ifagallery was established in May 2006 in a 700sqm converted textile factory space in Moganshan Road M50 Creative Centre Shanghai’s contemporary art district. With a quality exhibition programme of principally Chinese contemporary art, and a supporting line-up of performance, cinema and musical events, the gallery contributed to the dynamism of the area.
In September 2008, ifa relocated to new premises, a charming residence built in 1923 for an official of the British Customs House. The gallery offers an innovative and artistic angle to the central part of the city and acts as an artistic meeting point for contemporary art in Shanghai.
Fall 2013, ifa gallery moves its premises to the heart and capital of Europe, Brussels.
Located in the old central district of Marolles, the gallery offers a dynamic programme with its main artists from China and new artists from the region.
At the meantime, a new exhibition space will open in spring 2014 in the district of Jing’An in Shanghai, where ifa gallery will continue to showcase some local artists.
ifa gallery exhibits contemporary art from Asia with a focus on Chinese art. The gallery is also oriented towards South East Asian art, and the work of artists, regardless of origin, that have a specific influence or association with Asia. We represent both established artists such as Dai Guangyu, a leading figure of China’s avant-garde, and the Gao Brothers; as well as emerging artists, including recent graduates of the fine arts schools in Beijing and Hangzhou. ifa features work in a wide range of media formats, from painting to photography, video, installation and performance.
ifa’s international team presents and supports artists that have an original language and means of expression, that shy away from clichés and conventions and that have strong concepts and artistic vision.