Art Nova 100 was first launched in September of 2011, and for its series of annual art exhibitions and promotion events, Art Nova 100 each year nominates about 100 artists from across China, as well as invites a small selection of international artists. All the artists were born in or after 1975 and work in a variety of media, including oil painting, sculpture, ink on paper, printmaking, photography and installation. The exhibition tour of these artists’ works takes place both in China and abroad. These exhibitions and their related events provide a large-scale promoting platform for the most promising young artists. 

Art Nova 100 exhibition has toured Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Ordos, Hong Kong, Macao, and other cities. At the same time, Art Nova 100 has cooperated with various organizations to hold theme exhibitions, including "1 in 100 • Young Artists Solo Exhibition". While the 2013 Art Nova 100 continues to improve its domestic exhibition platform, it is also growing its presence overseas, bringing outstanding young artists to new international audiences. Art Nova 100 will continueto coordinate tour exhibitions, theme exhibitions, solo exhibitions, academic publications, artist promotion, cross-border cooperation, and international promotion into a fully integrated platform for young artists. All these activities offer young artists an access to powerful resources and communities through which they can demonstrate their talent and aiding their causes as an artist.