Despite Simmering Political Unrest, Art Basel Hong Kong Releases a Hefty Exhibitor List With New Names—and a Few Absences

The exhibitor list for Art Basel Hong Kong's 2020 edition is out, complete with 242 participating galleries.

Visitors walk as the billboard of Art Basel is shown in Hong Kong on March 27, 2019. Photo: Philip FONG / AFP/Getty Images.

It appears that most galleries remain committed to the market in Hong Kong—and to Art Basel Hong Kong in particular—despite the continually fragile political situation in the city. The fair released its 2020 exhibitor list today, which includes 242 galleries, the exact same number as in 2019—although there are some notable absences and new additions.

Galleries not returning include Beijing’s Long March Space; Germany’s Galerie Buchholz, Galerie König, and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi; the Swiss Gallery Gmurzynska; and Goodman Gallery, based in Johannesburg, Capetown, and now London.

Two galleries previously told artnet News that their decision to sit the fair out was, in part, informed by the political situation and concerns that some mainland Chinese collectors might skip the trip this year. But a number of others said it was a broader business move at a time when many galleries are looking to limit their fair participation. Beijing’s Long March Space, for example, had announced over the summer that it planned to cut back on fairs.

“To skip Hong Kong this year is a business decision, taking into account the current situation,” Alessandra Consonni, director at Gallery Gmurzynska, told artnet News. “In general, we will gradually reduce the amount of fairs, emphasizing those with a more modern focus.” Other galleries contacted by artnet News that are not returning either declined to comment or did not get back by publishing time.

So far, however, the unrest over Hong Kong’s relationship to mainland China appears to have done little to damage the region’s ascendant market, with high-performing auctions this month led by a $25 million painting by Yoshitomo Nara. Art Basel staff have also worked hard to reassure exhibitors, making one-on-one phone calls and personal visits to dealers’ booths at Frieze London earlier this month.

The fair’s 2020 exhibitor list includes a strong showing from Asia- and Asia-Pacific-based dealers from cities like Manila, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing. Returning mainland dealers include Beijing Art Now Gallery and Beijing Commune, both in the Chinese capital, and Antennae Space and Pearl Lam from Shanghai.

Installation view, "Jean Marie Appriou: November", Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, 2018. ©Jean-Marie Appriou, courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/NY. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich.

Installation view, “Jean Marie Appriou: November”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, 2018. ©Jean-Marie Appriou, courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/NY. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich.

There are also a number of dealers making their Hong Kong debuts, including Galerie Gregor Staiger from Zurich, Park View / Paul Soto from Los Angeles and Brussels, and Dusseldorf- and Berlin-based Konrad Fischer Galerie, which will present Bruce Nauman’s 2002 video Office Edit I that documents the artist’s studio, among other works.

Dealers who opted to take the plunge in this tumultuous year or return after a hiatus emphasized the importance of the Asian market, and Hong Kong’s position at the center of it. Dealer Eva Presenhuber told artnet News that her solo presentations of work by Ugo Rondinone at West Bund Art & Design in 2018 and of American painter Shara Hughes during this year’s Gallery Weekend Beijing were so well received that she was convinced to return to the fair “to further explore our artists’ potential in Asia, and also develop new relationships with clients and institutions in the area.”

Swiss dealer Peter Kilchmann told artnet News that he is returning following a six-year hiatus after making a calculated decision to cut down on participation in South American fairs in order to focus more on the Asian market. He described Art Basel Hong Kong as “the most established art fair in this part of the world.”

See the full exhibitor list below. The next Art Basel Hong Kong runs from March 19 to 21, 2020.

Main Section

10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

1335Mabini, Manila

303 Gallery, New York

47 Canal, New York

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Acquavella Galleries, New York

Aike Shanghai Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Sabrina Amrani, Madrid

Anomaly, Tokyo

Antenna Space, Shanghai

Applicat-Prazan, Paris

Arario Gallery, Shanghai, Seoul, Cheonan

Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

Artinformal, Manila

Aye Gallery, Beijing

Balice Hertling, Paris Beijing

Art Now Gallery, Beijing

Beijing Commune, Beijing

Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo Bernier/Eliades Athens, Brussels

Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo

Boers-Li Gallery Beijing, New York

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, Los Angeles

Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Hong Kong

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, Rome

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Cardi Gallery Milan, London

Carlos/Ishikawa, London

Chambers Fine Art Beijing, New York

Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo

Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei

Clearing, New York, Brussels

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Pilar Corrias, London

Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Massimo De Carlo Milan, London, Hong Kong

de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

Dirimart, Istanbul

Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Berlin

Eslite Gallery, Taipei

Gallery Espace, New Delhi

Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

Experimenter, Kolkata

Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Düsseldorf

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Fox/Jensen Sydney, Auckland

Gagosian Hong Kong, Paris, Athens, Rome, Basel, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco

Gajah Gallery Singapore, Yogyakarta

gb agency Paris

Ghebaly Gallery Los Angeles

Gladstone Gallery Brussels, New York

Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Paris, London

Gow Langsford Gallery Auckland

Richard Gray Gallery Chicago, New York

Greene Naftali New York

Grotto Fine Art Hong Kong

Hakgojae Gallery Seoul

Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, St. Moritz, Zurich, London, Somerset, Los Angeles, New York

