Power Station of Art

It is the first state-run museum of contemporary art in mainland China and it is also the main site for the Shanghai Biennale.

200 Huayuangang Road

Shanghai Power Station of Art was established on October 1st, 2012. It is the first state-run museum of contemporary art in mainland China and it is also the main site for the Shanghai Biennale.

It is located on the bank of the Huangpu River, Shanghai’s mother river. Its total covered area is 42-thousand square meters: the area reserved to exhibition is 15 thousand square meters, with an internal height of 27 meters and a 165-meter chimney which is considered not only a landmark of Shanghai, but also an independent exhibition site.

PSA is rebuilt from its original site, Power Station of South City. In 2010, during Shanghai EXPO, it was considered as the ‘City’s future venue’. It witnessed Shanghai’s shift from the Industrial Age to the IT era. Its rough and wild architectural style kindles massive imagination and possibilities of creation for the art workers.

As it is considered the ‘Production Workshop’ of the new urban culture, PSA is keeping self-refreshing and ongoing the life source of the museum. Shanghai Power Station of Art is endeavoring to provide the community with an open showground for modern culture, hence removing the gap between art and life, boosting the collaboration and knowledge production between different culture and art categories.

Contacts & Details
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T: +86 21 3110 8550
W: Website

200 Huayuangang Road

Current Exhibitions
Jean Nouvel: In my head, in my eye… belonging…
The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, houses the first solo exhibition in China of Pritzker Architecture...
07 Nov 2019 - 01 Mar 2020
Past Exhibitions
Snacks is a publicly distributed magazine edited and designed by a group of artists and designers. Since...
15 Jul 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Chen Shaoxiong: Prepared
The endlessly atmospheric Power Station of Art presents a spectacular exhibition displaying a selection...
11 Jun 2016 - 11 Sep 2016
Tim Yip: Reformation
As a world-renowned visual director of movie, drama and stage play and stage art and costume designer,...
23 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
Yu Youhan
Power Station of Art announces a new and incredibly interesting retrospective of the Chinese born artist...
24 Dec 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
Niki de Saint Phalle & Shen Yuan
The exhibition pays homage to “HON“, a milestone work created in 1966 by Niki de Saint Phalle,...
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Emerging Curators Project 2018
Founded in 2014, the project is reaching its 5th edition and for the occasion it received 61 valid submissions,...
02 Nov 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture
Gathering 20 groups of architectural projects, the first solo exhibition in China of Japanese architect,...
18 Jul 2019 - 07 Oct 2019