In April 2020, National Arts announced the winners of the 11th Global Chinese Gold Star Award. Professor Bai Ming from the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, won the 11th Global Chinese Gold Star Award in the Person of the Year category.
Professor Bai was nominated for this award for the sixth time. Other winners in this category are Qiao Zhibing, Ding Yi, Gu Wenda, Feng Boyi, Xue Song, Liu Jianhua, Wang Chunchen, Zheng Hao, and Ren Rong.
As a dedicated ceramic artist, he has made an outstanding contribution to promoting the development of modern and contemporary ceramic art in China and is widely recognized by the international art world due to his effort to explore the Chinese ceramic art from a global perspective.
From 16 November 2019 to 15 March 2020, Professor Bai held a large-scale solo exhibition Vibrations of the Earth at the Keramis Centre de la Céramique in Belgium, the first solo exhibition held by the Keramis Centre de la Céramique for an Asian artist.
The solo exhibition Vibrations of the Earth was co-curated by Ms. Christine Shimizu, famous ceramic scholar and chief heritage curator of the French Ministry of Art, and Ludovic Recchia, Director of the Keramis Centre de la Céramique. The exhibition was included in the Artron Monthly Curator's Influence List (November 2019).
Professor Bai serves as the Director of the Ceramic Art Committee of the Chinese Artists Association. In 2019, he planned four large-scale professional exhibitions as part of the National Art Exhibition Program - Ceramic Art Exhibitions, and wrote the preface for the program. He is also the editor-in-chief of four collections of paintings and the planner of the Young Chinese Ceramic Artists Exhibition.
Source: The Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
Editor: Guo Lili, John Olbrich