PHOTO MACAU is Asia’s international art fair dedicated to art photography, video and new media art which are rapidly gaining recognition in the region. Through a carefully curated collection of galleries from around the world, we aim to bring together the world’s leading galleries, photographers, curators, collectors, dealers and art lovers to become the art fair of reference in Asia.

Through our partners’ support and the expertise and dedication of our international board of advisers – made up of curators, critics and museum directors – PHOTO MACAU will create a platform for those already won over by multimedia and new media art, as well as those looking to expand their knowledge by meeting and interacting with other art enthusiasts and experts in this field.

Photo Macau is a good chance to meet and explore the world of emerging artists on the Asian art scene, as well as viewing works by established international artists.

MARCH 23 – 26. 2019
VIP Preview and champagne reception
on the 23rd of March 2019
@ Cotai Expo
The Venetian® Macao, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n, Taipa, Macao SAR, P.R. China
The Organizers The city of macau

Berta Sichel
Co-founder of bureauphi.com, Former Chief Curator for Media Arts, at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Berta Sichel is an art organiser, curator and art writer with an extensive knowledge of international artists and art institutions. She began her career in New York City where she curated exhibitions for the São Paulo International Biennial, the Aperto for the Venice Biennale and for many North American museums. During her time in America, she also taught in the Media Studies Department at The New School for Social Research. In 2000 she moved to Spain, where she was appointed the Director of the Department of Media Arts, as well as the Chief Curator for Media Arts, at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, where she was responsible for the establishment of a historical video collection and curating the media exhibitions and public programs. In 2014, she launched Bureau Phi, a company that creates and implements tailored artistic projects.

Charles Merewether
Former Artistic Director and Curator of the Biennale of Sydney

Charles Merewether has long been involved in the art world. In 1994, he worked as a Collections Curator at the Getty Centre in Los Angeles before moving to Australia where he became the Artistic Director and Curator of the Biennale of Sydney in 2006. He then worked in Abu Dhabi as the Deputy Director at the Cultural District for the Tourist Development and Investment Company. In 2010, he became Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Singapore (2010-2013). Throughout his career, he has also taught at numerous universities around the world and written and published numerous books about art.

Fatma Çolakoğlu
Head of communication and public programming at Pera Museum, Turkey

Fatma Çolakoğlu has been working in Istanbul, Turkey at Pera Museum as head of communication and public programming since 2008. She earned her degree in film directing and film history at Emerson College and her MA in theatre directing from Goldsmiths College. In 2005, she established Turkey’s first museum cinema at Istanbul Modern. At Pera Museum she has worked on exhibitions such as Akira Kurosawa: Drawings, Japan Media Arts Festival, Language of the Wall: Graffiti/Street Art, This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers, sea/see/saw: a commissioned installation by artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett. In 2016, she co-curated the exhibition Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry. She has been curating Pera Museum’s film and video programming for the past ten years.

Gregory Lang
Founder of Solang Production Paris Brussels

Gregory Lang is a curator, senior consultant for private collections, and producer of artists’ projects, works and exhibitions for collections and institutions. Expert with over twenty years’ experience in contemporary art, Gregory founded Solang Production Paris Brussels in 2008, a company specialized in art consulting, giving broad support to contemporary art by promoting and co-producing contemporary artist’s site specific works, editions, exhibitions and biennials. He curated exhibitions in galleries (‘Préhension’ at Xippas, Paris, or ‘Monkey Business’ at Sophie Scheidecker, Paris) including for 5 years at E Hecey Gallery, Brussels (E Antin, P Bismuth, L Dujourie, P Friedl, J Geys, MA Guilleminot, O Millagou, J Murphy, O Nicolai, R Oldendorf, U Tzaig, J Sterbak, B Streuli, S Willats, …), in non-profit space (‘Artists and Architecture, Variables dimensions’ at Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, ‘Shots of Architecture at Spazio Ridotto, Venice, ‘Xerox’ at La Société, Brussels, 2016, ‘A year without image with A De Francesco’ at Anima Ludens, Brussels, 2017), and in institutions (P Barclay, P Cabrita Reis, PP Calzolari, J Kopp, L Lamiel, M Mont, A Périgot, G Zorio, among others at Crestet contemporary art center, E Jospin/PP Lecouturier at Château de Ratilly, and more recently ‘Artists and Architecture, Variables dimensions’ at Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 2015, ‘The Death of James Lee Byars’ at Museum Bojmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, ‘Dimensões variáveis’ at MAAT, Lisbon, 2017).

