Elisabeth de Brabant represents world renowned Chinese and international artists. She brings artists to exhibition throughout China,
Europe, and the US. Through her various activities, she is committed to creating platforms for new dialogues around art and
opportunities for artists and art connoisseurs alike to push the boundaries of conventional paradigms for understanding art
Elisabeth de Brabant works closely with artists, major galleries, museums, curators, and collectors. She works with 1933, a creative
space housed in an architecturally timeless building, to create art programs throughout the year featuring major avant-garde artists in a
unique museum-like setting. She will soon be opening the Elisabeth de Brabant art center in the French Concession, which will serve as
a springboard for interaction with experimental art works and ways of examining them. The Elisabeth de Brabant collection is housed in
a private and restored 1930s villa and is guided by a distinct examination of Shanghai’s intimate art narrative. She has also advised
major art collectors for art programs and for the acquisition of art works.
Ultimately, Elisabeth de Brabant is not only a curator but a pioneer of the arts. She presents selective art works through an original and
stimulating lens, one that has never before been seen in Shanghai’s art scene. The dialogue she inspires precedes an evolving
dialogue around art at an international level.
Elisabeth de Brabant collaborates with clients to conceptualize and mount
-Curation exhibitions and events that encourage dialogue and critical reflection around art.
From the broad framework of defining a focus to the management of details and
-Advisement coordination, Elisabeth offers astute advice and personalized guidance. As a
curator, her role encompasses:
• Defining the conceptual framework of exhibitions and art events
-Lectures • Investigating art trends and selecting content, artists, and their works
• Mediating between the artists, institutions or galleries, and the public
• Locating a venue
• Commissioning artwork
-Curation With extensive knowledge about art history and the current trends of the Asian
Contemporary art market, Elisabeth de Brabant can guide individuals in their
decision-making and critical analysis of art. She is committed to ensuring that the
-Advisement personal and aesthetic goals of each individual are achieved. As an art advisor
her role includes:
• Offering a vast knowledge of art, historical and contemporary
-Lectures • Providing criteria of excellence for specific acquisition of art works
• Delineating criterion for conceptual and aesthetic development of acquisitions or
• Guiding individuals, corporations, or enterprises in decision-making related to art
programs; offering discerning judgment
-Curation Elisabeth de Brabant promotes select artists, helping them to achieve long-term
professional goals efficiently and meaningfully. She helps artists develop
relationships with galleries, expand market reach, and increase notoriety among
-Advisement targeted networks. Her work is aimed to allow artists reach their potential both as
practitioners as well as professionals. As an artist’s representative, her role
-Lectures • Curatorial review of artwork
• Presentations to fine art galleries, museums, and art centers to enable exhibitions,
• Connecting with gallerists, critics, and curators to introduce artist
• Preparation of digital images
• Press releases and critical reviews
• Management of gallery relationships
• Artist exhibition catalogues
-Curation Elisabeth de Brabant participates in educational activities such as lectures and
seminars. Having lectured at numerous Institutions in the past, she has the
-Advisement ability to speak intelligibly on the current state of Asian contemporary art, its
future, roots, and challenges. She offers audiences insight into the dynamic and
-Representation versatile world of Asian Contemporary Art.
Xiao Hui Wang is a Chinese photo artist, who has also
made films and videos and has made a name for herself as
an author. Her works have been exhibited in various
exhibitions – mostly solo-shows – in museums and galleries
of numerous countries and are collected by private and public
Professor at Tongji University
Art director of “German City” in Shanghai
Founded the Institute “Xiao Hui Wang Art Workshopquot; in 2003
Founded “Tongji International Media Art Center“ (TIMAC) in 2006
Chinese Theme Pavilion concept design for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo
The true quot;Shanghai assemblagequot; could not overlook artists such as Hu Jie
Ming, Zhou Hongxiang and Jin Jiangbo. Their work is the pledge for the
sustained advancement towards diversity of the Shanghai artists’
-- Shanghai Assemblage 2000-2004
Jin Jiangbo is a contemporary Chinese artist who focuses on
site-specific artwork, new media installations. Jin Jiangbo’s online
interactive multi-media work links Shanghai with the outside world –
they all contain the essence of experience and spirit of the
individual artists, and form an interconnected relationship with the
different points of view.
Shan Sa, born in Beijing and now Paris-based, is celebrated as both a writer and a visual artist. Her works recall that in ancient China, poetry and
painting were inseparable and formed a single whole that was the heart of Chinese art. She began writing poems and learning Chinese painting at
the age of seven. A year later she published her poems in Chinese literary magazines, and her first collection of poems appeared when she was ten.
