Ubi means ‘where’, it refers to moving and arriving, it is about asking questions.
The gallery offers a platform to those great designers and artists who through their work keep us curious.
Ubi Gallery aims to showcase top-class contemporary applied arts. It is all about objects made with care, because the material matters.
The objects in Ubi Gallery are unique or made in limited edition. Every piece tells its own story and connects us with small and high quality studios of different artists all over the world.
The renovation of the permanent location for Ubi Gallery is not yet finished.
If you want to see the collection, please send us an email (email@example.com). We can arrange a private viewing in the home gallery of the owner.
After renovation Ubi Gallery will be situated in the Zhujia Hutong, located south of Tiananmen, in one of the oldest part of Beijing called Dashilar. For 600 years Dashilar has been Beijing’s most prosperous and cultivated quarter. Located strategically near Qianmen gate, Dashilar straddled royal and civil life creating one of China’s most vibrant marketplaces and entertainment venues: hosting some of the country’s oldest shops as well as theatres attributed to the birth of Peking Opera. The hutong wasn’t used for several years and with the help of LocalDesignStudio and Dashila(b) the historical building from the late 19th century was renovated and is now in use by Ubi Gallery.
Within the field of applied arts Ubi Gallery focus mainly on contemporary jewellery art and ceramics.
Ubi Gallery is the first gallery in China to offer a platform for different international jewellery artists. Ubi Gallery shows a wide range of jewellery design, which has not previously been available in China. Some pieces are unique art objects, made with a profoundness, which will be appreciated by the true art lover. In this category you can find wearable art pieces and pieces that resemble small sculptures.
Other pieces are made in small and affordable series and give a fresh view on new materials used in jewellery design. These series are all handmade by international renowned designers in their own studio and checked on their perfect finish.
Another focal point is contemporary fine jewellery, which is particularly fascinating for those who take an interest in the use of precious materials in new designs. Thus for people who care for the beauty and timelessness of the more renown materials as silver, gold and gems and want to have a strong and new design to go with it.
Ubi Gallery also presents a small and special collection of contemporary ceramics from China, together with designs from other countries such as The Netherlands. This selection of ceramics will impress visitors with its beauty, use of material and the extraordinary skill of the designers.
Ubi Gallery is founded by Machtelt Schelling. She comes from the Netherlands and grew up in a family with a passion for music, art and jewellery. Educated in art-history, media and education, Machtelt is an expert in connecting people with arts and culture. These last five years she has been a crucial link in the art and design exchange between China and the Netherlands. In the autumn of 2012 she realised the establishment of Ubi Gallery.
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