What’s On in HK’s Art World

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21 Nov 2018 — By Melanie Grosjean / What's On
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Art Events in Hong Kong

From gallery openings to exhibits, art shows to fairs, we’ve rounded up all of Hong Kong’s hottest art events for your inspiration.

If you’re looking for other things to do then please check out our complete what’s on guide here!


Cao Fei’s A Hollow in a World Too Full

Cao Fei

Premised on the theme of “Prison Architect”, Cao Fei’s newly commissioned work sprawls across the galleries in the form of video narratives, installations, and sculpture. Along with these new works, Cao Fei’s first large-scale solo exhibition in Asia also revisits artistic highlights from the past decade.

When:     8 September – 9 December 2018
Where:    JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun
For more information:  Event Website


Para Site – Crush

Para Site - Crush

Organized and curated by Qu Chang, Associate Curator at Para Site, Crush, investigates the dark side of love, and the complexities of unrequited emotion, through the varying interpretations of 18 artists and 1 writing project.

When:     15 September – 25 November 2018
Where:    Para Site, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Para Site Website


The Endurance Expedition: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Endurance Expedition: Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton

This exhibition showcases a remarkable collection of original photographic glass and celluloid negatives captured by Frank Hurley who served as the official photographer on the ‘Endurance’ expedition from 1914-17.

When:     2 October – 21 December 2018
Where:    The Haven, Central
For more information:  Eventbrite


ANiMAL: Art Science Nature Society Exhibition

ANiMAL: Art Science Nature Society Exhibition will present the public with a fascinating blend of the old and the new, the classical and modern, traditional art and high-tech creative media. Animals from different historical eras are the focal point of the exhibition, which has been organised by CityU and NPM in their third such collaborative project.

When:     16 October – 30 December 2018
Where:    CityU Exhibition Gallery, City University of Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


You & Me @ Hong Kong Day Exhibition

Agnes Pang

24 paintings  by Agnes Pang, depicting different scenes of different HK workers, such as street cleaners, scaffolders, waiters, chefs, storekeepers and shoeshiners are being displayed in this exhibition.

When:     24 October – 31 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Day, PopCorn Tseung Kwan O
For more information:  Event Website


Jonni Cheatwood “Dressed Up for the Letdown”

Jonni Cheatwood

This exhibition of new paintings from Brazilian-American, Los Angeles-based visual artist Jonni Cheatwood, will mark the artist’s debut solo show in Hong Kong.

When:     2 November – 8 December 2018
Where:    Over The Influence Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Christina Tung Solo Exhibition

Christina tung Solo exhibit

Having witnessed the tragic effects of deforestation bringing the loss of home and habitat to many different species, Hong Kong artist and gallery owner Christina Tung’s third solo exhibition, Inspirations, is a culmination of an evocative artistic journey.

When:     9-24 November 2018
Where:    Cheer Bell Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang Road
For more information:  Gallery Website


Social Transformations: The Hong Kong Art School x RMIT University 20th Anniversary Exhibition

This exhibition proudly celebrates the 20 years of partnership between RMIT University and the Hong Kong Art School, with a focus on the transformations it brings.

When:     11-28 November 2018
Where:    Pao Galleries, Wan Chai
For more information:  Event Website


Minimalist Group Show: Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback

Minimalist group show in HK

This exhibition comprises important works by Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, John McCracken and Fred Sandback, four American artists associated with defining Minimalism, one of the most significant artistic developments of the late 20th century.

When:     12 November – 21 December 2018
Where:    David Zwirner Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Hong Kongism

Chak Kit art

YellowKorner is collaborating with Hong Kong based photographer Chak Kit. He represents Hong Kong in a way that you’ve never seen it before. His images immerse us in a brand-new urban perspective of Hong Kong.

When:     15 November – 30 December 2018
Where:    58 Hollywood Road & PMQ S101
For more information:  Gallery Website


Hong Kong Cityscapes: A Collection of Watercolour Paintings by Elaine Chiu

Ellen Chiu Hong Kong Cityscapes

Chez Trente is exhibiting a collection of Elaine Chiu’s vibrant works. The exhibition will showcase her cityscape watercolour paintings which focus on some of Hong Kong’s familiar streets and neighborhoods and all captured with her unique painting style.

