1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is delighted to announce the 20 international galleries participating in its third Marrakech edition, taking place at La Mamounia, 22 and 23 February, with VIP Previews on 20 and 21 February 2020.
While more than half the exhibitors are from Africa, ten galleries will participate in 1-54 Marrakech for the first time: Afikaris (Paris, France), AFRONOVA GALLERY (Cape Town, South Africa), Eclectica Contemporary (Cape Town, South Africa), galerie 127 (Marrakech, Morocco), GVCC (Casablanca, Morocco), Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt), Nil Gallery (Paris, France), So Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco), UBUNTU art gallery (Cairo, Egypt) and WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town, South Africa).
The fair will showcase the work of more than 70 artists, both emerging and established, working in a wide variety of mediums and from a range of geographical locations comprising 20 countries: Angola, Belgium, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Togo and the United States.
1-54 Marrakech will be accompanied by 1-54 FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events programme, including artist talks and panel discussions with international curators, artists and cultural producers, to be held at La Mamounia, ESAV and Le 18 in parallel to the fair. For the 2020 Marrakech edition, 1-54 FORUM will be curated for the first time by independent art space, The Showroom, London. The project will be led by The Showroom’s curatorial team and takes its methodology from the organisation’s programme of engagement with its local north-west London community, Communal Knowledge. Entitled On focus: Communal Knowledge at Large, 1-54 FORUM will explore the potential of that methodology to be translated to other contexts. Nurtured by the insightful contributions of local and international agents, 1-54 FORUM will become a platform to interrogate multiple practices of socially engaged art, leading to the production of a new roadmap of organisational and institutional collective methodologies originated by this encounter between artists, activists, institutions and community organisers.
Full list of participating galleries
Afikaris (Paris, France)
AFRONOVA GALLERY (Cape Town, South Africa)
Eclectica Contemporary (Cape Town, South Africa)
galerie 127 (Marrakech, Morocco)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire / Dakar, Senegal)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa / London, United Kingdom)
GVCC (Casablanca, Morocco)
Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin, Germany)
L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca, Morocco)
Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)
LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt)
Nil Gallery (Paris, France)
Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy)
So Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)
UBUNTU art gallery (Cairo, Egypt)
VOICE gallery (Marrakech, Morocco)
WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town, South Africa)