Vanguard gallery

Vanguard Onwards


Duration: 16 March to 19 April 2024

Vernissage: 3.16 Sat. 15:00-19:00

Venue: B1-8, 9 Qufu Road, Jing’an, Shanghai




On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Vanguard Gallery is delighted to present the special exhibition “Vanguard Onwards”, running from March 16th to April 19th. Featuring the works of 34 artists, some of whom have played significant roles in the gallery’s journey, while others have been longstanding companions, this exhibition is a testament to the enduring spirit and evolving vision of Vanguard Gallery.



Established in early 2004, amidst China’s rapid economic development, the gallery has not only witnessed the flourishing landscape of contemporary Chinese art but has also been actively engaged in nurturing and promoting participants in the Chinese contemporary art scene. Throughout this journey, whether artists, collectors, curators, critics, or broader art enthusiasts, countless friends who share a passion for art have accompanied us. Vanguard Gallery takes this opportunity to express gratitude for their enduring support and trust, and eagerly anticipates continuing this journey together, advancing Vanguard onwards in the face of changing times.



Spanning from Antoni Muntadas, born in 1942, to Tang Chao, born in 1990, the artists in this exhibition represent diverse generations and experiences, showcased through distinct mediums and forms. Their works, thoughtfully curated and juxtaposed, invite multiple interpretations, guiding viewers to revisit the connection between the exhibited pieces, the local context, and the present moment through the layered dimension of time.



“Vanguard Onwards” will be on view until April 19th, 2024. Following this, Vanguard Gallery will host a series of artist talks as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration. We warmly invite everyone to follow Vanguard Gallery’s programs on social media, and join us in celebrating the gallery’s 20th anniversary.




Installation View