The Fair was founded in 2013 to strong international acclaim by Tim Etchells and Sandy Angus the original founders of ART HK, Asia’s leading international contemporary art fair which was sold to Art Basel in 2012. Etchell’s and Angus have in recent years launched a portfolio of leading contemporary art fairs including Sydney Contemporary, Art International Istanbul and Art Central Hong Kong.
Since its launch in 2013, the award-winning London architects Stiff + Trevillion have been involved in the design of the Fair. They have been long associated with the arts, having installed numerous exhibition interiors for the Royal Academy, as well as for Art HK in 2012.
The Fair was co-founded by Tim Etchells, owner of SME London – the award-winning events company that stages art, food and fashion events across the world. Since launching ARTHK, Asia’s leading international contemporary art fair in 2006 Etchells has gone on to found Art16, Art Central Hong Kong and Sydney Contemporary.
Sandy is Chairman of Angus Montgomery Ltd and was a co-founder of Art HK, the Hong Kong International Art Fair which has grown at an exponential rate to become one of the world's most important art fairs. Angus is Director of India Art Fair and has gone on to found ARTINTERNATIONAL in Istanbul and PhotoShanghai in China.