Taipei Dangdai is a new international art fair, featuring a world-class line-up of galleries from around the globe, selected via a rigorous application process overseen by a committee of international gallerists.

Presented by UBS, the event brings together a selection of the world’s leading galleries and artists alongside influential thinkers from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, art history and technology.

The fair’s unique, multi-disciplinary program features four curated Sectors: Galleries, Young Galleries, Solos and Salon, providing visitors with an opportunity to discover presentations from established galleries, alongside work by emerging artists at accessible price points. An Ideas Program unites industry experts from Taipei, the wider region and beyond to discuss how art exists in the past, present and future, celebrating a long-term patronage with art and ideas across disciplines and cultures.

Taipei Dangdai celebrates the city’s unique and dynamic arts scene, while highlighting global creativity and the increasing importance of the wider art market in Asia.

Taipei City Scene, 2018
Courtesy of Taipei Dangdai.

TAIPEI DANGDAI is a joint venture between four of the world’s leading art event organizers:

Single Market Events

Founded by Tim Etchells, Single Market Events has an outstanding track record in organizing international art fairs. Single Market Events was one of the original partners in ARTHK: Hong Kong International Art Fair which launched in 2008 and was sold to MCH Group, the parent company of Art Basel, in 2011. Tim has also gone on to launch Sydney Contemporary which is the leading art fair in Australasia and Tim has been recognized frequently in the Australian Art Media Power Lists as the most influential person in the art scene in Australia.

Angus Montgomery Limited

Angus Montgomery Limited is a pioneer in the events industry with over 100 years of experience. Owned by industry recognized veteran and leading art fair organizer Sandy Angus, it has had a key role in launching and running key art world events such as ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair, Photofairs Shanghai and San Francisco, and India Art Fair.

ARTHQ / EVENTS Limited

ARTHQ / EVENTS was founded in 2017 by Magnus Renfrew with the mission to build high quality art fairs to connect galleries to new audiences and new geographies and to build a wider, more confident and more informed collector base. ARTHQ / EVENTS Limited is part of the ARTHQ / Group.

Ramsay Fairs Limited

Ramsay Fairs Limited was founded by Will Ramsay in 1999. Ramsay has consistently strived to demystify the art buying process, to engage with new buyers and to make art accessible. Ramsay launched the Affordable Art Fair which now operates in 10 countries. In addition, Ramsay founded PULSE Art Fair which is widely regarded as one of the leading satellite fairs during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Ramsay was co-founder of ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair.  He has recently launched SOMMET, a Winter Salon of Contemporary Art, the first edition of which will be in St Moritz in February 2019 with 30 leading global galleries.

Selection Committee

Participation in TAIPEI DANGDAI is through a process of open application. Exhibitors are selected by peer review by a selection committee of international gallerists who have a demonstrated commitment to Asia:

Waling Boers – Boers Li Gallery, Beijing | New York

Patricia Crockett – Sprüth Magers, Berlin | London | Los Angeles

Isa Lorenzo – Silverlens, Manila

Edouard Malingue – Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong | Shanghai

Elisa Uematsu – Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo | New York

Advisory Group

TAIPEI DANGDAI is supported by an Advisory Group of international collectors from Taiwan and beyond, who provide counsel and guidance as we establish Taipei as a dynamic meeting place for the international art world:

Jam Acuzar

Benjamin Cha

Jason Chi

Evan Chow

Lawrence Chu

Ellie Lai

Sylvain Levy

Alan Lo

Ivan Pun

Leo Shih

Leslie Sun

Patrick Sun

Rudy Tseng

Fair Director

Magnus Renfrew

Magnus Renfrew has twenty years’ experience in the international art world, the last decade of which have been spent in Asia. Previously, Renfrew served as founding fair director for ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair (2007-2012) and Art Basel in Hong Kong (2012-2014). Renfrew has been widely recognized for his contribution by art industry media and has been named twice in ARTREVIEW as one of the 100 most influential people in the international art world. In 2013 he was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2016 Renfrew founded the ARTHQ / Group, a leading service provider for the art world with offices in Hong Kong and London. In 2017, his book Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong’s Art World was published by Penguin. Renfrew served on the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2014-2016) and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Para Site Art Space in Hong Kong.

Summer Fang

Fair Manager

Joyce Lin

Gallery Liaison

Vanessa Leung

Operations Manager

Abby Yang

Marketing Manager

Bao-Chi Chen

Marketing Assistant

Vivian Chiu

Business Development Manager

Hu Yang

VIP Manager

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