1-54 Forum programme and tickets announced

Tickets are now on sale for the eighth edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London at Somerset House, on Saturday 10 October between 10:00 …

1-54 London | The Countdown begins!

Tickets for 1-54 London 2020 are now on sale!! With less than a month to go we are delighted to announce tickets are now on …

The Studio Visit Series: DuduBloom More

South African-based visual artist DuduBloom More, represented by Berman Contemporary invited 1-54 to her studio in Johannesburg. Duduzile (DuduBloom) More is a visual artist from …

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Damon Davis

US-based post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis, represented by Mindy Solomon, invited 1-54 to his studio in St Louis. Damon Davis is an award-winning, post-disciplinary artist who …

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Wole Lagunju

Nigerian-born artist Wole Lagunju, represented by Montague Contemporary, invited 1-54 to his studio based in the US. Wole Lagunju practices a visually stunning form of …

1-54 London Returns to Somerset House

We are pleased to announce the eighth edition of 1-54 London will take place at Somerset House 8 – 10 October 2020. This will be …

1-54 Webinar: African biennales as portals for collaborative practices

1-54 invited Christine Eyene, Artistic Director, Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, Sammy Baloji, Co-Founder, Biennale de Lubumbashi, Daudi Karungi, Director & Coordinator, Kampala Art Biennale to discuss African biennales and collaborative practices. Moderated by Nkgopoleng Moloi, South African writer, curator and photographer.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Tuli Mekondjo

Namibian artist Tuli Mekondjo, represented by South African gallery Guns & Rain, invited 1-54 to her studio located in Windhoek, Namibia.

1-54 Webinar: The Future of Art Collecting

1-54 invited collectors Sandra Mbanefo Obiago (Nigeria), Pulane Kingston (South Africa) and Kenneth Montague (Canada), for a conversation focusing on the future of art collecting. The webinar will be moderated by Chela Mitchell, art advisor and founder of Komuna.

1-54 Webinar: Reinventing African Art Museums for Changing Times

With Sonia Lawson, Founding Director, Palais de Lomé (Lomé, Togo); Koyo Kouoh, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) and Dr. Karen E. Milbourne, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, USA); moderated by Claude Grunitzky, Founder of TRUE Africa.

1-54 Webinar: What role can art centres in Africa play in navigating a rapidly shifting world?

1-54 invited Teesa Bahana, Director, 32° East Ugandan Arts Trust (Kampala, Uganda), Mirna Wessels, CEO, Spier Arts Trust (Cape Town, South Africa) and Ibrahim Mahama, Founder, The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (Tamale, Ghana) to discuss what role their art centres, located in diverse parts of Africa, can play in a local and international context.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Owanto

Owanto, represented by Sakhile&Me, invited 1-54 to her studio and told us about her more recent series.

1-54 webinar: Access all areas, How to challenge institutions to break their exclusive structures?

1-54 has invited Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba (Co-Founders and Editors-in-Chief of Contemporary And) to curate and moderate a conversation between Sepake Angiama (Artistic Director Iniva, London), Linett Kamala (Artist, Educator and Director for Lin Kam Art), and Touria El Glaoui (Founding Director, 1-54) discussing possibilities and tools for a diversification of the art world.

Our commitment at 1-54

The recent death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that have taken place across the US and around the world have yet again shone a light on the ongoing prevalence of racism in our society. At 1-54 we stand in full support of the Black community and anyone suffering oppression, discrimination, social injustice or racism. But we realise we can and must do more.

No Justice No Peace ; WE ARE. A project by C&

In this current moment, which ferociously amplifies the uncertainty, pain, and disruption caused by the systemic racism and ignorance Black individuals have to constantly confront and endure, C& has invited creatives and thinkers from the US, other parts of the Global Diaspora, and Africa to share their thoughts. 1-54 is relaying these statements on its website, as part of the ongoing collaboration between the fair and C&.

