ABOUT PEKING ART ASSOCIATES
PEKING ART ASSOCIATES (PAA) is a full service art advisory firm with broad mainland China and international experience in large-scale education, museum, corporate and hospitality projects.
Complementing our specialists’ backgrounds in Chinese and Western art history, we work in partnership with artists and art consultants worldwide to produce truly collaborative, storied projects that are anchored in the local vernacular with a bridge to Asia.
PAA’s practical capabilities comprise deep, firsthand experience in the technical development of art commissions and integration into design, the relationships and agility required in the presentation of exhibitions and cross-border cultural engagements and the management of complex legacy projects for corporate and brand positioning through permanent collection building with coherent strategy, curation and customised story-telling.
All of the resources of PAA and the extensive experience of the firm’s associates and strategic partners are available to assist in the design effort and to carry the effort forward through technical development, rigorous due diligence and competent administration, including quantity surveying, payment of local PRC taxation, and supervision of both quality and Intellectual Property.
Prior public project clients (in alphabetical order) include:-
The British Council, China; Chevron, Beijing and Nanjing, China; Fidelity Investments, London and Shanghai; Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Beijing; New World Hospitality, Hong Kong; Odgers Ray & Berndtson, Shanghai; P & O Cruises; The Poly Group, China; Rosewood, Beijing; The National Trust, Sydney, Australia; Standard Chartered Bank, London, New York, Shenzhen and Singapore; Star Cruises, London; Star Resorts and Casinos, Sydney; St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; LM Plus Group, Beijing; and the University of Sydney, Australia (The Vice-Chancellor’s official Residence).
Recent past projects include:-
All art works’ curation and production for Marina Bay Sands’ VIP Suites, Singapore; all art work curation, design and production for the Serviced Apartments at Rosewood Guangzhou; the art curation, design and production for The Star Sovereign Resort Expansion, Sydney; The inaugural institutional exhibition of British artist Marc Quinn in China at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, and education outreach programme in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, March-May 2019.
Current and forthcoming projects under PAAʼs exclusive management include:-
All Art Worksʼ curation for Hopson-MAHÁ Beijing Residential Development; Taikoo Li Qiantan, a joint venture development of Swire Properties and Lujiazui Properties; the inaugural institutional exhibition of American artist Robert Indiana in China, 2022; a major institutional exhibition of Francis Bacon in China, 2023.
PAA has historical on-the-ground experience evolved from Arts Influential China founded in 2006 by Emily de Wolfe Pettit with a Representative Office in Shanghai. The PAA brand reflects our enlarged office in the Chinese capital, with annual reciprocal exhibitions and educational programmes in capitals around the world planned until 2023, and continued commitment to ‘Create in Beijing’.
In addition to the management of exhibitions in China for acclaimed international artists, PAA has supported exhibitions of talented younger generation Chinese artists since 2010, for which we produce research, writing and bilingual hardback English-Chinese publications.
As complement to this work, we continue to source art for a select group of private clients in terms of both emerging talent and established names.
Our Associates are: Emily de Wolfe Pettit (Founder & CEO); Dr. Edward Luper (Principal Artist) ; Michelle Xiao Feng (Head of Research and Exhibitions); Lucy Minyo (Strategy & Partnerships Manager); Michelle Ho (Editorial Manager); SHI Yang (Client Relations); Jane Sutherland (International Consultant); Miranda Vukasovic (Designer-At-Large) and Da Shu (Production Manager).