Application 2017

Application 2017

We are delighted to invite you to submit a proposal for the fourth edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai; Asia-Pacific's leading international art fair dedicated to photography. Download your application form here.

Since launching in 2014, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai has quickly established itself as mainland China’s leading international art fair dedicated to photography and is already shaping the market for photography collecting in China and across the Asia-Pacific. It is today a key date in the art fair calendar for those wishing to establish and extend their network across Asia.

"PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is the most important and prestigious gateway for collectors and enthusiasts in Asia to embrace this dynamic medium in art. Highly visual and conceptual, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is joined by the best international galleries and artists - going to the fair is a fantastic experience." Lu Xun, Art collector and Director of Sifang Art Museum, China 

The 2016 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai brought together 50 galleries from 15 countries and 24 cities, making it the most international edition to date. See the full list of galleries here.

Galleries across the board witnessed strong sales with works selling from $1000-120,000.

To facilitate their participation at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, each gallery is provided with a dedicated Chinese/English translator as part of their standard booth package.

Taking Part in PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai

Applications for the three main sectors of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai are now open; Main, Connected and Platform. Rates are dependent on the sector the gallery is applying to. The deadline to submit applications to PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is 15 June 2017.

© JINHEE KIM, April-003. Courtesy of Gallery Koo (Seoul)

© CHEN ZHUO, Abandoned Rollercoaster. Courtesy of Hunsand Space (Beijing)

© AHMET ERTUG, The National Library, Clementinum, Prague. Courtesy of Elipsis Projects (Istanbul & London)



Features elegant presentations of  modern and contemporary photography presented by leading international galleries. This sector is open to galleries who show an international program of artists. 


Focuses on artists who breakdown the barrier between the artistic disciplines of photography and moving image, in order to create visually powerful narratives. The final proposal must contain moving image works. These works must take the form of single-channel video, single channel projection, video sculpture or other larger video installations. 


Spotlights international galleries who have never exhibited in mainland China before. This sector celebrates the international ethos of PHOTOFAIRS. Platform offers a set per sqm rate of 3225HKD. Please note that galleries must not have exhibited in a China-based art fair before.


Applications can be made on the PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Application Form and submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Application Form is available to download here. Please note that the deadline for applications is 15 June 2017.

Further information on rates can be found here. 

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