Liu Heung Shing
Chairman of Board of Trustees and Founder of SCôP

Heung Shing possesses of a wealth of knowledge about both Chinese and Western photography. Born in Hong Kong in 1951, Heung Shing was an apprentice at Life magazine in the 1970s where he was inspired and influenced by the legendary team of Life photographers including Gjon Mili. In 1977, he moved to Beijing where he became the chief photographer for Time magazine and the AP. In 1989, he was awarded Picture of the Year for his Tiananmen coverage. In 1992, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News for the coverage of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, Liu Heung Shing continues to be an authoritative voice on photography in China and in 2015 he founded the Shanghai Center of Photography, a non-for-profit organization: the first such accredited art institution dedicated to photography in China, and Shanghai’s premier museum for the photographic medium.

Nathalie Boseul Shin
Chief curator of Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

Nathalie studied philosophy at Ewha Woman’s University and aesthetics at Hongik University (M.A). Currently, she is a Ph.Dcandidate in Hongik University. Since 1997, she started her curatorial career in Korea, engaging various exhibition planning and art projects. In 2000, she began as a curator with an expertise of media art after working for art center NABI. Further, she developed her experience at Seoul International Media Art Biennale 2004, leading exhibition team as manager. She has been working at Total Museum of Contemporary Art since 2007. She curated Muntadas: Asian Protocols, News after the News (Dan Perjovschi), Postcapical Archive: 1989-2001(Daniel G. Andujar), Danish Video Art Exhibition Subtle Whispering, etc. Since 2010, Nathalie has been organizing various annual international projects including Roadshow (Korea, India, China, USA), Playground in island (Kota Kinabalu,Malaysia), The show must go on, (Praxis Gallery, Singapore).

Raphael Fonseca
Curator at Contemporary Art Museum of Niterói, Brazil

Raphael Fonseca has a PhD in Art History and Critic (State University of Rio de Janeiro). He works as a curator at MAC Niterói (Contemporary Art Museum of Niterói, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and also a lecturer at Colégio Pedro II (Rio de Janeiro). He received the Centro Cultural São Paulo curatorial award (2017) and the Marcantonio Vilaça curatorial award (2015). Writes regularly for ArtNexus. Recently gave conferences at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador); University of Hamburg (Germany) and the Manchester School of Art (England). He was also one of the invited authors for the catalogue of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial (curated by Jochen Volz in 2016). Among his recent curated shows, we can highlight “The sun teaches us that history is not everything” (Osage Foundation, Hong Kong, 2018); “Sleepers by Pierre Verger” (Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018); “Regina Vater – may the weather be good” (MAC Niterói, Brazil, 2017-2018); “Dura lex sed lex” (1st Bienalsur, Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario, Argentina, 2017); “Bestiary” (Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil, 2017); “When time presses” (Palácio das Artes – Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Museu Histórico Nacional – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016); “Reply all” (Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester, England, 2016); “Slide ” (Museu de Arte do Rio, Brazil, 2014); “Soft water, hard rock” (1st Clay Biennial, Caruaru, Brazil, 2014); “Derek Jarman: cinema is freedom” (Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil, 2014-2016); and “City as a process” (2nd Ural Industrial Biennial, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2012).
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Deadline for applications: 31st of December, 2018

How to Apply
Please create a Gallery Account with us by clicking “SIGN IN” to register or sign in an account and submit your online application through your account through which you will be able to review application submission information and save your application at any time. Our online application will guide you through each step of the application.
Sector Application:
One application per sector is required, but galleries can choose to apply for space in more than one sector.
Exhibitors can choose to share their space with co-exhibitors. Co-exhibitors will have to submit their gallery information through their own gallery account, but the gallery acting as the main exhibitor is required to take responsibility for the sector application.
Terms and Conditions:
After your online application is submitted, in order for the application to be finalised, a copy of our Terms and Conditions should be signed and posted to PHOTO MACAU.
PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair will be composed of the following sectors:
The main exhibition sector of PHOTO MACAU, where leading galleries for contemporary photo, video art and new art media.
Galleries that present in Asia for the first time can apply.
This offers exhibitors the opportunity to present video works on loop within a shared area feature with 50-inches screen with adjustable headphones. Sales and enquiries will be taken care by the PHOTO MACAU team.

Deadline for applications: 31st of December, 2018

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