1-54 New York 2018

Exhibiting Galleries Announced

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns for its 4th edition in New York from 4-6 May 2018.

Lawrence Lemaoana, Crazy, 2017, Embroidery on kanga, 258 x 299 cm, 101 x 117 in.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail to someone

Bringing together 21 international leading galleries from Europe, North America and Africa, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns for its 4th edition to Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York between the 4-6 May 2018.

Every year the fair aims to expand its network with new galleries, artists and collaborations to promote and provide an innovative platform for contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

This spring, 1-54 adds to its roster ten new galleries from New York, Berlin, Bruxelles, Dubai and Abuja. Exhibiting the works of over 60  artists, the fair will showcase a diverse range of artists, from internationally acclaimed figures such as Derrick Adams, Yinka Shonibare MBE RA and Malick Sidibé, as well as emerging talents such as Kudzanai-Violet Hwami and Lebohang Kganye.

For the fourth year in a row, 1-54 New York will be accompanied by FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events programme, curated by Omar Berrada. 1-54 FORUM will include artist talks, keynote lectures and panel discussions with international curators, artists and art professionals.

This year’s fair will also promote a collateral programme of Special Projects, 1-54’s non-profit initiative, including installations and collaborations with international artists and cultural platforms, with further details to be announced shortly.

Early bird tickets for 1-54 New York 2018 are now on sale, get yours here!


50 Golborne (London, UK)
AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Aicon Gallery (New York, USA)
Burning in Water (New York, USA)
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery (New York, USA/Harare, Zimbabwe)
Elmarsa (Dubai, UAE/Tunis, Tunisia)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)
HUBERTY & BREYNE GALLERY (Paris, France/Brussels, Belgium)
Jack Bell Gallery (London, UK)
James Cohan (New York, USA)
Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin, Germany)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)
Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria)
Sapar Contemporary (New York, USA)
Sulger-Buel Lovell (London, UK)
TAFETA (London, UK)
Tyburn Gallery (London, UK)
Vigo Gallery (London, UK)
Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, USA)

View here 1-54 opening hours and ticket information.