What’s On in HK’s Art World

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17 Jan 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!


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


Incompatible: An Emotional Journey

“Incompatible” is a narrative exhibition which focuses on the world of emotions and their interrelationships with one another.

When:     29 November 2018 – 20 February 2019
Where:    Brick Lane Gallery, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Event Website


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



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



JCNAP 2018 - Home by GayBird at Central Pier (1).jpg

The first outdoor multimedia exhibition of the 2nd edition of Jockey Club New Arts Power by renowned Hong Kong Multimedia artist and composer GayBird is now open to the public for free. This interactive exhibit invites the audience to question the meaning of “home”.

When:     3-22 January at Central Ferry Pier 9 and Mid January at Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
Where:    Central Ferry Pier 9 and Pedestrian Zone, Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  Free and open to the public, Event Website


Beyond Fashion at ArtisTree

From the pages of magazines to advertising billboards and digital world beyond, fashion photography feeds our visual culture. Beyond Fashion features more than 100 of the most provocative and notable works from 48 leading photographers today.

When:     12 January – 24 February 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  Free entry, register at Ticketflap


Eaton HK’s Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize Exhibition

Winner of HK Eaton HK art prize

Eaton HK, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018 will host an exhibition of the 2018 winners: Siu Wai Hang, Sophie Hing Yee Cheung, Lo Yuet Mei, Ching Yee Lau, Ophelia Jacarini and Art Women x Aanya, as well as the prize winner’s works. In addition to the HKHRAP exhibition, Eaton HK will host “Sorry I Left But The Magic Was Gone” by Norwegian painter Espen Cook.

When:     17 January – 7 February 2019
Where:    Eaton HK, Kowloon
For more information:  Gallery website


Marcel Dzama – Crossing the Line

Marcel Dzama, The spirits of the air live off of the smell of revolution, 2018, © Marcel Dzama, Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.jpg

This exhibition of new work by Canadian-born artist Marcel Dzama will include drawings, dioramas, and a film, will mark the artist’s first solo presentation in Greater China. Spanning the two floors of the gallery, the works on view explore imagery inspired by the artist’s recent trip to Hong Kong while also reinvigorating a range of fantastical motifs that Dzama has investigated throughout his oeuvre.

When:     22 January – 9 March 2019
Where:    David Zwirner Hong Kong, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Wild is the Grass

Wild is the Grass

After a successful, five-month run presenting a diverse range of arts programmes by Hong Kong creative talents to local audiences, the second edition of Jockey Club New Arts Power will come to a finale this month. The festival will close with Wild is the Grass, a multi-day collaborative work featuring four local arts units from both the first and second edition of the festival and other local artists.

When:     25-28 January 2019
Where:    Prison Yard, Tai Kwun and No. 16 Old Bailey Street
Tickets:  Free of charge, registration required, Event Website


Who Is Alan Chan?…A Journey of Art Since 1960s

Alan Chan Paris Connection

Alan Chan is a Hong Kong native with a diversified practice in advertising, design and branding. This exhibition features a chronological selection of Chan’s personal work, some new works and some dating back to the 1960s shown to the public for the first time, including graphic art, photography, installations and digital art.

When:     27 January 2019 – 27 February 2019
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website



Art Central 2019

Art Central

Art Central will return to Central Harbourfront for its highly anticipated fifth edition. The Fair will feature over 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which hail from the Asia Pacific. The extensive gallery line-up will include over 30 galleries making their debut at Art Central and will showcase striking works from across the globe.

When:     27-31 March 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website


The Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show

Now in its 14th edition, this year’s Asia Contemporary Art Show will showcase more than 80 galleries from Asia and the world, including up-and-coming and mid-career artists.

When:     29 March – 1 April 2019
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong
Tickets:  Available from 24 January on 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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