As the sole host of Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong has solidified its position as among the most significant art trading and cultural arts hubs emerging in the art world. As such, overseas artists often hold exhibitions in the city, along with the local art scene also budding. Here are the exhibits in Hong Kong we recommend you visit, ranging from virtual reality and interactive to thematic and graffiti displays.

Current exhibitions

Shame of Intimacy — Xie Qi solo exhibition

shame of intimacy artworks

This solo exhibition by Chinese artist Xie Qi explores the constructs of shame and intimacy, which the artist views as being on the opposite ends of a spectrum. Her paintings of human bodies do not focus on their beauty, but are fragmented and desaturated, stripping them of the erotic.

When: Until December 2, 2023
Where: Perrotin, 807, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

Work on Paper — cucurrucucu

Work on Paper — cucurrucucu

Hong Kong artist cucurrucucu pays tribute to print culture and the now-ignored art of zine-making by creating an exhibition based entirely on the medium of paper. The front part of the gallery is a workspace where visitors can find and create their own images, which they can then bring to the empty frames lining the central wall, thereby subverting the idea that ‘works on paper’ – mostly works-in-progress, sketches, and studies – are secondary in artistic value.

Where: Square Street Gallery, 21 Square Street, Sheung Wan
When: Until December 9, 2023
Tickets: By appointment only

HKIA Arts & Culture Festival

hkia arts fest exhibit

The festival aims to showcase Hong Kong’s deep cultural heritage and home-grown creativity to travellers from all around the world. The highlights are a massive 48-metre-long artwork, exhibitions by various local artists, and pianos transformed into works of art

When: Until December 31, 2023
Where: Hong Kong International Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Chek Lap Kok
Tickets: Free admission

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Arte M Digital Art Exhibition

arte museum hong kong 2023

Korean digital design company d’strict brings its renowned immersive media art exhibition ARTE MUSEUM to Hong Kong with Arte M, a special digital art show. The exhibition features selected highlights from ARTE MUSEUM and takes on the theme of Eternal Nature. It consists of four individual spaces displaying unique media artworks that reinterpret elements and nature. Visitors can expect a surreal immersive experience with a combination of visual effects, sensuous sound, and elegant aromas in each space.

When: Until January 7, 2024
Where: K11 HACC, L2 ATELIER King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Tickets: Weekdays: $128 (Adult) / $98 (Concession); On-Site: $148 (Adult) / $108 (Concession) Buy tickets on Arte M’s website

Gazing at Sanxingdui: New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan

The exhibition features 120 remarkable bronze, jade, gold, and ceramic objects dating back some 2,600 to 4,500 years, nearly half of which come from the latest archaeological excavations at Sanxingdui between 2020 and 2022. This is the first time that they will be showcased in a major exhibition outside Sichuan.

When: Until January 8, 2024
Where: Gallery 8, Hong Kong Palace Museum, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets: Special Exhibition Ticket at HK$150 / Concession Ticket at HK$75. Book tickets on Cityline.

Mr Doodle In Space

Mr Doodle In Space

Artist Sam Cox, AKA Mr Doodle, is back with a new collection and a new thrilling tale. His latest collection comprising 50 works tells the story of how Mr and Mrs Doodle travel through various whimsical worlds in space and the creation of DoodleLand.

Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central
When: Until January 20, 2024
Tickets: Free admission

teamLab Future Park

teamlab future park hong kong 2023

teamLab Future Park, the renowned digital art attraction from Japan, is in Hong Kong in July as part of FWD’s 10th-anniversary celebration. The immersive space at Megabox in Kowloon Bay features six curated installations from around the world, including the must-see Graffiti Nature — Beating Mountains and Valleys, Red List, featuring three-dimensional terrain that shifts and undulates. Visitors can expect a multi-sensory paradise that combines visual art and sensory effects, including a fruit-filled slide and a Light Ball Orchestra where visitors can interact with colourful balls to make music.

