With a representation roster containing the names like Ai Weiwei, Huang Yongping, Liu Xiaodong, and many more well-known Chinese artists, Tang Contemporary Art would be easily mistaken for a China-born gallery. In reality, this renowned art establishment started its journey elsewhere – founder Zheng Lin opened his gallery doors in 1997 in Bangkok. Through dedication, he expanded the gallery’s reach north of the Thai capital. After decades of growth and evolution, Tang Contemporary Art now has two other museum scale galleries: one in Beijing’s prestigious 798 district and another at H Queen’s building in the Hong Kong’s Central business district.
In their own words, Tang Contemporary Art “is fully committed to producing critical projects and exhibitions to promote Contemporary Chinese art regionally and worldwide, and encourage a dynamic exchange between Chinese artists and those abroad.” All three locations act as platforms to bridge artists, curators, collectors and institutions. Each work locally and internationally to achieve dynamic exhibitions that begin and end with thought-provoking dialogues. A series of groundbreaking exhibitions presenting artists’ works to private collectors, corporations and public institution has earned Tang Contemporary Art international recognition as a key driver of contemporary art scene in Asia.
In 2019, Tang Contemporary Art opened a new 420 square meter gallery in Creative District. Located in arts and antiques hub River City Bangkok, the art space is set to pull in more global dynamism to Bangkok’s emerging art scene. A long-term plan to expand international programming will ensure that innovative and pioneering exhibitions not seen locally will be brought to the Thai capital.
Tang Contemporary Art represents leading figures in Chinese art including Ai Weiwei, Huang Yongping, Shen Yuan, Wang Du, Liu Xiaodong, Yang Jiechang, Xia Xiaowan, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Yan Lei, Wang Yin, Wang Yuping, Yangjiang Group, Guo Wei, Zheng Guogu, Lin Yilin, He An, Zhao Zhao, Wang Yuyang, Weng Fen, Yang Yong, Xu Qu, Xu Xiaoguo, Ji Zhou, Cai Lei, Ling Jian, Liu Yujia, Zhu Jinshi, Qin Qi, Chen Yujun, Chen Yufan and Chen Wenbo, additionally collaborating with international artists such as H.H.Lim, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sakarin Krue-On, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Adel Abdessemed, Dinh Q.Le, Michael Zelehoski, Jennifer Wen Ma, Rodel Tapaya, Natee Utarit and Heri Dono.