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Whether you want to discover contemporary art created by established artists or by emerging talents, below you will find some of the best galleries across Taipei's vibrant art scene presenting a range of both.

The bustling city of Taipei is home to prominent galleries in Asia. The majority is clustered on the north bank around the Neihu district, where nature intersects with media and technology companies following Taiwan's industrial development in the 1990s.

Centring video and photography, Chi-Wen Gallery founded in 2004 is among leading contemporary art galleries in Taiwan. The gallery's exhibition programme is rather robust and supports vanguard artists such as Sin Wai Kin, Li Ran, and Lee Kit.

Since 2009, Tina Keng Gallery has championed modern and contemporary Taiwanese art. Its sister brand, TKG+, was conceived the same year to develop future generations across Asia: innovative artists such as Chou Yu Cheng, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, and Mit Jai Inn.

First established in Tokyo, Whitestone Gallery now holds ground in Asia's main art capitals. Since 1967, the gallery has supported a range of Japanese art, from Gutai members Jiro Yoshihara and Kazuo Shiraga to postwar painter Lee Ufan, and young talent Miyako Terakura.

Double Square Gallery was established in 2015 with an eye for publishing and research in addition to art and curatorial practices. Its support of experimentation and imagination results in a peculiar roaster from Cynthia Sah to Miyuki Yokomizo and Huang Hai-Hsin.

Lin & Lin Gallery in Da'an district has advocated for modern Chinese art since 1992, while Project Fulfil Art Space centres the gallery space as part of the viewing experience. Artists invited to show work include Wang Tzu Ting, Stephen Wong, and Ho Tzu Nyen.

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Explore current and upcoming exhibitions across Taipei's best galleries, institutions, and non-profit art spaces.

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Taipei remains an under-frequented destination for the arts, with its earliest museum established only in 1983. Rapidly developing in recent years, the overarching focus on local identity, Chinese heritage preservation, and formal experimentations from a new generation promise a good variety of exhibitions to visit for the adventurous and nostalgic.

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Taipei is home to one of the world's most dynamic and vibrant arts scenes. Browse our extended selection of galleries to visit around the city, as recommended by the Ocula team.

Taipei contemporary

Taipei's museums and institutions offer an exceptional arts and culture experience. Explore our selection of the best spaces to visit.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is Taiwan's first contemporary art museum. Established in Datong district in 2001, the institution has featured a range of Taiwanese artists and events over the years and international talent more recently within its colonial-era building.

In Zhongshan district is Taipei Fine Arts Museum. As Taipei's main art museum, the institution supports the preservation, research, and development of Taiwanese art and its international recognition. Since 1984, it has hosted the Taipei Biennal and the annual Taipei Art Awards.

Sited in Taiwan's former Air Force compound, C-LAB was established by the Ministry of Culture in 2018 with innovation as its main objective. Its space doubles as an incubator for Taiwanese 'creators' from different disciplines. In 2020, it hosted the Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition with Hong-gah Museum, which focuses on video and collective.

Additional cultural and heritage sites to visit include Huashan 1914 Creative Park, a former winery in Zhongzheng district, turned performance and exhibition venue, and Taipei Artist Village, housing artist studios, art classes, and exchanges between artists and visitors.

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Ocula Magazine is an online platform dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary art internationally. Explore our in-depth conversations, insights, features, news stories, and photologs covering Taipei's arts scene here.

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Since its launch in 2010, Ocula Magazine has interviewed some of Taipei's most significant artists including Steven Lee and Matthew Shieh. Ocula Magazine has also published features of artists such as Lai Chih-Sheng and Chen Ching-Yuan.

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Artists on show
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In any given week, you can see the works of some of the world's most exciting artists in Taipei. Here you will find a selection of artists whose works are currently on show in the city.

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Taipei has propelled the careers of Japanese and international artists, with its renowned galleries and museums providing a global stage for seminal exhibitions. Artists who have been the subject of major exhibitions in Taipei include Sanyu and Danh Vo.

