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Sep
18

Summer Group Exhibition

Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize th..
Noeli Gallery
150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu

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Sep
24

House of Vans

The House of Vans Asia Tour kicks off in Shanghai from September 12th – 14th, with a full line-up of live music, creative art workshops, and interactive elements, free and open to all. All the inf..

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Sep
27

Silk to Bitcoin

Silk to Bitcoin, the latest exhibition from the Liu Dao art collective reflects on both traditional and contemporary forms of China's resources, from silk to personal electronic devices and manufactur..
Island6 Arts Center
2/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Oct
4

Group Exhibition: Insight

"Insight", Gallery Magda Danysz's newest exhibition, houses a range of international artists as they examine life and our knowledge of it. The art ranges from wooden sculptures to oil paintings and th..
Gallery Magda Danysz
188 Linqing Lu, near Yangshupu Lu

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Oct
7

“Extend Your Fist” Paintings Exhibition

The Embassy of Ecuador in China, the Consulate General of Ecuador in Shanghai, and the Guyasamin Foundation presents the Extend Your Fist exhibition of Ecuadorian Oswaldo Guayasamin, one of the most r..
China Art Palace
161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu

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Oct
12

Cartier: Time Art

Fresh from its stint in Singapore, Cartier's traveling exhibition Time Art lands at Shanghai's Power Station of Art in July. On display will be over 180 timepieces charting the luxe brand's lon..
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

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Oct
12

The Ways of Object Being Named

A group exhibition to grandly open one of the city's newest galleries, The Ways of Object Being Named features works by Jiang Zhi, Shao Yinong, Yang Xinguang, Ren Zhitian, Ma Shuqing, Lv Shanch..
Mao Space (Heng Shan Fang)
3-5, Lane 320, Tian Ping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

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Oct
12

Three Emerging Artists Project

Right next to the massive Kerry Center in Jing'an, Mao Space presents a new exhibition this fall featuring three emerging artists: Gong Chenyu, Shi Xiaobo and Wang Congyi.
Mao Space (Kerry Center)
61, Anyi Lu, near Changde Lu

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Oct
15

Contemporary Photography in China: 2009 - 2014

Taking place as part of the wider Photo Shanghai art fair, Minsheng Museum in partnership with Beijing's CAFA presents a comprehensive overview o..
Minsheng Art Museum
Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu

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Oct
17

Luo Yongjin + Shen Chaoliang: Facade

Featuring works by photographers Shen Chaoliang and Luo Yongjin, OFOTO's Facade explores layers of culture, history and psychology, both through a decidedly architectural approach. Large format..
OFOTO
2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

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Oct
19

Xiao Jiang: Along the Way

Realized in 2013, Xiao Jiang's recent series of landscape paintings goes on display at Vanguard Gallery in the artist's latest Shanghai solo. Works on display are directly inspired by his hometown in ..
Vanguard Gallery
2/F, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Oct
26

Sue Williams

Works by New York-based painter Sue Williams go on show at James Cohan Gallery this fall. Combining themes of gender politics and the body, issues touched on in her early paintings in particular exten..
James Cohan Gallery
1/F, Bldg 1, No 1, 170 Yueyang Lu, near Jianguo ..

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Oct
26

Cai-Guo Qiang: The Ninth Wave

One of China's best-known contemporary artists Cai-Guo Qiang is the subject of this not-to-be-missed solo show at Shanghai Power Station of Art. The Ninth Wave focuses on current global environ..
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

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Oct
26

The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing

Art+ Shanghai Gallery's exhibition The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing explores the creative process of fantasy and the fantastic through mixed media works of stickers on canvas. Expect Gas ..
Art+ Shanghai
191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu

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Oct
26

Subodh Gupta

A solo exhibition by Indian artist Subodh Gupta grandly opens new gallery Arario this August. Known for his large-scale installations created from everyday tools and utensils, works on display include..
Arario Gallery
1-2, 320 Tianping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

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Nov
2

Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat.

island6 presents its latest exhibition "Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat!" It's a meditation on perceptions of time and the animal kingdom. Physics, time dilation, relativity—unlike us, animals don’t waste..
Island6 Arts Center
2/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Nov
6

XXX

New show opening up at the lovely Bank Gallery down by the Bund. XXX focuses on sex in art over the last 30 years, with pieces by photographers like Jean-Christian Bourcart, Anders Petersen, Ho..
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

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Nov
15

Mehmet Ali Uysal: The Past

A China-side first for Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, solo exhibition The Past takes over Pearl Lam Gallery this fall. There, he presents a new series of sculptures and installations called ..
Pearl Lam Galleries
G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu

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Nov
18

Myth / History

The inaugural exhibition of Shanghai's newest arts institution showcases key contemporary pieces sourced from the private collection of the museum's founder, Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur Budi Tek. ..
YUZ Museum
35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue

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Nov
28

Jeffrey Shaw & Hu Jieming: Twofold Solo

Active since the 1960s, Australian-born Shaw works predominantly in tech and virtual forms that focus on the relationship between the artwork and the viewer. To that end, in 2000 he created AVIE (Adva..
Chronus Art Center
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu

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Jan
4

Ugo Rondinone: Breathe Walk Die

Rockbund presents Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone's first ever China solo, kicking off in September at the museum. Known for his downright unnerving clown sculptures, stone figures, target paintings, masks..
Rockbund Art Museum
20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

West Bund Art & Design Fair + Exhibition

Yet another new art fair for the city, West Bund Art & Design is a two-sided affair, comprising an art fair (25 - 29 September) and exhibition (1 - 26 October, excluding 13 + 20 Oct). Some 20 international galleries are poised to take part (including the likes of Hauser & Wirth, White Cube, and Pace Gallery), setting up shop alongside just ten design-based organizations, brands and designers. Art fair tickets cost 100rmb (1pm - 5pm; last entry 4pm); and the subsequent exhibition will set you back 40rmb/60rmb 10am - 5pm. Details here
From Sep 25

Liang Shaoji: Back to Origin

This looks good: ShanghART and next-door H-Space on Moganshan Lu are playing host to a solo exhibition by Liang Shaoji. Teh Shanghai-born talent is best known for his sculptures and installations incorporating finely-spun, unrefined silk produced in-situ by an army of silk worms. Back to Origin promises more of the same, including an enormous mixed-media installation comprising heavy iron chains; as well as recent series of video works.
Shanghart Gallery
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
From Sep 27

Cheng Ran: A Telephone Booth Romance

Over on Fuxing Lu, Leo Xu Projects is holding a solo show of video works by young Chinese artist Cheng Ran this fall. The gallery last hosted Cheng's unsettling, pop culture-inspired art back in 2012 - read up on that here. This time around, he'll be showing all new works, kicking off with a live performance on 20 September from 6pm through 8pm.
Leo Xu Projects
Bldg 3, 49 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu
From Sep 20