Independent art at a glance

A collaborative project between Beijing Association of Independent Art Spaces and Deixis, the ‘Beijing Independent Art Map’ guides art lovers to the centers of Beijing’s alternative art scene.

  • Client: Beijing Association of Independent Art Spaces, China
  • Date: August 2015
  • Online: iasbeijing.org/map

Beijing is famous for its vibrant art scene. In addition to museums and established galleries, this scene is also present in a variety of alternative art spaces. As these small aspiring venues are dispersed throughout the city, foreign visitors have difficulties finding them. How can we make independent art from Beijing more accessible to art lovers from China and around the world?


Together with our Chinese partners, we gathered up-and-coming art centers which were located on a webmap along with useful information on current exhibitions, artists and opening hours. In summer 2015, the ‘Beijing Independent Art Map’ was successfully launched as part of the Independent Spaces Art Festival in Beijing.