Gallery list announced

The 5th London edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

41 galleries from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America will take part in the fifth edition at Somerset House, London, 5–8 October 2017

1:54 London 2016 © Victor Raison

1:54 London 2016 © Victor Raison

The fifth London edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is taking place at Somerset House, 5 – 8 October

Founding Director of 1:54, Touria El Glaoui, commented: “We are thrilled to announce such a wonderful mix of exhibitors for our fifth London edition. It is very exciting to welcome some new galleries and countries presenting for the first time, as well as many returning friends, and we’re especially proud to have such a strong contingent of galleries from Africa this year.

With 11 new galleries, and a record number of galleries from the African continent participating, 1:54 London 2017 promises its most geographically expansive edition yet. The carefully selected list of exhibitors will hail from 18 countries.

The fair will showcase the work of more than 130 emerging and established artists who live and work in 32 countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Haiti, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Portugal, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Trinidad, Tunisia, UAE, the UK, the US and Zimbabwe.

8 solo artist exhibitions have been announced: Nidhal Chamekh (Selma Feriani Gallery), Safaa Erruas (L’Atelier 21), Ahmed Keshta (Ipsum Galeria), Atta Kwami (Beardsmore Gallery), Nelson Makamo (Gallery of African Art GAFRA), Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi (Barnard Gallery), Abe Odedina (Ed Cross Fine Art) and Zineb Sedira (Plutschow Gallery).

Participating Galleries:

(S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor (Paris, France)
50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom)
Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa)
AGorgi Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
Arte de Gema (Maputo, Mozambique)
ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi, Kenya)
Barnard Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)
Beardsmore Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya)
Ed Cross Fine Art (London, United Kingdom)
El Marsa (Dubai / United Arab Emirates / Tunis, Tunisia)
Eric Hussenot Gallery (Paris, France)
Galerie 127 (Marrakech, Morocco)
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)
Gallery MOMO (Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa)
Ipsum Galeria (Madrid, Spain)
Jack Bell Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca, Morocco)
Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle, United States)
October Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)
Perve Galeria (Lisbon, Portugal)
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Plutschow Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)
Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy)
Purdy Hicks Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Selma Feriani Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
SMAC Gallery (Cape Town / Johannesburg / Stellenbosch, South Africa)
SMO Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria)
Sulger-Buel Lovell (London, United Kingdom)
TAFETA (London, United Kingdom)
Tiwani Contemporary (London, United Kingdom)
Tyburn Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
VOICE Gallery (Marrakech, Morocco)
WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town, South Africa)



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