Since the late 1990s, Hong Kong has gained prominence as Asia's art capital. Art Basel Hong Kong, the Asia Contemporary Art Show, Art Central and the Affordable Art Fair regularly bring in thousands of artists, curators, buyers and art enthusiasts from around the world. Here is a list of the best galleries to visit in the city.
This gallery is one of the world's top contemporary art galleries with spaces both in London and Hong Kong. Many western artists have made their first contact in Asia at White Cube. Among the noise of the city, this gallery offers an excellent opportunity to see art from around the world.
White Cube, 50 Connaught Rd Central, Central, +852 2592 2000
Chinese contemporary art is one of the gallery's key aims, along with promoting a dynamic exchange of Chinese and foreign artists. The gallery consists of one of China's most progressive and critically acclaimed exhibition spaces, bringing together local and international artists, curators, collectors and institutions.
Tang, 10/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road, Central, +852 2682 8289
Over 60 artists and estates are represented by David Zwirner, a contemporary art gallery with branches in New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Over the course of its existence, it has showcased innovative, unique, and pioneering exhibitions across numerous genres and mediums.
David Zwirner, 5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 2119 5900
Over the past quarter-century, Hauser & Wirth has represented over 90 artists, estates, and organisations whose works have contributed to its distinctive identity. These are the original inspiration behind the gallery's diverse range of activities that engage with education, conservation and sustainability.
Hauser and Wirth, 16-15/F, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, +852 3958 7188
The Alisan Fine Arts has been at the forefront of Chinese contemporary art and New Ink Art in Hong Kong for over five decades. Currently, the gallery manages two sites in Central's business district and Aberdeen. It focuses on promoting mainland Chinese artists as well as established Hong Kong and diaspora artists.
Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, + 852 2526 1091
In the Asia-Pacific region, Rossi & Rossi is currently regarded as one of the leading representatives of contemporary artists. It engages with major museums and private collectors worldwide as a pioneer in the development of contemporary Asian art. Since the founding of the company in 2005, the founders have established themselves as leading dealers in Indian and Himalayan art.
Rossi & Rossi, 11/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 2116 5282
Blindspot Gallery, a contemporary art gallery based in Hong Kong, that was established in 2010. In its beginnings, the gallery focused primarily on contemporary photography and image-based art and has since expanded to include diverse contemporary media. Mostly from Hong Kong and the region, but also beyond, the gallery represents emerging as well as established artists.
Blind Spot, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, +853 2517 6238
Chu Teh-Chun and Georges Mathieu, two of the most famous names in Abstract Art, have historically and perpetually impacted the art world. As Mathieu's paintings portray lyricism, risk-taking, and speed, Chu's artworks are lively portrayals of love, spirituality, and beauty. Opera Gallery invites you to discover the symphonic dialogue between Chu Teh-Chun in Hong Kong and Georges Mathieu in Singapore – for a dialogue about sentimentality, spirituality and musicality.
Opera Gallery, 9 Queen's Road Central The Galleria, Shop G-08 G-09, Central, +852 2810 1208
Hong Kong Parkview is proud and honoured to house one of the city's most diverse private art collections. Hong Kong Parkview's owning family has amassed the collection over three generations and exhibits it for the pleasure of members and visitors alike. The pieces in Hong Kong Parkview's collection range from the Archaic Bronze Age to contemporary sculpture, paintings and ceramics.
PARKVIEW ART, 27 Old Bailey Street, Central, +852 2413 0028
de Sarthe exhibits contemporary art from Asia that pushes the boundaries from Asia. Furthermore, it has had a strong international presence in modern and post-war art since 1977. The gallery opened a 10,000-square-foot space in Wong Chuk Hang, in Hong Kong's southside art district, in 2017 in order to expand its contemporary Asian art programme. The gallery played a pivotal role in exhibiting and supporting artists representing the leading edge of Asian art through its robust programmes including the open-studio residency deSAR.
de Sarthe, 20/F Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, + 852 2167 8896