1-54 Curator’s Picks: Dexter Wimberly

1-54 invited Dexter Wimberly, Independent Curator and CEO of Art World Conference, to virtually explore the fair and tell us more about his highlights.

1-54 Collector’s Picks: Claude Grunitzky

1-54 invited long-time friend and Founder of TRUE Africa Claude Grunitzky to virtually explore the fair and tell us more about his ‘coup de coeur’.

1-54 Webinar: How are contemporary African art galleries envisioning the post Covid-19 art world?

1-54 has invited Rakeb Sile (Addis Fine Art), Cécile Fakhoury (Galerie Cécile Fakhoury) and Ayo Adeyinka (TAFETA) to discuss how their galleries, located in diverse parts of the world, can and will adapt to a redefined art world.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Alexis Peskine

Artist Alexis Peskine, represented by October Gallery (London, UK) in the current 1-54 Online Edition, invited us to visit his studio and told us more about his most recent large-scale portraits.

1-54 Webinar: The Future of Contemporary African Art Fairs

On Wednesday 20 May, 1-54 invited art fairs Founders and Directors Tokini Peterside (ART X Lagos), Victoria Mann (AKAA), Mandla Sibeko (FNB Art Joburg) to a online discussion on the future of contemporary African art fairs with 1-54 Founding Director Touria El Glaoui.

1-54 Collector’s Picks: Othman Lazraq

Watch the second episode of the 1-54 Collector’s Picks series today! 1-54 invited Othman Lazraq, President of MACAAL (Marrakech, Morocco), to virtually explore 1-54 Online Edition and tell us more about his highlights.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Kaloki Nyamai

In this video shot by James Muriuki, Kenyan artist Kaloki Nyamai, represented by EBONY / CURATED (Cape Town, South Africa) in the current 1-54 Online Edition, invited 1-54 to his studio in Nairobi.

1-54 Collector’s Picks: Tarek Mouganie

In this video, collector Tarek Mouganie, Group CEO of Affinity (Ghana), virtually explores 1-54 Online Edition and discusses his highlights with 1-54 Funding Director Touria El Glaoui.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Salifou Lindou

The Cameroonian artist Salifou Lindon, represented by Afikaris (Paris, France) in the current 1-54 Online Edition, invited 1-54 to his Douala home and studio and told us more about his experience of working during lock down.

The 1-54 Interview Series: Adjani Okpu-Egbe

Adjani Okpu-Egbe, the inaugural recipient of the Ritzau Art Prize, spoke to our partner Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy about his work and practice. The Cameroonian painter and installation artist is represented by Sulger-Buel Gallery in the current 1-54 Online Edition.

Adjani Okpu-Egbe wins the inaugural Ritzau Art Prize

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and 1-54 are delighted to announce the inaugural recipient of the Ritzau Art Prize, Cameroonian painter and installation artist Adjani Okpu-Egbe (b. 1979), whose raw, expressive art investigates African colonial history and political activism.

1-54 Online Edition live on Artsy

Explore hundreds of artworks from more than 80 artists from Africa and the diaspora presented by 25 international galleries on the 1-54 Online Edition, now available on Artsy!

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Stacey Gillian Abe

Ugandan artist Stacey Gillian Abe, represented at the next edition of 1-54 Online by Afriart Gallery (Kampala, Uganda), invited 1-54 to her office in Kampala, and showed us how she edits videos and pictures on her computer.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Ngimbi (Luve) Bakambana

Congolese artist Ngimbi (Luve) Bakambana, represented by Galerie Atiss Dakar, gave 1-54 a tour of his studio located in Paris, France.

The 1-54 interview series in partnership with Artskop3437: February James

1-54 is collaborating with Artskop3437 for a series of interviews with artists presented at the next online edition of the fair, opening on 6 May on Artsy. For the third interview of the series, Artskop3437 interviewed artist February James.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: “Inside my head” by Cameron Platter

South African artist Cameron Platter, represented by Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna, Austria), shared “Inside my head” with 1-54, a virtual and conceptual studio visit.

