1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Fifth Edition in 2019

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair's fifth edition in 2019

The 2019 New York edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will welcome 24 galleries from Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Kenya, Martinique, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year’s fair, running May 3 to 5, 2019 during Frieze week with a VIP opening on May 2, 2019 marks 1-54’s first move to a new location in Manhattan—Industria, a photo studio in the West Village—after years at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

For the fifth consecutive year, 1-54 New York will be accompanied by 1-54 FORUM, the fair’s acclaimed series of talks and events. Curated by Black Chalk & Co., an art collective founded by Zimbabwean artists Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Tinashe Mushakavanhu.

The 2019 edition will include galleries from 16 countries, including Ethiopia, Morocco, France, Senegal, the U.K., and the U.S. “Our fifth anniversary in New York comes at a moment of tremendous change and excitement for the fair,” Touria El Glaoui, 1-54’s founding director, told ARTnews. “This year, visitors will encounter more than 65 contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora including six solo artist presentations and more artists than ever before from the United States and the Caribbean.”

Eleven of the galleries this year are new to 1-54’s roster, with returning presentations by galleries including MAGNIN-A from Paris; Galerie Cécile Fakhoury from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Dakar, Senegal; and AFRONOVA from Johannesburg, South Africa. Of the returning cohort, El Glaoui said, “Their longstanding support has been invaluable as the New York fair has grown and matured.”

The list of exhibitors for the next New York edition follows in full below:

50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom), Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa), Barnard Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa), Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya), Danziger Gallery (New York, United States), De Buck Gallery (New York, United States/ Antwerp, Belgium/ Saint Paul de Vence, France), Espace d’art contemporain 14n 61w (Fort-de-France, Martinique), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire / Dakar, Senegal), Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana), Jack Bell Gallery (London, United Kingdom), James Cohan (New York, United States), L’Agence à Paris (Paris, France), Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco), MAGNIN-A (Paris, France), October Gallery (London, United Kingdom), Perve Galeria (Lisbon, Portugal) Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria), Richard Tattinger Gallery (New York, United States), Sulger-Buel Gallery (London, United Kingdom), The Pill Contemporary (Istanbul, Turkey), Ubuntu Art Gallery (Cairo, Egypt) and Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, United States).


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