1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces 2019 Exhibitor List for New York -ARTnews


Richard Mudariki, On Instagram (Africa is not a country), 2018.

COURTESY 1-54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will feature 24 exhibiting galleries in its fifth edition in New York. This year’s fair, running May 3-5 during Frieze week with a VIP opening on May 2, marks 1-54’s first move to a new location in Manhattan—Industria, a photo studio in the West Village—after years at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

The 2019 fair will include galleries from 16 countries, including Ethiopia, Morocco, France, Senegal, the UK and the U.S. “Our fifth anniversary in New York comes at a moment of tremendous change and excitement for the fair,” Touria El Glaoui, 1-54’s founding director, told ARTnews. “This year, visitors will encounter more than 65…

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