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 art exhibitions in the city, along with the local art scene also budding. Here are the best art exhibits in Hong Kong we recommend you visit, ranging from virtual reality and interactive to thematic and graffiti displays.

Current exhibitions

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

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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.

Sarah Morris: Who is Who

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This solo exhibition of renowned American artist Sarah Morris will comprise the feature-length film ETC and a newly commissioned wall painting, ‘Lippo [Paul Rudolph]’. The exhibition will examines the multitude of interconnections at any given moment in late industrialism.

When: Until April 14, 2024
Where: 3/F JC Contemporary, Old Bailey Street, Tai Kwun, Central
Tickets: Free admission

Metropolis — Camille Walala solo exhibition

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French artist Camille Walala incorporates the vibrancy, dynamic energy, and layered building structures of Hong Kong into her works in her latest exhibition. The highlight of the exhibition is the painting ‘Rush Hour, in which one can observe a heightened sense of depth and density, mirroring the high-rise buildings that define Hong Kong’s skyline.

When: Until April 21, 2024
Where: Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

illuminate! Run Beyond

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Italian artist Angelo Bonello is bringing his renowned Run Beyond light art exhibition to the city for the first time, where it will adorn the Hong Kong side of Victoria Harbour. The 65-metre-long light installation will create a recurring, vivacious imagery of large light silhouettes running and leaping in dreamlike surrealism.

When: Until April 28, 2024
Where: Wan Chai Harbourside Event Space, 3 Hung Hing Road, Wan Chai
Tickets: Free admission

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ArtisTree Selects: Enchanted Forest

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Artist Joana Vasconcelos presents her two site-specific monumental installations for the first time, which showcase her signature focus on textile. Individually named ‘Enchanted Forest’ and ‘Valkyrie Seondeok’, the two installations weave a mythological fantasy that immerses visitors and encourages them to reflect on the artwork in relation to its environment.

When: Until April 28, 2024
Where: ArtisTree, 1/F, Cambridge House Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Tickets: Free admission

After Human: Marks of the Beasts

after human: marks of the beasts hong kong exhibition

After Human: Marks of the Beasts sheds light on the ideas and figures of animals as an integral part of East Asian cultures, where the ideologies and cosmologies behind them often remain hidden. The exhibition features video, installation, performance, and text-based artworks by local and international artists.

When: Until April 28, 2024
Where: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan
Tickets: Free admission

Ay-O: Hong Hong Hong

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Ay-O’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong will feature 60 works by the famed Rainbow Artist spanning the 1950s to the 2000s. The exhibition also marks the inauguration of the museum’s new Pao-Watari exhibition series, which puts the spotlight on significant yet under-examined moments and figures in the history of Asian art and visual culture.

When: Until May 5, 2024
Where: Cissy Pui-Lai Pao and Shinichiro Watari Galleries, M+, West Kowloon Cultural Art District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon
Tickets: From HK$120. Buy tickets on Klook.

Edgar Plans Solo Exhibition: Heart of Fearlessness

Edgar Plans Solo Exhibition: Heart of Fearlessness

This thought-provoking solo exhibition by artist Edgar Plans that traverses the intricate pathways of courage, determination, and emotion. This show is a vibrant tapestry, weaving narratives that spark a spectacle of introspection and wonder.

When: Until May 10, 2024
Where: Tang Contemporary Art, 10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queens Road Central, Central
Tickets: Free admission

Art in Resonance

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The Peninsula’s art programme returns to coincide with this year’s Hong Kong Art Week. Local artist Kingsley Ng’s sculpture ‘Esmeralda’ will float over the hotel’s façade, while a newly commissioned piece of work by Lachlan Turczan named ‘Harmonic Resonance’— a mirrored pool of water that shows patterns created by choreographed infrasonic tones — will also be on view. Other pieces shown during this time will include a large-scale sculpture by Elise Morin made with thousands of pulverised CDs, as well as a multisensory video installation that promotes meditation and contemplation by Saya Woolfalk.

