Exposure Award | PHOTOFAIRS

Exposure Award

Applications are now open for the inaugural Exposure Award at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai.  Launched to challenge our understanding of the possibilities of photography, the Fair invites proposals for solo artist presentations in support of galleries exhibiting cutting-edge photography.  

Applications will be judged on the innovative nature of the artist’s technique and concept.  Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel of prominent curators and collectors. One selected artist will receive a complimentary 20sqm stand at the 2019 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, running September 19-22 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is the leading international art fair dedicated to photography and photo-based artworks in Asia Pacific. Offering an unrivalled platform for galleries to connect with collectors, curators and museums in a dynamic and rapidly developing market. Whilst the Fair offers modern masterpieces alongside contemporary photography it recognises the difficulties in experimenting with ambitious and innovative artworks in a new market.  The Exposure Award prize removes these financial risks to enable our galleries, our artists and our collectors to truly explore what photography can do by offering a subsidised 20sqm booth including a translator.  

For its inaugural year, the PHOTOFAIRS Exposure Award jury includes: Wang Jun, Collector and Founder, The Light Society (Beijing); Cao Dan, President, MODERN ART (Shanghai), ​Jiyoon Lee, Independent curator (Seoul) and Christopher Philips, Independent curator (New York).  

All proposals must include an Exposure Award application form and be sent to applications@photofairs.org. All application need to be received by April 19.