1-54 New York 2020 online edition to launch on Artsy next week

We are pleased to announce that thanks to a special collaboration with long-standing fair partner Artsy, the postponed 1-54 New York 2020 edition will be available to view for all online from 6 May, with a VIP Preview 4-5 May.

The 1-54 Interview series in partnership with Artskop3437: Lawrence Lemaoana

1-54 is collaborating with Artskop3437 for a series of interviews with artists presented at the next online edition of the fair. For the second interview of the series, Artskop3437 interviewed South African artist Lawrence Lemaoana.

The 1-54 interview series in partnership with Artskop3437: Sungi Mlengeya

1-54 is collaborating with Artskop3437 for a series of interviews with artists presented at the New York edition of the fair, which is held exclusively online throughout the month of May. In light of the current pandemic, Artskop3437 spoke to Sungi Mlengeya to find out more about her work and practice – especially during these trying times.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Kelechi Nwaneri

Nigerian artist Kelechi Nwaneri, represented by EBONY/CURATED, invited 1-54 to his studio located in Lagos, and told us more about his work.

The 1-54 Interview Series: Nate Lewis

While Fridman Gallery (New York, USA) has launched an online viewing room for Latent Tapestries, the first solo exhibition in New York by artist Nate Lewis, 1-54 had a chat with him about his practice in this very specific international context. Nate Lewis will be part of the 1-54 online edition, available on 6 May.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Ousmane Niang

Senegalese artist Ousmane Niang, represented by Afikaris (Paris, France), invited us to his studio in Dakar, and told us about his daily life during confinement.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Marion Boehm

German artist Marion Boehm, represented by OOA (Barcelona, Spain), invited 1-54 to her studio in Frankfurt, Germany.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Ken Nwadiogbu

1-54 invited Nigerian artist Ken Nwadiogbu, represented by Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria), to show us his Lagos studio and tell us a little more about his current work.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: Kimathi Mafafo

In this video presented by EBONY/CURATED (Cape Town, South Africa) and shot by Evan Naudé, South African artist Kimathi Mafafo discusses her work and practice in her studio.

The 1-54 Studio Visit Series: LR Vandy

We are delighted to launch a new video format: the 1-54 Studio Visit Series, recorded by the artists themselves during confinement. First artist to participate is LR Vandy, represented by October Gallery, London, UK.

1-54 New York 2020 postponed

In view of the current health crisis, 1-54 has come to the difficult yet necessary decision to postpone the forthcoming edition of 1-54 New York 2020 until 2021.

Sculpture Projects at 1-54

For the very first time, 1-54 Marrakech is delighted to present three outdoor sculptures by artists Yamou, Soukaïna Aziz El Idrissi and Moataz Nasr in the magnificent backdrop of La Mamounia.

The 1-54 Interview Series: Loft Art Gallery

For the third consecutive year, Loft Art Gallery will come back to La Mamounia among the 20 selected galleries presented at 1-54 Marrakech. This year the gallery will be also presenting a duo-show at El Fenn by artists Amina Agueznay and Hicham Benohoud as part of 1-54 extended Public Programme. Discover more about them by reading our latest interview!

The 1-54 Interview Series: Sayeda Khalil

Egyptian artist Sayeda Khalil will be showcasing at 1-54 Marrakech on the booth of UBUNTU art gallery. Find out more on her method, practice and ideas as a woman artist and experienced and valued mentor at the Faculty of Arts Education, Cairo

The 1-54 Interview Series: Jean-David Nkot from Afikaris

Why taking part to 1-54? Expectations and thoughts of the newcomer gallery: Afikaris, discussing their very first participation in the fair and their solo presentation by up-and-rising star Jean-David Nkot

Exclusive 1-54 Art Bike Tour by Pikala

Discover some of the highlights at 1-54 partner exhibitions and have fun exploring arts in the Marrakech Medina! Organised by Pikala Bikes, as part of …

Preview 1-54 Marrakech 2020 on Artsy

Explore galleries and artists in advance by visiting the 1-54 Marrakech 2020 Preview on Artsy. This online feature will allow collectors and visitors to browse booths and inquire on artworks before the fair opens!

