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Andreas Schmid – patron of Chinese contemporary art

Andreas Schmid is an artist, curator, expert on Chinese contemporary art, and lecturer in Chinese calligraphy at the HfBK Dresden.

When Andreas Schmid was growing up near Stuttgart, Chinese was sometimes spoken at the dinner table. His grandparents, who had worked as missionaries and teachers for blind children in Hong Kong and Guangdong for almost 30 years, used Chinese to exchange ideas in secret. “That naturally made me curious,” Schmid says. So did the fact that his grandfather brought back many stories from that time.

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