07-09 MAY 2021

The inaugural edition of WHAAAAAT’S welcomed over thousands of visitors over 3 days in January 2020 at The Place Taipei, with more than 120 artists at the fair to engage and interact with collectors and art enthusiasts in over 60 uniquely curated rooms. Besides, guided tours, art talks and interactive media art were in place to enrich their art experience.

The second edition of WHAAAAAT’S is set to be held at Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel on 7 - 9 May 2021 themed WHAAAAAT’S – NOW. We experienced an uneasy way of living under social distancing due to a global outbreak of an epidemic since February 2020. Nothing stops us from nurturing an optimistic mindset and sending positive vibes to others during this challenging period. Art is therapeutic, also the best medium to capture all happenings and deliver positive energy and care to our communities and the world.

Applications are now open! Galleries, artists and curators are welcome to apply, early-bird rate is available until 28 February 2021.


Economic Prowess and a Strategic Location

Taiwan is located in the heart of Asia, known for its historical and economic significance as an island trade center. Nowadays, it is a hub that connects Western Pacific, which facilitates trade and logistical movements, and demonstrates its economic vitality and prowess.


Taiwan’s democracy and political atmosphere are conducive to growth, which allows local industries to flourish, including high-tech research and development in such favorable environment. Taiwan is now ranked 5th in foreign exchange reserves globally.

A Vigorous Art Market with Diverse Tastes

Art collecting in Taiwan has been transforming into an influential force in the global art world over the last 20 years due to its rapid economic growth, where serious and experienced art collectors can be found here.


Taiwan is proud to be home of over 180 galleries and art museums, also a host of art auctions, Biennial and other events such as Taipei International Festival of the Arts etc.


Many art associations and non-profit organizations are founded in Taiwan, such as Taipei Culture Foundation, Fubon Art Foundation and Taipei Artist Village etc. to educate local community, engage with local and international artists, and being part of their corporate social responsibilities. These important developments prove Taiwan as a destination for art to grow in the future.

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