Founded by Adrian Cheng in 2010, K11 Art Foundation Limited (‘K11 Art Foundation’ or ‘KAF’) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the development of the contemporary art scene in Greater China by creating opportunities for the production, presentation, and critical appreciation of works of art. In pursuing this mission, we focus our work on organising programmes that support emerging Chinese artists in furthering their practices with a global perspective, provide platforms for showcasing ideas, and inspire conversation around the creative process.
Our exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programmes encompass artistic genres and cultural issues that are relevant to the present, responding to the needs of artists and bringing art closer to the wider community.
At KAF, we also recognise the importance of forging partnerships with other art institutions in order to create supportive environments for cross-cultural exchange and foster exposure to experiences. We have in recent years collaborated with, among others, the Royal Academy of Arts, Serpentine Galleries, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, and Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris; Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres; and the New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 in New York. The collaborative approach that we have been taking also involves curators and other art practitioners who bring in perspectives from their areas of expertise to increase the diversity of our programmes.
Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Textiles, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art