In anticipation of its fifth edition, Cape Town Art Fair is pleased to announce its participating exhibitors. Taking place from February 17 to 19 of 2017 in the heart of the city, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, CTAF17 will be a diverse showcase of leading galleries hailing from South Africa, the African Continent, the Middle East, and Europe.
The list of over 70 exhibitors includes galleries that are the most representative of Africa’s global contemporary art scene ascension: STEVENSON (Cape Town; Johannesburg), Goodman Gallery (Cape Town; Johannesburg), Galerie Cecile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Ivory Coast), Blank Projects (Cape Town), SMAC Gallery (Cape Town; Johannesburg), Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana), Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), BLOOM Art Lagos (Nigeria), Everard Read (Cape Town; Johannesburg), and GalleryMOMO (Cape Town and Johannesburg) among others.
Reaching beyond the African continent, galleries from throughout Europe including Galleria Massimo Minini, Primo Marella Gallery and Galleria Continua from Italy, British galleries Tiwani Contemporary, October Gallery, TAFETA and Art First, as well as Galerie Pascal Janssens (Gent, Belgium), Galerie Seippel (Cologne, Germany), ARTCO (Aachen, Germany), Galerie Caroline Smulders (Paris, France), and Sabrina Amrani (Madrid, Spain).
Increasing in size and scope, CTAF17 will include a new section, UNFRAMED, dedicated to ambitious, large-scale works created by GalleryMOMO artist Mary Sibande, Everard Read artist Liza Grobler, and Katharien de Villiers and Michael Linders from up-and-coming gallery, SMITH. The works will be strongly interactive, encouraging fairgoers to enter into a more stimulating dialogue with the art on display throughout the Fair.
Returning to CTAF is the TOMORROWS/TODAY section, a curated cross-section of the most exciting emerging artists from Africa. Made up of solo presentations by artists including Serge Attukwei Clottey (Gallery 1957), Helen Teede (Showcase Gallery Dubai in collaboration with First Floor Gallery Harare), Jackie Karuti (Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi), Joël Andrianomearisoa (Sabrina Amrani, Madrid), Onyis Martin (ARTLabAfrica), and Sandile Zulu (SMAC Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg), TOMORROWS/TODAY is a bold prediction of the future of African artistic talent by the participating galleries and Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka.
Participating galleries and exhibitors