Art Basel maintains close collaboration with our partners, who share the common aspiration of creating a global platform for the exchange of ideas that drive the artworld forward. They share a fundamental commitment to the arts beyond Art Basel. It is this passion for enhancing the experience of art for all which adds to the vibrancy of every Art Basel show.

Partnership Benefits

Partnership is essential for the support of cultural events. Partner benefits include brand association and amplification, privileged access to the show for partners’ clients, dedicated space within the Collectors Lounge, access to unique content and event experiences, selective contribution to VIP guest lists, and year-round consultancy and support in the development of art initiatives. The longevity of our relationships is indicative of how focused and successful our team is in supporting our partners in achieving their goals through the offer of tailor made solutions and strategies.

If you have an interest in becoming a Partner of Art Basel, please complete our online questionnaire.

UBS & Contemporary Art

UBS, global Lead Partner of Art Basel, has a long and substantial record of engagement in contemporary art and holds one of the world’s most distinguished corporate art collections. UBS is an active partner in global contemporary art projects such as the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative and is a source of information and insight through the UBS Art Competence Center, UBS Arts Forum and its new contemporary art news-focused app 'Planet Art'.

In addition, UBS has partnered with Art Basel to present The Art Market, a global art market report authored by Dr Clare McAndrew. The report covers all aspects of the international art market including the most important developments in the previous year. Find out more about the report.

Learn more on ubs.com/art and download Planet Art for iPad, iPhone, and Android.

Partnerships in Action

​UBS Junior Art Hub

As global Lead Partner, UBS engages with the next generation of artists attending our Hong Kong show by offering free art sessions to children, inspired by works from the UBS Art Collection.

Davidoff Art Initiative

As an Official Partner, Davidoff presents its Davidoff Art Initiative, which includes an art residency program, art grants, a talks program and more.

Audemars Piguet

Associate Partner Audemars Piguet presented its fourth Art Commission during the Art Basel 2018 edition in Basel: HALO, an installation by British artist-duo Semiconductor, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, in collaboration with guest curator Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN. The Audemars Piguet Art Commission supports artists in the creation of works of exceptional complexity and precision.

BMW Art Journey

Art Basel and BMW have launched the BMW Art Journey, a first-of-its-kind award that enables the winning artists to design a journey of creative discovery to a destination of their choice.


Founded in 1729, Maison Ruinart was the first established champagne house. Its close relationship with art has led it to this new artistic collaboration with Liu Bolin during a residence in August 2017. Through the creation of eight strong performance images and by sharing the daily experiences of the first champagne house, Liu Bolin has managed to capture the ties that bind history, culture, nature, dedication and know-how. And to reveal the identity of Maison Ruinart by vanishing behind those who craft it.

Swire Properties

The Swire Properties Lounge at Art Basel in Hong Kong is an intriguing and welcoming space where invited guests can engage with new ideas about art, architecture, design, fashion and the built environment, and participate in panel discussions with some of the world's most distinguished opinion leaders.