BU Team

Prof. Dr. h.c. Shan Fan
President of the Brand Acdemy
Professor of Intercultural Art

  • Studied art in China and Hamburg
  • Main area of research: transformation from tradition to modern – towards innovation in contemporary art
  • 2006: awarded the Medal for Art and Science by the Senate of the City of Hamburg; received an honorary doctorate from BUCKS New University in the United Kingdom
  • Founding president of the Brand University of Applied Sciences and of the School of Communication Design, Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, China
  • Member of the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg since 2014
  • Founder of the Dachina Brand Summit (formerly: Dachina Markendialog)
  • Since 2021: Honorary President and Associate Professor at the Institute of Brand Science at Zhejiang Wanli University
  • More than 30 solo exhibitions and 15 group exhibitions in museums and galleries in over 10 countries
  • More than 30 publications in the form of exhibition catalogues and art historical publications
  • Works in many public cultural institutions and well-known private collections in Germany and China