1-54 Art Fair Launches Free App for Apple and Android

The first official on-the-go guide to 1-54 Art Fair is arrived: plan your visit in advance and make the most of your tour to 1-54 Marrakech 2020!

The 1-54 Interview Series: AFRONOVA GALLERY

Since its inception in 2005, Johannesburg-based AFRONOVA GALLERY offers an eclectic and innovative view on contemporary African art, with a special focus on photography. Founders Émilie Demon and Henri Vergon opened up on their curatorial choices and the ever-evolving Joburg’s art scene

First edition of Ritzau Art Prize at 1-54 New York 2020

1-54 New York 2020 will celebrate the inaugural Ritzau Art Prize, an award supporting extraordinary artists from the African continent for three-month career-enhancing residencies at ISCP in New York City in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Announcing exhibitors and 1-54 Forum curators at next NY edition

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is pleased to announce the sixth edition of the fair in New York running from 8 to 10 May, 2020 at The Caldwell Factory in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Thami Mnyele Foundation residency, in partnership with 1-54 Marrakech

1-54 is honoured to invite an artist presented at 1-54 Marrakech 2020 at the Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as an awarded artist in residence for a three-month period in 2021.

Partner Projects at 1-54 Marrakech 2020

A new programme of Partner Projects has been announced for the third edition of 1-54 Marrakech coming up this February 2020.

The 1-54 Interview Series: Natalie Obadia

Gallerist Natalie Obadia on the position of 1-54 in the international art fairs’ circuit and the role of Marrakech as growing centre for contemporary art.

The 1-54 Interview Series: Lakin Ogunbanwo

We had the chance to interview Lakin Ogunbanwo before the exhibition of his work in Marrakech, he told us about his creative process and his newest body of work.

Explore the 1-54 Public Programme at the next 1-54 Marrakech

Explore the full 1-54 Public Programme, gathering a list of events and exhibitions happening across the city over the four days of the fair!

Gallery list announced for the third edition of 1-54 Marrakech

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.

1-54 London 2019 catalogue now available online

Our 1-54 London 2019 Catalogue is now available online, do not miss the chance to get insights on the artists and the galleries presented to this London edition of 1-54.

Explore the virtual tour of 1-54 London

Discover all booths at the seventh edition of 1-54 London 2019!

Bisi Silva Remembered, 1-54 FORUM London 2019

To compliment the programme, we invited many of those who knew Silva to share one thing they learnt from her, which could be useful for others to know. These are now all published below.

An interview with Tola Ojuolape, 1-54 Lounge designer

For their October issue, NewAfrican published an interview with Tola Ojuolape, the designer behind the Lounge project at 1-54 London 2019. As part of our media partnership with NewAfrican, we’re sharing it here.

An interview with Kiluanji Kia Henda

NewAfrican published an interview with Kiluanji Kia Henda on their October issue, on the occasion of his monumental sculpture commission at 1-54 London 2019. As part of our media partnership with NewAfrican, we’re sharing it here.

Preview 1-54 London on Artsy

Before doors open next week, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy. Visit the online preview to inquire on works for sale now and to learn more about this year’s exhibiting galleries and artists.

Nowness trailer: ‘Water Life’ by Ethiopian Photographer Aïda Muluneh

To celebrate Aïda Muluneh’s exhibition at Somerset House as part of 1-54 London 2019, culture video platform Nowness collaborated with WaterAid to create a special episode of their Photographers in Focus series.

Kiluanji Kia Henda announced for 1-54 Courtyard Sculpture Commission at Somerset House

Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda, represented by Goodman Gallery, has been selected for the 2019 edition of the 1-54 Courtyard Sculpture Commission, presenting Fortress.

