We might not have been able to organise 1-54 in the Red City this year, but Marrakech still has plenty of art on show! Born out of partnerships across the
1-54 and Christie’s have partnered to offer limited-edition tote bags featuring artworks by Godfried Donkor (represented by Gallery 1957), Ajarb Bernard Ategwa (represented by Jack Bell Gallery) and Sungi Mlengeya
Live like a local in Paris by visiting exciting exhibitions presented at our partner galleries and institutions showing contemporary African art shows around town during 1-54 Paris at Christie’s. Fondation
Download the 1-54 mobile App today to help you prepare for your visit or browse from the comfort of your sofa! Learn more about the artists from their biographies, discover
We are excited to announce, 1-54 Paris at Christie’s will be taking place for the first time in the French capital. 1-54 will welcome 20 international galleries presenting work by
Imagining, designing and filling public spaces gives creatives unique challenges and opportunities, from collaboration and production to establishing a work’s post-artist existence. What is the position of public installations in
Join 1-54 Founding Director, Touria El Glaoui as she speaks with two artists, Anya Paintsil, represented by Ed Cross Fine Art and DuduBloom More, represented by Berman Contemporary, to discuss
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, represented by Galerie Ernst Hilger, invited 1-54 to her studio in Vienna. Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed’s drawings are at once a satire of her generation and
1-54 Highlights, a curated pop-up exhibition including one seminal work from each 1-54 exhibitor is now on view in the Duke Street Gallery within Christie’s headquarters. DATES October 6th –
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.
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.
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 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.
Owanto, represented by Sakhile&Me, invited 1-54 to her studio and told us about her more recent series.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.