When:     16 November – 13 December 2018
Where:    Chez Trente, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event


Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint

This exhibit presents art and design works by the celebrated modern sculptor Isamu Noguchi in dialogue with works by Danh Vo.

When:     16 November 2018 – 22 April 2019
Where:    M+ Pavillion, West Kowloon
For more information:  Event Website


STILLNESS by Valentina Loffredo Exhibit


In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, Novalis Contemporary Art Gallery is bringing a photography exhibit by Italian fine art photographer Valentina Loffredo who is based in Hong Kong.

When:     22-25 November and 27 November – 15 December 2018
Where:    Soho 189, Sai Ying Pun (22-25 November) and 27 November – 15 December (Novalis)
For more information:  Gallery Website


HASSELL’s 80th Anniversary Exhibition

Hassell 80th Anniversary Exhibition

This year marks the 80th anniversary of HASSELL. This exhibit shows the creative process and steps of each project before it comes to live through a lot of sketches and display models.

When:     22-25 November 2018
Where:    HASSELL Studio, North Point
For more information:  HASSELL Website


GUITAI-JIN in Hong Kong


Renowned for its experimental approach to art including forms of performance, painting and environmental installations, GUITAI is Japan’s most significant avant-garde art collective of the postwar era. This exhibition will be spread over two floors where significant art pieces from the collective will be shown.

When:     23 November 2018 – 13 January 2019
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, H Queens, Central
For more information:  Event Website


“Eat Pray Art” Immerse

Accidental Art is launching this curated “Eat-Pray-Art” immersion day where guests will partake in a 3-hour experience to taste the most creative quality food, tea set and desert while discovering the hidden art galleries in the busiest district of Hong Kong.

When:     24 November 2018
Where:    Amanda Wei Gallery, Central
Tickets:  $750, Eventbrite


Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile Winter Pre-Opening Programmes


The Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT), a non-profit art centre situated in The Mills in Tsuen Wan, will present a vibrant series of Winer Pre-Opening Programmes ahead of its inaugural opening. The programmes include co-learning discussion forums, public art projects, a VR experience, workshops and various other hands-on activities.

When:     1 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Where:    Center for Heritage, Arts and Textile
For more information:  Event Website


About FACE: An Exhibition by Linda Barnes

About Face

Linda Barnes is a New Zealand artist based in Hong Kong. In 2017, she exhibited in Art New Expo and was a finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize. In her latest show, About FACE, she explores a subject endlessly fascinating and challenging to an expressive, figurative artist, the human face. Linda aims to express energy, emotion, humanity and a sense of ‘life’ in her powerful works.

When:     1-12 December 2018
Where:    Naked Hub Gallery, 5-13 New Street (Near Sai Ying Pun MTR)
For more information:  Facebook


Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize – Award Ceremony and Opening Event

Hong Kong Human Rights Prize

Come celebrate the powerful stories of Hong Kong artists and help raise much needed funds to ensure Justice Centre’s essential work within the community can continue into 2019. The kick-off event will be catered by Pololi and the bar will be stocked with Golden Gate Wines, Peroni Beer and Absolut Vodka.

When:     8 December 2018
Where:    The Hive Spring, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $250, Eventbrite


Ellen Pau: What about Home Affairs?

Ellen Pau at Parasite

Para Site is hosting Ellen Pau’s first retrospective set in Hong Kong. Showcasing multi-faceted creations from one of Hong Kong’s most influential and pioneering artists, the exhibition is curated by Para Site in-house curator Freya Chou.

When:     8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019 (Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays)
Where:    Para Site, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Para Site’s Website


Artology: Explore Art & Technology with You(th) and a Collaboration with Hong Yi “Red”


Honor is collaborating with Hong Yi “Red”, a leading figure in Asia’s art world to create an exclusive artwork made from approximately 2000 pieces of recycled glass backs from Honor’s flagship collection. The artwork, titled Aurora, is ever-changing in color and exudes an aurora hue.

When:     11-23 December 2018
Where:    Hart Hall, 80 Queen’s Road Central
For more information:  Eventbrite


For more events in Hong Kong, check out our full list of What’s On here. 

What's on in Hong Kong

Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.



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