What’s On in HK’s Art World

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17 Apr 2019 — By Melanie Grosjean / What's On
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Art Exhibitions and Events in Hong Kong

From gallery openings to art exhibitions, 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!

Urbanmontage: Wing Chan Solo Exhibition

Wing Chan Urban Montage

Wing Chan’s photomontages create a new lens through which one can view their urban landscapes. Combining Chan’s signature ‘Urban-Tapestry’ and ‘Urban-Graphis’ pieces, many of the works in this exhibition are shown for the first time.

When:     Now until 30 April 2019
Where:    f22 foto Space, Wan Chai
For more information:  Gallery Website


Faye Wai Wai: Frail Silver of The Climbing Stars

Faye wei wei art

Conceived and designed by rising British Chinese artist Faye Wei Wei and fabricated by one of Hong Kong’s last remaining neon light masters, this acclaimed neon artwork exhibition will be on public display until it is auctioned for charity in June.

When:     Now until June
Where:    British Council, Admiralty
For more information:  Event Website


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



Check out the new design district Hong Kong and explore a seamless merge of the real world and digital design that takes you on an unmissable travel journey back in the old times. There are weekend and weekday tours of the exhibit  in English and Chinese.

When:     13 December 2018 – 30 April 2019
Where:    Design District Hong Kong, Wan Chai
For more information:  Event Website


Exit Strategies

Exit Strategies

Exit Strategies will utilise the public space of H Queen’s to explore notions of psychological escapism experienced in response to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Ranging from installation, video, sculpture, photography and sound, works presented will provide varying examples of psychological withdrawal, negation and delusion as forms of escapism from the frenzy of our everyday lives in the city.

When:     From 1 March 2019
Where:    H Queens
For more information:  Website


Chan Dick: The Trek Exhibition

Novalis Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition by Hong Kong photographer Chan Dick. The exhibition deepens the beauty and wonder of life through sophisticated black and white photographs picturing human specimens collected and studied by the Medical School of the University of Hong Kong.

When:     21 March -20 April 2019
Where:    Novalis Art Design Gallery, Wan Chai
For more information:  Gallery Website


Audrey by Bob Wiloughby

Audrey Photo Exhibition in Hong Kong

This magnificent exhibition comprising 90 images will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn’s birth, captured by renowned American photographer Bob Wiloughby (1927-2009). The exhibition portrays Audrey’s timeless beauty at work and at home between 1953 and 1966 and marks the first time such a comprehensive collection of Bob Wiloughby’s Audrey photos is on display in Hong Kong.

When:     22 March – 27 July 2019 (Closed Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays)
Where:    F11 Foto Museum, Happy Valley
Tickets:  $100 for adults, $50 for students and seniors 65 or above, children under 11 free, Event Website


An Opera for Animals

an opera for animals

This exhibition explores the way in which the future is now projected less as the rational thinking commonly remembered from the post-war era – advanced machinery, design and social forms – but once more as a place of amorphous fear, of animals that might take over in artificial landscapes. The future it seems, will again be an opera for animals.

When:     22 March – 9 June 2019
Where:    Para Site, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Gallery Website


Neo Rauch: Propoganda

Neo Rauch

Propoganda marks Neo Rauch’s debut solo presentation in Asia and features fifteen new paintings – eight large-scale canvases and seven smaller, more intimately scaled works.

When:     26 March – 4 May 2019
Where:    David Zwirner Hong Kong Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Cezanne, Morandi, and Sanyu

Gagosian will present a group exhibition of Cezanne, Morandi and Sanyu, three leading figures of the modernist movement.

When:     26 March – 11 May 2019
Where:    Gagosian Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Miwa Komatsu: Divine Spirit

Miwa Komatsu

The second solo exhibition of Mila Komatsu will feature her latest works including her signature Guardian series, inspired by her childhood memories, intertwining with her beliefs as well as her observations and senses of the world.

When:     26 March – 28 April 2019
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


In relation: Performance | Sculpture | Painting Exhibition by Bernar Venet

de Sarthe will present In relation: Performance | Sculpture | Painting, a new site-specific performance and solo exhibition by celebrated French artist and sculptor Bernar Venet. Venet will travel to Hong Kong and create new works for this exhibition with a series of performances at the gallery from 25-26 March, the resultant exhibition will then continue through May.

When:     27 March – 18 May 2019
Where:    de Sarthe, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Gallery Website


Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh masterpieces will come to life in this multi-sensory experience as you embrace the sensation of walking right into his paintings. The Experience will stretch the definition of the word ‘exhibition’ as it stimulates your senses and opens your mind.

When:     6 April – 7 July 2019
Where:    FTLife Tower, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $230, discounts available for kids, Website


淡 daam – A Group Exhibition of Korean Artists

daam group exhibition

This exhibition will feature Korean artists Suh Seung-Won, Kim Keun-Tai and Kim Deok-Han displayed alongside a selection of Lee UFan’s works from with the winds and correspondence series, further emphasising the unique aesthetic of Korean Dansaekhwa paintings.

When:     1-19 May 2019
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Niki de Saint Phalle: Legendary Female Artist of the 20th Century and Her Wonderland

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle was sculptor, painter and filmmaker. The French-born, American-raised artist is one of the most significant female and feminist artists of the 20th century. An indoor/outdoor exhibition of some of her works will be presented during Le French May 2019.

When:     5 May – 2 June 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza
For more information:  Event Website


Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2019 will exhibit over 115 galleries, showcasing a diverse range of art priced between $1,000 and $100,000. Highlights include the cutting edge Young Talent Hong Kong exhibition, the large-scale installations and the Creative Hub with a number of creative activities.

When:     16-19 May 2019
Where:    Hall 3DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $165, HK Ticketing


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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