5 January, 2021
January Art Shows: Art Depot
January Art Shows: Art Depot

Must-See Hong Kong Art Shows

5 January, 2021
January Art Shows: Art Depot

Looking for your next culture fix? Check out these new must-see Hong Kong art shows…

This month there are plenty of creative happenings to get stuck into (with some available to enjoy online!), including art inspired by films, photography taken in 2020 and artworks created in quarantine. Whether you’re after a relaxing alternative weekend activity or an inspiring post-work pick-me-up, here’s our pick of the newest Hong Kong art shows you won’t want to miss. Happy viewing!

Editor’s Note: Social distancing regulations remain in place in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government advice when heading out. It’s a good idea to check via the event provider’s website/Facebook page to see if there are any last minute changes to these events and that you are aware of any restrictions they have put in place.

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New Hong Kong Art Shows

January Art Shows: Art Depot

Art Depot

This group exhibition presents limited edition prints by over 20 contemporary Korean artists. Participating artists of note include painter Ko YoungHoon, a leading member of both Surrealism and Hyperrealism movements in Korea, and Kim WhanKi, a pioneering abstract painter whose works merge the beauty of the Korean countryside with Western styles of abstract painting. If you’re looking for some lively art to adorn your wall with, the diverse range of prints are on sale for as little as $1,000.

When: Until Saturday, 30 January, Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Gallery HZ, 222 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2623 3008
How much: Free entry

January Art Shows: Searching

ZHANG Jian: Searching

ZHANG Jian vividly captures ordinary outdoor sceneries, such as parks, beaches and rolling hillsides in this vibrant exhibition. Influenced by both impressionism and abstract expressionism, his paintings capture a certain light, energy and emotion through his use of decisive brushstrokes and bright colours.

When: Until Saturday, 30 January, Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Gallery EXIT, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Contact: 2541 1299, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

January Art Shows: Now Showing

Now Showing

Featuring the work of 11 talented artists, this group exhibition explores the seventh art form – cinema. Each of the artists have selected a film they consider to be the most memorable or meaningful to them to use as inspiration for their bespoke work of art. Not surprisingly, the films relate to the artists’ own upbringing, their life experiences and the significant changes that Hong Kong has undergone in recent years.

When: Until Saturday, 6 February, 11am to 7pm
Where: Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2544 5004, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

January Art Shows: Takesada Matsutani

Takesada Matsutani

Known for his experimentation with vinyl glue to create textural and sensual works of art, Osaka-born, Paris-based artist Takesada Matsutani is a key member of the influential post-war Japanese art collective, Gutai Art Association. The exhibition showcases Takesada’s recent mixed-media paintings – many of which were created during his time in quarantine – as well as works on paper, assemblages and a special site-specific installation from the artist’s archive.

Head here to join a live gallery walk-through and a virtual visit to the artist’s studio in Paris via Zoom on Thursday, 7 January, 6:30pm.

When: Until Thursday, 11 February, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Hauser & Wirth, 15-16/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 3958 7188, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

January Art Shows: Rhapsody

“Rhapsody” – Brenda Hong Solo Exhibition

Named after her latest series, “Rhapsody”, in which she created collages out of torn up pieces of her own fresh works of paper, Hong Kong-born ink artist Brenda Hong shows off her bold, energetic brushwork and expressive use of colour in this solo exhibition.

When: Until Thursday, 11 February, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Cheer Bell Gallery, Unit 1602, Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Contact: 2341 8899
How much: Free entry (by appointment only)

January Art Shows: Andrea Bjorsell

Solo Photography Exhibition – Andrea Björsell

This debut solo exhibition of Hong Kong-based Swedish photographer Andrea Björsell features 13 photographs of our beloved city and subtle interactions between everyday subjects and their surroundings captured in 2020. Through Andrea’s candid, intimately-scaled compositions, observers will be transported through the camera to a time and place that feels distant yet familiar.

When: Friday, 22 January to Sunday, 28 February, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 6pm; Saturday, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit 4A, Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Contact: 2521 0308, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

Ongoing Hong Kong Art Shows

New Solitude

In this solo exhibition, Brooklyn-based artist Erik Parker presents a collection of new paintings that touch on the 24-hour news cycle of contemporary media, humorously expressed in vibrant and playful visual narratives. All painted in 2020, Erik pokes fun at hot button issues such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and current world leaders.

When: Until Wednesday, 9 January, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Over the Influence, G/F & 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2617 9829, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

Cat Art

Calling all cat lovers! After a successful run in Japan and Taiwan, Shu Yamamoto’s Cat Art exhibition has finally made its way to Hong Kong. The show features over 60 familiar paintings and sculptures with a feline twist, and offers many purr-fect photo ops for the ‘Gram!

When: Until Sunday, 10 January, 10am to 10pm
Where: Harbour North, 123-133 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Contact: 2805 6605
How much: Free

Long Shadows

f22 is proud to present a rare collection of works by the late James Chung (many of which are being shown for the first time). The renowned Hong Kong photographer, originally from Guangdong, settled in Hong Kong in 1947 and captured the charms of the city between the 50s and 60s. The nostalgic exhibition – titled “Long Shadows”-  gives a nod to his artistic eye for light and shadow, and features black and white photographs of Hongkongers from all walks of life.

When: Until Sunday, 31 January, Daily, 10:30am to 7:30pm
Where: f22 foto space, Shops BW16 & 18, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim She Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 6511 2218, [email protected]
How much: Free entry


This exhibition features sculptures drawn from a 30-year period, starting from the end of the 1960s to the 1990s, all encompassing the late Greek Artist Takis’ exploration of art and science. This special showcase includes an array of works from the artist’s best known series, Signals, which involves slender, totemic sculptures inspired by radar and radio installations that vibrate in response to any movement in the exhibition space.

Explore the online version of this exhibition here.

When: Until Saturday, 27 February
Where: White Cube, G/F, 50 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2592 2000, [email protected]
How much: Free entry – by appointment only.

Yin Xiuzhen: Sky Patch

Acclaimed contemporary artist Yin Xiuzhen hosts her first large-scale exhibition at the Centre of Heritage, Art and Textile (CHAT) in The Mills. The artist, best known for her sculptures and installations comprised of secondhand objects like clothing, shoes and suitcases, has fully redesigned the gallery space, integrating elements of Hong Kong’s textile industry history. Making a debut in this exhibition is the Dress Box photo series, which showcases 32 still images of clothing won by Yin, alongside personal descriptions written by the artist.

When: Until Sunday, 28 February, Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 7pm (closed Tuesdays)
Where: CHAT, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 3979 2301, [email protected]
How much: 
Free entry

Beneath the Surface: Chinese Inlay; Japanese Maki-e; and European Cloisonné Enamel

Liang Yi Museum’s spring exhibition, Beneath the Surface, features over 200 artefacts from the museum’s permanent collections which focus on the ancient techniques of Chinese mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones inlay, alongside Japanese lacquer (maki-e) and European cloisonné enamel. Highlights include a pair of 18th century Chinese tables inlaid with semi-precious stones, a Japanese maki-e shelf from the mid-to late-20th century, and a set of silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel tea and coffee service sets crafted for Tiffany & Co.

When: Until March, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Where: Liang Yi Museum, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2806 8280, [email protected]
How much: $200 (includes a guided tour); free entry for full-time students on Wednesdays


Featured image courtesy of Gallery HZ, image 1 courtesy of Gallery HZ, image 2 courtesy of Gallery EXIT via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Karin Webber Gallery, image 4 courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, image 5 courtesy of Cheer Bell Gallery, image 6 courtesy of Sin Sin Fine Art.

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