Explore the virtual tour of 1-54 London

Discover all booths at the seventh edition of 1-54 London 2019!

Bisi Silva Remembered, 1-54 FORUM London 2019

To compliment the programme, we invited many of those who knew Silva to share one thing they learnt from her, which could be useful for others to know. These are now all published below.

An interview with Tola Ojuolape, 1-54 Lounge designer

ewAfrican published an interview with Tola Ojuolape on their October issue, the designer behind the Lounge at 1-54 London 2019. As part of our media partnership with NewAfrican, we’re sharing it here.

An interview with Kiluanji Kia Henda

NewAfrican published an interview with Kiluanji Kia Henda on their October issue, on the occasion of his monumental sculpture commission at 1-54 London 2019. As part of our media partnership with NewAfrican, we’re sharing it here.

Preview 1-54 London on Artsy

Before doors open next week, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy. Visit the online preview to inquire on works for sale now and to learn more about this year’s exhibiting galleries and artists.

Nowness trailer: ‘Water Life’ by Ethiopian Photographer Aïda Muluneh

To celebrate Aïda Muluneh’s exhibition at Somerset House as part of 1-54 London 2019, culture video platform Nowness collaborated with WaterAid to create a special episode of their Photographers in Focus series.

Kiluanji Kia Henda announced for 1-54 Courtyard Sculpture Commission at Somerset House

Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda, represented by Goodman Gallery, has been selected for the 2019 edition of the 1-54 Courtyard Sculpture Commission, presenting Fortress.

1-54 London 2019 is coming soon…

1-54 London will be returning to Somerset House this October…

Tickets on sale for 1-54 London 2019

Tickets for the 7th edition of 1-54 London are now on sale online. Get yours before September at a special early-bird price…

Make the most of 1-54 London 2019

Learn more about the artists exhibited at the fair with selected events open to all. All events are free to attend with a 1-54 ticket, simply register in advance to secure your place…

1-54 returns to Marrakech in February 2020

Next year, the fair will bring together 20 leading galleries to La Mamounia, 22 – 23 February, presenting an exciting showcase of artists from Africa and its diaspora of both emerging and established profile…

Special Projects at the next edition of 1-54 London

In addition to the 45 international galleries exhibiting at the upcoming seventh edition, 1-54 will feature an expanded selection of Special Projects. Amongst them works by Mary Sibande and Aïda Muluneh, collaborations with…

Gallery list announced for the 7th edition of 1-54 London

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to London for its seventh edition at Somerset House, 3 – 6 October 2019. Bringing together 45 galleries from …

Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams

This October, Somerset House and 1-54 are proud to present ‘Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams’, an exhibition of new and celebrated works from one of South Africa’s most prominent contemporary artists…

Virtual tour of 1-54 NY 2019

Explore all galleries and exhibited artworks from the fifth edition of 1-54 New York through the virtual tour of the fair…

1-54 New York 2019 in motion

The fifth edition of 1-54 in New York is opening this week at Industria …

PREVIEW 1-54 New York 2019 on Artsy

  Before doors open next week, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy. Visit the online preview to inquire …

New venue for 1-54 New York: Industria in the West Village

For its fifth-anniversary edition in New York in 2019, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is relocating from Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works to Manhattan’s West Village, the …

Call for applications: Kamel Lazaar Foundation Sculpture Commission at 1-54 London 2019

Kamel Lazaar Foundation and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair are pleased to renew their collaboration on a courtyard installation commission, allowing artists from Africa and its diaspora to advance their practice with a project of monumental scale…

Special Projects at 1-54 New York 2019

Special Projects at the fifth edition of 1-54 New York, include collaborations with Pioneer Works and Aperture Foundation, as well as a presentation of the black and white photographs by Paul Kodjo….

A glimpse of 1-54 Marrakech 2019

Catch here a glimpse of the second edition of 1-54 Marrakech with photos and images from the fair…

1-54 Marrakech 2019 Artsy Preview

Before the 2019 edition of 1-54 Marrakech opens next week, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy…

Special Projects at 1-54 Marrakech 2019

For its second Marrakech edition, 1-54 will be partnering once again with major local institutions to offer a vibrant programme of Special Projects around the city of Marrakech during the fair at La Mamounia, 21 – 24 February 2019. Discover here the full list….

