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Chinese Artists in America Network (CAAN) is a fiscally sponsored organization of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions made payable to Fractured Atlas for the purposes of CAAN are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Who We Are

CAAN is dedicated to promoting the voices and expressions of the Chinese expat artists in the United States, and helping them form an effective network for opportunities and equality. Although the number of Chinese students has been increasing at an accelerated rate among international students in North America, those who practice studio/theoretical art remain relatively few and marginalized. In a milieu where the social neglection makes it hard to allocate necessary resources to these young talents, we aim to establish an artist-run organization to support the artists and their unique talents. We want to help them get more opportunities, establish communities and make more friends.

What We Do


Pioneer salon

In order to promote the circular conversation between contemporary artists in China and the Chinese diaspora in the west, Pioneer Salon is held every other month in collaboration with renowned artists and scholars.  

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artists present

Art is life, life is not only art. "Artist Present" will strive to achieve transboundary and interdisciplinary collaboration with artists and friends from all walks of life, where everything is possible.

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Everything about art and CAAN art. Postscripts of art events, art critiques, artist interviews, essays and more.

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A union of contemporary artists in China and the Chinese diaspora in the west, aiming to support the conversation and creation within and beyond the art community. 

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Even if you can’t donate, you can still help us by promoting CAAN to others. You can also subscribe to our newsletter and social media accounts for art updates!

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