1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, was delighted to announce its in-person return to New York after two years, set to take place over four days from 19 – 22 May 2022. The return of 1-54 New York saw an international line-up of 25 galleries from across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, including galleries from New York, such as Cierra Britton Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Hannah Traore Gallery, Medium Tings, Long Gallery, Montague Contemporary, Superposition Gallery, among others.

1-54 New York moved to a new location at Harlem Parish, a grand yet intimate venue located in Central Harlem. The fair was accompanied by a series of events throughout Harlem.

1-54 New York was accompanied by 1-54 Forum, the fair’s acclaimed program of talks, performances, and screenings that explore the work and practice of artists from Africa and its diaspora. Novella Ford, Associate Director for Public Programs and Exhibitions at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has been selected as Curator. Please visit here for more information about Forum.

Now in its third consecutive year, 1-54’s continued partnership with Christie’s signals the fair’s strong and dynamic relationship with the global auction house. The collaboration also demonstrated Christie’s commitment to showcasing contemporary African art to its global client base and enhancing exposure for the fair internationally.

Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors were also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 19 – 25 May at artsy.net/1-54.


Tickets for 1-54 New York 2022




VIP previews – by invitation only

Thursday, May 19            10:00am – 7:00pm

From Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22        11:00am – 12:00pm

Public opening hours

Friday, May 20              12:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 21          12:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday, May 22            12:00pm – 5:00pm


Harlem Parish – 258 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026, United States.

List of Participating Galleries

193 Gallery

50 Golborne


Berman Contemporary

BKhz Gallery

Cierra Britton Gallery

espace d’art contemporain 14N 61W

Fridman Gallery

Foreign Agent

Galerie Carole Kvasnevski

Galerie Eric Dupont

Galerie Number 8

Galerie Véronique Rieffel

Gallery 1957

Hafez Gallery

Hannah Traore Gallery

Jason Shin

Long Gallery Harlem

Luce Gallery

Medium Tings

Montague Contemporary

Montresso* Art Foundation

Nil Gallery

Richard Saltoun Gallery / Andrew Kreps Gallery

Superposition Gallery


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