June 26, 2022

Art Basel Hong Kong Returns With A Tezos NFT Gallery This May

Art Basel Hong Kong is back with a bang! Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 will feature a Tezos NFT gallery and will run from May 27 to 29. What’s more, this is the first Tezos exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong. It will showcase the works of over 20 contemporary generative digital artists. But what is Art Basel Hong Kong and which digital artists are participating in the Tezos NFT exhibition? Let’s find out!

Art Basel returns this year! Credit: Art Basel

About the Tezos NFT Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong

The Tezos NFT Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 is titled ‘NFTs + The Ever-Evolving World of Art’. The exhibition will feature works of top generative and NFT artists from across Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea. Besides, several artists from all over the world will participate in the exhibition. 

Filipino painter and interdisciplinary artist Bjorn Calleja, Singaporean artist Yeo Shih Yun,  China’s Song Ting, and Franco-Canadian artist Nicolas Sassoon are some of the participating artists. The Tezos NFT gallery will also showcase works of artists like Nicolas Sassoon, Iskra Velitchkova, Yazid Azahari, and Sarah Ridgley.

Interestingly, the exhibition is an interactive installation created in partnership with FXhash, a generative art NFT marketplace on Tezos. Apart from interacting with the exhibition, visitors will be able to mint a 1/1 generative artwork NFT from one of the participating artists. 

Where is Art Basel in Hong Kong and is it Open to the Public?

Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 will feature over 130 local and international creators across its Galleries, Insights, and Discoveries sections. ‘NFTs and the Ever-Evolving World of Art’ will go live from May 24 to 30, 2022. 

The general public will have access to the exhibition from May 27 to 29 at Hong Kong’s Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The festival will also present a film by and about artists at the Hong Kong Arts Center. 

However, those who won’t be able to attend the events in person can exhibit their works through Online Viewing Rooms as part of ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong’. In addition, all sectors will have satellite booths for exhibitors who can’t physically attend the event. Through satellite booths, the creators can set up their own curated exhibition in a standalone booth with a local representative.

Art Basel exhibition
The exhibition will feature works of over 130 local and international creators. Credit: Art Basel

How do Artists Get into Art Basel?

To exhibit their works at Art Basel, artists have to first send an application. Art Basel’s Selection Committees, made up of prominent gallerists, follow strict criteria to choose the artists. Committee members include Massimo De Carlo, Emi Eu, Urs Meile, and Atsuko Ninagawa, among others.

However, the Applications for Art Basel’s 2022 Hong Kong edition is now closed. That said, applications are still open from Art Basel Miami Beach 2022. You can apply here.

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel is one of the most coveted art shows for modern and contemporary art. This year’s Art Basel will be a great opportunity for art enthusiasts to enjoy some of the best artworks from the Asia Pacific. 


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