Axel Vervoordt Expands to Hong Kong

Axel Vervoordt, El Anatsui, and Boris Vervoordt Courtesy Axel Vervoordt.

Axel Vervoordt Gallery will launch a new space in Hong Kong this May during Art Basel Hong Kong, the gallery announced on Thursday. Experts in the Zero Group and Gutai, the gallery’s is principally located in Antwerp along with its parent company, which specializes in antiques and interior design.

“Hong Kong is the obvious location from which to continue to explore the artistic dialogue between East and West which is so central to the ethos of our organization,” director Boris Vervoordt said in a statement about the gallery’s choice of location for its first satellite.

Mi Jeong Kim will head up the space. Programming for launch includes a specially commissioned set of three works by African artist El Anatsui who was recently received an honorary appointment to London’s Royal Academy.

Along with the expansion to Hong Kong, Vervoordt continues the redevelopment of their headquarters just outside of Antwerp into a mixed-use development. The former factory buildings of the Kanaal space are being transformed to add 98 apartments and an outpost of the world famous Poilâne bakery, among other things. 

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