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Shanghai's Art Galleries

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It's not just the city's skyline that is rising. Shanghai's contemporary art scene is an emerging creative industry and art galleries here continue to grow in popularity with art aficionados. Aside from the art on display, though, some of the architecture of the galleries is to be explored as well. With both local and international art shows being produced and brought into Shanghai each year, galleries in Shanghai are a must for any visitor’s itinerary.
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205 Shangnan Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200126
Formerly the China Pavilion, created as the iconic showpiece of the World Expo in 2010, this unmissable red structure has been dubbed the "Oriental Crown" for its resemblance to ancient Chinese royal headwear. Now converted into a 27-hall art...
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LWH stands for LengthxWidthxHeight. This gallery always has masterful curation, featuring pieces from Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. It also sells cool crafts from Southeast Asia. Located in Room 102, Building 40. Look...
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50 Moganshan Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Originally a cotton mill, M50 is now home to a dozen art galleries showcasing contemporary Chinese art. Be sure to visit galleries island6 and M97—island6 takes you through a whirlwind of quirky LED works by art collective Liu Dao. M97, on...
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20 Huqiu Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
In a stately 1930s art deco building the Rockbund Art Museum exhibits work by some of China’s most renowned contemporary artists, including mixed-media gurus Cai Guo-Qiang and Zhang Huan, as well as installations by the Italian artist Paola Pivi....
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927 Huaihai Middle Rd, HuaiHai Lu ZhongDuan, Xuhui, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
You'll find FQ Projects tucked down a typical Shanghai lane. But there's nothing typical about what you'll discover here. Started with the aim of showcasing young Chinese talent, this five-floor gallery not only provides a platform for rising...
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Dapuqiao, Huangpu, China
Luili is an ancient Chinese word for 'glass art'. Showcasing over 250 glass pieces from the Warring States through the Qing Dynasty, history is present in this collection of crystal. But this isn't just about an old art form, contemporary glass...
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1699 Nanjing W Rd, JingAnSi, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
From a garage in Milan to a world-wide presence, 10 Corso Como is as much a work of art as it is a boutique shop. If fashion is your jam, you won't want to miss a tour up the glass elevator to the top floor gallery, carefully curated by mastermind...
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231 Nanjing W Rd, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003
Located within the People’s Park, MoCA debuted in 2005 as the first independent and contemporary art house in Shanghai. Exhibitions highlight young, emerging Chinese artists as well as global powerhouses. A Chanel introspective, for...
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200 Hua Yuan Gang Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200231
The renovated Nanhui Power Station, situated on the banks of Huanpu River, is now home to China's first state-run Contemporary Art Museum. From local artists to international icons such as Andy Warhol, the museum boasts a great selection of...
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3398 Longteng Ave, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
The recently redeveloped West Bund area is home to the architecturally stunning Long Museum, designed by Atelier Deshaus. Minimal and industrial in style, the building houses the private art collection of billionnaires Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei....