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.
Congolese artist Ngimbi (Luve) Bakambana, represented by Galerie Atiss Dakar, gave 1-54 a tour of his studio located in Paris, France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigerian artist Kelechi Nwaneri, represented by EBONY/CURATED, invited 1-54 to his studio located in Lagos, and told us more about his work.
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.
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.
German artist Marion Boehm, represented by OOA (Barcelona, Spain), invited 1-54 to her studio in Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 full 1-54 Public Programme, gathering a list of events and exhibitions happening across the city over the four days of the fair!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
Farah Khelil, Effet de surface, 2018, slide projector carousel, 61 cut-out slides, unique. Courtesy Selma Feriani Gallery Bringing together 45 galleries from 19 countries, 1-54 will be presenting 16 galleries
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…
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.
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 epicentre of New York City’s
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…