29 September, 2021
October Art Exhibitions: Digital Art Fair
October Art Exhibitions: Digital Art Fair
Lifestyle, What's On HK

Must-See Hong Kong Art Exhibitions

29 September, 2021
October Art Exhibitions: Digital Art Fair

Looking for your next culture fix? Featuring digital art fairs, upcycled art and more, check out these new must-see Hong Kong art exhibitions…

This month there are plenty of art exhibitions to get stuck into (with some available to enjoy online!), featuring NFT (Non Fungible Tokens) art, 360 degree immersive art rooms, upcycled art and more. 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 exhibitions you won’t want to miss. Happy viewing!

Read more: Your Ultimate Guide To Art Galleries In Hong Kong

Jump to:

New Hong Kong Art Shows

October Art Exhibitions: Around the World

Around the World, Around the World

Featuring new works by artists from Europe, North and South America, Around the World, Around the World, presents a transnational look at contemporary art from a global perspective. The title of the exhibition pays homage to Daft Punk’s 1997 song of the same name, which charted in more than 50 countries worldwide. Most of the works centre on figures – some human, others abstracted hybrids – or surreal dreamlike organisms.

When: Until Saturday, 23 October; Monday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Where: Woaw Gallery, G/F, 5 Sun Street Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 2765 2799, info@woawgallery.com
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Digital Art Fair

Digital Art Fair Asia

The highly anticipated inaugural edition of the Digital Art Fair Asia will be held in the heart of the city this month, featuring over 40 emerging artists and cutting-edge technology. The largest physical and online fair in Asia dedicated to digital art and NFT Crypto Art, the 20,000 square-foot venue (formerly Topshop) will encompass a world-class line-up of immersive art installations, augmented reality, virtual reality, blockchain technology and more.

When: Until Sunday, 17 October; Daily, 11am to 3pm
Where: G/F & 1/F, Asia Standard Tower, 59 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 (regular ticket); $80 (concessionary ticket) – book here

October Art Exhibitions: The Happy Hours

The Happy Hours

The Happy Hours presents a culmination of Hong Kong-born artist Ghost Mountain Field’s multifaceted practice, alongside new works exploring Cantonese traditions and entertainment through pop culture motifs and symbols. Featured in this exhibition is his new series “Female Characters”, which portrays famous actresses from iconic local films such as In the Mood for Love and A Chinese Ghost Story, exaggerating facial features by imitating the effect of modern photo editing apps.

When: Until Saturday, 23 October; Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Gallery HZ, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2623 3008
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: K11 Art Mall Design Fest

K11 Art Mall Design Fest 2021

Centring on the theme of “Life, Illustrated”, the inaugural Design Fest draws inspiration from everyday life, highlighting moments of surreality. Be sure to check out the normally abnormal Joint Exhibition at the chi K11 art space, which takes place in two parts over six weeks. Featuring the illustrations of more than 40 local multimedia artists, the exhibition will transform from the normally abnormal (Until Tuesday, 5 October) to the abnormally normal (Saturday, 9 October to Sunday, 31 October).

You can also catch the illustration marketplace, illusfairHK, every Friday to Sunday until Sunday, 10 October, which showcases the artworks and design goods of 30 local illustrators, along with music performances at irregular intervals and creative workshops.

When: Until Sunday, 31 October; Daily, 12pm to 9pm
Where: chi K11 art space, B2/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (normally abnormal Joint Exhibition); Shop 121, 1/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (illusfairHK)
Contact: 3118 8070, enquiry@k11artmallhk.com
How much: $60 (normally abnormal Joint Exhibition); free entry for illusfairHK

October Art Exhibitions: Pop Rock

Pop Rock

Group exhibition Pop Rock sparks a dialogue between high and low culture, using the scholar’s rock (an object of contemplation among the Chinese elite) as a starting point. Featuring 13 artists from Hong Kong and mainland China, the exhibition showcases a diverse collection of works created using a range of different media, from ink and oil to photography, video and more.

When: Until Saturday, 6 November; Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm
Where: Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2526 1091, info@alisan.com.hk
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Human Traces

Zhang Jian-Jun: Human Traces

Zhang Jian-Jun’s touring exhibition titled Human Traces makes its final stop in Hong Kong, bringing a new body of works culminating from the artist’s earlier participation in the Artist-in-Residence Programme co-presented by K11 Art Foundation and Royal Academy of Arts. As a pioneer of Chinese abstract art and figuration, Zhang’s work explores three core concepts – the interaction between nature and humans, the traces people leave behind over time, and the relationship between traditional and modern living.

When: Until Sunday, 14 November; Daily, open 24 hours
Where: K11 HACC, L2, K11 ATELIER, King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: info@k11artfoundation.org
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Behind My Back, in Front of My Eyes

Behind My Back, in Front of My Eyes

Marking Gregor Hildebrandt’s second solo show in Hong Kong, Behind My Back, in Front of My Eyes, showcases some of his signature black-and-white paintings made from cassette tape materials, alongside more colourful renditions of his “rip-off” paintings. These multi-colour paintings made from VHS tapes are a first for the artist, and will each represent Hildebrandt’s impression of different films.

When: Until Saturday, 20 November; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Perrotin Hong Kong, 807, 8/F, K11 Atelier Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 3758 2180hongkong@perrotin.com
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Poetic Heritage

Poetic Heritage

Tai Kwun’s new exhibition, Poetic Heritage, explores the critical and creative relationships between heritage and contemporary art through the works of overseas artists – Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan (Philippines), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland) and Paulo Tavares (Brazil), and Jorge Otero-Pailos (Spain/US) – along with local artists Leelee Chan, Leung Mee-ping and Wan Lai-kuen Annie.