1-54 London 2019 is coming soon…

1-54 London will be returning to Somerset House this October…

Tickets on sale for 1-54 London 2019

Tickets for the 7th edition of 1-54 London are now on sale online. Get yours before September at a special early-bird price…

Make the most of 1-54 London 2019

Learn more about the artists exhibited at the fair with selected events open to all. All events are free to attend with a 1-54 ticket, simply register in advance to secure your place…

1-54 returns to Marrakech in February 2020

Next year, the fair will bring together 20 leading galleries to La Mamounia, 22 – 23 February, presenting an exciting showcase of artists from Africa and its diaspora of both emerging and established profile…

Special Projects at the next edition of 1-54 London

In addition to the 45 international galleries exhibiting at the upcoming seventh edition, 1-54 will feature an expanded selection of Special Projects. Amongst them works by Mary Sibande and Aïda Muluneh, collaborations with…

Gallery list announced for the 7th edition of 1-54 London

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to London for its seventh edition at Somerset House, 3 – 6 October 2019. Bringing together 45 galleries from …

Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams

This October, Somerset House and 1-54 are proud to present ‘Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams’, an exhibition of new and celebrated works from one of South Africa’s most prominent contemporary artists…

Virtual tour of 1-54 NY 2019

Explore all galleries and exhibited artworks from the fifth edition of 1-54 New York through the virtual tour of the fair…

1-54 New York 2019 in motion

The fifth edition of 1-54 in New York is opening this week at Industria …

PREVIEW 1-54 New York 2019 on Artsy

Before doors open next week, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy. Visit the online preview to inquire on works for sale now and to learn more about this year’s exhibiting galleries and artists.

New venue for 1-54 New York: Industria in the West Village

For its fifth-anniversary edition in New York in 2019, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is relocating from Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works to Manhattan’s West Village, the …

Call for applications: Kamel Lazaar Foundation Sculpture Commission at 1-54 London 2019

Kamel Lazaar Foundation and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair are pleased to renew their collaboration on a courtyard installation commission, allowing artists from Africa and its diaspora to advance their practice with a project of monumental scale…

Special Projects at 1-54 New York 2019

Special Projects at the fifth edition of 1-54 New York, include collaborations with Pioneer Works and Aperture Foundation, as well as a presentation of the black and white photographs by Paul Kodjo….

A glimpse of 1-54 Marrakech 2019

Catch here a glimpse of the second edition of 1-54 Marrakech with photos and images from the fair…

1-54 Marrakech 2019 Artsy Preview

Before the 2019 edition of 1-54 Marrakech opens next week, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy…

Special Projects at 1-54 Marrakech 2019

For its second Marrakech edition, 1-54 will be partnering once again with major local institutions to offer a vibrant programme of Special Projects around the city of Marrakech during the fair at La Mamounia, 21 – 24 February 2019. Discover here the full list….

Gallery list announced for the second edition of 1-54 Marrakech

Bringing together 18 international galleries and the works of over 65 established and emerging artists, 1-54 Marrakech aims to broaden its programme with bespoke events and exhibitions across the city and showcase Marrakech’s creative energy…

Athi-Patra Ruga re-imagining South Africa one story at the time

This interview was originally published in the October 2018 issue of New African, to coincide with the sixth edition of 1-54 London. Opening his first …

Artsy Preview: 1-54 London 2018

Before doors open next week, we invite you to explore a first look at 1-54 London on Artsy…

Disunited States of Africa travels to London: a conversation with Nú Barreto

Presenting ‘Etats Désunis d’Afrique!/Criblés’ as part of 1-54 Special Projects, artist Nú Barreto explores the universality of poverty, violence and corruption focused on the socio-political landscape of the African continent…

Shiraz Bayjoo: Lounge designer at 1-54 London 2018

Multidisciplinary artist Shiraz Bayjoo will design the visitor’s Lounge for the sixth London edition of 1-54 at Somerset House. Drawing from the colonial histories of the Indian Ocean region, he presents multi-media works and archival material…

