<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/wk957e8dctb61/track-url/rj476aj0679d5/3c5ce531d19036ebff11cd6018b692d419cf0304>sima at caa.edu.cn


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