Following its landmark 2017 edition, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai returns September 21 - 23, 2018 to the historic Shanghai Exhibition Center marking its fifth year as Asia Pacific's leading international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium.
The fair has been vital in shaping the market for photography and video across Asia Pacific and is today a key date in the art fair calendar for those wishing to establish and extend their network across Asia and in particular Mainland China.
"PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is the most important and prestigious gateway for collectors and enthusiasts in Asia to embrace this dynamic medium in art. Highly visual and conceptual, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is joined by the best international galleries and artists - going to the fair is a fantastic experience."
Lu Xun, Collector & Director, Sifang Art Museum, China
PHOTOFAIRS offers galleries the opportunity to connect with leading collectors, curators and buyers in the distinct surroundings of Shanghai, a key destination within the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The fair's mission is to introduce galleries to the rapidly developing market for photography in China and this is aided by the fairs small scale and bespoke VIP Program. This year, to celebrate its fifth edition PHOTOFAIRS will host an exclusive preview gala dinner on Thursday, September 20, 2018, to which all participating galleries are invited.
How to Apply?
PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is dedicated to offering 50 international galleries a unique and personal art fair experience from the tailored environment of the fair, through to dedicated VIP and curator events and personal translation services on the booths. The fair offers two exhibiting sectors Main and Platform that are supported by an extensive Public Program of exhibitions, talks and events. All galleries are encouraged to engage and present artists within the Public Program. For further advice on the Chinese art market, the exhibiting sectors or how to make the fair work for your budget please contact the gallery team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Application Form is available to download here, please note that applications from galleries coming from outside of China must be received by June 1, 2018 and from Chinese galleries by June 30, 2018.