Gallery list announced for the second edition of 1-54 Marrakech

Bringing together 18 international galleries and the works of over 65 established and emerging artists, 1-54 Marrakech aims to broaden its programme with bespoke events and exhibitions across the city and showcase Marrakech’s creative energy…

Athi-Patra Ruga re-imagining South Africa one story at the time

This interview was originally published in the October 2018 issue of New African, to coincide with the sixth edition of 1-54 London. Opening his first …

Artsy Preview: 1-54 London 2018

Before doors open next week, we invite you to explore a first look at 1-54 London on Artsy…

Disunited States of Africa travels to London: a conversation with Nú Barreto

Presenting ‘Etats Désunis d’Afrique!/Criblés’ as part of 1-54 Special Projects, artist Nú Barreto explores the universality of poverty, violence and corruption focused on the socio-political landscape of the African continent…

Shiraz Bayjoo: Lounge designer at 1-54 London 2018

Multidisciplinary artist Shiraz Bayjoo will design the visitor’s Lounge for the sixth London edition of 1-54 at Somerset House. Drawing from the colonial histories of the Indian Ocean region, he presents multi-media works and archival material…

Feast Your Eyes

After the success of last year’s edition, this summer Nando’s transformed one of its restaurants in a pop-up gallery between the 13 – 15 July for the second edition of ‘Feast Your Eyes’, exhibiting the works of five southern African artists…

Special Projects at 1-54 London 2018

The sixth edition of 1-54 London will showcase an extended programme of Special Projects amongst which a courtyard installation by Ibrahim El-Salahi, the first UK solo exhibition of Athi-Patra Ruga presented in collaboration with Somerset House…

Galleries announced for 1-54 London 2018

  Bringing together a diverse set of perspectives from around the world, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair has selected 43 leading international galleries for its …

FORUM talks from 1-54 NY 2018 are now online

You can now listen to all FORUM talks from this year’s edition of 1-54 New York online. The 4th edition of 1-54 New York presented panel discussions, artist talks and music sets curated by Omar Berrada, featuring Derrick Adams, Sophia Azeb, Babirye Leilah, Hatim Belyamani…

Catch a glimpse of 1-54 New York 2018

Watch here all highlights from the latest edition of the fair at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Artsy for 1-54 New York 2018

In advance of 1-54 New York opening next week, browse and buy artworks on Artsy. Explore booths, save favorites, submit inquiries, and follow galleries and artists exclusively on Artsy…

)U( by Emo de Medeiros at Dak’Art 2018

Emo de Medeiros has been selected to present )U(, a transmedia installation, at the Ancien Palais de Justice in Dakar as part of the upcoming Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art African Contemporain in May 2018…

Azikiwe Mohammed on his installation for the lounge at 1-54 New York

For its fourth New York edition, 1-54 has invited artist Azikiwe Mohammed to design the fair’s lounge. In interview with 1-54, Azikiwe Mohammed shares insights of his practice and the ideas behind his installation…

Ralph Ziman in conversation: 70 million beads vs. The Casspir

As part of the Special Projects at the fourth edition of 1-54 New York, South African artist Ralph Ziman presents his Casspir Project with SPOEK 1, a re-imagined military vehicle. In interview with 1-54, the artists shares the story of this project and the aims of his work…

Special Projects at 1-54 New York 2018

With every edition of 1-54, the fair aims to promote the best talent from all over the world both in the exhibited galleries and in 1-54’s non-profit section of the Special Projects. This year, the Special Projects encompass a wide variety of media and touch upon extremely timely ideas, social issues and contemporary discourses…

Gallery list announced for 1-54 New York 2018

The fourth New York edition of 1-54 returns to Pioneer Works, Brooklyn between the 4-6 May 2018. The fair will welcome 21 international galleries, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 50 artists…

1-54 FORUM talks available to listen online

You can now listen to all talks from 1-54 FORUM, recorded during the first edition of 1-54 Marrakech in February 2018…

1-54 Marrakech in motion

Video: relive 1-54 Marrakech and catch a peek of the first edition of 1-54 at La Mamounia