When: Until Sunday, 21 November; Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: 1/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: art@taikwun.hk
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Upcycling Urban Art Fair

The Upcyling Urban Art Fair

To celebrate her 6th month anniversary as a full-time artist, THE FRENCH GIRL is curating her first group show, gathering 10 talented Hong Kong-based artists (including the likes of Szabotage, G.o.h.u.n.g, Little Muki and more). With an interest in raising awareness of the problem of waste through her art, she and the participating artists will present special artworks made out of recycled urban waste.

When: Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 October
Where: OnTheList Showroom, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 6126 7705, caroline@thefrenchgirlurbanart.com
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Scene


This group exhibition brings together the works of Hong Kong artists Stephanie Sin, Fung Chim and Sim Chan, centring on everyday scenery as the main theme of their paintings. The artists express their views on the intertwined relationship between the city and nature, each using their own distinctive styles and preferred mediums.

When: Thursday, 7 October, 5pm to 8pm; Friday, 8 October to Tuesday, 12 October, 12pm to 8pm; Wednesday, 13 October, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Room 309, 3/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: chun@chunpoon.com
How much: Free entry

October Art Exhibitions: Are You Bored Or Not?

Are you BORED or NOT?

This week-long exhibition brings together the NFT creations of 11 internationally renowned artists, including award-winning illustrator Jonathan Jay Lee, legendary Hong Kong comic book artist and animator Kongkee, and rising New York NFT artist Andrés River. Each NFT will have two counterparts, a “BORED” version and “NOT BORED” version, a running theme in the current NFT metaverse. The original and limited-edition prints of the BORED creations will be sold onsite at the exhibition, while the NOT BORED creations will be open for auction from Monday, 8 to Friday, 12 November on the Poly Auction app and WeChat mini programme.

When: Friday, 22 October to Tuesday, 9 November; Daily, 11am to 8pm
Where: Shop 100B, Level L1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact:2303 9899, info@polyauction.com.hk
How much: Free entry

Read more: Where To Buy Affordable Hong Kong-Themed Art & Photography

Ongoing Hong Kong Art Shows

The Muses

This group exhibition features a series of portraits the by seven emerging contemporary artists with distinctly different styles, namely, Sabotage, JM Robert, Norman O’Flynn, Su Zihan, He Hongbei, Zhang Yue and Abelardo Hernandez. Each face represents a distinct story and portrayal of feminine beauty from seven different perspectives.

When: Until Saturday, 2 October; Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm to 7pm
Where: Art Supermarket, 1/F, Asiarich Court, 5 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 9422 6120, contact@artsupermarketasia.com
How much: Free entry

Serendipity in the Street

Tai Kwun’s latest heritage exhibition, Serendipity in the Street, brings together urban observers and local artists as they record tales from everyday life in Central and Sheung Wan. “Modernologio”, an everyday life observation practice that originated in Japan, has been adopted as the research method in this exhibition to identify the interconnections between people, space and activity.

When: Until Sunday, 3 October; Daily, 11am to 8pm
Where: Duplex Studio, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 3559 2600
How much: Free entry

To Be Continued

Sin Sin Fine Art’s summer group show features Hong Kong artist and curator Sin Sin Man, together alongside five young Hong Kong artists: Grace Liu, Justin Hui, Kate Ouyang, Ken Chung and Wong Tong. The group of artists of varying ages tell stories of their diverse backgrounds, experiences and artistic style, highlighting the creativity, playfulness and individuality of Hong Kong culture.

When: Until Saturday, 9 October; Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit A, 4/F, Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Contact: 2334 9423, info@sinsinfineart.com
How much: Free entry

Creations Enlivened: Metal

From copper kettles to incense burners, door knockers and sake cups, discover metalworks by traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans from Hong Kong and Japan. This exhibition showcases the rich history of metalwork through one-of-a-kind pieces fashioned from copper, brass, silver, tin and galvanised iron, alongside the tools that made them.

When: Until Friday, 29 October; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm
Where: Crafts on Peel, 11 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2510 0637, hello@craftsonpeel.com
How much: Free entry

Myonghi Kang

Over nearly five decades, Korean artist Myonghi Kong has ceaselessly sought new ways to represent nature on paper and canvas. Her masterful command of colours, strokes and shapes convey a sense of peace and joy, reflecting her idyllic view of the natural world. To complement her work, the gallery will be transformed into a meditative sanctuary, allowing visitors to become fully immersed in her cosmic landscapes.

When: Until Wednesday, 17 November; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Where: VILLEPIN, 53 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 3709 0913
How much: Free entry – book your appointment here

trust & confusion

This Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition sees the white cube space transformed into an ever-evolving interactive environment that will host a number of activities and experiences. The multi-sensory exhibition features more than 20 newly commissioned works from international artists and will unfold over several episodes, on-site and online, through to December.

When: Until Sunday, 5 December; Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: art@taikwun.hk
How much: Free entry

Read more: Hong Kong Instagram Artists For Personalised Pieces



Hero image courtesy of Digital Art Fair Asia, image 1 courtesy of Woaw Gallery via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Digital Art Fair Asia, image 3 courtesy of Gallery HZ, image 4 courtesy of K11 Art Mall, image 5 courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts, image 6 courtesy of K11 Art Foundation, image 7 courtesy of Perrotin Hong Kong, image 8 courtesy of Tai Kwun, image 9 courtesy of THE FRENCH GIRL via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Chun Poon, image 11 courtesy of Poly Auction.

Back to top