1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London, 2016

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London, 2016
June 30, 2016 Urbanknit
Adejoke Tugbiyele- Homeless Hungry Homo

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced the galleries exhibiting in the fourth edition of the London fair, taking place in Somerset House from 6 – 9 October. 1:54 will showcase carefully selected and diverse presentations by 40 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in contemporary African art.

The 2016 edition of the fair will feature 40 galleries from 18 countries: Côte d’Ivoire; Denmark; Egypt; Ethiopia; France; Germany; Ghana; Italy; Kenya; Morocco; Nigeria; Portugal; South Africa; Spain; Tunisia; United Kingdom; United States and Zimbabwe.

17 galleries will exhibit at the London fair for the first time in 2016: 50 Golborn; Addis Fine Art; AGorgi Contemporary Art Gallery; Barnard Gallery; Caroline Pagès Gallery; Galeria 111; Circle Art Gallery; Eric Hussenot Gallery; Gallery 1957; Gallery of African Art (GAFRA); Jenkins Johnson Gallery; L’Atelier 21; Officine dell’Immagine; Sulger-Buel Lovell; TAFETA; Tyburn Gallery; and Village Unhu.

Over the past four years 1:54 has established itself as a leading voice in the global discussion on contemporary African art, and this year will spotlight the work of 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.

This year 1:54 will again be accompanied by FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events program, 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.

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)http://www.1-54.com
CIRCA Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya)
Eric Hussenot Gallery (Paris, France)
Galeri Mikael Anderson (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)
Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
Selma Feriani Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
(S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor (Paris, France)
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)

For more information

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 
Websitewww.1-54.com
Date: 6–9 October 2016
Venue: Somerset House, London

Header image: Adejoke Tugbiyele (USA/Nigeria), Homeless Hungry Homo, 2014. Palm stems, Yarn, perforated metal, African mask, one dollar bills, 76 x 152 x 60 cm. Photo: Jonathan Greet

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