Design collaboration with Willie Yao.

Design collaboration with Willie Yao.

China Pop: Contemporary Year of the Pig

Saturday, February 9, 7 - 9 PM | Ages 18+

Join us for our second rendition of a cultural celebration inspired by contemporary Chinese art. Come dressed with a splash of red for good fortune and enjoy an evening to bring peace and prosperity in the New Lunar Year!


  • Jun Cen, illustrator for world class press, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe

  • Chang Liu, mixed-media artist whose work ranges from audiovisual installations to algorithmic art and interactive installations

  • Qingshan Wang, photographer who explores the interactions between nature and human beings in urban ecosystems

  • Zhihui Xie, ceramic artist focusing on experimental sculptures using various throwing techniques and black clay

  • Chunmei Jia, ceramic artist who studies the topic of materiality in contemporary art

  • Chenxi Huang, functional designer exploring a sense of playfulness that evokes the beauty of daily life

  • Chenlin Cai, painter using the time-honored craft of inside-bottle painting, cellular structure oil painting texture, and X-ray images to interpret landscape

    Guest curated by Willie Yao and Wenlu Bao.


  • Novelty items including wood block prints by artist Ruonan Yan will be available to purchase

  • DJ Skinny White spinning his signature deep and sophisticated style of house music with a mix of Chinese pop

  • Roasted pig by Fat Rick’s BBQ and Chinese inspired lite bites by Outlandish

  • Good luck balloon drop-and-pop

  • Cash bar

Advance purchase is closed. Tickets will be $40 at the door.



Two exhibitions featuring Chinese artists will also be on display during this event.

A Draper Experiment by Willie Yao
January 4 -  February 24, 2019
Debuts ten site-specific pieces of paintings, video, and other media installations that explore Yao's discovery of his own identity and lifestyle as an urban citizen.

Group Exhibition
January 18 - February 21, 2019
In a joint collaboration with The University of Delaware Chinese Student and Scholar Association (UD CSSA), we will be showcasing an exhibition of photographs from the East Coast Chinese Community.

We are grateful for our generous sponsors supporting this event!



Out & About | A Sweet Month For Arts

January 31, 2019, by Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald

The Delaware Contemporary presents China Pop: Contemporary Year of the Pig, on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. It is the Contemporary’s second cultural celebration “happening” inspired by contemporary Chinese art.

The Unionville Times | Mixed Media: China Pop at Delaware Contemporary

February 8, 2019, by Caroline Roosevelt

The exhibition portion of the event will feature seven Chinese artists showcasing work ranging from illustration, to painting, to sculpture. Willie Yao (of the currently featured HALF:HALF exhibition) and Wenlu Bao (emerging curator and Curatorial and Marketing Assistant at Delaware Contemporary) have guest curated this exhibition. This is a ticketed event, and tickets will  be available the day of, at the door.