BANK was founded as a curatorial studio in 2013 in the former Bank Union Building (est. 1925) located in Shanghai’s historic Bund area. It has since moved to the Former French Concession at Anfu Lu. BANK functions as the offices of MABSOCIETY as well as a commercial gallery. BANK is dedicated to an exhibition program that engages international issues of contemporary art and culture that provokes discourse on cultural history(s), global interests, and current attitudes. We work with international artists, collectors, curators, fairs and institutions to support our program.
MABSOCIETY (est. 2012) is a hybrid organization that acts as a cultural conduit between China and the rest of the world by producing exhibitions, publications, educational programs, as well as consultation for institutions, and individuals.
Since 2013 BANK has won much critical acclaim for its programming and vision and has exhibited some of the world’s most recognized artists including Marina Abramovic, Paul McCarthy, Isaac Julien, Xu Bing, Hito Steyerl among others.