1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the international art fair dedicated to promoting contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives, announces the galleries exhibiting in the fifth edition of the fair in New York, which will take place May 3-5, 2019 at Industria in the West Village, with a press and VIP Preview on May 2. This year marks the fair’s fifth anniversary in New York, and celebrates the fair’s move to a new Manhattan venue.
With editions in London, New York and Marrakech, 1-54 is an international art fair, initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013 is dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Drawing reference to the 54 countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange. The 2019 New York edition of 1-54 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, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 65 artists. Each year, 1-54 aims to welcome a diverse and global mix of galleries that are dedicated to supporting and promoting African art and artists from across the world.
List of Participating Galleries:
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, US/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) Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, United States)
Participating Artists and Country of Birth:
Hayam AbdelBaky (Egypt), Tyna Adebowale (Nigeria), Aboudia (Côte d’Ivoire), Derrick Adams (United States), Laeïla Adjovi (Benin), Sahar AlAmir (Egypt), Malala Andrianavidrazana (Madagascar), Ranti Bam (Nigeria), Raphaël Barontini (France), Nathalie Boutté (France), Dallila Dalléas Bouzar (Algeria), Robert Charlotte (Martinique), Joana Choumali (Côte d’Ivoire), Soly Cissé (Senegal), Jean Ulrick Désert (Haiti), Aliou Diack (Senegal), Omar Victor Diop (Senegal), Godfried Donkor (Ghana), Slimen El Kamel (Tunisia), Mutaz Elemam (Sudan), Modupeola Fadugba (Togo), Beya Gille Gacha (Cameroon), Ómò Oba Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo (Nigeria), François-Xavier Gbré (France), Frances Goodman (South Africa), Eric van Hove (Algeria), Pieter Hugo (South Africa), Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga (Democratic Republic of Congo), Lebonhang Kgnaye (South Africa), Phumzile Khanyile (South Africa), Lawrence Lemaoana (South Africa), John Liebenberg (South Africa), Franck Lundangi (Angola), Seydou Keíta (Mali), Bodys Isek Kingelez (Democratic Republic of Congo), Jean David Knot (Cameroon), Jems Koko-Bi (Côte d’Ivoire), Ferdinand Kokou Makouvia (Togo), Siwa Mbogoza (South Africa), Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien (France), Senzeni Marasela (South Africa), Jorge Mayet (Cuba), Thameur Mejri (Tunisia), Kyle Meyer (United States), Richard Mudariki (South Africa), Henry Mzili Mujunga (Uganda), Rashaad Newsome (United States), Boris Nzebo (Cameroon), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Nigeria), J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria), Adjani Okpu-Egbe (Cameroon), Adjaratou Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Alexis Peskine (France), Marielle Plaisir (France), Cameron Platter (South Africa), Tajh Rust (United States), Cheri Samba (Democratic Republic of Congo), Sory Sanlé (Burkina Faso), Ernesto Shikhani (Mozambique), Devan Shimoyama (United States), Kura Shumali (Democratic Republic of Congo), Malick Sidibé (Mali), Elias Sime (Ethiopia), Yoan Sorin (France), Nirit Takele (Ethiopia), Henri Abraham Univers (France), LR Vandy (United Kingdom), Zinkpè (Benin).
1-54 FORUM, the fair’s program of talks, screenings, and performances, explores convergences across artistic and cultural production, critical thinking, and ideas. 1-54 FORUM New York 2019 will be curated by Black Chalk and Co., an artist collective and creative agency that brings together writers, artists, designers, academics, and technologists with a mutual interest in publishing, curating conversations and exhibitions, and facilitating teaching residencies. What animates all these activities is the effort to engender a new culture and new forms of publishing and creative production and the agency’s work has led to a run of synchronized events, screenings, and public talks. Founded by Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nontsikelelo Mutiti in 2015, Black Chalk and Co. operates between Harare, Zimbabwe, and Richmond, Virginia.
The full 1-54 FORUM program will be announced in April 2019.