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ShContemporary 08 – THE Asian Art Fair returns to the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 10th-13th

Chen Wenling, SH Contemporary 2008

ShContemporary 08 -After a successful debut in 2007, ShContemporary returns to the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Center from September 10th – 13th. This year the fair coincides with the opening of the Shanghai Biennale offering art lovers an unparalleled art extravaganza in Shanghai during September.

ShContemporary is the only major international art show that provides a comprehensive top-quality overview of the artistic scene in Asia and creates a cross-over with the works of Western artists.

“The galleries and artists in the fair have been selected on the basis of excellent creative quality that goes beyond fashion and market trends,” stated Lorenzo Rudolf fair director.



ShContemporary serves as a catalyst for exchanges between Western and Asian art worlds. Over 130 exhibiting galleries representing 25 countries will include an equal mix of the best galleries from the East and top Western galleries. Plus, 30 artists from Asia Pacific region will be presented in a unique curated section Best of Discovery.

Participating Galleries

Australia: Barry Keldoulis, Sydney | Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney | Sutton, Melbourne | Austria: Hilger, Vienna | Insam, Vienna | Krinzinger, Vienna | Feichtner, Vienna | Ruzicska, Salzburg | Canada: Corkin, Toronto | Brazil: Brito Cimino, São Paulo | China: ArtPlace 798, Beijing | Arario, Beijing / Seoul / New York | Aye, Beijing | Beijing Art Now, Beijing | Beijing Commune, Beijing | Beyond Art Space, Beijing | Boers Li, Beijing | Contrasts, Shanghai | doART, Beijing | Hwas, Shanghai | Long March Space, Beijing | M Art Center, Shanghai | Pace Beijing, Beijing | Red Bridge, Shanghai | Red Gate, Beijing | Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai | Shine Art Space, Shanghai | Soka, Beijing / Taipei | Tang Contemporary, Beijing / Hong Kong / Bangkok | Triumph, Beijing | Xin Beijing, Beijing | Xin Dong Cheng, Beijing | White Space, Beijing | Denmark: Faurschou, Copenhagen / Beijing | Finland: Forsblom, Helsinki | France: Benamou, Paris | Collet Park, Paris | de Noirmont, Paris | Dorfmann, Paris | Frèches, Paris | Hussenot, Paris | JGM, Paris | Maeght, Paris / Barcelona | Germany: Baukunst, Cologne | Buchmann, Berlin / Lugano | COMA, Berlin | Diehl, Berlin / Moscow | Gross, Munich | L.A. Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt am Main | Mayer, Duesseldorf | Morrison, Berlin | Nagel, Cologne / Berlin | Ochs, Berlin | Ringel, Duesseldorf | Schuebbe, Duesseldorf | Schulte, Berlin | Schultz, Berlin | Great Britain: Aicon, London / Palo Alto / New York | Marlborough, London / New York / Madrid / Monaco | Rossi & Rossi, London | Hong Kong, China: 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong | 82 Republic, Hong Kong | Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong | OOI Botos, Hong Kong | Osage, Beijing / Hong Kong / Shanghai / Singapore | India: Bodhi Art, Mumbai / Singapore / Berlin / New York | Chemould Prescott, Mumbai | Espace, New Delhi | SKE, Bangalore | The Guild, Mumbai | The Mint, New Delhi | Threshold, New Delhi | Vadhera, New Delhi | Indonesia: Biasa, Bali | Canna, Jakarta | Langgeng, Jawa Tengah | Nadi, Jakarta | Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta / Beijing | Italy: Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing/ Le Moulin | De Carlo, Milan | Marella, Milan / Beijing | Persano, Turin | Perugi, Padua | Photology, Milan | Poggiali e Forconi, Florence | Japan: Arataniurano, Tokyo | Base, Tokyo | MEM, Osaka | Mori YU, Tokyo | Ota, Tokyo | Taka Ishii, Tokyo | Korea: Hakgojae, Seoul | Hyundai, Seoul | Kukje, Seoul | One and J, Seoul | Park Ryu Sook, Seoul | PKM, Seoul | PYO, Seoul l Netherlands: Annet Gelink, Amsterdam | Mexico: Guerrero, Mexico, DF | New Zealand: Starkwhite, Auckland | Philippines: Silverlens, Manila | Portugal: Guerra, Lisbon | Sequeira, Braga | Soares, Lisbon | Singapore: Art Seasons, Singapore | STPI, Singapore | Spain: Adelantado, Valencia / Miami | Diaz, Madrid | Distrito Qu4tro, Madrid | Espacio Minimo, Madrid | Estrella, Madrid | Horrach Moya, Palma de Mallorca | Lorenzo Soledad, Madrid | Poligrafa, Barcelona | Taché, Barcelona | Switzerland: Greve, St. Moritz / Cologne / Paris | Hildebrand, Zurich | Meile, Luzern / Beijing | Taiwan, China: Chi-Wen, Taipei | Eslite, Taipei | Lin & Keng, Taipei / Beijing | Main Trend, Taipei | Thailand: 100 Tonson, Bangkok | UAE: XVA, Dubai | U.S.A.: Cohan, New York / Shanghai | Hasson, New York | I-20, New York | Lehmann Maupin, New York l Marlborough, New York / London / Madrid / Monaco | Pace Wildenstein, New York / Beijing l Protetch, New York | Tilton, New York | Walsh, Chicago

