PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai is Asia Pacific’s leading fair dedicated to photo-based and digital artworks. It was established in 2014 in response to growing interest and demand for collecting photography in the region. Held annually, the Fair is a fine arts showcase embracing conceptual and experimental practices alongside the work of modern masters and contemporary talents. It acts as a site for discovery, presenting galleries and artists working at the forefront of the medium. Complemented by vibrant public, VIP and satellite events programs, the Fair brings together museums and galleries from Shanghai and across China in a celebration of the best in photography from Asia Pacific and around the world. PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai is organized by Creo and is part of the Angus Montgomery Arts group as well as a member fair in The Art Assembly.
Angus Montgomery Arts consults, develops and establishes art fairs and exhibitions worldwide. Led by Sandy Angus as Chairman and Scott Gray as CEO, Angus Montgomery Arts has more than 40 years of experience in the contemporary art sphere. As one of the largest art fair organizers in the world, Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to delivering high quality events that serve the needs of collectors and galleries. The current portfolio includes Taipei Dangdai, India Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Art Central Hong Kong, Art Düsseldorf, Photo London, Art SG, Tokyo Gendai and PHOTOFAIRS New York. www.angusmontgomeryarts.co.uk
Creo initiates and organises events and programming across three key strands: photography, film and contemporary art. Established in 2007 as World Photography Organisation, Creo has since grown in scope, furthering its mission of developing meaningful opportunities for creatives and expanding the reach of its cultural activities. Today, its flagship projects include the Sony World Photography Awards, Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Photo London and the forthcoming PHOTOFAIRS New York (Sep 2023). Working in partnership with Angus Montgomery Arts, Creo helps deliver the group’s ventures, comprising some of the world’s leading art fairs. Taking its name from the Latin for ‘I create’, it is in this spirit that Creo sets out to empower and give agency to creative voices. www.creoarts.com
Led by Chairman Sandy Angus, Angus Montgomery Arts has more than 40 years of experience in the contemporary art sphere, establishing successful fairs globally. The co-founders of ArtHK (now Art Basel Hong Kong), Angus Montgomery Arts is today the largest art fair organizer in Asia and is committed to delivering high quality, regional art fairs that serve the needs of collectors and galleries. The current portfolio includes: Taipei Dangdai, India Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Art Central Hong Kong, Art Düsseldorf, Photo London and the forthcoming Art SG (January 2023), Tokyo Gendai (July 2023) and PHOTOFAIRS New York (September 2023).
Founder and CEO
Scott Gray has over 20 years of experience in the international art fair and event business. In 2007 he founded Creo, first established as World Photography Organisation, Creo has since grown in scope, furthering its mission of developing meaningful opportunities for creatives and expanding the reach of its cultural activities to film and contemporary art. In 2014 Scott founded PHOTOFAIRS, a brand of high-end art fairs with a particular focus on photo-based and digital works; first launching with Shanghai in 2014 and the forthcoming New York in 2023. Alongside his role at Creo Scott also acts as CEO of Angus Montgomery Arts (AMA), the arts division of Angus Montgomery Limited, an independent exhibition and events company. As one of the largest art fair organizers in the world, Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to delivering high quality events that serve the needs of collectors and galleries.
Fan Ni joined PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai in 2019. She is responsible for curating the sectors for the Fair, selecting galleries and supporting their sales, as well as developing partnerships. She also oversees PR, marketing, and VIP departments. Prior to PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai Fan Ni was Associate Publisher of ArtReview Asia where she was in charge of generating advertising revenue and promoting the publication in Asia. From 2012 to 2014 she worked at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art.