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Taipei Dangdai 2019 Gallery List Announced

Taipei Dangdai announces a stellar line up of 90 galleries from across the globe, to kick off the 2019 art world calendar. The first edition of the fair attracts a strong participation of leading international galleries who will exhibit in Taipei for the first time, whilst showcasing the very best of Asia. Presented by UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, Taipei Dangdai will be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from Friday, 18 January to Sunday, 20 January 2019.

TAIPEI (27 September 2018) – Taipei Dangdai, the new international art fair taking place in Taiwan in January 2019, will feature a world-class line-up of 90 galleries from around the globe, about 20% of which have spaces in Taiwan. The inaugural edition of the fair aims to place a strong emphasis on the region, as well as showcasing some of the world’s best galleries from Europe and the USA. Under the directorship of Magnus Renfrew, Taipei Dangdai will present a vital understanding of the Asian cultural landscape on a global platform, setting the pulse of the art market for the year ahead.
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With over 160 applications submitted, the fair’s selection committee carefully chose 90 galleries for the first edition of the fair, ensuring international standardsof selectivity. Convening premier galleries and thought leaders around the world, Taipei Dangdai aims to presenta survey of Asia’s contemporary art scene, whilst showcasing global talent in Taipei.

“Ahead of our first edition in January we are working hard to lay solid foundations for the long term. The caliber of international galleries that have been selected for the inaugural edition of Taipei Dangdai, is a testament to the vitality and potential of the art scene in Taipei, in addition to the increasing importanceof the wider art market in Asia. Taipei Dangdai will provide a platform to strengthen relationships for the year ahead, engage diverse audiences, spark debate, connect across disciplines and cultures, and develop long-term patronage with art and ideas.” said Magnus Renfrew,Fair Director.

“The exceptional list of exhibitors underlines both Taipei’s potential as an art market and its growing status as a cultural destination. UBS’s partnership with Taipei Dangdai, will provide clients, employees and the general public with access to the most significant galleries, dynamic artists, and some of the highest-quality art available today,” said Dennis Chen, Country Head and Head of Wealth Management, UBS Taiwan.

“This is without question the strongest exhibitor list I have seen for a first-year fair in Asia. We very much look forward to our participation in January”,says Nick Simunovic, Managing Director Asia of Gagosian. 

Rudy Tseng, Taiwanese collector, curator and member of the Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee for Tate, remarks, ”It is extremely exciting to see international heavyweights coming to exhibit in Taipei for the first time. Through assembling such a strong exhibitor list, Taipei Dangdai has already redefined the potential of the city to attract world-class quality. The spotlight of the international art world will be on Taipei in January and this is a cultural event not to be missed.”

“The timely arrival of Taipei Dangdai will bring international standards to Taipei whilst introducing the strength of the city’s vibrant gallery scene and wider cultural and institutional context to an international audience. This fair marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter of possibilities for the art scene in Taipei.” says Tina Keng, Founder of Tina Keng Gallery 

Presented by UBS, Taipei Dangdai is a joint venture between four of the world’s leading art event organizers: Single Market Events, Angus Montgomery Limited, Ramsay Fairs Limited, and ARTHQ / EVENTS Limited, who have years of experience in successful cultural events.The fair’s program will bring together galleries and thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines, who will participate across the fair’s four gallery sectors, its Ideas Program and Media Partners zone.


The Galleries sector will present 73 participants from 42 cities including: Chengdu, Hong Kong, Singapore, Busan, Fukuoka, Kuala Lumpur, Makati, as well as Beijing, Osaka, Seoul, and Shanghai to name a few in Asia, as well as New York, London, Zurich, Milan, Paris and Berlin.

The Young Galleries sector will highlight four promising galleries that have been in operation for less than eight years (founded on or after 1st January 2011). These include: A+Contemporary and Gallery Vacancy from Shanghai, Jakarta’s ROH Projects, and Yutaka Kikutake Gallery based in Tokyo.

The Solos sector will place a spotlight on individual presentations by emerging and established artists, as well as history-making 20th-century masters. 13 solo presentations will include works by: Chihoi, Yuko Murata, Chuang Che, Noel McKenna, Kaneko Tomiyuki, Ho Kan, Shyu Ruy-Shiann, Chu The-Chun, Tan Ping, Mao Xuhui, Jie-Chang Yang, Minoru Onoda, (works from his estate that have never been exhibited outside Japan), and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Additionally,in a unique concept to Taipei Dangdai,each of the 90 galleries will have the opportunity to present one artwork priced below USD 8,000 in a group showcase at the fair’sSalon sector, designed to encourage young and new collectors.

Complementing the gallery sectors will be the Ideas Program – a platform for creative ideas and thought leadership bringing together renowned cultural figures from Taiwan, the wider region, and beyond. Through this curated gathering of industry experts and recognized specialists from a diverse array of disciplines, this highly multi-disciplinary program will take place over the fair’s duration, with one day each addressing the Past, Present, and Future.

Highlights on the Ideas Program will be announced soon.

With a dynamic art scene that includes over 180 galleries, reputable museums, exhibitions and festivals, including the 11th edition of the Taipei Biennale (November 17, 2018 – March 10, 2019), non-profit venues and new arts spaces set to open in the next few years, Taiwan holds a unique place in the energetic cultural scene in Asia.


