Monday, May 18, 2020

Ready to travel??? Shanghai International Art Fair set for Nov 19-22, 2020

Hosted by the Governments of Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Anhui Province.

We are excited to announce that:

The Shanghai International Art Fair (SIAF) NECC, 19-22 November 2020 is going ahead as planned.


The COVID-19 situation is under very good control in China so positive news with a special message from the hosts: To make up for the losses in the first half of this year, the Chinese Government will enhance economic stimulus in the second part of this year. China has been out of lockdown for nearly a month now and business is booming as never before.  

The second edition of the SIAF is once again part of the successful Yangtze River Delta International Cultural Industries Expo (iCiE) held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai (NECC) one of Shanghai's landmark buildings. Celebrating the development of the region’s cultural industries, hosted by the Government of Shanghai. With a visitor number of 80,000, including 15,000 professional buyers, making it the largest cluster for international cultural trade.
Curated by the Chinese Government for Culture | 45% booked
Deadline 1st October 2020 | Might close sooner due to popular demand and limited spaces
The selection is based on the interest of the Chinese art collectors, buyers and investors. Our Curators are part of the Chinese Government for Culture. Inviting Artists and Galleries to submit. The art fair has a dedicated Gallery area. We also offer shipping, setting-up, and Chinese speaking representative services. It is not mandatory for exhibitors to attend in person. We offer a fully serviced professional art fair experience. Please view all T&C and FAQ before submitting. 

Picture: The venue NECC Shanghai


The Shanghai International Art Fair is part of the Yangtze River Delta International Industries Expo (iCiE). Celebrating the development of the region’s cultural industries. Building upon the success of the second edition the iCiE 2020 expands the exhibition space to 54,000 sqm delivering a more international event generating a bigger impact on a bigger scale.

  • Estimated visitor numbers of 80,000, including 15,000 professional buyers.

  • Only 50 Exhibitors can participate. The selection is fierce based on the interest of the Chinese art collectors, buyers and investors.

  • There are three separated art exhibition areas

    1) Galleries (1-3 yrs)

    2) Galleries (3+ yrs)

    3) Solo-Platform (Established artists with proven track record)

  • The event is China’s largest Cluster for international cultural trade. Hosted by the Governments of Shanghai.

  • The 2019 Yangtze River Delta International Cultural Industries Expo was covered in 725 original articles with a total of 807 thousand words by 173 media outlets, and generated 1.39 million related news messages online.

  • In 2016, sales in the global art market reached over 45 billion US dollars. The Asian art market ranked number 3 globally in sales, and had the largest auction market worth 6.81 billion USD. [Source: artnet, various auction houses, Orbis, and the 2017 Global Dealers Study]

  • China ranked number 1 in global art auction sales in 2016, with 6.33 billion US dollars.

  • Attracting world-renowned art institutions, symbolic museums and art galleries, top art collectors, and so on, to come to Shanghai.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: We are optimistic that by November 2020 the virus will be under control globally. In China they have been out of lockdown for a month and business is booming. In case the COVID-19 crisis isn't under control please note that your booth reservation will be saved and/or moved to one of our next events of your choice. Satisfaction Guaranteed! 

The Shanghai Art Fair wins prestigious Golden Lighthouse Award from the Government of China.

On the last day of the 4-day Shanghai International Art Fair 2019 the GAA organisation received a surprise visit from Mr Wang Yayuan, Vice Minister of Publicity Department of Shanghai Municipal Party and Mr Xu Runhe, Chief Director of CPIT Exhibition Co., Ltd. Receiving the Global Lighthouse Award as a trophy for outstanding performances bringing international art to the Chinese collectors and buyer. Read more

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