30 Amazing Art Shows This May in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, May 1, 2024

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As the third stop of this touring exhibition, Shenzhen will showcase 12 series of artworks created by Jin Yucheng over the past decade, comprising nearly 260 original pieces, including the latest works from 2024. It will present a magnificent journey through the flourishing world of art.

Until May 5, 2024

PARKLAND Art Center ONE Shenzhen Bay, 7/F, Building T7, South District, ONE Shenzhen Bay, No.3008 Central Road, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Dengliang Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2/8


Chaos Mosis

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This exhibition continues the artist's longstanding exploration of multiple subjectivities, delving into more radical concepts of nature and culture, spanning vast geological landscapes, intricate microorganisms, and everything in between. 

Until May 5, 2024

Shenzhen Art Museum, Building 1, No.30 Tenglong Road, Longhua

Near Exit A1, Hongshan Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 4/6


Life At Extremes - BBC Earth Exhibition

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Embark on an extraordinary journey inspired by "Earth II" and "Blue Planet II" exhibitions. From towering peaks to deep ocean depths, explore the awe-inspiring wonders of the world's most formidable natural environments across seven captivating exhibition zones. With 75 breathtaking high-definition photographs and immersive 4K documentary footage, witness the resilience of incredible creatures as they thrive in ever-changing, challenging conditions. Venture beyond the horizon and gain insights into our planet and its diverse inhabitants.

Until May 5, 2024

Ping An Finance Center, No.16 Fuhua 4th Street, Futian

Near Exit C, Shopping Park Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 1/3


May People and Moon Pure Invariably

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This year marks the 145th anniversary of the birth of Mr. He Xiangning. The exhibition not only features exquisite pieces from the He Xiangning Art Museum's collection but also includes precious works and historical documents borrowed from the Tianjin Museum and China News Service. 

Until May 5, 2024

He Xiangning Art Museum, No.9013 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan

Near Exit C, Overseas China Town Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 1


Creativity and Construction of New Cultural Facilities

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The exhibition is based on reflections on the creation of public spaces and architectural design in the new era. It showcases the design concepts and features of four public cultural facilities planned and constructed in Shenzhen. With nearly 100 exhibits, including drawings, models, images, installations, and virtual experiences, the exhibition provides a clear, engaging, and interactive perspective on the role of cultural facilities in future urban public life. It reflects the cultural consciousness of the city and the practical exploration of architects.

Until May 5, 2024

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, No.184 Fuzhong Road, Futian

Near Exit A2, Children's Palace Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/4


Dreams Come True in Spring

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This exhibition brings together over a hundred paintings by 26 renowned artists from Sichuan and Shenzhen, creating a visual cultural exchange across regions. The exhibited works revolve around the landscapes and urban scenes of Sichuan and Shenzhen, with some deeply rooted in the local natural and historical cultural heritage, while others follow the melody of Chinese-style modernization. 

Until May 5, 2024

Guan Shanyue Art Museum, No.6026 Hongli Road, Futian

Near Exit D, Lianhuacun Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/10


The 7th Shenzhen International Photography Exhibition

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The Shenzhen International Photography Exhibition is a nationally and internationally renowned photography event co-organized by the China Photographers Association and the Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles. Held annually, it stands as the largest comprehensive photography event since Shenzhen's establishment.

Until May 9, 2024

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Bldg. F2, Enping Jie, OCT Loft, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Qiaocheng East, Shenzhen Metro Line 1


Everyting that Rises Must Converge

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The exhibition places a spotlight on young watercolor artists from Shenzhen, advocating for the depiction of our urban life and work. It showcases how Shenzhen's youth express their insights and emotions towards their city through the language of watercolor painting.

Until May 12, 2024

Shenzhen Art Museum (East Lake Pavilion), Inside Donghu Park, No.32 Donghu 1st Street, Aiguo Road, Luohu

Take a taxi from Exit D, Tai'An Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 5/7


Ochre and Sky: Listening to the Land of Australia

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The exhibition features a widescreen film and installation works by indigenous artist and filmmaker Alice Pegg and Australian-Chinese artist Zhou Xiaoping. 

Until May 12, 2024

Sea World Culture and Arts Center, No.1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Sea World Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2


Colorful Paintings and The World

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The Shenzhen Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale serves as a dynamic platform for artists worldwide to transcend traditional aesthetic boundaries and foster cross-cultural dialogue. Through its inclusive exhibitions and diverse themes, the Biennale celebrates the vitality and diversity of contemporary painting. With a focus on artistic expression and global connectivity, it embodies a shared pursuit of beauty and innovation among emerging talents.

Until May 12, 2024

Dafen Art Museum, Dafen Village, Ji Jiedao, Longgang

Near Exit A1, Dafen Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3


Different Cycles from Eras United by a Single Paintbrush

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The exhibition will showcase 118 paintings created by artist Lando from the 1960s to the present day. These paintings exhibit a range of styles, from abstract to figurative, and explore themes such as landscapes, portraits, flowers, butterflies, animals, motherly love, and cyclists, among others. 

