Above Second, opened in Hong Kong in 2010, is a gallery space existing as a catalyst for the expanding new contemporary art movement exploding forth from streets, art schools, and design studios around the world. Located in Sai Ying Pun, a very local part of Hong Kong Island in the Central and Western District, we exhibit a genre of work influenced by illustration, graphic design, graffiti, comic books, pop culture, and street art.
We are aware of the growing interest for diversity and options the Hong Kong community craves in contemporary art. Promoting and nurturing the understanding of an alternative subculture, we have a network of local emerging young talent and international artists whose work is rarely exhibited in Asia.
Above Second’s aim is to challenge and captivate the audience with notions of unconventionality and quality. Our Artist Residency program is designed to provide a space for visiting artists, without any limitations, as a setting to be progressive and innovate. They are encouraged to bring their raw creative energy (usually found on the streets) indoors, transforming our white walls into ingenious installations and departures from reality.
We are proud to have collaborated with local artists as well as others from Denmark, Italy, Australia, USA, UK, Mexico, and China. Committed to nurturing young and talented artists, we have created a forum for launching their careers.
Passionate about stimulating and contributing to the Hong Kong cultural scene, our past exhibition spaces have included abandoned warehouses, pool halls, and shopping malls. The gallery is also known for producing artwork for Roxie, one of the most popular nightclubs in Central. It is our hope and dream that through our exhibitions and open studio space, quality art can be available for everybody to enjoy.