Call for applications

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

Art Basel, Hong Kong
24 Mar 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

Carsten Nicolai | α (alpha) pulse Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, The Pace Gallery and Studio Carsten Nicolai © Art Basel

Art Basel announce that the fourth edition of Art Basel show in Hong Kong will kick off with a preview for VIPs on March 22 and 23, 2016 and will open to the public from March 24 to 26, 2016.

Applications for the three major sectors of the Hong Kong show: Galleries, Insights and Discoveries. The guidelines for Insights have been expended to include galleries outside of Asia that are providing a platform for exciting Asian talents. In addition, the guidelines for Discoveries have also been updated to support galleries with a focus on new artistic contents and talents.

Galleries is the main exhibition sector of Art Basel, where leading galleries for Modern and contemporary art from Asia and around the world display artworks from 20th and 21st century. To qualify for this sector, the galleries must have been in operation for a minimum of three years, and apply with their overall program while outlining their concept for a booth at the show.

Insights presents precisely curated projects focused on artists from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region (broadly defined as from Turkey to New Zealand, the Middle East to the Indian sub-continent). The projects featured in this sector may include solo shows, exceptional art-historical material and strong thematic group exhibitions. Galleries from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region as well as non-Asian galleries with an exclusively Asian program are also eligible to apply for this sector.

Discoveries provides galleries with a platform to present one or two emerging artists. There is no age limitation for the artists. Proposals must be composed of new works by one or two artists represented by the gallery. All artworks exhibited in Discoveries must be part of the proposed project.

Please note: the selection committee’s preference will be given to projects specifically created for Art Basel show in Hong Kong, and by artists who are emerging in the international art world. Nonetheless, artists who have been spotlighted at other international art fairs (including Art Basel’s other editions) will be considered. Ideally, they should not have had major solo presentations with any leading museum or institution. The proposed artwork must be an entirely new body of work, significantly different from what has been exhibited before in such international contexts.

All application forms can be downloaded from the website. Application deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2015. Please read the application material carefully and complete the checklist of required materials.

The Art Basel team is always happy to assist you with your application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


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