Feeling the blues and in need of a dose of art in life? Our comprehensive list of art galleries in Hong Kong will offer you a fresh perspective.
This city is more than just restaurants and shopping malls. In Hong Kong, there are an amazing array of Hong Kong artists creating brilliant artwork that resonates with audiences from across the globe, including Zlism, The Forest Mori and Ophelia Jacarini. If you’re looking for art galleries in Hong Kong – from the heavy-hitters who give you access to the masters to the independent galleries who showcase the best new rising talent – we’re here to show you where to find it.
Check out these art galleries in Hong Kong
1. Young Soy Gallery
Young Soy gallery prides itself on representing diverse, boundary-pushing artists who challenge audiences. The gallery’s roster reflects a range of styles, backgrounds, and ideologies, enabling Young Soy to continuously expose visitors to provocative concepts and emerging artists with the potential to shape art history. By celebrating cultural influences from the fringes, and cultivating these groundbreaking artists, Young Soy hopes to have an impact that extends far beyond the art world.
Young Soy Gallery, 15/F, 3 Arbuthnot Rd, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5988 2797
2. Hong Kong Palace Museum
A relatively new addition to the West Kowloon Cultural District is the Hong Kong Palace Museum, enabling the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture in our city. With priceless treasures on display in Hong Kong for the first time ever, along with precious art objects on loan from the Louvre Museum, Hong Kong Palace Museum is the place to be for casual and dedicated art lovers alike. For the first year of its opening (July 2023), admission is free on Wednesdays, so run – don’t walk to grab your tickets now!
Hong Kong Palace Museum, 8 Museum Drive, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2200 0217
3. Odd One Out
As one of the earliest galleries in Hong Kong that focuses on illustration, graphic arts and printmaking, Odd One Out has been promoting artists from Hong Kong and further afield since 2012, in a bid to bring affordable prints to the masses. Featuring the likes of Kylie Chan, Saki Obata and Ronan Leung, this is where to head if you are looking for the perfect wall-furniture for your apartment or if you need a quirky gift.
Odd One Out, 16/O, International Industrial Centre, Kwei Tei Street, Fo Tan, Hong Kong, p. 2529 3500
4. M+ museum
Another addition to Hong Kong’s art scene, the M+ museum includes 33 galleries in its 17,000 square-metre exhibition space. The exhibitions explore the different contexts that have shaped arts and culture in Hong Kong, Greater China, Asia, and beyond. You can expect a whole range of art styles from renowned artists all over the world. In fact, the architectural brilliance of the museum is a piece of art in itself!
There’s more to check out in the West Kowloon neighbourhood after exploring the M+ museum!
M+, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, p. 2200 0217
5. Art Supermarket
When it comes to cool art galleries in Hong Kong, you can’t beat Art Supermarket. Launched in 2011 by Michael Manzardo, Art Supermarket showcases a wide range of works created by promising Asian and Western artists. Manzardo believes that art is for all and that it should be accessible and affordable, hence the name – Art Supermarket.
Art Supermarket, 1/F, Asiarich Court, 5 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9422 6120
6. Club Third
Run by one of our favourite Hong Kong-based artists Cath Love, Club Third is a third culture-inspired art gallery in Sheung Wan. Inspired by a multicultural upbringing, Cath Love wishes to dedicate the space to encourage third culture artists and minority expression. Because pre- and post-colonial Hong Kong invites a diverse range of personalities, and culture doesn’t have to be homogenous!
Club Third, Cockloft Floor, Tai Fung Building, No.124 Caine Road, Hong Kong, p. 9306 4693
7. Tang Contemporary Art
Founded in 1997 in Bangkok, Tang Contemporary Art later branched out to Beijing and Hong Kong, hoping to facilitate cultural exchange between Chinese artists and those abroad. Also dedicated to promoting contemporary art in general, the gallery offers group shows and private tours of exhibitions that showcase an array of international artists.
Tang Contemporary Art has locations in Central and Wong Chuk Hang.
8. Over the Influence
With locations in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Over the Influence strives to promote vibrant contemporary works created by radical and influential artists from across the globe, such as local illustrator Catherine Grossrieder (a.k.a. Cath Love) and post-war Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. From street arts to painting, this place is a must-go if you’re into modern visual arts, and its location in the heart of the city makes it super accessible.
