VIP & Press previews
Thursday 14 October
Friday 15 October
1-54 London Public days
Saturday 16 October
Sunday 17 October
We are delighted to return to London for our ninth edition of the fair at Somerset House 14 – 17 October 2021!
This edition will feature work from 48 leading international galleries from 23 countries across Europe, Africa and North America. Among the exhibitors this year are 20 galleries from Africa, a record number of galleries from the continent, and of the 48 exhibitors, 14 galleries will be welcomed to the London fair for the first time.
The fair will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, an extensive programme of artist talks, panels, screenings, performances and readings that will be curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif, Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation, and will take place both online and at Somerset House. Entitled Continental Drift, 1-54 Forum will gather artists and audiences; mediators and narrators, to collectively delve into themes of legacy, philanthropy, and digitality. Exploring this interstitial moment in history, 1-54 Forum explores the concept of the drift as a moment for gradual reflection.
Additionally, as part of the programme of 1-54 Special Projects, the fair will once again be partnering with Christie’s to present an exhibition at the Duke Street space curated by art historian and art critic Christine Eyene.
1-54 Online Powered by Christie’s will also return, providing a virtual experience where visitors will encounter additional works displayed by participating galleries as well as highlights from the fair itself.
From Thursday 14 – Sunday 31 October 2021, works from 1-54 will be available to purchase and view on Artsy for an extended period of time following the close of the official show.
Keep an eye on our website and Instagram for further announcements.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
1-54 London 2021 Exhibitors:
31 PROJECT (Paris, France)
50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom)
Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
AFIKARIS (Paris, France)
Afriart Gallery (Kampala, Uganda)
Beardsmore Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Berman Contemporary (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Bubble’n’Squeak (Brussels, Belgium)
Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya)
Claire Oliver Gallery (New York, USA)
DADA Gallery (Lagos, Nigeria)
EBONY/CURATED (Cape Town, South Africa)
Ed Cross Fine Art (London, United Kingdom)
Foreign Agent (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Fridman Gallery (New York, USA)
Galerie Atiss Dakar (Dakar, Senegal)
Galerie Carole Kvasnevski (Paris, France)
Galerie Dominique Fiat (Paris, France)
Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris, France)
Galerie Number 8 (Brussels, Belgium)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana/London, UK)
Guns & Rain (Johannesburg, South Africa)
HOA Galeria (São Paulo, Brazil)
Jack Bell Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Kalashnikovv Gallery (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London, United Kingdom/Berlin, Germany/Nevlunghavn, Norway)
La Galerie 38 (Casablanca, Morocco)
Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)
LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)
Luce Gallery (Turin, Italy)
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt)
Montague Contemporary (New York, USA)
Nil Gallery (Paris, France)
Nuweland (Oosterzee, The Netherlands)
OOA Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
October Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria)
Richard Saltoun Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Sakhile&Me (Frankfurt, Germany)
SMO Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria)
Sulger-Buel Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE (Luanda, Angola /Lisbon, Portugal)
THK Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)
UBUNTU Art Gallery (Cairo, Egypt)
Vigo Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Wilde (Geneva, Basel, Zurich, Switzerland)
Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix (London, United Kingdom)