Until May 16, 2024

Shenzhen Art Museum, Building 1, No.30 Tenglong Road, Longhua

Near Exit A1, Hongshan Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 4/6


The Moment

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In the works of Egon Schiele, the portrayal of the human body's parts, much like his portraits, exudes power and dignity due to their indelible symbolic significance. They seem to flourish only when hidden and kept silent, maintaining an aura of strength and dignity. The artist has always explored the timing of when a figure's appearance can be simply replicated and when it needs to be presented as an independent entity, with features never pointing to any specific individual.

Until May 19, 2024

Sea World Culture and Arts Center, No.1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Sea World Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2


Exposición Sonora Gaudí

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The exhibition seeks to recreate a lifelike Gaudi. Using authentic artifacts as the skeleton - the first exhibition of Gaudi's original artifacts in Asia, and the debut of Gaudi's personal collection in China; employing spectacular installations as flesh - a giant hanging chain model, a forty-meter rock wall depicting the landscape of Gaudi's hometown; paying artistic homage as the soul - a voice art installation exclusively authorized in China. Return to Gaudi's childhood home in Riudoms, and immerse yourself in a multidimensional experience that transcends time and space, connecting vision and sound.

Until May 19, 2024

Sky Museum, 48/F, Radio and Television Financial Center, Fuzhong Third Road

Near Exit 32, Futian Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2/3/8/11


Pingcheng and Yungang Grottoes Art in the Northern Wei Dynasty

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The Yungang Grottoes, alongside the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang and the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, are renowned as one of China's largest ancient cave temple complexes. With a history of over 1,500 years, the exhibition showcases a wealth of cultural artifacts and historical materials from the Northern Wei Dynasty, totaling 237 pieces/sets. It comprehensively displays the rich outcomes of ethnic integration and cultural exchanges between East and West during the Pingcheng era of the Northern Wei Dynasty.

Until May 24, 2024

Lobby & Special Exhibition Hall No.2, Shenzhen Museum of History and Folk Culture, No.184, Fuzhong Road, Futian

Near Exit B, Civic Center Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2/4


The World's Decorative Treasures

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Gathering the world of decorative arts, showcasing patterns from various civilizations, seeking artistic treasures from human history, crossing aesthetic resonances and cultural blending across time and space, exploring new inspirations and possibilities, and experiencing the creation and evolution of beauty.

Until June 1, 2024

Shenzhen Illustration Museum, No.18, Wutong Street, Nantou Ancient City, Nanshan

Near Exit D, Zhongshan Park Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 12


Cityscape

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The exhibition invites accomplished watercolor artists who specialize in urban themes to participate in this, promoting cultural exchange and providing high-quality cultural services to the public. This initiative highlights Shenzhen's cultural driving force in the Greater Bay Area.

Until June 2, 2024

Shenzhen Art Museum, Building 1, No. 30 Tenglong Road, Longhu

Near Exit A1, Hongshan Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 4/6


The First Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition in Shenzhen Art Museum

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As the first contemporary sculpture exhibition at the Shenzhen Art Museum, this event marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of public sculpture art. Amidst the complexities of the 21st century society, with its transformations and diversifications, this exhibition sheds light on the future of Chinese sculpture despite the myriad challenges it faces. It serves as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the art form, offering glimpses into the promising horizons of sculpture in China.

Until June 2, 2024

Shenzhen Art Museum, Building 1, No.30 Tenglong Road, Longhua

Near Exit A1, Hongshan Station, Shenzhen Metro Station Line 4/6


Flower Bloom on Branches North and South

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This is a special exhibition featuring Flower and Bird paintings by Guan Shanyue and Yu Xining. Both artists were born in a turbulent era marked by internal and external challenges, a time when the nation faced crisis. It was also an era of collision between Chinese and Western cultures, with the replacement of old and new ideas. As artists, their works consistently respond to the efforts of national and cultural revitalization in modern times, reflecting the individual exploration, progress, and humanistic concerns of the artists themselves.

Until June 2, 2024

Guan Shanyue Art Museum, No.6026 Hongli Road, Futian

Near Exit D, Lianhuacun Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/10


Arata Isozaki: In Formation

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The exhibition will showcase numerous historically significant architectural works, offering a multifaceted exploration of the evolution of Isozaki's architectural journey. The exhibition traces Isozaki's ideological trajectory across different periods from diverse perspectives, presenting a comprehensive retrospective of his architectural career. It's a grand tribute to Isozaki's contributions to the art of architecture.

Until June 10, 2024

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, No.184 Fuzhong Road, Futian

Near Exit A2, Children's Palace Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/4


Great Flux

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"Great Flux," as a collaborative project between 1979 Gallery and ShanghART Gallery for this Art Week, presents the role played by artists' works in the rapid development of Chinese society over the past 40 years. These works serve as warm archives, documenting our past postures and appearances. 

