With a burgeoning art scene, one critic writing for Britain’s The Guardian reflects on the institutions that bring the most to Hong Kong.

In July 2012, critic and Hong Kong correspondent for ARTINFO Mary Agnew submitted her picks for the top ten contemporary art galleries in Hong Kong for The Guardian‘s guide to the city. The list includes a mix of large and small, for and non-profit spaces.

Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong. Image by Art Radar.

Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong. Image by Art Radar.

Agnew’s top ten includes

  • 2P Contemporary Art, a small gallery in Sai Ying Pun that represents many local artists.
  • 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, which has been operating in Hong Kong for over ten years.
  • FEAST Projects, a massive gallery situated on the island Ap Lei Chau.
  • Gagosian, the international gallery giant that moved into the historic Pedder building in 2011.
  • Gallery EXIT, a gallery that often shows controversial and shocking contemporary artwork.
  • Hanart T Z Gallery, one of the first contemporary art galleries in China whose founder, Johnson Chang, is credited with internationalising contemporary Chinese art.
  • Para/Site Art Space, founded in 1996, is a gallery notable for being one of Hong Kong’s only non-profit spaces.
  • Platform China, a long-standing gallery in Beijing that opened their Hong Kong branch in May 2012.
  • Saamlung, a gallery tucked away in a commercial building founded in November 2011 by critic and curator Robin Peckham.
  • White Cube, another internationally renowned gallery that made its Hong Kong debut in 2012.

What do you think of the Agnew’s picks for the top ten Hong Kong galleries? Are there any must-see venues missing from the list? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

We recently wrote about Asia’s art city’s galleries! Read Art Radar‘s three part overview of the development and future of contemporary art galleries in Hong Kong here.


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By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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