1-54 is the first and only international fair dedicated to contemporary African art
ArtReview is pleased to announce its new global media partnership with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair across London, New York and Marrakesh.
Founded in 2013 by Touria El Glaoui, 1-54 is the first and only international fair dedicated to contemporary African art. With three editions per year in London, New York and Marrakesh, 1-54 is the leading global art fair committed to providing visibility to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Striving to promote a community of diverse perspectives, including evolving interpretations of the diasporic experience, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art alongside artists talks, panel discussions and a Special Projects programme. The fair’s name is a reference to the 54 countries that make up the African continent.
The 11th edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London will take place at Somerset House, 12–15 October 2023, with a press preview on 12 October. Of this year’s 62 international exhibitors, a third of the galleries are from the African continent and 14 exhibitors will participate at the fair’s London edition for the first time. New and returning exhibitors will present over 170 artists working across an array of mediums from painting and sculpture to mixed media and installation.
Find out more about this year’s programme here.