1:54 London 2017 tickets on sale

The tickets for the upcoming fifth anniversary edition of 1:54 London are now available for purchase. With early bird tickets on sale only until the …

Special Projects at 1:54 London 2017

Launched by 1:54 in 2014, Special Projects champions the work of nonprofit cultural organisations and art centres with the aim of realising unique projects and …

Gallery list announced for 1:54 London 2017

“We are thrilled to announce such a wonderful mix of exhibitors for our fifth London edition. It is very exciting to welcome some new galleries …

Listen to all FORUM 2017 talks online

The full program of FORUM talks from the third edition of 1:54 New York is now available here. 1:54 FORUM, the fair’s annual talks program, …

1:54 New York 2017 catalogue now available online

The catalogue of the third edition of 1:54 New York is now available for sale online. Click here to order your copy now! The catalogue …

Artsy’s official online preview of 1:54 New York is live

Browse and collect artworks at 1:54 New York on Artsy. Explore booths, save favorites, and connect with leading galleries in advance of the fair. Click …

Special projects at 1:54 NY 2017

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair announced a lineup of special projects for the 2017 edition of the New York fair (May 5 – 7, 2017). …

Announcing the 2017 New York lineup for 1:54 FORUM

Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director of RAW Material Company, Dakar), who has curated 1:54 FORUM since the fair’s inception will focus this edition on exploring some …

Introducing the first Marrakech edition of 1:54, 24–25 February 2018

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to promoting contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives, is pleased to …

Gallery list announced for 1:54 NY 2017

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is pleased to announce the selected galleries for its third New York fair at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Taking place …

1:54 New York is back: 5-7 May 2017

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading transnational platform dedicated to promoting Africa and African-related art practices and projects, will return to New York from …

Interview with Phoebe Boswell

A short interview with artist Phoebe Boswell on the occasion of 1:54 New York 2016 – where she presented her work with the London-based TAFETA. …

1:54 London 2016 special projects announced

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced an expanded programme of exhibitions and special projects for the 2016 edition of the London fair, taking place …

Interview with Karen Hampton

A short interview with Karen Hampton on the occasion of 1:54 New York 2016 – where she presented a piece with the London-based Jack Bell …

Interview with designer Stephen Burks

A short interview with designer Stephen Burks, of Stephen Burks Man Made, on the occasion of 1:54 New York 2016 – where he designed the …

Gallery list announced for 1:54 London 2016

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced the galleries exhibiting in the fourth edition of the London fair, taking place in Somerset House from 6 …

Interview with Dave McKenzie

A short interview with Dave McKenzie on the occasion of 1:54 New York 2016 – where as a special project for FORUM, Dave McKenzie produced …

Interview with Joël Andrianomearisoa

A short interview with Joël Andrianomearisoa on the occasion of 1:54 New York 2016 – where a solo exhibition of his work was presented by the …

1:54 New York 2016: final video

17 exhibitors, 5 special projects, 65 artists, 6500 visitors; watch the highlights from our most successful U.S. edition yet!

Interviews with François-Xavier Gbré, Yo-Yo Gonthier and Vincent Michéa

As part of the Transmissions project, three artists represented by Galerie Cécile Fakhoury in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire responded to a few of our questions in Dakar, Senegal.

Walk through La Biennale de Dakar from anywhere in the world

Shot by Grégoire Dyer in Dakar, Senegal across May 4-8 2016, the Transmissions films takes viewers on a journey through the 12th edition of La …

Listen to all FORUM talks online

Weren’t able to join us in New York? You can now listen to the full program of FORUM talks here. Curated by Koyo Kouoh (RAW …

Preview 1:54 NY now on Artsy

Visit artsy.net/1-54-new-york-2016 to browse and inquire on artworks for sale in advance of the fair. Before attending, download the Artsy app for iPhone and iPad …

Tickets to 1:54 NY 2016 are now on sale!

The second New York edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opens its doors in less than 10 days. Buy your ticket in advance to avoid the …

1:54 events and collaborations program

1:54 New York 2016 presents a series of special events and collaborations throughout the week of the fair, in addition to the FORUM and performance programs. …

FORUM Program Announced, 6-7 May 2016

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading transnational fair for Africa and Africa-related art practices and projects, announces the 2016 schedule for 1:54 FORUM, the fair’s …

1:54 cocktail at Richard Taittinger Gallery

Richard Taittinger Gallery hosted a pre-fair cocktail for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair on Thursday, April 7th in New York. Here are a few pictures of 1:54 friends and family in New York, celebrating the second edition of 1:54 in the city.

Disseminating Africa Now: Cartographies in contemporary practice

Entitled “Disseminating Africa Now: Cartographies in contemporary practice”, this panel collectively addressed the increasing focus that is being directed toward contemporary African perspectives, from artist …

Tables-rondes 1:54 à Marrakech

La foire 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair s’invite à Marrakech pendant la semaine d’ouverture de la Marrakech Biennale et organise deux tables-rondes à cette occasion, le samedi 27 février au restaurant Dar Cherifa.

Announcing 1:54 NY 2016 exhibitors

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will return to New York from May 6-8, 2016! The second U.S. iteration of the fair will take place at …

North-South divide, a fabricated concept; two questions to Jihan El-Tahri

1:54 asked two questions to Jihan El Tahri, director, writer, producer and artist, at 1:54 London 2015. “This notion of North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa …

Layers of landscape, three questions to Leon Krige

1:54 asked three questions to South African artist Leon Krige on GALLERY AOP booth, at 1:54 London 2015. “I’m very interested in cities in transition, …

Exchange of ideas, two questions to Chris Dercon

“It’s not about influence, it’s about obtaining knowledge, it’s about gathering information and it’s a very important meeting point, for encounters, for sharing information, for exchange. And not just exchange of objects, not just exchange of artworks for sale, but also exchange of ideas.”

Syncretic Icons, an Interview with Namsa Leuba

In Namsa Leuba’s photographs, one enters a realm of bold colors, striking forms and sometimes-otherworldly figures. Whether these contexts are clearly constructed or more organically …

We’re back: 6-8 May 2016!

1:54 New York is back! The fair will be held from 6-8 May 2016 at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York. More information soon. Looking for …

1:54 NY 2015 live on Artsy.net

1:54 NY is live on Artsy.net. Artsy, the leading online resource for art collecting and education launched a preview of 1:54 NY that includes browsable …

RA Projects to design space for 1:54 NY 2015

RA Projects, award-winning London-based architecture and design studio, will design the lobby and exhibition spaces for the New York debut of 1:54 Contemporary African Art …

Birsel + Seck’s Taboo Stools and Tables in 1:54 Salon

Birsel + Seck, award-winning New York-based design and innovation studio, will furnish the lounge at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair with its Taboo series of stools and tables.

1:54 NY 2015 Exhibitors and Artists Announced

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, a leading transnational platform dedicated to promoting African and Africa related art practices and projects, will make its New York …

1:54 NY 2015 FORUM Programme Announced

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair hosts FORUM, an extensive programme of artist talks, panel discussions and lectures during its New York debut 15–16 May 2015. Forum will be held at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn alongside the fair 15–17 May.

1:54 Crosses the Pond — Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Following the 2014 edition of 1:54 in London, Europe’s leading art fair focusing on contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora, we are delighted to …