Applications open

Applications open


March 24, 2023
Applications open
2023 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
Application deadline: June 6, 2023
Fair dates: November 9–12
Shanghai Exhibition Center
No.1000 Middle Yan An Road
Hours: Thursday–Friday 2–7pm
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The eleventh ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from November 9–12, 2023. After a decade of development, ART021 has become one of the most important contemporary art fairs in China, a participating project of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival, and one of the initiating units of The Shanghai International Artwork Trade Month. ART021 has also significantly impacted the international art market and successfully established a professional art trading platform that connects art institutions, galleries, collectors, and art lovers worldwide.

2023 ART021 will continue to uphold its consistent aim of promoting the development of contemporary art based on local culture. From the global perspective, ART021 shows art lovers the indispensable position of classic and new, mainstream and marginal, all-encompassing art forms in the international cultural collision. ART021 also offers the possibility of cultural exchange. It is a platform for artists from various backgrounds, countries, nationalities, and artistic pursuits to showcase their strengths and talents while also reflecting the diversity and openness in the development of culture and art worldwide today.

2023 ART021 is now accepting applications for both the Main Galleries and Approach section. The Main Galleries section focuses on 21st century contemporary art, while the Approach section focuses on emerging galleries that present solo exhibitions of their represented artists or group exhibitions of no more than three artists in a curated format.

Applications to exhibitors are now open, and it will close on June 6, 2023. Exhibitors can visit here to submit the application. If you have any application-related questions, please contact application [​at​] We look forward to meeting you again in November in Shanghai!

About ART021
Founded in 2013, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair brings together top galleries and institutions from around the world in an effort to build a professional platform for galleries, artists, collectors and art lovers worldwide to share the latest contemporary art trends and ideas. Based on the concept of “local, global”, JINGART Art Fair Beijing and DnA SHENZHEN Design & Art Fair will open in 2018 and 2021 respectively. In the future, ART021 will make every effort to create a professional and rich fair experience for collectors, potential art consumers and art lovers with years of experience and selected quality.

For more information about ART021, please visit the following websites and follow us on social media for more information: ART021 website / Wechat: ART-021 / Weibo / Instagram: art021_official.

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