When: Until May 31, 2024
Where: The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

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Art@Harbour 2024

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Victoria Harbour will be transformed into an outdoor art exhibition space thanks to several interactive installations during the two-month-long Art@Harbour. The second edition of the large-scale outdoor art project will feature the teamLab: Continuous exhibition, which will have hundreds of luminous ovoids that will change colours depending on how visitors interact with them. There will also be a Science in Art exhibition that will highlight two interactive art installations called ‘Harbour Cup’ and ‘Schrödinger’s Bed’, as well as outdoor art installations and digital art façades in Tsim Sha Tsui.

When: Until June 2, 2024
Where: Tamar Park, Central and Western District Promenade, Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, K11 MUSEA promenade, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, and Empire Centre
Tickets: Free admission

A Path to Glory — Jin Yong’s Centennial Memorial

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This year marks the centenary of the birth of Jin Yong (Dr Louis Cha), a literary giant in Chinese literature. This memorial event pays tribute to the master of martial arts fiction. Apart from the exhibition at Edinburgh Place, ‘Sculpted by Ren Zhe’ will present 22 sculptures of Jin Yong’s iconic characters created by Ren Zhe, as well as the artist’s sculpture manuscripts, from March 16 onwards at Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

When: Until July 2, 2024
Where: Edinburgh Place, Central
Tickets: Free admission

The Ancient Civilisation of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties in Henan Province

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This exhibition showcases cultural relics of the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, including over 150 pieces comprising large and complete sets of bronze ware, jade ware, potteries, bone ware and oracle bones, from the collections of the Henan Museum, as well as a dozen other museums and cultural institutions in the province.

When: Until July 8, 2024
Where: Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

People Mountain People Sea by Gary Card

People Mountain People Sea by Gary Card hong kong

British artist Gary Card has transformed the century-old Oi! Warehouses into a contemporary multimedia art space, using animation and sound to draw the audience into an immersive visual and sensory experience. This is Card’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, which also includes the large-scale outdoor sculpture, ‘The Dream of Mr. Somebody’ on display at Oi! Lawn.

When: Until July 28, 2024
Where: Oi! Warehouse 1 & 2, 12 Oil Street, North Point
Tickets: Free admission

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This exhibition is a collaboration between renowned composer Fung Lam and four artists — Louis Siu, Chan Wai-lap, Cam Wong, and Simo Tse — and explores possibilities in shaping soundscapes. Drawing inspirations from often-overlooked sounds and objects, they combined disassembled parts of percussion instruments and mechanical devices to create sound art works that produce echoes, guiding visitors to rediscover the forgotten sounds from their daily lives and embark on a multisensory journey within the bustling city.

When: Until August 11, 2024
Where: Oi! Glassie, 12 Oil Street, North Point
Tickets: Free admission

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YUAN MING YUAN — Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace

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An exhibition that sheds new light on Yuanming yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) by featuring over 190 paintings, architectural models, and other works associated with this once-magnificent Qing dynasty imperial garden-palace, which served as the principal residence of five Qing emperors.

When: Until August 12, 2024
Where: Gallery 8, Hong Kong Palace Museum, 8 Museum Drive West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: From HK$60. Buy tickets on Klook.

Joyful Trees

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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

Naked Flowers

japans naked flowers exhibition to open in hong kong with 8 flower-themed interactive rooms

The renowned Naked Flowers interactive exhibition will be on view in Hong Kong for the first time, giving visitors the chance to participate in a multisensory experience where they can “learn the secrets of flowers”. There will be eight flower-themed digital art rooms, which include a life-size book and a cherry tree-centric room with projection mapping, a flower path with scattered petals, and a kaleidoscope-like space with mirrors.

When: April 27-October 27, 2024
Where: G17B & Basement, 1881 Heritage, 2A, East Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: From HK$120. Buy tickets on Trip.com.

Affordable Art Fair 2024

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This year’s edition of the Affordable Art Fair will continue the event’s tradition of showcasing thousands of artworks under one roof, all priced under HK$100,000. The four-day event will highlight the works of 95 galleries from around the world. Details of the participating galleries and artists will be released shortly.

When: May 16-19, 2024
Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, wan Chai
Tickets: From HK$135. Buy tickets on Eventbrite.

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