In the last five years, art galleries have sprung up in Beijing like mushrooms after rain. There are several main art districts: 798-Dashanzi Art District, Caochangdi, Liquor Factory, and Songzhuang Artists Village. Below is an alphabetical directory of the most renown galleries.
UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art)
Introduction: Founded through the Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation in Switzerland and established in November 2007, the Ullens Center aims to be a non-profit-making catalyst on the Chinese art scene. It has already established itself as one of the most influential institutions in the Beijing scene with some exhilarating and high-impact shows.
Add: No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Tel: 6438 6675
Creation Art Gallery - 可创铭佳艺苑
Introduction: Tourist-friendly exhibitions of oils, acrylics and traditional materials; a good place to find something nice for your home that doesn't yell "contemporary Chinese art" in an offensive way.
Add: Northeast of Ritan Park
Tel: 8561 7570
Introduction: A foreign-owned gallery representing a handful of Chinese contemporary artists, as well as occasional shows of overseas artists such as Julian Schnabel and Keith Haring.
Add: No.319 Caochangdi
Tel: 6432 8831
National Art Museum of China - 中国美术馆
Introduction: Hosts traveling exhibits and well-curated shows from its own collection. A must-visit for anyone interested in 20th century socialist and traditional art, and has recently put on some stunning contemporary exhibitions.
Add: No.1 Wusi Dajie, Tian'anmen
Tel: 6401 7076/2252
Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery II
Introduction: The French owners of these two spaces in 798 show a consistently interesting program of international and local art photographers.
Add: Dashanzi, 798, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Tel: 8459 9263
Chambers Fine Art - 前波画廊
Introduction: Leading New York gallery specializing in Chinese contemporary art which finally opened its Beijing branch in 2007. It has plans to diversify by showing international contemporary artists.
Add: Red No.1-D, Caochangdi
Tel: 5127 3298
Yan Club Art Center - 仁俱乐部艺术中心
Add: 798 Art Area, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Tel: 8457 3506
Add: No.261 Caochangdi
Tel: 8477 5185
798 Space - 798时态空间
Add: 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, 798, Dashanzi Art District
Tel: 5978 9180
GalleriaContinua - 北京常青画廊
Add: Room8503, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Tel: 5978 9505
Yuanfen New Media Art Space
Add: 798, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Seven Stars East Street
Pekin Fine Arts
Add: No.241 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang
Tel: 8610 5127 ext.3220
Add: No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, 798
Tel: 5978 9781
Imagine Gallery - 想象画廊
Add: 8th Art Studio, Feijiacun Donglu, Laiguangying Donglu, Wangjing
Tel: 6438 5747
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