Best of Discovery

A highlight of the fair, Best of Discovery, a unique curated section will feature 30 artists from the Asia-Pacific region where artworks will be presented in a museum like, open space format. Ten specialized curators from the Asia Pacific region who are knowledgeable with the artistic scenes in their areas have selected artists who are unknown and/or not yet established in the international art world. This sector will offer visitors the opportunity to discovery new talent while providing the artists a platform to reach the global art audience.

China :
Huang Du, curator
Chen Wenling – 1969, born in Anxi, lives and works in Beijing
Shi Yong – 1963, born in Shanghai, lives and works in Shanghai
Wang Luyan – 1956, lives and works in Shanghai
Wang Zhiyuan – 1958, born in Tianjin, lives and works in China and Australia
Zhu Jinshi – 1954, born in Beijing, lives and works in Beijing

Australia and New Zealand :
Rachel Kent, curator
Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy – live and work in Sydney
Arlo Mountford – 1978, born U.K. lives and works in Melbourne
Rohan Wealleans – 1977, born Invercargill, New Zealand, lives and works in New Zealand

Central Asia and Western Asia:
Sara Raza, curator
Reza Aramesh -1968, born in Luristan Iran, lives and works in London
Yael Bartana – 1970, born in Afulu, Israel, lives and works in Tel Aviv and Amsterdam
Ergin Cavusoglu – 1968, born in Tirgoviste Bulgaria, lives and works in London
Erbossyn Meldibekov – 1964, born in Shimkent, Kazakhstan, lives and works in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Sophia Tabatadze – 1977, born in Tbilisi, Georgia, lives and works in Tbilisi and Berlin

India subcontinent :
Deeksha Nath, curator
Tushar Joag – 1966, lives and works in India
Vibha Galhotra – 1978, lives and works in New Delhi
Ved Gupta – 1975, lives and works in India
Sumedh Rajendran – 1972, lives and works in Trivandrum, Kerala
Suhasini Kejriwal- 1973, lives and works in Kolkata

Indonesia :
Rifky Effendy, curator
J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra – 1984, born Semarang, Central Java, lives and works in Bandung
Agus Suwage – 1959, born in Purworedjo, Central Java, lives and works in Jogja

Japan :
Reiko Tsubaki , curator
Hiraki Sawa – 1977, born Ishikawa, Japan- lives and works in London
Tadasu Takamine – 1968, born Kagoshima

Korea :
Shinyoung Chung, curator
Jina Park – 1974, lives and works in Korea
Clara Shin – lives and works in Korea
Jo Jong Sung – 1977, lives and works in Seoul

Taiwan, China :
Sean Hu, curator
Effie Wu – born in Taipei, lives and works in Berlin
Po Chih Huang – born in Taipei, lives and works in Taipei

Thailand :
Sutee Kunavichayanot, curator
Dearborn Mendhaka – lives and works in Thailand
Akegaluck Sagaew – 1985, lives and works in Bangkok

Vietnam :
Dinh Q. Le, curator
Nguyen Thai Tuan – 1965, Born in Quang Tri, lives and works in Da Lat

Outdoor Projects

In keeping with the fair’s concept to present museum quality projects, ShContemporary 08 debuts an exciting new component to the fair – Outdoor Special Projects, sculptures and installations will surround the grounds of the exhbition center. ShContemporary is the first international art fair in Asia to offer such a platform for artists’ work in a public space.

VIP Program

A special VIP program will offer visits to Shanghai Biennale, private collections, receptions, and special trips including Beijing and the Nanjing and Guangzhou Triennials.

ShContemporary is co-produced by Bolognafiere SpA and Lorenzo Rudolf; organized in co-operation with the following Chinese partners: Shanghai International Cultural communication Association (SICCA), Shanghai Art Fair Organization Committee and Eastern Shanghai International Culture Film & Television Group.

ShContemporary 08
Opening: Tuesday, September 9th
VIP Days: September 10th – 11th
Public Days: September 12th to 13th

Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC)
1000 Yan’an Zhong Road.
Shanghai 200040




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