Robin Peckham

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Robin Peckham is an arts writer, gallerist and curator based in Hong Kong. In 2011, Peckham founded the Saamlung Gallery in Hong Kong,[1][2][3] which closed two years later. He is the youngest exhibitor to be included in the Art Futures portion of the 2012 Hong Kong International Art Fair[4] and has been featured as one of today's top young Chinese arts professionals.[5]


He studied Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and Media Art Histories at Danube University Krems. Peckam has worked as director of Boers-Li gallery in Beijing, curator for Hong Kong-based curatorial office Kunsthalle Kowloon, and project associate to the Long March Space, one of Beijing’s first non-profit art platforms. In 2008, he created the Society for Experimental Cultural Production, a curatorial office and editorial team.


Peckham's Saamlung Gallery opened in 2011 and was lauded as one of the best up-and-coming galleries in Hong Kong.[6][7][8] The gallery presented work by emerging and historically significant artists from greater China and around the world through solo projects, thematic group exhibitions, publications, and other satellite events. Shows staged included architectural drawings by Charles LaBelle, street calligraphy by the "King of Kowloon" Tsang Tsou Choi, and machinic light sculptures by Matt Hope. Other artists shown included Nadim Abbas, João Vasco Paiva, and Adrian Wong. The gallery closed in January 2013: "the quality of the local audience and collector base for the underexposed artists he championed had “failed to improve” and “even seemed to be weakening”.[9]

Writing and publications[edit]

Peckham's writing, translation, and editorial work is published in Artforum, Ran Dian, Pipeline, Yishu, LEAP, and ArtSlant,[10] and recent book-length publications include monographs on Zhang Peili and MAP Office.[11]


  1. ^ DeWolf, Christopher (2011-11-18). "Saamlung: showcasing Hong Kong's best new art". CNNGO. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  2. ^ "Robin Peckham, Art Critic and Gallerist at Saamlung". Digicult. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  3. ^ "Robin Peckham About Page". Robin Peckham Website. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  4. ^ AGNEW, MARY (2012-02-03). "Tyro Gallery Aims to Shake Up Hong Kong Art World". BLOUIN ARTINFO HONG KONG. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  5. ^ "Slideshow: China's 30 in Their 30s". BLOUINARTINFO. BLOUINARTINFO. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  6. ^ DeWolf, Christopher (2011-11-18). "Saamlung: showcasing Hong Kong's best new art". CNNGO. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  7. ^ "HONG KONG ART GALLERY: Saamlung". HK Asia City.
  8. ^ "Top Ten Art Galleries". HK Asia City.
  9. ^ Hunt, Katie (14 March 2013). "Chasing the Chinese dragon, galleries open in Hong Kong". Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Robin Peckham". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  11. ^ Peckham, Robin (2011-10-01). "MAP OFFICE: Where the Map is the Territory". Retrieved 2015-01-08.

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