Over the Influence, G/F – 2/F, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2617 9829
9. Pearl Lam Galleries
When it comes to art galleries in Hong Kong, Pearl Lam Galleries has been a driving force in the Asian and Western contemporary art scene. Championing artists to challenge cultural norms and perceptions of conventional practice from the region, the gallery has an important role in stimulating culture exchange within Chinese and Asian contemporary art, and we love their passion for creativity and nature.
Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2522 1428
10. NockArt Gallery
Established by art collector and painter Michael Nock, NockArt Gallery has been exhibiting works by established contemporary artists from Australia and Asia. The Gallery also houses its own private kitchen, Dine Art, collaboratively owned by Italian chef Cosimo Taddei, so that guests can experience the unique fusion of visual and culinary arts during their visit. From painting and sculpture to photography, printmaking and even fine dining, you will be mesmerised by the creativity at NockArt Gallery.
NockArt Gallery, Unit 16A, 16/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 2525 9691
11. Opera Gallery
Located in the heart of Central, Opera Gallery Hong Kong belongs to an international group that is considered to be one of the leading modern and contemporary art dealers in the world. Works by esteemed artists such as Seen, Bernard Buffet, Marc Chagall and Kazuki Takamatsu have all been shown here, and the best thing is that the oversized windows out front will let you know when a new exhibition has moved in.
Opera Gallery, The Galleria, Shop G08-09, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2810 1208
iisuArt was founded to promote cultural exchange across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. In Hong Kong, iisuArt has established itself as an emerging contemporary art centre, fostering an environment where artists and collectors can thrive and grow together. Through curated exhibitions, engaging activities, and innovative programs, the gallery provides a dynamic gathering space for art enthusiasts to connect and explore. Additionally, iisuArt collaborates with local art communities, such as Jacob’s Hong Kong, to offer interactive exhibits that further enrich the artistic experience.
iisuArt, Flat 201, 2/F, Hollywood Central, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, HongKong, p. 9565 3037
13. Whitestone Gallery
Established in Tokyo in 1967, Whitestone Gallery aims to bring Japanese talents to audiences from around the world and open a possible new approach to the traditional Japanese art market. Having been a prominent art gallery in Japan, Whitestone Gallery at H Queen’s is a serene space, with an impressive architecture and interior design. If you’re a fan of Japanese art and culture, Whitestone Gallery is not to be missed.
Whitestone Gallery, 7/F & 8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2523 8001
Revamped in 2017, ArtisTree has been dedicated to bringing diverse arts and cultural events closer to local communities. The 7,000-square-feet multi-purpose venue has been the stage for multiple curators and their exhibitions, like The Adventures of Tintin, René Magritte: The Revealing Image – Photos and Films, Vivienne Westwood: A Life in Fashion and more.
ArtisTree, 1/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
15. Blue Lotus Gallery
Since its inception in 2007, Blue Lotus Gallery has been on a mission to give a platform to Hong Kong photographers, and has been instrumental in debuting artists such as Romain Jacquet-Lagreze and KC Kwan. The gallery exhibits a programme that delves into Hong Kong’s cultural identity and portrays it in a new or unique light. Alongside its regular exhibitions, Blue Lotus also holds a number of book launches and even runs secret tours.
Blue Lotus Gallery, G/F, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6100 1295
16. Kiang Malingue
Founded in 2010, Kiang Malingue Gallery is a platform for both emerging and established artists to display their work and join the artistic discourse. With a studio in Hong Kong and another space in Shanghai, the gallery hopes to develop the exchange between Asian and international contemporary artists and curators.
Kiang Malingue, 12 & 13/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. 2810 0317
17. Simon Lee Gallery
Located bang in the middle of Central, Simon Lee Gallery shows art that has been created from the 1960s till now. Founded in London, the gallery represents contemporary artists from Europe, Asia and the United States, whose practices range from sculpture and painting to video and photography. And so here’s another spot to take a break in during your lunch hour – thank us later.
Simon Lee Gallery, Unit 304, 3/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2801 6252
18. Para Site
As one of Hong Kong’s pioneering contemporary art galleries in Hong Kong, Para Site not only hosts exhibitions that question the role of art in society, but it also seeks to spark discussions and educate the public. In addition, the centre runs an International Art Residency Programme, and offers training for young curators and other art professionals. Looking for something that’ll make you question how you see the world? This is your place.
Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2517 4620
19. 1a Space
With an emphasis on contemporary visual art, 1a space is a non-profit organisation founded by a group of locally based artists in 1998. From running exhibitions and activities, to hosting cultural festivals and education programmes, 1a space has been working to increase the accessibility of creative arts, and to promote it to the wider community in Hong Kong.
1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2529 0087
20. Parallel Space
A cosy gallery situated in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon’s hippest neighbourhood, Parallel Space is a hub for all sorts of art, culture and design projects. Other than regular workshops and talks, Parallel Space had once hosted a pop-up exhibition displaying only live plants, which should give you an idea how extraordinary this gallery is – and that’s just a tip of the iceberg.
While you’re there, spend some time at these restaurants in Sham Shui Po.
Parallel Space, G/F, 202 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
21. Karin Weber Gallery
Founded in 1999 by Karin Weber, the eponymous Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s oldest contemporary art galleries. Throughout the past two decades (and more), the boutique gallery has engaged well with the public, actively hosting curated exhibitions, seminars and events. The gallery also cultivates its own artists through art fairs, residency programmes, and by employing its network of partners based around the world.
Karin Weber Gallery, G/F, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2544 5004
22. Rossi & Rossi
Founded by Anna Maria Rossi and her son Fabio in London, Rossi & Rossi is one of the pioneers in contemporary art, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The gallery now operates from its headquarters in Wong Chuk Hang, with a new gallery space on Hollywood Road and offices in London. Rossi & Rossi also represents various notable artists from lesser known regions like Tibet and Cambodia, such as Nortse, Leang Seckon, Tenzing Rigdol, and Tsherin Sherpa.
Rossi & Rossi, 11/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 3575 9417
23. Empty Gallery
Empty Gallery is an exquisite gem hidden in Tin Wan (which lies further west from Aberdeen), featuring mostly abstract and multimedia artworks. This edgy 4,500 square-feet black-cube space is the host to a variety of unconventional art exhibitions, and the gallery also invites internationally renowned underground music producers and experimental jazz musicians to perform, including Fennesz and Peter Brötzmann. Empty Gallery is certainly worth the journey for fans of experimental arts and culture.
Empty Gallery, 18/F & 19/F, Grand Marine Centre, 3 Yue Fung Street, Tin Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2563 3396
24. Hanart TZ Gallery
Director Johnson Chang has been active in curating Chinese exhibitions since the 1980s and has taken on a number of projects in mainland China. Hanart TZ opened in 1983 with the mission of introducing new Chinese contemporary art both to the Asia region and internationally. The gallery regularly hosts exhibitions and programs every month to educate visitors about Chinese culture and the significance of Chinese art in today’s age.
Hanart TZ Gallery, 2nd Floor, Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2526 9019
25. Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA)
Okay, so this one isn’t exactly a gallery… But how can we leave out the grand HKMoA when we talk about art in Hong Kong? Established in 1962, HKMoA is the first ever public art museum in the city. With such legacy and by having over 17,000 items in its collection, which range from classical to contemporary art, you can expect nothing less than a fantastic and inspiring experience when you pay the Museum a visit.
Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2721 0116
26. Asia Society Hong Kong Center
The former Explosives Magazine of the Victoria Barracks was rejuvenated in 2012, transforming the building into Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The organisation fulfils the global network’s mission of ‘increasing awareness and understanding among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States’. Artists featured in past exhibitions include locally based talents and those working across Asia, and works often examine themes inherent to the region.
Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2103 9511
27. Tai Kwun
Technically a ‘programme’ rather than an actual gallery, Tai Kwun Contemporary is the visual art aspect of Tai Kwun. Commissioning artists from Hong Kong and beyond, Tai Kwun Contemporary presents around half a dozen exhibitions a year. With over 1,500 square metres of gallery and library space, spanning across three storeys, Tai Kwun Contemporary prides itself in its museum-standard curations and its identity as one of the leaders of art in Asia. This is certainly a space that draws us back again, and again.
Read our full guide to Tai Kwun.
Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3559 2600
28. Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC)
An industrial hub constructed in the 1970s, JCCAC was given new life when it was converted into an artist village in 2008. Since then, the building has been providing space and facilities at affordable prices for those who wish to set up their own studios, and is now the base of around 140 artists and cultural organisations. Other than visiting the studios and regular exhibitions, those of you who like to get hands on with arts and crafts should head to JCCAC’s quarterly handicraft fair, during which you’ll be able to take part in workshops, guided tours, rooftop screenings and live music performances – sounds exciting!
Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong, p. 2353 1311
29. Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)
This hub of creativity boasts a number of galleries within its walls that each regularly shows innovative exhibitions. Mixed media pieces by both local and international artists have in the past included oversized maze-like structures, sound installations, and some truly moving collaborations between student artists and their families. HKAC also hosts a variety of theatre and cinematic events, such as dramas, short film screenings and local movie Q&A sessions with directors.
Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2582 0200
Fact: PMQ is second to none, not only due to its popular cafes and restaurants, but also its artistic offerings. Home to a number of studios and art galleries, this renovated historic building hosts myriad exhibitions by international and regional talents inside Qube, its multi-function hall, as well as in its open-air courtyard. Aside from exhibitions surrounding fashion, architecture, photography and visual art, a range of pop-up shows and workshops are held throughout the year, so watch this space!
Read our full guide to PMQ.
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2870 2335
31. Sin Sin Fine Art
Led by visionary Sin Sin Man, Sin Sin Fine Art has been a pioneering force in Hong Kong’s contemporary art scene since 2003. During her frequent travels to Indonesia, she became enamoured with the work of local artists and was inspired to showcase their talent back home. As Hong Kong’s first gallery to exhibit Indonesian contemporary art, Sin Sin Fine Art opened new international windows onto this vibrant creative community. Fueled by Sin Sin’s passion for inspiring works from around the world, the gallery cultivates a collection focused on substance over trends. This sincere approach has proved fruitful, with many of Sin Sin’s exhibited artists going on to gain global recognition.
Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit A, 4/F, Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 2521 0308
32. University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Established in 1953 as the Fung Ping Shan Museum until its name change in 1994, University of Hong Kong’s University Museum and Art Gallery is one of the oldest art spaces in Hong Kong. Aside from a fascinating range of ceramics and bronzes dating from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), there are many other precious collections, including both traditional and modern paintings from the Ming dynasty to the 21st century. If you’re into Chinese art and history, UMAG will not disappoint you.
University Museum and Art Gallery, 90 Bonham Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, p. 2241 5500
33. The Mills
Converted from a 1950s textiles mill in Tsuen Wan, The Mills is a contemporary art space that strives for innovation, culture and education. While walking around the historic building, you’ll be able to explore the continuity of an authentic Hong Kong story. After visiting the various design spaces and regular exhibitions, you can then take a break at The Mills’ many cafes and restaurants – the perfect way to spend your weekend.
Read our guide to The Mills.
The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3979 2300
The Hong Kong outpost of the famed Parisian Galerie Perrotin, has its eye on the pulse of the art world. Exhibitions by working artists are displayed in a space that has a stunning view across Victoria Harbour, adding to the drama of the works. Here is where you will find your new favourite artist – check out Chen Fei, Tatiana Trouve, Izumi Kato, and more – or possibly a show by your current one.
Perrotin, Suite 807, 8/F, K11 Atelier Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3758 2180
35. K11 Art Mall
Under the K11 umbrella created by Adrian Cheng, K11 Art Mall is at once a gallery for a curation of designer fashion boutiques and a space that brings art to the people. At the Mall, a collection of works by young artists are permanently on display, and there is an ever-changing series of exhibitions and performances. This is the perfect location to get both your shopping and culture fix.
K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3118 8070
36. Bamboo Scenes
With a mission to celebrate artistic power in Hong Kong and give exposure to local artists’ creative work, photography art gallery Bamboo Scenes opened to massive success. The online gallery features an exclusive range of unique art pieces by local talents that are priced reasonably, so it’s more accessible to everyone. It’s definitely one of our favourite photography and NFT art galleries in Hong Kong, and also the perfect spot to pick up a little slice of the city, as seen through creative eyes.
Read our interview with Madelon de Grave, founder of Bamboo Scenes.
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This online gallery started by two French entrepreneurs features affordable works by a selection of local and international emerging artists. Placing an emphasis on supporting talented creatives and delivering quality products to their customers, the gallery houses a range of prints to suit any home, including architecture, streetscapes, black and white and abstract. They also hold regular exhibitions across the city, so keep an eye out.
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[This article was originally published in April 2017 and updated in 2023 by Catherine Pun.]