Art Central in partnership with UOB returns to the Central Harbourfront from 27 - 31 March 2019 [VIP Preview & First Night 26 March] with over 100 contemporary galleries showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established galleries from across Asia and the globe.
Now in its fifth edition, Art Central is recognised as a place of discovery and a platform for museum quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists.
Staged within an architect-designed temporary structure, the strong gallery line-up is complemented by a dynamic six-day programme that includes interactive installations, experimental film and performance, engaging panel discussions, as well as some of Hong Kong’s hottest eateries.
Billed as one of the most anticipated events on the city’s cultural calendar, the 2018 fair welcomed over 39,000 international collectors, curators and art enthusiasts adding a fresh new style to Hong Kong Art Week and firmly establishing itself as an unmissable art event.
“Art Central boasted over 100 galleries, around three quarters of which were Asia based and had a noticeable edgy feel. The impressive list of galleries complemented an ambitious programme of discussions, installations, performance and film.”
“Aimed at shining a spotlight on galleries from the Asia Pacific region, Art Central in Hong Kong featured edgier works from emerging artists.”
"Art Central remains the city’s edgiest art fair.”
Time Out Hong Kong
WHO WE ARE
Tim co-founded ART HK – the Hong Kong International Art Fair in 2008 ART HK quickly became a major fixture of the international art world, and in 2011 Art Basel acquired a majority stake in the Fair. More recently, furthering his interest in emerging art trends and markets, Tim founded Art13 London, and launched Sydney Contemporary in 2013.
Sandy is Chairman of Angus Montgomery Ltd and was a co-founder of ART HK. Sandy is a Director of India Art Fair, and in 2013 co-founded ArtInternational, Istanbul’s newest art fair, as well as co–founding Art13 London. 2014 has seen the founding of Photo Shanghai, the first international art fair dedicated to photography in Asia-Pacific.
Will is the founder of the PULSE Art Fairs which are staged annually in New York and Miami. He was a co–founder of ART HK and is a director of India Art Fair. Will is also founder of the Affordable Art Fairs, which are staged in a variety of cities across the world.
Charles was Managing Director of ART HK since the fair’s inception in 2007 and was solely responsible for developing the fair’s successful marketing and sponsorship initiatives. He played a pivotal role in ART HK’s collaboration with Art Basel, and has been the Managing Director of Art Central, Taipei Dangdai and ART SG since their inception.
Shuyin started her career in art at Christie’s auction house, working in London, Singapore and Hong Kong for over six years and contributing world record prices for Southeast Asian art. She then joined a contemporary art gallery as a director of the Singapore space, helping to develop their gallery program and art fair strategy.
SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER
Rosie’s background degree was in Art History. Her first experience of an art fair was working as an Operations Assistant on the first Sydney Contemporary in 2013. Since then she relocated to London where she has worked across a variety of industries with different events. This includes three art fairs in London. She is now the Operations Manager for Art Central.
Eliza has been in the events industry for the previous 5 years, working on a large range of Exhibitions to parties within various industries globally. With her love of Art at core with a Business Management degree, she is passionate about creating a successful unstoppable Fair for 2019. With 2 years experience working on Sydney Contemporary and multiple events’s over the years, she is now the Operations Manager for Art Central.
Emma began her career working in Melbourne’s art scene before relocating to Singapore in 2014 to lead the operations for an international gallery. In this role she contributed to projects and exhibitions including collaborations with international museums, art fairs and cultural organisations. She joins Art Central in 2018, and holds a Masters Degree in Arts Management and a Bachelor of Fine art.
VIP RELATIONS MANAGER
Possessing a background in design, Katy began applying her passion towards art by working in an art gallery. She later joined an exhibition design project as a project assistant in order to play an administrative role in the arts and design industry. Katy is currently devoting her full attention to Art Central as its Fair Coordinator.
Ziwei's education background is in Finance, Art Jewellery and Art Management. Her passion for art stemmed from her dedication to contemporary jewellery which eventually broadened to encompass the whole contemporary art scene. She then began her career with an internship at Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong. Looking to cultivate her enthusiasm for art and with the ambition to transform it into a solid profession, she joined the Art Central team as the Gallery Liaison.