Gallery List Announced
For 1-54 New York 2018

Lawrence Lemaoana, Crazy, 2017, Embroidery on kanga, 258 x 299 cm, 101 x 117 in. Courtesy AFRONOVA GALLERY

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to promoting contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives, is pleased to announce the galleries exhibiting in the fourth edition of the New York fair, which will take place May 4-6, 2018, at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn.

The 2018 New York edition of 1-54 will welcome 21 galleries from the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, France, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 artists.

Yinka Shonibare, The American Library Collection (Detail), 2017, 192 hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold-foiled names, bookcase, bespoke card catalogue box, 248 x 101 x 33 cm. Courtesy James Cohan

This year, 1-54 New York’s impressive roster of African and African diaspora artists will include internationally renowned figures such as Derrick Adams and Yinka Shonibare MBE RA and emerging talent such as Kudzanai-Violet Hwami and Lebohang Kganye.

For the fourth year in a row, 1-54 New York will be accompanied by FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events program, curated by Omar Berrada. 1-54 FORUM will include artist talks, keynote lectures and panel discussions with international curators, artists and art professionals.

This year’s fair will also include an expanded collateral program of Special Projects, 1-54’s non-profit section, at Pioneer Works, with further details to be announced shortly.

List of Participating Galleries:

50 Golborne (London, UK)
AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Aicon Gallery (New York, USA)
Burning in Water (New York, USA)
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery (New York, USA/Harare, Zimbabwe)
Elmarsa (Dubai, UAE/Tunis, Tunisia)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)
HUBERTY & BREYNE GALLERY (Paris, France/Brussels, Belgium)
Jack Bell Gallery (London, UK)
James Cohan (New York, USA)
Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin, Germany)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)
Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria)
Sapar Contemporary (New York, USA)
Sulger-Buel Lovell (London, UK)
TAFETA (London, UK)
Tyburn Gallery (London, UK)
Vigo Gallery (London, UK)
Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, USA)

Moffat Takadiwa, Hello- Hello- paRadio, 2017, Computer keys, 230 x 120 x 7 cm, 90 x 47 x 2 in. Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

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