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 was Managing Director of Art13 London since its 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.
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 marketing team. Emily is now the Marketing Manager for Art Central.
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.
VIP RELATIONS MANAGER
Aaron began his art career at Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong for 2 years, working in the Client Strategy department. He was responsible for Hong Kong and the Southeast Asia regions.
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.
VIP & MARKETING COORDINATOR
From Hong Kong, Aaina has experience working at a number of local and international art institutions, including having spent the past two and half years at an eminent art gallery. With a background in Art History with an emphasis on contemporary art, she also writes for various art publications.