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WOAW Gallery

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Woaw Gallery
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Time Out says

With its locations in Hong Kong, Beijing, and the newest addition in Singapore (inaugurated in January 2023), is recognised as a significant presence in the art scene of the region. The gallery plays a pivotal role by introducing and fostering connections among diverse art communities globally, offering a comprehensive perspective on the practices of highly intriguing contemporary artists. Bringing the first exhibition of a Hong Kong architect/artist to Singapore aligns with WOAW Gallery's mission to strengthen the bonds between art hubs throughout the Asia-Pacific region.


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