Exposure Award | PHOTOFAIRS

Exposure Award

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

Applications for this award are judged on the innovative nature of the artist’s technique and concept.  Proposals are being 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 powered by MODERN EYE 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). 

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai will announce the winning proposal in mid-May.