本屆藝博會以「新形異貌」為主題，展現 21 世紀從亞洲動漫畫潮流而來的藝術新趨勢。由畫廊協會理事長徐政夫擔任台北藝博執行委員會召集人，秘書長為石隆盛。ART TAIPEI 2006 獲文建會支持與參主辦，共有來自全球 16 個主要城市，94 家展位，是畫廊協會自 1992 年開辦藝博會以來，第一次展出規模突破 90 個展位的佳績，展會規畫「電子藝術展區」亦是亞洲地區藝術博覽會的創舉。香港首間專門蒐集亞洲當代藝術資料的「亞洲藝術文獻庫」（Asia Art Archive，簡稱 AAA），首次與中華民國畫廊協會在台北藝博展前合辦第一屆「亞洲藝術產經—台北論壇」，邀請國際學者專家分享最新藝術市場訊息，為台北藝博揭開序幕。
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
The theme of this year's art expo was "Asia Live: New Figure, New Art," presenting the new trends in art that have emerged from the Asian manga movement in the 21st century. Xu Zhengfu, the chairman of TAGA, served as the convener of the ART TAIPEI executive committee, with Shi Longsheng as the secretary-general. ART TAIPEI 2006 received support and co-organization from the Council for Cultural Affairs. With a total of 94 exhibitors representing 16 major cities worldwide, it marked the first time since the inception of the art expo by TAGA in 1992 that the fair surpassed over 90 exhibitors. Additionally, the inclusion of the "Electronic Art” sector titled “Ela-Asia,” was also an innovative step for the art fairs in the Asian region. The Asia Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong’s pioneering institution dedicated to the collection of Asian contemporary art materials, collaborated with TAGA for the first time to jointly organize the inaugural "Asian Art Economy Forum in Taipei" prior to the opening of the fair. International scholars and experts were invited to share the latest information on the art market, marking the commencement of ART TAIPEI.