The second edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair took place in London from 16 to 19 October 2014. The third edition of the fair will be held from 15 to 18 October 2015.
1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.
1:54 is initiated by market developer Touria El Glaoui under the auspice of Art Africa Ltd. Designed by Rashid-Ali / RA Projects, 1:54 is held at Somerset House, a historic building and major cultural arts centre in the heart of London.
1:54 is accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and includes lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.
1:54 is a high quality event which showcased a limited number of 27 carefully selected galleries for its second edition.