Feast Your Eyes

After the success of last year’s edition, this summer Nando’s transformed one of its restaurants in a pop-up gallery between the 13 – 15 July for the second edition of ‘Feast Your Eyes’, exhibiting the works of five southern African artists…

Special Projects at 1-54 London 2018

The sixth edition of 1-54 London will showcase an extended programme of Special Projects amongst which a courtyard installation by Ibrahim El-Salahi, the first UK solo exhibition of Athi-Patra Ruga presented in collaboration with Somerset House…

Galleries announced for 1-54 London 2018

  Bringing together a diverse set of perspectives from around the world, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair has selected 43 leading international galleries for its …

FORUM talks from 1-54 NY 2018 are now online

You can now listen to all FORUM talks from this year’s edition of 1-54 New York online. The 4th edition of 1-54 New York presented panel discussions, artist talks and music sets curated by Omar Berrada, featuring Derrick Adams, Sophia Azeb, Babirye Leilah, Hatim Belyamani…

Catch a glimpse of 1-54 New York 2018

Watch here all highlights from the latest edition of the fair at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Artsy for 1-54 New York 2018

In advance of 1-54 New York opening next week, browse and buy artworks on Artsy. Explore booths, save favorites, submit inquiries, and follow galleries and artists exclusively on Artsy…

)U( by Emo de Medeiros at Dak’Art 2018

Emo de Medeiros has been selected to present )U(, a transmedia installation, at the Ancien Palais de Justice in Dakar as part of the upcoming Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art African Contemporain in May 2018…

Azikiwe Mohammed on his installation for the lounge at 1-54 New York

For its fourth New York edition, 1-54 has invited artist Azikiwe Mohammed to design the fair’s lounge. In interview with 1-54, Azikiwe Mohammed shares insights of his practice and the ideas behind his installation…

Ralph Ziman in conversation: 70 million beads vs. The Casspir

As part of the Special Projects at the fourth edition of 1-54 New York, South African artist Ralph Ziman presents his Casspir Project with SPOEK 1, a re-imagined military vehicle. In interview with 1-54, the artists shares the story of this project and the aims of his work…

Special Projects at 1-54 New York 2018

With every edition of 1-54, the fair aims to promote the best talent from all over the world both in the exhibited galleries and in 1-54’s non-profit section of the Special Projects. This year, the Special Projects encompass a wide variety of media and touch upon extremely timely ideas, social issues and contemporary discourses…

Gallery list announced for 1-54 New York 2018

The fourth New York edition of 1-54 returns to Pioneer Works, Brooklyn between the 4-6 May 2018. The fair will welcome 21 international galleries, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 50 artists…

1-54 FORUM talks available to listen online

You can now listen to all talks from 1-54 FORUM, recorded during the first edition of 1-54 Marrakech in February 2018…

1-54 Marrakech in motion

Video: relive 1-54 Marrakech and catch a peek of the first edition of 1-54 at La Mamounia

1-54 takes over Guéliz in Marrakech

As part of its Public Programme, 1-54 has partnered with local galleries in the neighbourhood of Guéliz, Marrakech to offer an exciting “Art Night” for all…

Montresso* Art Foundation and Dominique Zinkpè in conversation with 1-54

The mission of the Foundation is to give space to the artists beyond borders, to form a single contemporary creation. The first edition of IN-DISCIPLINE is a crosscutting project that gives a look at Marrakech and Cotonou from a Beninese point of view…

Mohamed Melehi at La Mamounia

Taking over the Salon de Thé at La Mamounia, Loft Art Gallery presents previously unseen works by Mohamed Melehi…

View and collect artworks at 1-54 Marrakech on Artsy

You can now start browsing and collecting artworks on Artsy in advance of the opening of the fair next week. Explore booths, save favourites, submit …