1-54 takes over Guéliz in Marrakech

As part of its Public Programme, 1-54 has partnered with local galleries in the neighbourhood of Guéliz, Marrakech to offer an exciting “Art Night” for all…

Montresso* Art Foundation and Dominique Zinkpè in conversation with 1-54

The mission of the Foundation is to give space to the artists beyond borders, to form a single contemporary creation. The first edition of IN-DISCIPLINE is a crosscutting project that gives a look at Marrakech and Cotonou from a Beninese point of view…

Mohamed Melehi at La Mamounia

Taking over the Salon de Thé at La Mamounia, Loft Art Gallery presents previously unseen works by Mohamed Melehi…

View and collect artworks at 1-54 Marrakech on Artsy

You can now start browsing and collecting artworks on Artsy in advance of the opening of the fair next week. Explore booths, save favourites, submit …

INTERVIEW WITH MERYEM SEBTI FROM DIPTYK MAGAZINE

In 2008, Hicham Daoudi (Director of CMOOA and Comptoir des Mines Galerie) asked me to work on a magazine project, he believed it was the right moment to support a renewal of the contemporary art scene…

Elisabeth Efua Sutherland performing during 1-54 Marrakech 2018

Co-presented by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Gallery 1957 and MACAAL, Elisabeth Efua Sutherland’s performance, ‘Black Noise’, explores black as a lament, colour and meditation…

Afrique in Visu in conversation with 1-54

During 1-54 Marrakech, The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) will launch internationally with a new exhibition curated by Afrique in Visu titled …

Kulte Bookstore at 1-54 Marrakech

In occasion of 1-54 Marrakech, Kulte Centre for Contemporary Art (Rabat, Morocco) will be running a bookshop at La Mamounia. Promoting rare and specific publications …

Interview with Yoriyas

Also known as Yassine Alaoui Ismail, Yoriyas is a Casablanca-based photographer and performer. Attempting to capture the fleeting moments, Yoriyas’ spontaneous photographs reveal beautiful instants …

Touria El Glaoui at TED Global 2017

Last summer in Arusha, Tanzania, 1-54 Founding Director Touria El Glaoui presented her talk ‘Inside Africa’s thriving art scene’ for TEDGlobal 2017 – Builders, Truth …

Gallery list announced for 1-54 Marrakech 2018

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is delighted to announce the galleries participating in the inaugural Marrakech edition, at La Mamounia 24–25 February 2018, with a …

Celebrating 1-54 Marrakech and MACAAL in New York

Last Tuesday evening 1-54 joined forces with MACAAL (Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden) to celebrate the inaugural edition of 1-54 Marrakech and the international …

1-54 London 2017 catalogue on sale!

You can now buy online the catalogue of 1-54 London 2017, with one-page biographies for every exhibiting artist, full gallery profiles and sections dedicated to …

Looking back at 1-54 London 2017

If you have missed the chance to visit the fifth edition of 1-54 London 2017, catch up with what you missed through our Youtube page, …

Explore 1-54 virtual tour

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Interview with Hassan Hajjaj

This interview was originally published in the October 2017 issue of New African, to coincide with the fifth edition of 1-54 London. Known for his …

Performances at 1-54 London 2017

In celebration of the fifth anniversary London edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the Special Projects include live performances by artists Hana Tefrati and Adejoke …

Goodman Gallery presents film programme at 1-54

With screenings everyday from 12:00 to 13:00 between the 6-8 October, Goodman Gallery presents a film programme entitled History is Not Mine for the fifth …

Yinka Ilori to design 1-54 Lounge

For the 1-54 London 2017 Lounge commission, London-based designer Yinka Ilori injects an array of colours into the space. Entitled A United Family eats from …

Explore 1-54 galleries via Artsy

Starting today, in advance of 1-54 London 2017 opening next week, browse and collect artworks on Artsy. Explore booths, save favourites, submit inquiries, and follow …

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 …

Let’s talk about art: Nando’s and 1-54

LET’S TALK ABOUT ART: NANDO’S AT 1-54 As the Silver Sponsor of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair for the second consecutive year, Nando’s has close …

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 talks from 1-54 New York 2017 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, …

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 New York 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 …