Galleries announced for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London
With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. 1:54 London returns for its fourth consecutive edition at Somerset House this October, 6–9th.
In its most ambitious edition yet, 1:54 London 2016 will feature 40 carefully selected galleries from 18 countries; 17 galleries will be joining this edition for the first time.
The fair will spotlight works from over 110 African and African Diasporan artists, working in various different mediums and coming from a unique spread of geographical backgrounds comprising 30 countries: Algeria; Benin; Cameroon; Côte d’Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; France; Germany; Ghana; Italy; Japan; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Morocco; Mozambique; Nigeria; Russia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sudan; Switzerland; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; United Kingdom; United States and Zimbabwe.
1:54 will again be accompanied by FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events programme, including lectures, film screenings and panel discussions with international curators, artists and art professionals. FORUM is curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of RAW Material Company, Dakar.
Alongside the fair will be an expanded collateral programme of exhibitions in Somerset House. Advance tickets for 1:54 will be available online in September 2016.
Missed the previous editions? Or want to know more about the artists? The full-colour 1:54 catalogues are the perfect memento of the fair. Available to purchase here.
Full List of Participating Galleries:
50 Golborn (London, United Kingdom)
Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa)
AGorgi Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
APALAZZOGALLERY (Brescia, Italy)
Art Twenty One (Lagos, Nigeria)
ARTCO Gallery (Aachen, Germany)
ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi, Kenya)
Axis Gallery (New York, United States)
Barnard Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)
Caroline Pagès Gallery (Lisbon, Portugal)
CIRCA Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya)
Eric Hussenot Gallery (Paris, France)
Galerie Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Galeria 111 (Lisbon, Portugal)
Galerie Anne De Villepoix (Paris, France)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)
Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) (London, United Kingdom)
GVCC (Casablanca, Morocco)
Jack Bell Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Jenkins Johnson Gallery (New York / San Francisco, United States)
L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca, Morocco)
Magnin-A (Paris, France)
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle, United States)
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt)
October Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)
Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy)
(S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor (Paris, France)
Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
Selma Feriani Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
Sulger-Buel Lovell (London, United Kingdom)
TAFETA (London, United Kingdom)
Tiwani Contemporary (London, United Kingdom)
Tyburn Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Vigo Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Village Unhu (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Voice Gallery (Marrakech, Morocco)