Foires d'art

Cape Town Art Fair

Cape Town, South Africa
26 Feb 2015 - 01 Mar 2015

Cape Town Art Fair

The Third edition of Cape Town Art Fair will present a diverse selection of the finest contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Organisers Fiera Milano, one of the largest exhibition companies in the world, is leading the way towards becoming the top international art fair on the African continent.

For the duration of the fair, the V&A Waterfront and participating galleries from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Italy, Hungary, the UK, and more, will form part of a dynamic Art Route; a four day celebration of all things art.  Conveniently, shuttle busses and the V&A Waterfront canal boat will ferry visitors to and from the various art installations and exhibits across the V&A campus and further afield.

Cape Town Art Fair will illuminate the city along its newly established Art Walk. The Cape Town Art Fair’s walk extends from the One & Only Hotel, past the naval ship SAS Somerset – which will form part of a dazzling light installation – through North Wharf up to the Bascule Bridge … allowing visitors to amble alongside the yacht basin while enjoying the finest art exhibits, art in public places, panel discussions, book signings, talks, performance artists and festival of the moving image in art, in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

In 2015, the Italian and South African collaboration is stronger than ever before. Fiera Milano presents The Italian Focus, a spectacular line-up of highly acclaimed and carefully selected Italian galleries, artists and curators alike.

Guest curator, critic and author, RoseLee Goldberg, will be curating significant African live performance artists. Based in NYC, internationally acclaimed Durban born curator Goldberg found Performa which is a 10-year old organisation dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance art.

Influential and original contemporary Pan African artists will be showing their cutting edge work at Cape Town Art Fair. Visitors can look forward to a thought-provoking selection of art seldom seen on such a large platform by such a varied selection of artists. The representation of artists and galleries from across the African continent together with the work by international galleries and artists will unite top local and international galleries under one roof.

There will also be installations at Chavonne’s Battery Museum in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA, not to mention the launch of their new exhibition at The Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion at Bascule Bridge.

The 2015 Cape Town Art Fair is held during an important time on Cape Town’s art and design calendar, when the Mother City welcomes the Art and Design Week which includes the celebrated Design Indaba, Guild Design Fair and the South African National Gallery Programme.


Currently, the confirmed galleries exhibiting at the 2015 Cape Town Art Fair include:

A Palazzo, Brescia /ARTlabAfrica, Nairobi / Artco Gallery, Aachen, Germany / Art First, London / Barnard Gallery, Cape Town / Biksady Gallery, Budapest / Blank Projects, Cape Town / Brundyn, Cape Town / The Christopher Møller Art Gallery, Cape Town / Circle Art Agency, Nairobi / Commune.1, Cape Town / David Krut Projects, Cape Town / Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town / Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town / First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare / Fried Contemporary, Pretoria / Gallery AOP, Johannesburg / Gallery Continua, Italy / Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg / Goodman Gallery, Cape Town / Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town / Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg / Sulger- Buel Lovell, Cape Town, London / Omenka Gallery, Lagos / Primo Marella Gallery, Milan / The South African Print Gallery, Cape Town / Salon91, Cape Town / SMAC Gallery, Cape Town / Stevenson, Cape Town / Tiwani Contemporary, London / WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town / Worldart, Cape Town




Thursday 26 February to Sunday 01 March,
the Avenue, V&A Waterfront.

Opening Times:

Thursday 26 February 2015: 10h00 – 20h00
Friday 27 February 2015: 10h00 – 20h00
Saturday 28 February 2015: 10h00 – 20h00
Sunday 1 March 2015: 10h00 – 18h00