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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List for London Edition

Installation view of Zak Ové’s Black & Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness at Somerset House in London in 2016.


The 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced that it will play host to 41 galleries from 18 countries for its fifth London edition, which is set to take place at Somerset House from October 5 to 8, during Frieze Week.

Eighteen galleries from Africa will be taking part in what the fair described in a statement as “its most geographically expansive edition yet.” For the second year, the special projects wing of the fair will host a series of satellite exhibitions, alongside FORUM, the fair’s educational program curated by Raw Material’s Koyo Kouoh. Further details of those events will be announced later in the year.

There will also be 11 newcomers to 1:54, including Mozambique’s Arte de Gema, Galerie 127 from Marrakech, Morroco, and SMO Contemporary Art, hailing from Lagos, Nigeria.

The full exhibitor list follows below.

  • (S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor (Paris, France)
  • 50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom)
  • Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
  • AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • AGorgi Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
  • Arte de Gema (Maputo, Mozambique)
  • ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Barnard Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Beardsmore Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
  • Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Ed Cross Fine Art (London, United Kingdom)
  • El Marsa (Dubai / United Arab Emirates / Tunis, Tunisia)
  • Eric Hussenot Gallery (Paris, France)
  • Galerie 127 (Marrakech, Morocco)
  • Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France)
  • Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)
  • Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) (London, United Kingdom)
  • Gallery MOMO (Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Ipsum Galeria (Madrid, Spain)
  • Jack Bell Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
  • L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca, Morocco)
  • Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
  • Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle, United States)
  • October Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
  • Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)
  • Perve Galeria (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
  • Plutschow Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy)
  • Purdy Hicks Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
  • Selma Feriani Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
  • SMAC Gallery (Cape Town / Johannesburg / Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • SMO Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Sulger-Buel Lovell (London, United Kingdom)
  • TAFETA (London, United Kingdom)
  • Tiwani Contemporary (London, United Kingdom)
  • Tyburn Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
  • VOICE Gallery (Marrakech, Morocco)
  • WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town, South Africa)

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