Why Shanghai?

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, has been created in direct response to the increasing demand in Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region for modern and contemporary fine art photography and moving image.  The boutique scale of the fair offers galleries and collectors an environment that facilitates new connections and offers unrivalled exposure and opportunity for galleries to operate in the fastest growing market in the world.

The Chinese art market has shown increasing buoyancy over the last decade, with a 44% increase in sales across commercial platforms in 2015.

Shanghai presents itself as an exciting opportunity due to the maturity of the local art scene, the rapid increase in private museums and cultural institutions, and the growth in presence of local and international auction houses and galleries.

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai above all facilitates the possibility for regional & international collectors to witness the work of collectable photography by emerging and established artists from the Asia-Pacific Region, the Americas and Europe.


How to Apply?

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is dedicated to offering 50 international galleries a unique art fair experience from the tailored environment of the fair, through to dedicated VIP and curator events and personal translation services on the booths. For a general overview on the fair please see the exhibiting pack here.

For further advice on the Chinese art market, the exhibiting sectors or how to make the fair work for your budget please contact applications@worldphoto.org.

The PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Application Form is available to download here, please note that all applications must be received by April 6, 2018.