INTERVIEW WITH MERYEM SEBTI FROM DIPTYK MAGAZINE

In 2008, Hicham Daoudi (Director of CMOOA and Comptoir des Mines Galerie) asked me to work on a magazine project, he believed it was the right moment to support a renewal of the contemporary art scene…

Elisabeth Efua Sutherland performing during 1-54 Marrakech 2018

Co-presented by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Gallery 1957 and MACAAL, Elisabeth Efua Sutherland’s performance, ‘Black Noise’, explores black as a lament, colour and meditation…

Afrique in Visu in conversation with 1-54

During 1-54 Marrakech, The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) will launch internationally with a new exhibition curated by Afrique in Visu titled …

Kulte Bookstore at 1-54 Marrakech

In occasion of 1-54 Marrakech, Kulte Centre for Contemporary Art (Rabat, Morocco) will be running a bookshop at La Mamounia. Promoting rare and specific publications …

Interview with Yoriyas

Also known as Yassine Alaoui Ismail, Yoriyas is a Casablanca-based photographer and performer. Attempting to capture the fleeting moments, Yoriyas’ spontaneous photographs reveal beautiful instants …

Touria El Glaoui at TED Global 2017

Last summer in Arusha, Tanzania, 1-54 Founding Director Touria El Glaoui presented her talk ‘Inside Africa’s thriving art scene’ for TEDGlobal 2017 – Builders, Truth …

Gallery list announced for 1-54 Marrakech 2018

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is delighted to announce the galleries participating in the inaugural Marrakech edition, at La Mamounia 24–25 February 2018, with a …

Celebrating 1-54 Marrakech and MACAAL in New York

Last Tuesday evening 1-54 joined forces with MACAAL (Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden) to celebrate the inaugural edition of 1-54 Marrakech and the international …

1-54 London 2017 catalogue on sale!

You can now buy online the catalogue of 1-54 London 2017, with one-page biographies for every exhibiting artist, full gallery profiles and sections dedicated to …

Looking back at 1-54 London 2017

If you have missed the chance to visit the fifth edition of 1-54 London 2017, catch up with what you missed through our Youtube page, …

Explore 1-54 virtual tour

Click here to explore 1-54 virtual tour!

Interview with Hassan Hajjaj

This interview was originally published in the October 2017 issue of New African, to coincide with the fifth edition of 1-54 London. Known for his …

Performances at 1-54 London 2017

In celebration of the fifth anniversary London edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the Special Projects include live performances by artists Hana Tefrati and Adejoke …

Goodman Gallery presents film programme at 1-54

With screenings everyday from 12:00 to 13:00 between the 6-8 October, Goodman Gallery presents a film programme entitled History is Not Mine for the fifth …

Yinka Ilori to design 1-54 Lounge

For the 1-54 London 2017 Lounge commission, London-based designer Yinka Ilori injects an array of colours into the space. Entitled A United Family eats from …

Explore 1-54 galleries via Artsy

Starting today, in advance of 1-54 London 2017 opening next week, browse and collect artworks on Artsy. Explore booths, save favourites, submit inquiries, and follow …

Special Projects at 1-54 London 2017

Launched by 1-54 in 2014, Special Projects champions the work of nonprofit cultural organisations and art centres with the aim of realising unique projects and …

Let’s talk about art: Nando’s and 1-54

LET’S TALK ABOUT ART: NANDO’S AT 1-54 As the Silver Sponsor of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair for the second consecutive year, Nando’s has close …

Gallery list announced for 1-54 London 2017

We are thrilled to announce such a wonderful mix of exhibitors for our fifth London edition. It is very exciting to welcome some new galleries …

Listen to all FORUM talks from 1-54 New York 2017 online

The full program of FORUM talks from the third edition of 1-54 New York is now available here. 1-54 FORUM, the fair’s annual talks program, …

Introducing the first Marrakech edition of 1-54, 24–25 February 2018

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 …

Gallery list announced for 1-54 New York 2017

  1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is pleased to announce the selected galleries for its third New York fair at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn! Taking …