PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair is Asia’s newest international art fair dedicated to art photography and moving image, which aims to bring world-class fine art photography and video to one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.
Through a carefully curated collection of art and photo galleries from around the world, we aim to bring together the world’s leading photographers, curators, collectors, dealers and art lovers to become the art fair of reference in Asia for photography and moving image.
At the heart of the quickly-expanding art and cultural scene in Asia, our contemporary art photography fair will bring together creative talents from Asia and beyond to promote and celebrate photography and video art, which are rapidly gaining recognition in the region.
Through our partners’ support and the expertise and dedication of our international board of advisers – made up of curators, critics and museum directors – PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair will create a platform for those already won over by multimedia and new media art, as well as those looking to expand their knowledge by meeting and interacting with other art enthusiasts and experts in this field.
Our choice of sectors: Galleries, Premiere, Vintage, High Edition, Laid Back and Installation, will each provide a different experience of modern contemporary art for art collectors and visitors. It is a chance to meet and explore the world of emerging artists on the Asian art scene, as well as viewing new photo and video works by established artists.
We are also very proud to announce a very special guest for PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair’s first edition: Focus Istanbul, which will be specially curated by renowned collector, patron of the arts and specialist of the Turkish art world Nina Öger.
PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair Dates:
Private view and Vernissage (by invitation only):
Saturday, 24th of March, 2018
Sunday, 25th of March, 2018
Monday, 26th of March, 2018
Tuesday, 27th of March, 2018
Wednesday, 28th of March, 2018
PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair is proudly presented by Red Balloon Company Limited; a Macau based agency specialised in developing and producing signature art fairs and events in Asia.
Red Balloon Co. Ltd and PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair are supported by a committee of internationally respected artists, professionals, gallerists, collectors and dealers who have advised and organised numerous leading art fairs around the world.
Red Balloon was founded by Macau-born artist Cecilia Ho. Her vision for PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair is to create a unique event to help open her birth place up to an international audience and boost the cultural offering of Macau, thereby establishing it as one of Asia’s leading cities for art and culture.
“Since I can remember, I always wanted to become an artist. It was a vocational call. Macau, my hometown, offers such a beautiful mix of cultures that even after travelling around the world, I knew that I wanted to be a major part in supporting its efforts to become more open to the international art world. Photo Macau is a project very close to my heart. This city has all the elements to become a cultural hub for Asia, and I want to have an active role in that transformation.” Cecilia Ho, PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair Executive Director.
Situated on the South China coast on the Pearl River Delta, with a unique cultural heritage from both China and Portugal, Macau will be home to PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair.
Mostly known for its booming gaming industry, Macau’s cultural heritage is lesser known to international visitors. A Portuguese colony for three and half centuries, the city of Macau has known an incredible mix of culture and architecture throughout its history. In 2005, its historic center was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
With a thriving tourist industry, Macau attracts an increasing number of visitors each year, with close to 85,000 visitors each day. With international guests from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, Macau is a popular destination for Asian travelers as well as people from the US and Europe.
A Region of China, Macau benefits from a high degree of autonomy. It maintains its own legal and monetary systems, as well as favourable customs, taxation and immigration policies, providing an easy and effective gateway into China and Asia.