A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Chengdu
Alisan Fine Arts Hong Kong
ARARIO GALLERY Seoul, Cheonan, Shanghai
Asia Art Center Taipei, Beijing
Beijing Commune Beijing
Boers-Li Gallery Beijing, New York
Chambers Fine Art Beijing, New York
David Zwirner Hong Kong, New York, London
de Sarthe Hong Kong, Beijing
Double Square Gallery Taipei
Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong, Shanghai
Esther Schipper Berlin
Gagosian New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong
Gajah Gallery Singapore, Yogyakarta
Galerie du Monde Hong Kong
Galerie Krinzinger Vienna
Galerie Ora-Ora Hong Kong
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, Paris, Salzburg
GALLERIA CONTINUA Beijing, San Gimignano, Les Moulins, Havana
Gallery Hyundai Seoul
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art Kobe
Gladstone Gallery New York, Brussels
Hakgojae Gallery Seoul
Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad
Johyun Gallery Busan, Seoul
Kukje Gallery Seoul
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong, New York, Seoul,
Liang Gallery Taipei
Lin & Lin gallery Taipei
Lisson Gallery London, New York
Massimo De Carlo Hong Kong, Milan, London
Matthew Liu Fine Arts Shanghai
Michael Ku Gallery Taipei
Mind Set Art Center Taipei
MUJIN-TO Production Tokyo
NANZUKA Tokyo, Hong Kong
nca | nichido contemporary art Tokyo, Taipei, Paris, Nagoya, Fukuoka
neugerriemschneider Berlin
Nou Gallery Taipei
NUKAGA GALLERY Tokyo, Osaka, London
ONE AND J. Gallery Seoul
Ota Fine Arts Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo
Pace Gallery New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Geneva, Palo Alto
Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore
Perrotin Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
Project Fulfill Art Space Taipei
Richard Koh Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok
Röntgenwerke AG Tokyo
Sadie Coles HQ London
Sakurado Fine Arts Tokyo, Paris
Sean Kelly Gallery New York
ShugoArts Tokyo
Simon Lee Gallery London, Hong Kong, New York
Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney, Singapore
Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo, New York
Tang Contemporary Art Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok
Tina Keng Gallery Taipei, Beijing
TKG+ Taipei
Tokyo Gallery+BTAP Tokyo, Beijing
Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo
Tso Gallery Taipei
White Cube London, Hong Kong
Whitestone Gallery Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Nagano
Yavuz Gallery Singapore
Yuka Tsuruno Gallery Tokyo
Amanda Wei Gallery Hong Kong
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Basel
Beyond Gallery Taipei
Chini Gallery Taipei
Gallery EXIT Hong Kong
InArt Space Tainan
Longmen Art Projects Shanghai, Hong Kong
Mizuma Art Gallery Tokyo, Singapore
mother’s tankstation Dublin, London
PATA GALLERY Taipei, Shanghai
Puerta Roja Hong Kong
Soka Art Taipei, Tainan, Beijing
Young Galleries
A+Contemporary Shanghai
Gallery Vacancy Shanghai
ROH Projects South Jakarta
Yutaka Kikutake Gallery Tokyo

Selection Committee Members
Waling Boers (Boers-Li Gallery), Edouard Malingue (Edouard Malingue Gallery), Elisa Uematsu (Taka Ishii Gallery), Isa Lorenzo (Silverlens Galleries), Patricia Crockett (Sprüth Magers)

Advisory Group Members Alan Lo, Benjamin Cha, Ellie Lai, Evan Chow, Ivan Pun, Jam Acuzar, Jason Chi, Lawrence Chu, Leo Shih, Leslie Sun, Patrick Sun, Rudy Tseng, Sylvain Levy.

Magnus Renfrew, Fair Director of Taipei Dangdai 660 pix wide

About Magnus Renfrew  Magnus Renfrew has 20 years’ experience in the international art world, the last decade of which has been spent in Asia. Previously, he served as Founding Director for ART HK – Hong Kong International Art Fair (2007–2012) and Art Basel Hong Kong (2012–2014). Renfrew has been widely recognized by art industry media and has been named twice in ArtReview as one of the 100 most influential people in the international art world. In 2013,he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2017, he founded the ARTHQ / Group, a leading service provider for the art world, with offices in Hong Kong and London. The author of Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce inHong Kong’s Art World(Penguin, 2017), Renfrew served on the Hong Kong ArtsDevelopment Council (2014–2016) and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Para Site art space in Hong Kong.


UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS’s strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets. UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 52 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 14% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 61,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). UBS has had a presence in Taiwan since 1988 and has offered wealth management solutions to high net worth individuals since 2000. In 2008, UBS WM Taiwan was granted licenses to open bank branches in Taichung and Kaohsiung. UBS Taiwan was named four years in a row Best Domestic Private Bank in Taiwan by Asian Private Banker from 2013-2016. In 2017, Private Banker International also named UBS Taiwan Best Private Bank in Taiwan (Foreign).


UBS has a long and substantial record of contemporary art patronage. At the core of this commitment is the UBS Art Collection, one of the world’s largest and most important corporate art collections, with more than 30,000 artworks. The firm actively enables clients and audiences to participate in the international conversation about art through its global lead partnership with Art Basel, its partnership with Taipei Dangdai,  and with leading museums around the world including the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. UBS provides its clients with insight into collecting and the art market and co-publishes the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. The firm shares its passion for art and collecting with a global community, and recently established the UBS Art Collectors Circle, to connect collectors and cultural philanthropists who are passionate about art, to share knowledge and best practice. For more information about UBS’s commitment to contemporary art, visit ubs.com/art.


Taipei Dangdai is pleased to partner with My Humble House Group, including SHERATON GRANDE TAIPEI HOTEL, LE MERIDIEN TAIPEI and HUMBLE HOUSE TAIPEI. My Humble House Group was established in 1986 with a range of contemporary art investments, businesses from hotels, to restaurants and services under its operations. From its business philosophy of providing a “blend of culture, arts and aesthetics” to its commitment in promoting and developing the careers of its professionals, the company is a trendsetter across industries, has an admirable performance of stable growth, and has laid a solid foundation for continued robust growth in the future for the group. For more information, please go to: http://www.mhh-group.com

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