This week brings an unprecedented number of major art events to Shanghai: the West Bund Art & Design Fair and Art 021 Fair will run concurrently for the first time, joined by the opening of the eleventh Shanghai Biennale. The two fairs rank among the top in Asia, while the Biennale is China’s most important curated exhibition, this year curated by Indian artist and curator collective Raqs Media Collective. There are also scores of ancillary exhibitions and events this week around Shanghai’s galleries and museums, including the twentieth anniversary of Shanghai’s first contemporary art gallery ShanghArt.


Please find below a list of the major events. Most gallery events are open to the general public, and PR contacts are listed for the main invite-only events. They welcome FCC correspondents and media members to be in touch to register.


Already open:


Zhang Ruyi solo, Don Gallery (1331 Fuxing Zhong Lu Room 26)

Edouard Malingue Gallery West Bund, Cui Xinming solo

Xu Zhen Store, Madein Gallery West Bund

Minsheng Museum, Everyday Legend

Arario Gallery Shanghai, Osang Gwon solo show

Rockbund Art Museum, Felix Gonzalez-Torres

West Bund Art and Design Fair

K11, Hack Space

Alex Katz: West Broadway and Spring

Mira Dancy: Future Women, Yuz Museum

Antenna Space, M50: Nadim Abbbas

Sishang Museum and Klaus Biesenbach host party at Shelter




11.9 4-10 ShanghArt 20 years anniversary and West Bund opening (2555 Longteng Da Dao). Invite only, please contact Suqin,

11.9 3pm Aike Dellarco West Bund, solo shows by Lee Kit and Wang Yi

11.9 4pm Fab-Space Union, West Bund, Birdhead solo show

11.9 4-6 Martin Creed at Qiao Space, and 10-late performance at Shanghai Nights (400 Caobao Lu)

11.9 New Century Art Foundation, West Bund building 18, Wang Bing’s video collection, curated by Bao Dong

11.9 6-7:30pm, Sion Sono China film debut of Whispering Star, West Bund Center Hall B

11.9 6-8pm, Leo Xu Gallery (Lane 49, Building 3, Fuxing Xi Lu), Nina Canell

11.9 4pm, Gu Wenda solo show including mass lantern release at M21 Museum


11.10 12pm CC Foundation/Yang Zhenzhong Party for Everybody at 021 Fountain, Shanghai Exhibition Center

11.10 6pm You Won’t be Young Forever – group show curated by Biljana Ciric of young Chinese artists (An Jing, Ayo Yunyu SHIH, Chen Tingting, Gao Yuan, Tang Chao, Li Shuang, Payne Zhu, Lin Aojie, Liu Yefu, Zhang Wei, Zhong Jialing, Yang Yuanyuan, Zhu Jianlin, Vivian Xiao Shiqin, Xu Hao, Shen Xin, FongFo Monthly), with backing including the Guangdong Times Museum and ShanghArt, in an old apartment block; 235 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu Bridge

11.10 6:30pm Aurora Museum, Hu Jieming: Lights of Time solo show


11.11 Shanghai Biennale opening, invite only, please

10:00-11:00 Shanghai Biennale VIP Media Brunch with Curators and Artists

16:00-17:00 Shanghai Biennale Opening ceremony & press conference

17:00-18:00 Shanghai Biennale Guided tour

17:00-19:00 Shanghai Biennale Cocktail party


11.11 021 Opens at Shanghai Exhibition Center, invite only, please contact Mia Cheng

3pm Media registration

5pm Guided tour

6pm Press gathering

11.12 4-7pm Bank reopens at 298 Anfu Lu Bldg 2 with Austin Lee’s Light Paintings

11.12 Feng Mengbo performance at Arkham

11.12 5:30-7:30pm Pearl Lam group show Slippages (Gao Weigang, Sakarin Krue-On, Li Jingxiong, MAP Office, Nabuqi, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Wang Fujui, Xie Nanxing, and Zhou Yangming)

11.12 5-7pm Shanghai Gallery of Art (Three on the Bund, 3F), Ni Jun solo show

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