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Apr
7

Yan: Yang Yongliang

Yang Yongliang is best known for his massive composite photos, cleverly layering myriad images of cities to create scenes evocative of traditional Chinese paintings. Some of those will be on show, but..
Shanghai Gallery of Art
3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu

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Apr
15

Winter Group Exhibition

A group exhibition featuring works by seven contemporary artists: Wang Xuejun, Li Zesong, Lv Zhe, Lilli, Benoit+Bo, Jannie Kloster and Yan Xiaoqian. The show examines conflicts between Chinese traditi..
Noeli Gallery
150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu

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Apr
18

Chen Yujun: The Second Door

Recent large-scale paintings and collages by Fujian-born artist Chen Yujun go on display at James Cohan Gallery this month. Concerned with clashes between the inner self an external influences, he's b..
James Cohan Gallery
1/F, Bldg 1, No 1, 170 Yueyang Lu, near Jianguo ..

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Apr
19

Cosmos: Limited and Limitless, Existence and Co-Existence

Minsheng Museum unveils its brand new space - in the former French pavilion of the 2010 Expo, no less - with group exhibition, Cosmos. Spanning six sections and 52 international artists, the sh..
M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum
1929 Expo Avenue, near Tangzijing Lu

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Apr
19

Ouyang Chun: My Story

A big exhibition by Ouyang Chun takes over Shangart Gallery proper as well as next door H-Space this spring. As the show's title, My Story, suggests, works on display draw on Ouyang's own life,..
Shanghart Gallery
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Apr
20

The Glow of Red

Around Space Gallery present a study in red this springtime: spanning a range of media, the group show features works new and old by ten artists, including Huang Yuanqing, Ding Beijing, Shao Zejiong a..
Around Space
Suite 703, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Yan'an Dong ..

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Apr
22

Handmade

Newish gallery Mao Space (the one on Hengshan Lu, that is) hosts group exhibition, Handmade. Features works by Bai Yiluo, Chen Yufan, Chen Xi, Chen Ruobing, Chen Yujun, Li Qing, Ni Youyu, Wang ..
Mao Space (Heng Shan Fang)
3-5, Lane 320, Tian Ping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

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Apr
28

Alan Zie Yongder: Hard Rock

Small exhibition of prints and sculpture by Hong Kong artist and curator, Alan Zie Yongder. Opening takes place Saturday 28 March, 4pm - 7pm
Mao Space (Kerry Center)
61, Anyi Lu, near Changde Lu

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Apr
28

Song Tao: Time After Time

10 Corso Como present a solo show of works by Shanghai artist, Song Tao. Best known for his video and photography inspired by his day to day, Song also co-founded locally-based arts collective, Birdh..
10 Corso Como
Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu..

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Apr
30

Su Dong Ping: Landscapes of the Heart

Su Dong Ping’s Landscapes of the Heart solo at Pearl Lam Galleries features some twenty of the artist's recent large and small scale abstract paintings. In either acrylic on plastic, or oil a..
Pearl Lam Fine Art
G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Lu, near Fuzhou Lu

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May
1

Michael Joaquin Grey: My Lagerstätte

A solo show by American artist Michael Joaquin Grey called My Lagerstätte goes on display at the rather excellent Chronus Art Center this April. Comprising three massive cinematic works, they ..
Chronus Art Center
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu

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May
3

Mark Bradford: Tears of a Tree

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford kicks of his first Asia solo this spring over at Rockbund Art Museum. A highlight is three specially commissioned collage paintings, monumental in scale and insp..
Rockbund Art Museum
20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

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May
3

Still

Art+ Shanghai's new show, Still, presents new works by four young Chinese artists. All born in the 1980s, Huang Yulong, Wei Xiaoguang, Zhang Wei and Zhou Jie share themes of reflection in their..
Art+ Shanghai
191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu

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May
10

Zheng Zaidong: Mountains, Water & The Moon

Taiwanese artist Zheng Zaidong is known for the strong influence Chinese classical literature has on his work and his wide circulation in the mainland Chinese art scene. Opening champagne reception fo..
Matthew Liu Fine Arts
Room 201-203, 115 Yuanming Yuan Lu, near Beijing ..

