Hong Kong has become the hub for the top international art galleries to enter the Asian market. Gagosian and White Cube led the way, followed more recently by Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner. In the 2nd talk on 17th November, Magnus Renfrew, Managing Director & Founder, ARTHQ Group, will speak on “New Trends, the impact of the next wave of international gallery openings in Hong Kong and beyond.” A panel of experts including art fair directors, dealers and collectors will evaluate the impact of these developments on the region, local small and medium-sized galleries, artists and the relationship of Hong Kong with the rest of Asia.
Main Speaker | Magnus Renfrew, Managing Director & Founder, ARTHQ Group
Moderator| Vivienne Chow, Journalist, Critic and Founder of Cultural Journalism Campus
Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1990 at the age of 21, working in the early 90s with a young Takashi Murakami and Maurizio Cattelan. He has since opened over 18 different spaces around the world with the aim to continue offering increasingly vibrant and creative environments to experience art. The gallery now participates in 20 art fairs each year around the world. In May of 2012, Perrotin was among the first international galleries to open in Hong Kong, located on the 17th floor of 50 Connaught Road Central, overlooking Victoria Harbour. Currently, Perrotin operates galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo. He opened his most recent location in Shanghai in September of 2018 – a 1,200 square meter gallery located in the heart of the city’s Bund quarter.
Born in America, Daphne has lived in Hong Kong since she was five. She graduated from Philips Academy, Andover and the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History. After graduation she worked in the advertising industry in New York and Hong Kong. In 1996, she joined Alisan Fine Arts and was promoted to Director in 2005; in 2011 she formally took over operations at the gallery. A patron of the arts, Daphne was a Friend of the Hong Kong Museum of Art from 1997 – 2000 and is currently a Trustee of the Friends. In 2011 she was appointed Director of The Ink Society. Since 2015 she has been a patron of Asian Cultural Council Friend’s Circle. In recognition of her success as an art visionary, she received the 2018 Women of Hope award in the category of Art and Culture.
Isa Lorenzo (b. 1974, Manila), educated in Manila and New York City, is the founder of the Silverlens Galleries (2004, Manila; 2012-2015, Singapore). Through artist representation, institutional collaborations, and exhibition programming including art fairs and gallery partnerships, SILVERLENS aims to place its artists within the broader framework of the contemporary art dialogue. Its continuing efforts to transcend borders across art communities in Asia have earned it recognition from both artists and collectors as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Southeast Asia. As an arts and culture worker, she has served on the board of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines. She is a TOWNS Foundation Awardee (Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service) for 2016.
Caroline Chiu was born in Hong Kong and returned in 2001 after completing her education in the US. She gained her MA in Visual Arts from New York University in 1993 and worked with major Hong Kong galleries between 1988 and 1996. Since 2005, she has been an art critic and reviewer with RTHK4 radio morning call. Caroline is an important collector of contemporary art from China, Hong Kong and the world. And has begun to be more involved with supporting artist residencies in Hong Kong and Jesus College, University of Cambridge.