The gallery

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 building

Ubi Gallery is situated in the Yangmeizhu XieJie, 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 gallery is located in the middle of Dashilar, surrounded by other creative spots and local Beijing life. Ubi Gallery cooperates with Beijing Postcards, a company dedicated to modern Chinese history. In the gallery you can also find postcards, maps and information about the rich history of Dashilar.


The collection

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.

The founder

Ubi Gallery is founded by Machtelt Schelling. She is an energetic art executive with a strong drive to connect passion with professionalism and entrepreneurship. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up in a family with a love for music and art. Educated in art-history, media and education, Machtelt is an expert in connecting people with arts and culture. These last nine years she has been a crucial link in the art and design exchange between China and the Netherlands. First as a diplomat at the Embassy of the Netherlands and in the autumn of 2012 she realised Ubi Gallery.



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