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Untitled (J-63) by Kazuo Shiraga contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Kazuo Shiraga Untitled (J-63) Oil on canvas
27.2 x 22.2 cm
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YOU ((#124) by Kazuo Shiraga contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Kazuo Shiraga YOU ((#124), 1992 Oil on canvas
45.8 x 33.5 cm
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23.06.14 by Chung Chung-Yu contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Chung Chung-Yu 23.06.14, 2023 Board, cement, tile gripper, ink, wood wax oil
150 x 91 x 4.5 cm
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23.02.15 by Chung Chung-Yu contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Chung Chung-Yu 23.02.15, 2023 Board, cement, tile gripper, wood wax oil
80 x 60.5 x 3 cm
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23.02.20 by Chung Chung-Yu contemporary artwork sculpture
Chung Chung-Yu 23.02.20, 2023 Board, cement, tile gripper
80 x 60.5 x 3 cm
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Pile up & Rub - Interstice (10-09) by Soonik Kwon contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, print
Soonik Kwon Pile up & Rub - Interstice (10-09), 2022 Mixed media on canvas
72.7 x 60.6 cm
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23.06.18 by Chung Chung-Yu contemporary artwork sculpture
Chung Chung-Yu 23.06.18, 2023 Board, cement, tile gripper
45.5 x 91.5 x 3.5 cm
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Field of the Unknown 1-4 by Po-Chun Liu contemporary artwork sculpture
Po-Chun Liu Field of the Unknown 1-4, 2023 Stainless steel
115 x 75 x 10 cm
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in Taipei

Beyond its abundance of cultural and heritage sites, Taipei is a growing destination for art enthusiasts worldwide not only for its legacy art fairs but its openness to innovation and international exchange promoted by its large-scale exhibition events.

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Taipei Biennial returns in November, hosted by Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The biannual event merges two of Taiwan's previous projects spotlighting Chinese contemporary art trends and Chinese sculpture. Since 1992, it has promoted international artistic exchange, while representing the region on the international art circuit.

Every May, East Asia's major contemporary art fair Taipei Dangdai gathers local and international galleries at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Special sectors such as 'Engage' and 'Edge' promise a good variety of work from the historical to the cutting edge.

In October, Art Taipei organised by Taiwan Art Gallery Association since 1992 is an important stop for collectors with an eye for art from the Asia Pacific region. The fair's most recent edition held at the Taipei World Trade Center featured over 100 exhibiting galleries, many of which came from across Taiwan, in addition to significant international representation.

12–14 May 2023 Taipei Dangdai

The bustling city of Taipei has an equally lively art scene, made up of tremendous museums, galleries and non-profit spaces. The National Palace Museum sits at the helm with over 600,000 artefacts spanning 5,000 years of history. Originally founded in Beijing in 1925, the Museum was relocated to Taipei during the Chinese Civil War in 1948 to safeguard its collection, which includes the famous jade cabbage—a detailed reproduction of a Chinese cabbage head reputed to have been part of the dowry of the Guangxu Emperor's consort Jin Fei in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)—along with ancient objects that include Song dynasty paintings and calligraphy, ritual bronzes, ceramics, early printed books and more.

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Founded in 1983, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum showcases artwork by Taiwanese and international artists from the 19th century to today, and acts as the host for one of the region's best-loved biennials: the Taipei Biennial. The Biennial was borne from two exhibition projects conceived by the Museum to celebrate contemporary art: Contemporary Art trends in the ROC and An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Sculpture in the Republic of China, held on alternating years between 1984 and 1991 until they were merged in 1992 to form the Biennial.

With a solid institutional backbone, the city is also home to over 30 galleries. These spaces move between supporting contemporary artists and showcasing modern masters, such as Asia Art Center, which represents Li Chen, Chu Weibor and Yang Chihung, among others. The artful balance between modern and contemporary is a defining characteristic of many of the city's galleries, including Tina Keng Gallery, which has been instrumental in forging the careers of many Asian masters, including Zao Wou-Ki, Sanyu, Lin Fengmian and Yun Gee. TKG+—the gallery's experimental sister space—continues this legacy by working with emerging artists and providing a platform for experimentation across different media.

