Whether you’re needing something to fill the blank walls in your new apartment or you’re looking for a gift for yourself that will be an investment too, there’s only one thing that matters. You have to love it! Don’t listen to what others have to say, or buy it just because it’s by an up-and-coming artist. You’re the one who’s going to have to look at it for years to come! Hong Kong has an amazing range of art galleries, from contemporary to classic; here are just a few to get you started.
Blue Lotus Gallery
This independent Gallery was established in 2007 by Sarah Greene. It celebrates the identity, culture and diversity of Hong Kong. The core focus is on photography and works on paper. The Blue Lotus has hosted some of Hong Kong’s most prominent photographers, including Ho Fan and Michael Wolf. It continues to promote debuting artists from Hong Kong and the region.
1606 Chai Wan Industrial City, Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
The Gallery opened 25 years ago in SoHo, New York and today also has galleries in London and Hong Kong. This American gallery is well known for their contemporary art collections. They sell high quality David Zwirner books and catalogues which accompany various artist exhibitions. The current Oscar Murillo exhibition ends in early November.
5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Para Site Art Space
Founded in 1996 as an artist run space, Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre. As one of the most active independent art institutions in Asia, the centre hosts a full roster of residencies, educational projects and exhibitions. The current group exhibition “Crush” looks into the darker side of love and unrequited emotion and ends late November.
22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Opera Gallery Hong Kong
Originally founded in Paris by Gilles Dyan in 1994. Opera Gallery now has 13 locations around the world. Spread over four floors in Hong Kong, this gallery can host one very large or multiple exhibitions over their four floors.
G/F – 3/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
A contemporary art gallery first opened in London in 1993 by owner Jay Jopling and later in Hong Kong in 2012. The 6,000 square feet space is split over two floors, with over 14 feet ceilings. Mona Hatoum’s “Remains of the Day” runs until November 17th. It features sculptures, large scale installations and works on paper.
G/F & 1/F, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
JC Contemporary Art Gallery
Inside the recently revitalised Central Police Station complex at Tai Kwun is JC Contemporary, an art exhibition space. The not-for-profit art centre will host between six to eight contemporary exhibitions yearly. This magnificent location is a must see, combining heritage, arts, culture and cuisine.
Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
10 Chancery Lane Gallery
The Gallery opened in 2001 and focuses on both established and emerging artists from Hong Kong and around the world. They have set up a larger second gallery in Chai Wan – called 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects. The gallery likes to bring fresh works that open your mind and broaden views of the world.
G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA)
Though not an actual art gallery, HOCA is a non-profit organization launched in 2014. It aims to promote an awareness of contemporary art in Hong Kong. HOCA curates a number of installations, exhibitions and events across the city, providing an access platform outside of the more traditional gallery setting. The HOCA.org website lists current and future events.
Hong Kong Design Institute Gallery
The HKDI Gallery promotes education in design by hosting international events and exhibitions. As a hub for the exploration of design, the venue hosts exhibitions, trade related events and displays of student work.
HKDI Gallery, G/F, Tower D, HKDI, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
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