David Zwirner has announced the opening of its Hong Kong gallery on January 27, 2018 and the appointments of Leo Xu and Jennifer Yum as Directors. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition will present new paintings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans.
As David Zwirner’s first outpost in Asia, the Hong Kong gallery will occupy the 5th and 6th floors of H Queen’s (HQ)-- the new gallery and lifestyle tower in Central Hong Kong designed by William Lim of CL3 Architects. Annabelle Selldorf, who designed David Zwirner’s New York and London locations, has overseen the interior architecture. With over 10,000-square-feet across two floors, the gallery features four adaptable, column-free exhibition spaces that can be appropriated to suit a variety of artworks.
David Zwirner Hong Kong will be led by Leo Xu, formerly of Leo Xu Projects in Shanghai, and Jennifer Yum, the former Vice President and Head of Morning Day Sales in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department at Christie’s New York.
Leo Xu founded his eponymous gallery Leo Xu Projects in 2011. He has since presented innovative exhibitions by emerging Chinese artists and actively collaborated with leading institutions to curate a series of projects worldwide. He has introduced a roster of international artists to China. Prior to opening his gallery, Xu was the Shanghai Director of James Cohan Gallery and the Founding Director of Chambers Fine Art in Beijing. Xu will officially join David Zwirner as Director in January 2018.
During her 12 years at Christie’s, Jennifer Yum was the Head of Sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art in Christie’s Shanghai Evening sales and actively developed business in Asia, particularly in South Korea and Japan. For nearly a decade, Yum was the principal of Jennifer Yum Art Advisory, specializing in private, corporate, and institutional clients in art acquisitions, appraisals, and curatorial management. Yum will join David Zwirner as Director in December 2017.
David Zwirner’s inaugural exhibition presents new paintings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans, one of the foremost painters working today. Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, and will be accompanied by a catalogue published by David Zwirner Books with a new essay by British art critic, curator, and cultural historian Michael Bracewell.
David Zwirner Hong Kong will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and is located at 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong.