17 - 22 March 2020

Central Harborfront
Hong Kong

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ABOUT ART CENTRAL

Art Central, a cornerstone event of the Hong Kong Art Week, showcases the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established galleries from across Asia and around the world. Presented in partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB), Art Central will take place 17–22 March 2020 [VIP Preview and First Night 16 March)] on the iconic Central Harbourfront, right in the heart of central Hong Kong’ business district.

Now in its sixth edition, Art Central has established itself as an international platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art and experimentation, and is recognised as a place of discovery for seasoned collectors and new buyers alike. The Fair provides a platform for museum quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists across different mediums. With a unique identity in the Hong Kong visual arts landscape, Art Central delivers the best in today’s global contemporary art practice to over 37,000 VIPs, collectors, curators, critics and art lovers who visit the Fair during Hong Kong Art Week – the biggest art week within the Asia Pacific region.

  • WHO WE ARE

    TIM ETCHELLS

    CO-FOUNDER

    Tim was one of the original founders in ARTHK: Hong Kong International Art Fair which launched in 2008 and was sold to MCH Group, the parent company of Art Basel, in 2011. Tim has also gone on to launch Sydney Contemporary which is the leading art fair in Australasia and Tim has been recognized frequently in the Australian Art Media Power Lists as the most influential person in the art scene in Australia. Tim is a co-founder of Taipei Dangdai, and ART SG.

    SANDY ANGUS

    CO-FOUNDER

    Sandy is Chairman of Angus Montgomery Ltd, a pioneer in the events industry with over 100 years of experience. Sandy has had a key role in launching and running key art world events such as ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair, Photofairs Shanghai and San Francisco, and India Art Fair. Sandy is a co-owner of Sydney Contemporary, and a co-founder of Taipei Dangdai, and ART SG.

    WILL RAMSAY

    CO-FOUNDER

    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 ROSS

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    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 YANG

    FAIR DIRECTOR

    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. 

    ROSIE LAMB

    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 Senior Operations Manager for Art Central.

    EMMA BATTAGLENE

    MARKETING MANAGER

    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.

    JOYCE NG

    VIP RELATIONS MANAGER

    Joyce joins the team from Christie’s where she has spent the past six years working in Client Strategy across Hong Kong, Shanghai and London. Prior to this she worked in Business Development from P3 Publishing (Hong Kong), Multicultural Audience Development at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and in Editorial at Vogue China (Beijing). Joyce is trilingual in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and holds a BA from Columbia University, New York and a MA from SOAS, University of London.

    ELIZA SANGSTER

    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    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.

    KATY LI

    FAIR CO-ORDINATOR

    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.

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