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Mar
1

Pierre Huber Art Prize: The Truth About Entropy

A brand new media art prize hits up OCAT Shanghai this winter. A panel of international curators will pick the winner from eight finalists - Cheng Ran, Fang Lu, Li Ran, Li Ming, Lin Ke, Lu Yang, Xu We..
OCAT
1016 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Wen'an Lu

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Mar
1

Noisy Days

German curator Nicholas Bussmann hosts two days of genre-bending sound art / "noise as nois" at the Power Station of Art's third-floor theater space, bringing together a powerful lineup of Chinese, Ja..
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

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Mar
5

Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open

American Gary Baseman comes to Shanghai's K11 for a kitschy, poppy show of drawings, paintings, toys and objects. The LA-born artist, illustrator, animator, and designer is strongly influenced by his ..
Chi Art Space
K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Hu..

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Mar
6

Fu Yu Charity Photo Art Exhibition

The Ailing Foundation - linked to Shanghai Charity Foundation - hosts an exhibition of photography by Chinese artist Fu Yu at Bund18. Proceeds from sales go to medical care and education of disadvanta..
Bund 18 Temporary Art Space
2/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong ..

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Mar
6

Xu Ke: Ink Wash Paintings

FQ Projects on Huaihai Lu is hosting an exhibition of ink wash paintings by Xu Ke right now. Using traditional materials - xuan paper, water, ink, and mineral pigments - the works are nonetheless sugg..
FQ Projects
No 76, 927 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

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Mar
7

Nathalie Perakis-Valat: Over and Above, Above and Beyond

Art+ Shanghai kick off 2015 with a solo show by French photographer, Nathalie Perakis-Valat. Over and Above, Above and Beyond features images of the city's traditional lilong neighbourho..
Art+ Shanghai
191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu

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Mar
8

URBAN=Work & Shop: Biennale City Pavilions

The first of four city pavilions of this year's Shanghai Biennale open in December - satellite spots across the city, offering extensions of the ..

UNTIL

Mar
8

Alias: Aaajiao

This looks good: alias: aaajiao is the first ever solo by Shanghai-based media artist, Xu Wenkai - or aaajiao is he's otherwise known. Comprising new and commissioned works, the exhibition look..
Leo Xu Projects
Bldg 3, 49 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

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Mar
13

Zhang Weixing: Temperature of Memory

Known for both his ceramics and photography, Zhang Weixing's OFOTO solo features found images from the artist's personal collection of family albums dating from the 1960s to 1980s. Through these now m..
OFOTO
2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

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Mar
15

Jin Feng+Huang Fangling: I Can't Be Part of Your Revolution

A hybrid project comprising video, painting, live performance and installation, BANK Gallery's latest offering comes courtesy of artist Jin Feng and contemporary theater director, Huang Fengling. The ..
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

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Mar
15

Ground Floor Up (Red)

BANK Gallery over by the Bund kicks off the new year with a group show featuring works by Chen Tainzhuo, Monika Bravo, Kendell Geers, Marc Lafia, Ma Daha, Martin Murphy, Amy Yao and Wang Jiaxue. Toget..
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

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Mar
15

Adou: Leaves of Grass

Chengdu-based photographer Adou's second solo at Moganshan Lu mainstay M97 Gallery kicks off in January. Works on display are inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman and invite viewers to consider the ..
m97
2/F, 97 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Mar
15

Ya Yi: She is Not Here

Cool designer label and fashion store Triple Major is hosting a small exhibition of prints by Ya Yi up on their second floor space. Featuring just nine works, She is Not Here is a series of blu..
Triple Major
No.1,25 Shaoxing Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

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Mar
19

Neuro-Rhumba

Island6 unveil a new exhibition of artworks by Liu Dao collective this winter: Neuro-Rhumba. Known for their genre-busting pieces incorporating sound, light and interactive elements, the collec..
Island6 Arts Center
G/F, Bldg 7, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Mar
20

Fashion As Art

A collaboration between longstanding Shanghai gallery Magda Danysz and PR agency SuperPress, Art as Fashion celebrates the creative crossover of both disciplines through drawings, photography a..