Taipei's galleries and art spaces are spread across the city. Those looking to avoid travel can spend time in Huashan 1914 Creative Park, which possesses a similar structure to Beijing's 798 Art Zone. The complex originated in 1914 as a wine factory and camphor refinery. It was vacated in 1987 and artists advocated for it to be used as an art space in 1997. The red brick buildings now host a number of exhibitions throughout the year, interspersed with cafés and knick-knack shops.

The city's more experimental spaces include TheCube Project Space, located in an alleyway in the southern part of the city. Founded by independent curator Amy Cheng and music critic Jeph Lo, TheCube takes pride in being one of few art spaces in the city that has the capacity to organise 'quality international exhibitions on a non-profit basis'. As such, TheCube has become a site of lively cultural exchange—a position that has been harnessed by the city as a whole.

Gin Huang Gallery, Taichung City
No. 23, Ln. 106, Siwei Rd., Wuqi Dist.
(Nearby Mitsui Outlet Park Taichungport)
Gin Huang Gallery, Taipei City
8F., No. 279, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd.
Xinyi District
Liang Gallery
No.366, Ruiguang Rd.
Neihu District
Taipei Current Exhibition:Sinje Lee
Beyond Silence
16 September–18 October 2023
Lin & Lin Gallery
1F, No.16, Dongfeng Street
Da’an District
Taipei Current Exhibition:Chen Cheih-Jen
Her and Her Children—Introduction and Prologue
16 September–25 November 2023
Tina Keng Gallery
1F, No.15
Ln. 548, Ruiguang Rd.
Neihu District
B1, No. 15
Ln. 548, Ruiguang Road
Neihu District
TKG+ Projects
2F, No. 15
Ln. 548, Ruiguang Road
Neihu District
Taipei Current Exhibition:Chung Chung-Yu
Clock In, Clock Out: Chung Chung-Yu Solo Exhibition
15 July–7 October 2023
Whitestone Gallery
1F, No. 1 Jihu Road
Neihu District
Beyond Gallery
2F, No.9
Chang An E. Rd., Sec.1
Chi-Wen Gallery
No. 32, Ln 2, Sec. 6, Zhongshan N. Road
Shilin District
Double Square Gallery
No.28, Lane 770, Beian Road
Each Modern
38 Lane 79 Sec. 2 Xinyi Road
Eslite Gallery
No. 88 Yanchang Rd
Xinyi District
Galerie Grand Siecle
1F, No. 17
Alley 51, Lane 12
Sec.3, Ba-de Road
Michael Ku Gallery
10557 4F-2, No. 21, Sec.1
Dunhua South Road
Mind Set Art Center
1F, No.20, Wenhu St.
Neihu Dist.
Project FulFill Art Space
1F., No.2, Alley 45, Lane 147,
Sec. 3, Sinyi Rd
Soka Art
No. 350, Section 2, Tiding Avenue
Zhongshan District
8f, No. 79-1, Zhouzi St.
Neihu District
UP Gallery
No. 47-1, Ln. 53, Dongnan St., East Dist.,
Hsinchu City
Winsing Art Place
No. 6, Alley 10, Lane 180
Section 6
Minquan East Road, Neihu District
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts | KdMoFA
No.1, Syueyuan Road
Beitou District
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei | MoCA
No.39 Chang-An West Road
Datong District
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
181 Zhong Shan North Road Section 3
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab | C-LAB
No. 177
Section 1, Jianguo South Road
Da’an District
TheCube Project Space
7F., No. 241
Sec. 3, Roosevelt Road
Roosevelt Road
VT Artsalon
B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3,
Xinsheng N. Rd
Yageo Foundation
3F, 233-1 Baoqiao Rd. Shindian District,
New Taipei City
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