Partners

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.

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


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 has a long history of supporting contemporary art and artists. The firm has one of the world’s most important corporate art collections and seeks to advance the international conversation about the art market through its global lead partnership with Art Basel and as co-publisher of the ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report'. UBS also supports some of the world’s most important arts institutions, events and fairs via art sponsorships and partnerships. UBS provides its clients with insight into the art market, collecting and legacy planning through its UBS Collectors Circle and UBS Art Advisory. For more information about UBS’s commitment to contemporary art, visit ubs.com/art


Partnerships in Action

​UBS Junior Art Hub

​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.

La Prairie

La Prairie

La Prairie, the leader in luxury skincare, explores the power of light through a collaboration with South Korean artist Chul-Huyn Ahn. The illuminating exhibition composed of a series of three unique works were shown in the La Prairie Lounge at the 2019 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Contemporary commissions international artists to create contemporary artworks, which are exhibited globally. Audemars Piguet’s patronage resonates with the talented artisan community that the Manufacture has supported and grown in the Vallée de Joux, where the company has been rooted since 1875. Today Audemars Piguet remains the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families. 

Image copyright: Aleksandra Domanovic at work, courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet. 

BMW Art Journey

BMW Art Journey

Launched in 2015, the BMW Art Journey is a collaboration between Art Basel and BMW, created to recognize and support emerging artists worldwide. Now in its 5th year the initiative is evolving.

Starting in 2020, the circle of eligible artists will be broadened. It will include emerging and mid-career artists participating at Art Basel in Hong Kong represented not only by galleries in the Discoveries sector, but also by galleries that were founded no more than ten years ago.
Ruinart

Ruinart

Founded in 1729, Maison Ruinart was the first established champagne house. Its close relationship with art has led to this new artistic collaboration with Vik Muniz. During the 2018 harvest, Vik Muniz spent many hours in the Ruinart vineyard. He worked alongside Frédéric Panaïotis, Cellar Master at Ruinart, whose hands are one of the subject of Vik's art. Copyright : Vik Muniz, 2019

Swire Properties

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.