Producing exhibitions and organising public programmes have been crucial activities for M+ since the very beginning. During our years as a museum without a building—our permanent home in the West Kowloon Cultural District is set to open in 2021—work centred on engaging with audiences in a range of spaces and formats. Mobile M+ exhibitions allowed us to test the possibilities of developing exhibitions at a range of sites, and the M+ Matters series of talks provided a framework for discussing ideas that are at the core of the museum’s research interests. These were our first steps towards defining a distinctive voice, and towards creating ongoing conversations with the public in Hong Kong and beyond. From 2016 until 2020, the M+ Pavilion was a space for us to introduce aspects of the collections, test ideas, and experiment with different modes of exhibition-making. We organised eleven exhibitions at the pavilion:

M+ Pavilion exhibitions
Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing (9 September–6 November 2016)
Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection (30 November 2016–5 February 2017)
Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture (17 March–21 May 2017)
Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta (23 June–10 September 2017)
The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ (13 October 2017–14 January 2018)
Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour (9 February–6 May 2018)
In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections (22 June–30 September 2018)
Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint (16 November 2018–22 April 2019)
Five Artists: Sites Encountered (7 June–20 October 2019)
Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition (7 December 2019–17 May 2020)
Shirley Tse: Stakes and Holders (1 July–1 November 2020)

The Mobile M+ exhibition series spanned from 2012 until 2016:
Mobile M+ exhibitions
Yau Ma Tei (15 May–10 June 2012)
Song Dong: 36 Calendars (22 January–8 February 2013)
Inflation! (25 April–9 June 2013)
Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection (10 January–9 February 2014)
You. (6 March–13 April 2014)
NEONSIGNS.HK (21 March–30 June 2014)
Moving Images (27 February–26 April 2015)
Live Art (4–20 December 2015)
M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art (23 February–5 April 2016)

Since 2013, M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) have co-commissioned Hong Kong’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Four exhibitions have been held:
55th Venice Biennale: You (you). (2013)
56th Venice Biennale: Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing (2015)
57th Venice Biennale: Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief (2017)
58th Venice Biennale: Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice (2019)