ShContemporary09 (The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair)

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ShContemporary09 (The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair)

No.1000 Yan An Road (Middle)
200040 Shanghai
September 9th, 2009 - September 13th, 2009
Opening: September 9th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Preview (by invitation): Wed, Sept 9th, 5 to 7 p.m. Vernissage (by invitation): Wed, Sept 9th, 7 to 10 p.m. VIP days (by invitation): Thurs 10th & Fri 11th Sept, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Public days (entry ticket): Sat 12th & Sun 13th 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


ShContemporary takes place every September in the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China. The first edition in 2007 immediately established itself as Asia’s most dynamic and international contemporary art fair.

The 2008 edition attracted over 140 prestigious international galleries from nearly 30 countries, and was visited by over 15,000 collectors, artists, curators and art enthusiasts.

This year ShContemporary returns with a new artistic direction and initiatives to engage with emerging collectors from the region. A unique curatorial team consisting of Wang Jianwei, Mami Kataoka, and Anton Vidokle is working with Fair Director Colin Chinnery to give ShContemporary09 an experimental and daring artistic vision.

The main section of ShContemporary, will present invited galleries from around the world, selected by the Artistic Committee on the basis of projects and special presentations. The best galleries from the entire Asian region, exhibiting along a carefully selected group of galleries from Europe and the Americas, will show the most interesting contemporary talent, with a special focus on Asian contemporary art.

Exhibiting Galleries Include

Aki, Taipei
Alexander Ochs, Berlin / Beijing
Amelie, Beijing
Artside, Seoul / Beijing
Base, Tokyo
Beijing Space, Beijing
Benamou, Paris
Beyond Art Space, Beijing
C5 Coleccion, Santiago de Compostela
CAIS, Seoul / Hong Kong
Cohan, New York / Shanghai
Continua , San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin
Da Xiang, Art Space Taichung
Fellini, Shanghai
Fu Xin , Shanghai
Galleria 42, Modena
Hanmo, Beijing
Horrach Moya, Palma di Mallorca
Hwas, Shanghai
Juliana , Seoul
Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich
Keumsan , Seoul / Beijing
Long March, Beijing
Maek-Hyang, Daegu
Main Trend, Taipei
MEM, Osaka
Modern Art, Taichung
New China Arts Limited, Beijing
Noda, Nagoya / Beijing
Oriental Vista, Shanghai
Original Song , Shanghai
Ota, Tokyo
Pa Ta , Taipei / Beijing
Park Ryu Sook, Seoul / Shanghai
Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing
Persano, Turin
Purple Roof, Shanghai
RCM, Nanjing
Schoeni, Hong Kong
Schuebbe Projects, Dusseldorf
Schultz, Berlin
ShanghART, Beijing / Shanghai
Srisasanti, Yogyakarta
Sutton, Melbourne
Taka Ishii, Tokyo / Kyoto
Tina Keng, Taipei
Triumph Art, Beijing
White Space, Beijing
X-IST, Istanbul
X-Power, New York / Shanghai / Taipei
Y++ / Wada, Beijing / Tokyo
Zandari, Seoul