Forbidden City Gallery was founded in 2002 in Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It is a joint venture of Longyuan Art & Design Co. from Beijing, China and LA Gallery from Frankfurt, Germany. It is China’s first joint venture art gallery of Chinese and German partners. Forbidden City Gallery focuses on the development of contemporary art in China. As a leader in this field, Forbidden City Gallery grows along with the contemporary art movement in China.


In 2004, Forbidden City Gallery moved to Cao Chang Di art zone, and became the first art gallery in this area. Forbidden City Gallery stimulates the development of the art zone, and introduced new artists to the world. It soon developed into a platform for young artists to enter the international circles of art.


Forbidden City Gallery held important exhibitions for artists including Tracey Moffatt, Oliver Boverg, Sigmar Polke, Jean Michel Basquiat, Sam Francis, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Liu Wei, Zhou Chunya, Cai Guangbin, Wang Jingsong, Wang Chuan, etc. Forbidden City Gallery took part in international art expos and art festivals. It built great relationship with art schools, museums, foundations and other organizations in China, Europe, and the United States.


In 2014, Forbidden City Gallery set up its Shanghai branch on West  Nanjing Road.


Attended Art Fairs:

2004

‐ Cologne International Art Fair

‐ Melbourne Art Fair

‐ Basel International Art Fair


2005

- Melbourne Art Fair

- Basel International Art Fair

- China International Gallery Exposition


2006

‐ China International Gallery Exposition

‐ Melbourne Art Fair


2007

‐ The Armory Show New York

‐ Melbourne Art Fair

‐ Arco Madrid

‐ China International Gallery Exposition


2008

‐ Miami-Basel Art Fair

‐ Hong Kong International Art Fair

‐ Cologne International Art Fair

‐ China International Gallery Exposition


2009

‐ The Armory Show New York

‐ Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair


2010

‐ Korea International Art Fair

‐ Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair