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Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong 2023

23 March - 25 March


Art Basel will stage its largest show in Hong Kong since 2019 with 171 of the world’s leading galleries and the return of all special sectors: Encounters, Film, Kabinett, and Conversations

Art Basel Hong Kong returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in March 2023 with 171 galleries from 32 countries and territories – a significant increase from 130 exhibitors in 2022

• The first edition to take place since Hong Kong lifted the mandatory hotel quarantine, the show will once again welcome a broad global audience

• 21 first-time exhibitors will join from across the world, including mainland China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States

• The 2023 edition marks the return of Encounters, the fair’s sector dedicated to large-scale works and curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney; as well as Kabinett, featuring thematic and focused presentations, making this the first Hong Kong show to feature all special sectors since 2019

• Angelle Siyang-Le – previously Head of Development, Greater China and Regional Head of Gallery Relations, Asia at Art Basel – has been appointed to the new position of Director, Art Basel Hong Kong, effective November 2022

• Adeline Ooi remains Director Asia and will focus on steering the strategic development of Art Basel’s other initiatives in the region

• Art Basel Hong Kong, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place from March 23 to March 25, 2023, with preview days on March 21 and March 22, 2023

Today Art Basel announced the list of 171 leading international galleries selected for its 2023 Hong Kong show. Coming from 32 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Africa, participating galleries will present Modern and contemporary works of the highest quality by emerging and established artists.

Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, this year’s show features 21 galleries participating in the Hong Kong edition for the first time – among them Galerie Christophe Gaillard and Loevenbruck from Paris; Jan Kaps from Cologne; Helly Nahmad Gallery London from London; Venus Over Manhattan from New York; Denny Dimin Gallery with spaces in New York and Hong Kong; Kosaku Kanechika, Kotaro Nukaga, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, and Yutaka Kikutake from Tokyo; Yiri Arts from Taipei; YOD Gallery with spaces in Osaka and Tokyo; Gallery2 from Jeju; Vida Heydari Contemporary from Pune; In Lieu from Los Angeles; Umberto di Marino from Naples; moniquemeloche from Chicago; Retro Africa from Abuja; SMAC Art Gallery with spaces in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Stellenbosch; Gallery Vacancy from Shanghai; and Whistle from Seoul.

A number of international exhibitors are returning after a hiatus during the pandemic, including Sabrina Amrani from Madrid; Alfonso Artiaco from Naples; Cardi Gallery with spaces in Milan and London; Galerie Eigen + Art with spaces in Berlin and Leipzig; Galerie

Max Hetzler with spaces in Paris, Berlin, London, and Marfa; Xavier Hufkens and Galerie Greta Meert from Brussels; Simon Lee Gallery with spaces in London and Hong Kong; Mazzoleni with spaces in Turin and London; Fergus McCaffrey with spaces in New York, Tokyo, and St Barthélemy; Victoria Miro and Waddington Custot from London; Petzel from New York; Polígrafa Obra Gràfica from Barcelona; Thaddaeus Ropac with spaces in Salzburg, Paris, Paris-Pantin, Seoul, and London; Timothy Taylor with spaces in London and New York; Galerie Jocelyn Wolff from Paris; and Zilberman Gallery with spaces in Istanbul and Berlin.

Art Basel reinforces its commitment to showcasing exceptional art from Asia and the Asia Pacific, with over two-thirds of participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Once again, Hong Kong will be strongly represented at the fair, with 32 galleries having exhibition spaces in the city. While galleries from mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan will continue to have a strong presence at the show, this year’s edition will also feature standout presentations by galleries from Southeast Asia and India, including, in the Galleries sector, ROH Projects from Jakarta; Richard Koh Fine Art with spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok; Gajah Gallery, with spaces in Singapore, Jakarta, and Yogyakarta; Vadehra Art Gallery from New Delhi; and Yavuz Gallery, with spaces in Sydney and Singapore; and in Discoveries, Vin Gallery from Ho Chi Minh City; Nova Contemporary from Bangkok, and newcomer Vida Heydari Contemporary from Pune.

The upcoming edition also marks the return of the fair’s Encounters sector, dedicated to large-scale works, and curated for the sixth time by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney and the curator for the Australian pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale with a project by Marco Fusinato. Curated by multimedia artist and producer Li Zhenhua, the Film sector also returns, in addition to Conversations, the fair’s renowned talks program on the evolving global art scene, curated by author and editor Stephanie Bailey and set to take place once again in person.


23 March
25 March
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