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In the anticipation of Marrakech 2024, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair announces its return to New York for its 10th edition.

1-54 New York 2023. Image courtesy of 1-54.

The ninth edition of 1-54 in New York in 2023 was a momentous milestone for the fair and its participants. Located in the heart of West Harlem, the fair brought together 70 leading artists from Africa and its diaspora, showcasing their diverse talents and perspectives. The fair boasted the participation of 26 leading galleries, adding an enriching layer to the multifaceted tapestry of contemporary African art. The event garnered widespread attention, drawing in more than 8,000 enthusiastic visitors and capturing the interest of over 30 museums and non-profit institutions.

The 10th edition of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York, scheduled for May 2-5, 2024, promises to be even more breathtaking. Embarking on a new chapter in its storied journey, the fair is set to return to the iconic city of New York. It will undergo a transformative shift in location, moving to the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea, situated in the bustling heart of Manhattan. The relocation to this dynamic and central venue symbolizes the fair’s commitment to expanding its footprint within the city, providing an even more immersive experience for attendees and participants alike.

Schedule for the fair is as follows;

VIP Preview
Thursday 02 May

Public opening hours
Friday 03 May
Saturday 04 May
Sunday 05 May

Get in touch with to request an application form and for any further queries.

Deadline: 25th of January 2024

1-54 New York 2023. Image courtesy of 1-54.

About 1-54

Founded in 2013 by Touria El Glaoui, 1-54 is the first and only international fair dedicated to contemporary African art. With three editions per year—in London, New York and Marrakech—as well as a pop-up fair in Paris, 1-54 is the leading global art fair committed to providing visibility to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Striving to promote a community of diverse perspectives, including evolving interpretations of the diasporic experience, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art alongside artists talks, panel discussions and a Special Projects programme. The fair’s name draws reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent.

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Bardi Osobuanomola Catherine is a budding storyteller. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Benin. She has contributed to numerous Art publications across Africa. She is currently a Writer for Art News Africa.

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