Shan Sa came to Paris as a teenager in 1990, and later learned French and studied philosophy in a Paris university while attending courses in art
history at the École du Louvre.
Since 2001 Shan Sa has regularly exhibited her paintings in Europe and America.
Born in SERILLE, Spain, 1965
ART COLOGNE Leonhard Ruethueller Gallery Cologne, Germany.
BRIDGE NEW YORK ART FAIR. CS Coleccion. New York, USA.
THE MISSING PEACE. Hillside Gallery. Tokyo, Japan.
MOSCOW ART FAIR'08. Leonhard Ruethmueller Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
SH Contemporary. Elisabeth de Brabant, Contemporary Art.Shanghai,China.
Solo Show. Elisabeth de Brabant, Contemporary Art. Shanghai,China.
KIAF'08. International Art Fair. Galerie von Braunbehrens. Seoul,Korea.
Hugo Tillman was born in 1973 in London, England. He graduated from Pratt Institute with an MFA in 2004. He has garnered great reception
and has been awarded honors such as the Schweppes Photographic Prize (2004) as well as the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic
Hugo Tillman participated in the Shanghai Biennale 2006, an exhibition that relies on Chinese traditions and cultural heritage but applies them to a
modern language of aesthetics. For his Chinese Contemporary series, Tillman spent months in China interviewing his subjects and immersing
himself in the culture and art scene. The result is a mesmerizing look at the unique psychological landscape of the present-day Chinese art world,
seen from Tillman’s Western point-of-view.
Patricia Peides is a French sculptor. She has produced works for the China Fashion Awards and created urban sculptures for the Shanghai Art
Fair in 2005.
Luo Er Qi is a Shanghai-born decoupage artist, who studied at the Shanghai Academy of Fine
Arts as well as at the Fine Art School of Besancon, France. Stimulated more by the intricacies of
shape than of colour, Luo Er Qi strives to capture freedom and movement of form through his
elaborate and dynamic paper cut works.
Luo Er Qi takes inspiration from his childhood fascination with Chinese mythology and magical
forms, and combines this with his classical artistic education and his training in Lithography. His
pieces are at once spontaneous and precise, and convey a sense of energy and motion which
evokes a dreamlike quality.
Lu Jun is Chinese contemporary photographer who uses digital photography to develop shapes and color into
contemporary images of traditional Chinese art.
2003 quot;LuJun Conceptual Photographic Exhibition quot; , Shenzhen art museum
2003 quot;LuJun Photography Art Exhibition quot;, ZhuHai museum
2005 quot;Who am I?quot; The 5th session of Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi
2006 “Expense Happiness”!LuJun Solo Exhibition, Memowall Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing
2006 “Chinese Real Estate Dream” The 6th session of Pingyao International Photography Festival, Won
Excellent Photographer Award, Shanxi
2007 “Consumption Century” The 7th session of Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi
2008 “How Far from Us” The 8th session of Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi
Han Feng is one of the most sought-after designers in the world. She is a creative force known for her
fashion accessories, ready-to-wear lines, design exhibitions, and stage costumes for the landmark
theatrical production of “Madama Butterfly” and “The Bonesetter's Daughter”. Born in Nanjing, China,
she graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou then moved to New York City
Han Feng is one of the few figures capable of bridging contemporary Chinese style and culture with a
global view. Freedom, movement, texture and color animate her work. Designing clothes that
accommodate one's natural movement she expanded her design portfolio to include projects in the
realm of fine arts, culinary arts and industrial design. Her works have been featured in several
exhibitions and installations around the States and throughout the world. Her most recent light
installations, featuring brightly-colored birds covered in silk strips and illuminated from within, have
been at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Beijing Park Hyatt Hotel.
Shang Fang Garden Villa
Elisabeth de Brabant’s historic and
private villa in Shang Fang Garden
also serves as an exhibition space
for artists. Most recently, the solo
exhibition of Xiao Hui Wang, titled
“Isolated Paradise” has been hosted
at this location.
1933 is a creative space defined by three core elements,
Design, Lifestyle, and Learning. The COR of 1933 serves
as a platform for exhibitions and an area of exchange for
artists, designers, and creatives.
Art Center @ Fuxing
Elisabeth de Brabant will be opening a new art center in
November at Fuxing West Road. The art center will serve as an
exhibition space, a place of learning and open discussion on
Shanghai – Paris – Hong Kong
No. 299 Fuxing West Road
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