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Mar
20

Chen Xiaohu: 8 1/2

Shanghai-based artist Chen Xiaohu is inspired by Federico Fellino's 1963 movie, in this recent series of paintings. Black and white and paying particular attention to characters' facial exp..
Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu

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Mar
22

Compressed Project

Vanguard Gallery hosts a group exhibition featuring works by three young artists, newly graduated from China Academy of Art's School of Experimental Image. Tang Chao focuses on video, photography, the..
Vanguard Gallery
2/F, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Mar
31

Social Factory: 10th Shanghai Biennale

Now in its 10th edition, Shanghai Biennale returns this winter for a five-month tenure at Power Station of Art. This one's headed up by young Berlin-based curator, Anselm Franke and takes the theme of..
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

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Mar
31

Michael Craig-Martin: 2015 China Tour

A touring exhibition of works by acclaimed Irish artist Michael Craig-Martin lands at Himalayas Museum this spring. Should be pretty colorful - Craig-Martin is known for his seemingly simple paintings..
Zendai Himalayas Museum
3-4/F, Zone A, 869,Yinghua Lu, near Fangdian Lu

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Mar
31

Bites Back

Art Labor Gallery presents group show, Bites Back: examining the process of devaluation - be it labor, the environment or whatever - it features works by six international artists working acros..
Art Labor Gallery
570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

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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
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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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

JUE | Music + Art: Almost Famous

Part of the wide-reaching JUE Art + Music festivities, this exhibition at Red Town's On Stage celebrates 25 years of Shanghai rocknroll. Expect works on show by six locally-based photographers specializing in capturing live music in and around the city. For more, check here
On Stage
A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
From Mar 12

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, recalling memories, dreams and experiences. To that end, highlights include Pulp Fiction, paintings depicting the artist's past life in Xi’an; and Me a kind of pictorial diary of Ouyang's moods since 2006...
Shanghart Gallery
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
From Mar 8

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 and Liang Binbin. Exploring the various connotations of the color, pieces on display address the hue's suggestions of vibrancy, romance, danger, courage and more.
Around Space
Suite 703, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
From Mar 7

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 creative practice, and a quiet aesthetic. Focusing on the present but with an eye to both the future and the past, the show comprises paintings and sculptures.
Art+ Shanghai
191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
From Mar 11

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 for his latest exhibition takes place on 7 March from 5pm through 7pm.
Matthew Liu Fine Arts
Room 201 -203, 15 Yuan Ming Yuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
From Mar 7

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 computer-aided works: known as Algorithmic Paintings, they translate digitally-rendered, three-dimensional virtual spaces into two-dimensional manual paintings. Technology is central to Miao's artistic language: fusions of the recognizable and the imaginary, they're otherworldly. Arario's show presents The Triumph of Death, a monumental work divided into 64 pieces. Opens 6 March from 4pm - 7pm.
Arario Gallery
1-2, 320 Tianping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
From Mar 6

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 adventures in the city, pieces on display track one recurring character in particular: a bee with a gas mask. Part organic and plant-based, part robotic, his otherworldly creatures have been gracing public spaces around the world since 2007... Should be good. That opens on March 21 from 4pm through 8pm.
Gallery Magda Danysz
188 Linqing Lu, near Yangshupu Lu
From Mar 21

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 in 2013. Xu works across a range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance, many of which will be on display here. Comprising more than 100 works, the show spans early works from the 90s, right through to the present day. Typically humorous and always culturally relevant, Xu's not to be missed.
Long Museum (West Bund)
3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
From Mar 29

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 windows a makeover this spring. A free exhibit scattered around the space, designers include Arup, RCKa, Mobile Studio and Amin Taha.
Xintiandi
Xintiandi, Huangpi Nan Lu
From Apr 2

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 photographic series, accompanied by an installation of a movie set. Inspired by the New Wave cinema of the late 1950s, the show examines how a generation of young Chinese are similarly devouring movies and underground music...
Chi Art Space
K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
From Mar 16

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 contemporary art, part spotlight on Shanghai creativity now, featured artists include global heavyweights like Maurizio Cattelan, JR, Li Hui, Mona Hatoum and Zhang Enli. Expect a range of media, with a particular strength in large-scale installations to fill this behemoth space...
YUZ Museum
35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
From Mar 17