When: Until January 14, 2024
Where: MegaBox, 13/F, Enterprise Square Five, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay
Tickets: Regular tickets at HK$220 (adults) and HK$180 (children). Buy tickets on teamLab Futre Park’s website

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Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival

sai kung hoi arts exhibit

During this festival, 18 artworks will be displayed across four islands — Yim Tin Tsai, Sharp Island, Kau Sai Chau and High Island — of which 10 will be new installations inspired by stories and conversations on the Sai Kung islands. There will also be more than 400 free guided tours with various themes.

When: Until January 14, 2023
Where: Sai Kung Pier
Tickets: Free admission

Vik Muniz: Surfaces

The exhibition features new works from Vik Muniz’s most recent series, Surfaces, which explores concepts of perception, reality, representation, and materiality. Based on extensive research of iconic works by Cubist and 20th century masters including Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Paul Cézanne, Fernand Léger and Giorgio Morandi, Muniz creates these unique works using a hybrid technique of photographing handcrafted, three-dimensional elements — most notably painting and collaged components — and reprocessing them through photographic collages.

Where: Ben Brown Fine Arts, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang
When: Until January 27, 2024
Tickets: Free admission 

Kings’ Inscriptions‧Contemporary Interpretations

a kings' inscriptions exhibit

This second exhibition of the Archaic Curator Series takes three inscriptions overarching 1,000 years that are related to the “king” as a starting point and invites artists to respond to these written writings through creative works of written texts, inscribed engravings and ink rubbings, enabling the audience to appreciate the cultural connotations and history of traditional Chinese art.

When: Until February 18, 2024
Where: Oi! Glassie, Oi!, 12 Oil Street, Causeway Bay
Tickets: Free admission

Harbour Wonder

a harbour wonder exhibit

The Hong Kong Museum of Art’s exhibition, Harbour Wonder, features a recreation of the city’s public swimming pools and a reimagined version of the iconic Symphony of Lights by two city artists: Chan Wai-lap and Tsoi Wai-kuen.

When: Until March 24, 2024
Where: Hong Kong Museum of Art, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

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Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

hong kong palace museum the parting of hero and leander

Hong Kong Palace Museum and the National Gallery, London are offering art enthusiasts the opportunity to explore 400 years of the European art scene through this exhibition. The event will showcase 52 paintings from 50 world-renowned artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Sandro Botticelli, Titian and many more.

When: Until April 11, 2024
Where: Gallery 9, Hong Kong Palace Museum, 8 Museum Drive West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: HK$150. Buy tickets on Klook.

Joyful Trees

the joyful trees exhibits

This project re-examines the traditional idea of woods by animating seemingly rigid landscape elements. Renowned American architectural group Diller Scofidio + Renfro has arranged a number of Chinese Junipers on the lawn, while three are planted at a 10-degree bias in rotating turntables, creating rhythmic patterns of shadow and light when the trees rotate.

When: Until January 31, 2025
Where: Oi! Garden Oi!, 12 Oil Street, Causeway Bay
Tickets: Free admission

Upcoming exhibitions

Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk

This captivating exhibition, featuring video installations, sound and neon works, showcases artist Kong Khong-chang’s animated fantasy, where the past is vaulted into a cyberpunk future. It is an immersive experience that reimagines the resurrection of Qu Yuan (屈 原), the legendary Chinese poet and statesman whom the Dragon Boat Festival celebrates every year.

Where: JC Cube, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
When: December 9, 2023-March 3, 2024
Tickets: Free admission

Art Basel

art basel hong kong

The Hong Kong edition of Art Basel features premier galleries from Asia and across the world, and provides an in-depth overview of Asia-Pacific’s astonishing diversity, as well as global artistic perspectives through modern and contemporary works. The upcoming 2024 edition of the fair will feature 242 renowned international galleries from 40 countries and territories, including 25 galleries from across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas that will join the event for the first time.

When: March 28-30, 2024
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
Tickets: TBA

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