Art Fairs

Cape Town Art Fair 2017

International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa
17 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017

Cape Town Art Fair 2017

Courtesy Cape Town Art Fair

The upcoming fifth edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) will offer a diverse display of contemporary art from leading local and international galleries. Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres including London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Lagos, Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Harare, Nairobi, Accra and Dubai are participating in CTAF 2017.

Taking place in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from the 17th to the 19th of February, the fair will also show a variety of sections dedicated to large-scale installations, emerging artists and online art platforms.

The list of exhibitors includes galleries which represent the quality and multiplicity of the thriving contemporary African art scene: 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.

Beyond the African continent, galleries from throughout Europe include: Galleria Massimo Minini (Brescia), Primo Marella Gallery (Milan) and Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins and Havana) from Italy; British galleries Tiwani Contemporary, October Gallery, TAFETA and Art First, all from London; 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, CTAF 2017 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 contemporary art.



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, Accra), 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, Nairobi), Sandile Zulu (SMAC Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg) and others, TOMORROWS/TODAY is a bold prediction of the future of African artistic talent.



DIGITAL PLATFORMS is a new addition to the Fair’s MAGAZINE & PUBLICATIONS section, intended to bring together the world’s most relevant voices in art journalism. Using a digital interface, fairgoers will be able to engage and interact with online art platforms including: Artnet and Contemporary And (C&) from Berlin; Africa Is A Country and True Africa from New York; Mousse Magazine from Milan; and Between 10 and 5 from Cape Town. Also at CTAF, in a physical booth as part of MAGAZINES & PUBLICATIONS, will be newcomers Chimurenga magazine and the recently founded Adjective magazine. Returning to CTAF are Art Times and Art Africa which will once again have a booth in MAGAZINES & PUBLICATIONS, as well as Artthrob, which will be in the EDITIONS section with prints by well-known South African artists including Zanele Muholi, Candice Breitz and David Goldblatt.



CTAF2017 will also include a section entitled PAST/MODERN, displaying modern Southern African artists such as Robert Hodgins in Goodman Gallery’s booth, Alexis Preller and John Mohl presented by STEVENSON, Kevin Atkinson and Erik Laubscher by SMAC Gallery, and Cecil Skotnes and Edoardo Villa by WALL Gallery (Cape Town).


In the CULTURAL PLATFORMS section of the fair, non-profit art institutions and initiatives will display their art collections. The non-commercial area will provide organisations including the AVA Gallery (Cape Town), Bag Factory (Johannesburg), and international exhibitors Espace Luande Arte (Luanda) and Village Unhu (Harare), with a showcase opportunity that will pique the interest of fairgoers, collectors and curators. LALELA, an organisation offering art education to at-risk youth, will be included in the section, as well as at a satellite venue in the V&A Waterfront where they will further engage with the public.



99 Loop – Cape Town, South Africa

Addis Fine Art – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Afriart – Kampala, Uganda

Art First – London, United Kingdom

ARTCO – Aachen, Germany

Barnard Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Blank Projects – Cape Town, South Africa

Candice Berman Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa

Christopher Moller Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Erdmann Contemporary – Cape Town, South Africa

Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery – Johannesburg; Cape Town; London

First Floor Gallery – Harare, Zimbabwe

Galerie Caroline Smulders – Paris, France

Galerie Cecile Fakhoury – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Galerie Pascal Janssens – Ghent, Belgium

Galerie Seippel – Cologne, Germany

Galleria Continua – San Gimignano; Beijing; Les Moulins; Havana

Galleria Massimo Minini – Brescia, Italy

GalleryMOMO – Cape Town; Johannesburg

Goodman Gallery – Cape Town; Johannesburg

HAZARD Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa

Kalashnikovv Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa

Lizamore and Associates – Johannesburg, South Africa

October Gallery – London, United Kingdom

Primo Marella Gallery – Milan, Italy

Salon Ninety One – Cape Town, South Africa

SMAC Gallery – Cape Town; Johannesburg

SMITH – Cape Town

STEVENSON – Cape Town, Johannesburg

Sulger-Buel Lovell – Cape Town; London

TAFETA – London, United Kingdom

Tiwani Contemporary – London, United Kingdom

WHATIFTHEWORLD – Cape Town; Johannesburg

Worldart – Cape Town, South Africa



ARTLabAfrica – Nairobi, Kenya

BLOOM Art Lagos – Lagos, Nigeria

Circle Art Gallery – Nairobi, Kenya

Everard Read Gallery/CIRCA – Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom

Gallery 1957 – Accra, Ghana

GalleryMOMO – Cape Town and Johannesburg

Goodman Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Sabrina Amrani – Madrid, Spain

Showcase Gallery – Dubai, UAE

SMAC Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa



Goodman Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Luvey ‘n Rose – Cape Town, South Africa

STEVENSON – Cape Town, South Africa

SMAC Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

WALL Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa



Everard Read – Cape Town, South Africa

GalleryMOMO – Cape Town, South Africa

SMITH – Cape Town, South Africa



50TY 50TY – Cape Town, South Africa

Artist Proof – Cape Town, South Africa

Art Throb – Cape Town, South Africa

Candice Berman Gallery – Johannseburg, South Africa

Cape Town Art Agency – Cape Town, South Africa

Eclectica Print Art Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

MK and Artist – Johannesburg, South Africa

SA Print Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Warren Editions – Cape Town, South Africa



AVA Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Bag Factory – Johannesburg, South Africa

Centro Luigi Di Sarro/Rainbowmediateam – Rome/Cape Town

Edoardo Villa Trust – Johannesburg, South Africa

Espace Luanda Arte – Luanda, Angola

Friends of the South African National Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa

Greatmore Studios – Cape Town, South Africa

Lalela – Cape Town, South Africa

Michaelis Galleries – Cape Town, South Africa

Black Collectors Forum – Johannesburg, South Africa

South African Foundation of Islamic Art – Cape Town, South Africa

UNISA Gallery – Pretoria, South Africa

Village Unhu – Harare, Zimbabwe



Adjective – Cape Town, South Africa

Art Africa – Cape Town, South Africa

Art Times – Cape Town, South Africa

Chimurenga – Cape Town, South Africa

Clarkes Books – Cape Town, South Africa

Conde Nast House and Garden – Cape Town, South Africa

STEVENSON – Cape Town, South Africa

Thames and Hudson – Cape Town, South Africa



Artnet – Berlin, Germany

Contemporary And (C&) – Berlin, Germany

True Africa – New York, USA

Mousse – Milan, Italy

Between 10 and 5 – Cape Town, South Africa

Africa Is A Country – New York, USA



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