Until June 23, 2024

Sea World Culture and Arts Center, No.1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Sea World Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2


Sea of the Cloud

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Leung Siu-kei's artistic creations always provoke profound reflections. What's remarkable is that this depth of contemplation doesn't require viewers to possess extensive knowledge or do thorough research beforehand. Simply standing in front of his works, quietly observing, allows one to easily immerse oneself in the aesthetic atmosphere crafted by the artist, thus sparking personal insights and reflections.

Until June 26, 2024

Sea World Culture and Arts Center, No.1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Sea World Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2


The Tide Never Recede

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This special event showcases the influential Art Nouveau movement, which left an indelible mark on the 20th-century world of commerce, publishing, and design. Featuring the works of the artistic master, Alphonse Mucha, including over 220 representative prints, watercolors, and sketches created during his time in France, the United States, and Czechoslovakia. The exhibition bridges the era of the 1900 Paris World Expo, reflecting on the dawn of the modern world at the turn of the 20th century, offering a captivating visual journey through time and space.

Until June 26, 2024

Sea World Culture and Arts Center, No.1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Sea World Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2


Urban Vision: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Urban Art

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As a key project celebrating the "Festival Croisements: 60th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations" and the "China-France Year of Cultural Tourism", this exhibition is a major cultural exchange event co-organized by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Until July 7, 2024

Jupiter Museum of Art, No.6 Lanhua Dao, Futian Free Trade Zone, Futian

Near Exit B, Fubao Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3


A Restoration and Research Exhibition of Xu Beihong's 

Woman by the Window

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"Woman by the Window" showcases a copy created by Xu Beihong in 1922 during his studies in Berlin, Germany. The original work is attributed to the European painting master Rembrandt. This copy not only reflects Xu Beihong's admiration for Western painting at the time but also demonstrates his concern for his homeland. It reflects his determination to revive the Chinese art scene by integrating Western painting techniques. After being gifted to Xu Beihong's close friend, Sun Peicang, this painting traveled across the seas and is now an important collection of the Shunde Art Museum.

Until July 28, 2024

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, No.184 Fuzhong Road, Futian

Near Exit A2, Children's Palace Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/4


Royal Screen of Empire

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This exhibition, centered around the Ming Dynasty princes of Hubei Province, brings together 250 artifacts from various cultural and heritage institutions in Hubei. These artifacts include imperial seals, gold and jade ornaments, precious metalware, ceramics, epitaphs, stone carvings, and more. 

Until July 28, 2024

Shenzhen Museum, Section A, Shenzhen Citizen Center, No.3 Fuzhong 3rd Road, Futian

Near Exit B, Civic Center Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2/4


Accidentally Wes Anderson

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AWA brings nearly 300 dopamine-approved Wes Anderson-style photographic artworks to create a charming space in Shenzhen. Embracing the Wes Anderson aesthetic, this collection promises to infuse a touch of magic and splendor, delivering a wondrous and vibrant warmth to every soul navigating the 'cold winter.' Get ready to be enchanted by the allure of this captivating exhibition.

Until July 30, 2024

Exhibition Hall, South Area, Shenzhen The mixC World, No.9668 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Hi-Tech Park Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 1


Ecosystem as Medium

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Curated by Wang Yamin, this exhibition offers a unique perspective on the rich artistic journey of contemporary artist Xu Zhen.

Until June 30, 2024

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, No.184 Fuzhong Road, Futian

Near Exit A2, Children's Palace Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/4


YUN - Dai Yun's Practice and Cognition

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Born in Xi'an, Dai Yun has been living and working in Shenzhen since 2000. As a member of the post-70s generation, Dai Yun's growth has been intertwined with the rapid changes in Chinese society, economic structure, and public consciousness. The artworks presented in this exhibition aim to depart from his previous creations and exhibitions, showcasing the artist's reflections and creative endeavors in this new phase of his career.

Until August 1, 2024

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, No.184 Fuzhong Road, Futian

Near Exit A2, Children's Palace Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 3/4


The Inca and Their Tawantinsuyu: The Land of Four Quarters

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Peru, a branch of the Andean civilization and the birthplace of the Inca civilization, shines brightly like a dazzling pearl in the annals of human history. Magnificent Machu Picchu, the marvelous Nasca Lines, exquisite ceramics, gold and silver artifacts, and textiles all evoke awe and wonder. Through exhibitions, we glimpse the essence of the Inca civilization, delving into a world devoid of written language and exploring the mysteries of this ancient civilization.

Until August 11, 2024

Nanshan Museum, No.2093 Nanshan Avenue, Nanshan

Near Exit B, Taoyuan Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 1/12


At That Time This Moment

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Led by a team of artists, this exhibition is curated by Professor Gu Zheng from the School of Journalism at Fudan University. Following the success of the 2023 "Li Xiaoliang: 1/3 Solo Exhibition," it returns to the realm of design and interconnection to showcase a diverse range of works to the audience.

Until August 25, 2024

Sea World Culture and Arts Center, No.1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan

Near Exit A, Sea World Station, Shenzhen Metro Line 2


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