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May
10

Miao Xiaochun: Grammar

This looks good: newish gallery Arario over on Tianping Lu is unveiling a brand new solo by Chinese artist extraodinaire, Miao Xiaochun. Called Grammar, the show features Miao's signature compu..
Arario Gallery
1-2, 320 Tianping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

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May
16

LUDO: Fly Me To The Moon

French street artist LUDO comes to Shanghai for the first time ever in March, for a debut China solo at Magda Danysz Gallery. Comprising works on canvas, sculptures and a video detailing his adventure..
Gallery Magda Danysz
188 Linqing Lu, near Yangshupu Lu

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May
19

LIFE: Danful Yang

Pearl Lam Design - an offshoot of the gallery empire of the same name - presents an exhibition of works by Shanghai-based designer Danful Yang. Also on display will be small objects by Dutch designers..

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May
24

Xu Zhen: Solo Exhibition

Long Museum West Bund celebrates its first birthday with a solo exhibition by renowned Shanghai artist, Xu Zhen. He's a big deal both in China and beyond, not least for his MadeIn collective, spawned ..
Long Museum (West Bund)
3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu

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May
24

Wang Gongxin: Present·Being

For their springtime show, OCAT presents a retrospective of works by media artist Wang Gongxin. One of China's first ever media art practitioners, Beijing-born Wang first trained in oil painting befor..
OCAT
1016 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Wen'an Lu

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May
24

Vive Le Capital

BANK presents group exhibition, Vive Le Capital exploring, celebrating and critiquing the omnipresent power of global finance. The show's inspired by the gallery's premises - inside the former ..
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

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May
31

2015 RIBA Windows Project

Building on the success of last year's event and part of the UK - China Year of Cultural Exchange, representatives of the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA) will be giving Xintiandi shop win..
Xintiandi
Xintiandi, Huangpi Nan Lu

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May
31

Cheng Ran + Chen Wei: Cinematheque

K11's first project for 2015, this dual exhibition features Cheng Ran’s recent video and installations Music is On, Band is Gone; and Chen Wei’s In the Waves. The latter is a photogr..
Chi Art Space
K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Hu..

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Jun
28

The System of Objects

Group show The System of Objects opens at Minsheng Art Museum this Spring. Featuring 44 artists from China whose work spans a range of media, it looks to cultural and political patterns reveale..
Minsheng Art Museum
Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu

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Jun
28

Renzo Piano: Piece by Piece

A large-scale retrospective of Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Renzo Piano. The Italian is a huge deal - think London's Shard tower, and in the US, The New York Times Building. The exhibition at P..
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

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Jul
12

Myth / History II: Shanghai Galaxy

A follow-up to Yuz Museum's debut exhibition of last year, Myth / History II: Shanghai Galaxy takes over the West Bund space this springtime. Part focus on how narratives are constructed in con..
YUZ Museum
35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue

Inside Rolls-Royce

Art meets luxury at this exhibition about Rolls Royce. They say it's a multi-sensory journey through the engineering, design, and craftsmanship behind the car coveted by many, and driven by a few, like DJ Spenny. No cover. Runs from April 19–23.
M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum
1929 Expo Avenue, near Tangzijing Lu
From Apr 19

Joel-Peter Witkin: Despair of the Soul

This looks good: OFOTO Gallery hosts a springtime solo of photography by American artist, Joel-Peter Witkin. Known for dark works focusing on death, decay and outsiders, his photography also references classic Western art through their composition, imagery and titles. That opens 11 April from 5pm through 7pm
OFOTO
2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu
From Apr 11

Hao Ping: Zen

Emerging artist Hao Ping is inspired by Taoism and Confucianism to create modern representations of traditional Chinese lifestyles and aesthetic values. Abstract oil on canvas works, they're evocative of ancient poetry and painting...
Noeli Gallery
150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
From Apr 18

Welcome to Birdhead Again

Birdhead is a creative collective set up by local artists Song Tao and Ji Weiyu in 2004. Spanning Birdhead’s older works as well as several new photography series, this should be pretty good. Interested in social contradictions and controversies, the artists often turn their lens to their home city of Shanghai... Grandly opens 25 April, 4pm through 7pm.
Shanghart Gallery
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
From Apr 26