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Third edition of the leading platform for contemporary ink art
returns in December 2017


Ink Asia 2017 – the only international art fair devoted to contemporary ink art, returns for its 3rd edition to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday, 15 December to Sunday, 17 December, with a Private Preview and Vernissage on Thursday, 14 December.

Vernissage China Pavilion Dialogues in Ink
Ink Asia 2016 hosted 50 leading international galleries and academic institutions from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and beyond. The fair attracted more than 10,000 visitors. A special exhibition at Ink Asia 2016, “China Pavilion: Contemporary Calligraphy”, featured the monumental work Mythos of Lost Dynasties: Big Poster and Big Red Envelope by Gu Wenda (b.1955). The Ink Society presented a series of lectures and seminars “Dialogues on Ink” during Ink Asia 2016, which attracted large crowds and stimulated lively discussions.


Unique Status

Inaugurated in 2015, over the past two years Ink Asia has successfully established its unique status and growing influence as an international art fair specialising in contemporary ink.

The concept of ink art in all its myriad forms has come to the forefront of the Asian art market in the past few years. The first two editions of Ink Asia have offered a variety of perspectives for appreciating ink art, allowing collectors, critics, scholars, the media and art lovers to appreciate the boundless possibilities of contemporary ink art with an open mind.


A Vibrant Forum

Ink Asia presents a range of high-quality ink works through gallery exhibitors as well as panel discussions and academic exchange, resulting in the fair being viewed as the leading platform for contemporary ink art.

Ink Asia 2016 attracted over 10,000 visitors in four days. The fair hosted 50 leading international galleries and academic institutions from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and beyond. Exhibitors were delighted with robust sales at the fair.



Exciting New Highlights

In addition to the two main sections of the fair, “Galleries” and “Solo Projects”, the organiser will shortly announce some exciting new thematic exhibitions for the third edition of Ink Asia, in collaboration with renowned galleries and academic institutions. It is anticipated that ground-breaking cross-media masterpieces of ink art will be displayed.

Ink Asia is a platform for both traditional and avant-garde ideas of ink in a productive dialogue between an amazing variety of works of art. The fair emphasises the cultural heritage of China, but equally focuses on the future development of contemporary ink art, which can be appreciated in a cross-cultural global environment.

Fair director
Fair Director, Calvin Hui, says, “The curatorial focus of Ink Asia 2017 will be “the spirit of ink” and “ink-inspired themes”. We will continue to explore the limitless possibilities of ink art and aim to further expand the dialogue between the academic side and the art market.”










About the Organiser

Art & Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF) is a recognised art fair organiser based in Hong Kong. The company was established in 2005 to stage Fine Art Asia (, now recognised as Asia’s leading international fine art fair. In 2015 AAIF added INK ASIA to its portfolio.

AAIF has unrivalled local knowledge and connections, professional expertise in logistic services and mounting an effective marketing campaign, as well as experience in presenting a professional art fair of outstanding quality and elegance.


General Enquiries and Applications to Ink Asia 2017

Art & Antique International Fair Ltd
Tel: +852 3107 0681
Contact person: Ms Esther Wong


Media Enquiries

Contact person: Ms Melissa Leung
Tel: +852 3107 2003