1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces Exhibitors for 2017 Edition

Dedicated to promoting the diversity of contemporary African art, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced the galleries participating in its third edition, which will take place at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works from May 5 to May 7, 2017. A press preview will be held on Wednesday, May 3, as well as a press and collectors preview on Thursday, May 4. Nineteen galleries from Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, the UK, and the US will be exhibiting the work of more than sixty artists. Of the nineteen galleries, nine are new to the fair.

1:54 founding director Touria El Glaoui said, “The fair was a huge success for our many participating galleries and partners last year, so we’re excited to return to Pioneer Works for another edition this year. In the coming weeks and months, we will be announcing a series of special programs that will run concurrently with the fair, so we look forward to announcing more about this next edition very soon.”

Artists exhibiting at this year’s 1:54 include Ibrahim El-Salahi, William Kentridge, Malick Sidibé, Billie Zangewa, Derrick Adams, Cheikh Ndiaye, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Boris Nzebo, Lebohang Kganye, and Mohau Mokadiseng. The fair’s talks and events program, called FORUM—curated by Koyo Kouoh, the artistic director of RAW Material Company in Dakar and contributor to Artforum’s Dispatch on Art in Dakar from September 2016—will include artist talks, keynote lectures, and panel discussions with international curators, artists, and other art professionals. The full program will be announced in March.

The full list of participating galleries is as follows:

(S)ITOR, Sitor Senghor (Paris)

50 Golborne (London)

AFRONOVA (Johannesburg)

ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi)

David Krut Projects (Johannesburg and New York)

Ed Cross Fine Art (London)

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)

Jack Bell Gallery (London)

MAGNIN-A (Paris)

MOV'ART Gallery (Luanda, Angola)

Officine dell'Immagine (Milan)

ROOM Gallery & Projects (Johannesburg)

Rosenfeld Porcini (London)

TAFETA (London)

Taymour Grahne Gallery (New York)

Tyburn Gallery (London)

Vigo Gallery (London)

VOICE Gallery (Marrakech)