Art Central in partnership with UOB returns to the Central Harbourfront from 21-25 March [VIP Preview & First Night 20 March] with 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 third 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 five-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 2016 fair welcomed over 32,000 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 Managing Director of Art13 London since its inception.
DIRECTOR OF GALLERIES AND PROGRAMMING
Having been Co-Director of a commercial gallery in South Africa for 12 years, Craig Brown relocated in 2010 to successfully complete an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Since then Craig has held senior positions in the creative industries, including both arts media and fairs; and is currently responsible for spearheading Art Central’s critical programming.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
After a career in finance in the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong, Inna pursued her passion for arts which goes back to her Russian heritage, and in 2011 began working with Zand Fine Art as an art consultant and project manager, working with private and corporate collections as well as assisting Art Basel Hong Kong since its inception in 2013.
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.
With a background in Art History and Law, Emily started her career as Gallery Co-ordinator at a leading New Zealand dealer gallery. Later she joined the Art Fairs London team where she played a key role in the implementation of the marketing plan for Art16. Emily is now the Marketing Manager for Art Central.
Gabe was an intern at Art Central 2016 as part of the onsite VIP team. Having just graduated from the University of Hong Kong holding a double major in translation and fine arts, with her previous internship experience at auction houses, Gabe joins the team to kick start her career in the field of contemporary arts.