Power 100

Most influential people in 2020 in the contemporary artworld


Lorenz Helbling

Gallerist - Shanghart founder and Shanghai art scene pioneer

64 in 2020

  • 202064
  • 201975
  • 201857
  • 201751
  • 201676
  • 200791
  • 200682
  • 2005
Photo: Alessandro Wang

Like many Chinese galleries, Shanghart had a conservative year in terms of programming. Its four spaces in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore were closed for months due to public health restrictions. Headquartered in Shanghai, the gallery came out of hibernation ready to dominate the city’s art scene during the last quarter of 2020, with its A-listers getting an impressive airing. Xue Song showed at Powerlong Museum, Yang Zhenzhong at Rén Space, Zhang Enli at Power Station of Art, Zhu Jia at Modern Art Base and Yang Fudong at HOW Art Museum – all in the same month! But Shanghart is not all about the Chinese-Male-Artist-of-a-Certain-Age. At its own M50 space is Under the Sign of Saturn, a group show featuring three young female artists from Guangzhou – Qin Jin, Chen Dandizi and Lin Yuqi – demonstrating its commitment to supporting new voices from outside the typical centres of art production.

The ArtReview Power 100 is presented by BMW Group Culture

Related articles


We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, revised Privacy.