Herald St London

Galerie Max Hetzler Paris, Berlin, London

Hive Center for Contemporary Art Beijing, Shenzhen

Xavier Hufkens Brussels

Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh

Ink Studio Beijing

Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo

Annely Juda Fine Art London

Kaikai Kiki Gallery Tokyo

Kalfayan Galleries Athens, Thessaloniki

Karma International Zurich, Los Angeles

Kasmin New York

Sean Kelly New York

Tina Keng Gallery Taipei, Beijing

Kerlin Gallery Dublin

Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich

David Kordansky Gallery Los Angeles

Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Berlin

Galerie Krinzinger Vienna

Kukje Gallery Seoul, Busan

kurimanzutto Mexico City, New York

Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Shanghai

Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London, New York

Leeahn Gallery Seoul, Daegu

Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong, Seoul, New York

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, New York

Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong, Zurich, London, New York

Liang Gallery Taipei

Lin & Lin Gallery Taipei, Beijing

Lisson Gallery Shanghai, London, New York

Luhring Augustine New York

Luxembourg & Dayan New York, London

Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. Bologna, Milan

Magician Space Beijing

Mai 36 Galerie Zurich

Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong, Shanghai

Matthew Marks Gallery Los Angeles, New York

Marlborough London, New York

Mayoral Barcelona Mazzoleni Turin, London

Fergus McCaffrey New York, Tokyo

Galerie Greta Meert Brussels

Galerie Urs Meile Beijing, Lucerne

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, New York, Brussels

kamel mennour Paris, London

Metro Pictures New York

Meyer Riegger Berlin, Karlsruhe

Mind Set Art Center Taipei

Francesca Minini Milan

Victoria Miro Venice, London

Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York

Mizuma Art Gallery Tokyo, Singapore

The Modern Institute Glasgow

mother’s tankstation limited Dublin, London

Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Vienna

Nadi Gallery Jakarta

Galerie Nagel Draxler Berlin, Cologne

Richard Nagy Ltd. London

Nanzuka Tokyo

Taro Nasu Tokyo

neugerriemschneider Berlin

galerie nichido Paris, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Taipei

Anna Ning Fine Art Hong Kong

Galleria Franco Noero Turin

Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris, Brussels

OMR Mexico City

One and J. Gallery Seoul

Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma Rome

Galerie Ora-Ora Hong Kong

Ota Fine Arts Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo

P.P.O.W New York

Pace Gallery Hong Kong, Seoul, Geneva, London, New York, Palo Alto

Pace Prints New York Paragon London

Peres Projects Berlin

Perrotin Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, New York

Petzel New York

Pi Artworks Istanbul, London

PKM Gallery Seoul

Galeria Plan B Berlin, Cluj

Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich, New York

Almine Rech Gallery Brussels, Shanghai, Paris, London, New York

Regen Projects Los Angeles

Galeria Nara Roesler Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York

ROH Projects Jakarta

Tyler Rollins Fine Art New York

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, Paris, Salzburg

Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong, London

Lia Rumma Milan, Naples

SCAI The Bathhouse Tokyo

Esther Schipper Berlin

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle Munich

ShanghART Gallery Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore

ShugoArts Tokyo

Gallery Side 2 Tokyo

Sies + Höke Düsseldorf

Silverlens Manila Skarstedt London, New York

Société Berlin

Soka Art Beijing, Tainan, Taipei

Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Star Gallery Beijing

Starkwhite Auckland STPI Singapore

Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney, Singapore

Take Ninagawa Tokyo

Tang Contemporary Art Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok

Templon Paris, Brussels

The Third Line Dubai

TKG⁺ Taipei Tokyo

Gallery + BTAP Beijing, Tokyo

Tornabuoni Art Paris, Crans

Montana, Florence

Forte dei Marmi, London, Milan

Two Palms New York

Vadehra Art Gallery New Delhi

Van de Weghe Fine Art New York

Vitamin Creative Space Beijing, Guangzhou

Waddington Custot London

Wentrup Berlin

Michael Werner Gallery New York, London, Märkisch Wilmersdorf White Cube London, Hong Kong

White Space Beijing Beijing

Barbara Wien Berlin

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff Paris

Yavuz Gallery Singapore

Zeno X Gallery Antwerp

Zilberman Gallery Berlin, Istanbul

David Zwirner New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris

 

Insights

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu

Asia Art Center Taipei, Beijing

Bank Shanghai

Gallery Baton Seoul

Beyond Gallery Taipei

Empty Gallery Hong Kong

Hunsand Space Beijing

Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery Osaka

Johyun Gallery Busan, Seoul

Gallery Kogure Tokyo

Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur

Leo Gallery Shanghai, Hong Kong

MadeIn Gallery Shanghai

Jan Murphy Gallery Brisbane

Nova Contemporary Bangkok

Pifo Gallery Beijing

Misa Shin Gallery Tokyo

The Third Gallery Aya Osaka

Axel Vervoordt Gallery Antwerp, Hong Kong

Watanuki Ltd. / Toki-no-Wasuremono Tokyo

Wooson Daegu

 

Discoveries

A⁺ Contemporary Shanghai

Bangkok CityCity Gallery Bangkok

Capsule Shanghai Shanghai

Château Shatto Los Angeles

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles

Galerie Crèvecoeur Paris, Marseilles

Don Gallery Shanghai

Fine Arts, Sydney Sydney

Green Art Gallery Dubai

High Art Paris

Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai

JTT New York

Maho Kubota Gallery Tokyo

Galerie Emanuel Layr Vienna, Rome

David Lewis New York

mor charpentier Paris

P21 Seoul

Project Native Informant London

Jessica Silverman Gallery San Francisco

Park View / Paul Soto Los Angeles

Southard Reid London

Galerie Gregor Staiger Zurich

Tabula Rasa Gallery Beijing

Yuka Tsuruno Tokyo

Vanguard Gallery Shanghai


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