Here’s the 2018 Exhibitor List for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

ARTnews | Annie Armstrong

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced the exhibitors participating in its sixth London edition. From October 4-7, 42 galleries from 21 countries will present work at Somerset House, with work by some 130 artists from 33 nations.

Touria El Glaoui, founding director of 1-54—which started in London before adding satellite edition in the U.S. and Morocco—said in a statement, “Following the launch of our inaugural Marrakech fair in February and our fourth New York edition in May, we have gone on to develop new audiences for contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora across three fairs and three different continents. The growth and popularity of the fair is a real testament to the shift away from Euro-centric art-historical narratives.”

Of the 42 exhibitors in London this year, 16 are from Africa. Eleven of the galleries will show at the London edition of the fair for the first time, including James Cohan, Burning in Water, and ADN Galeria.

The list of exhibitors follows in full below.

50 Golborne, London, United Kingdom
Addis Fine Art, London, United Kingdom / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADN Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
AFRONOVA GALLERY, Johannesburg, South Africa
AGorgi Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
Art Bärtschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland
ARTCO Gallery, Aachen, Germany
ARTLabAfrica, Nairobi, Kenya
Beardsmore Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Burning in Water, New York,  San Francisco, United States
Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Ed Cross Fine Art, London, United Kingdom
Gallery of African Art (GAFRA), London, United Kingdom
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Dakar, Senegal
Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France, Brussels, Belgium
Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana
Gallery Nosco, Marseille, France
HUBERTY & BREYNE GALLERY, Paris, France, Brussels, Belgium
Jack Bell Gallery, London, United Kingdom
James Cohan, New York, United States
Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, United Kingdom
Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
Magnin-A, Paris, France
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
MOV’ART Gallery, Luanda, Angola
October Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Officine Dell’Immagine, Milan, Italy
Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
Retro Africa, Abuja, Nigeria
Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
(S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor, Paris, France
SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa
SMO Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria
Tiwani Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
Tyburn Gallery, London, United Kingdom
VOICE gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
Vigo Gallery, London, United Kingdom
WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, United States

Image: Athi-Patra Ruga