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 is a brand of high-end art fairs with a particular focus on photo-based and digital works, comprising two editions: PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai and PHOTOFAIRS New York, launched in 2023.
PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai is organized by Creo and is part of the Angus Montgomery Arts group.
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 New York, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, and Photo London . 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
Founder and CEO
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.