Art Fairs Calendar
SELECTED ART FAIRS
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Please note: As the date of the art fairs are subject to changes, you should double check the date on each art fair’s website.
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ll JANUARY ll
LONDON ART FAIR: The Fair features over 100 galleries presenting the great names of 20th century Modern British art and exceptional contemporary work
ART Innsbruck 70 galleries and art dealers from 10 nations present international fine arts of the 20th and 21st century – focus after 1960 – as unique pieces and/or editions – paintings, works on paper, multiples, original graphics, sculptures, objects/installations, artist books, photography, new media, etc.
Photo la: Acclaimed as a showcase for the best in the photographic arts, photo l.a. continues to be one of the most dynamic and energized art fairs in the world. Since 1992, over 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers have participated and exhibited at photo l.a. More than 200 lectures, panels and collecting seminars have been presented. photo l.a.’s rich and distinguished history has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles
LA Art Show: The Los Angeles Art Show, is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country, at the convention center, Down Town LA.
L.A Book Art Fair: Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2015 saw over 34,700 visitors over the course of three and a half days.
CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHY Los Angeles: Classic Photographs Los Angeles has established itself as the premier west coast destination for discovering and buying the best in vintage, modern and contemporary photography. Exhibitors at Classic Photographs Los Angeles are internationally known for the quality of work they present, as well as their expertise. Works offered span the history of photography and are inclusive of any budget. The open camaraderie between exhibitors, collectors, curators, educators and students, all part of a vibrant community of photo enthusiasts, is welcoming to newcomers.
PARAMOUNT RANCH: Paramount Ranch is a project by Liz Craft, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Alex Freedman, and Pentti Monkkonen facebook.com/paramountranch
CALIFORNIA / Santa Monica
Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC): The fair presents top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy.
FLORIDA / PALM BEACH
Art Palm Beach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts since its opening in 1997. This year fair will debut the most extensive program in its history by encompassing premiere events, special exhibitions, topical lectures, special museum tours, site specific art installations, art performances and exclusive VIP programs.
Art Stage Singapore: Positioned as the Asian art fair, Art Stage Singapore engages in close, direct cooperation with the Asian art world and is strongly and actively supported by the key players of the Asian art scenes and markets. More than a market platform, it is Asia’s definitive rendezvous point and place of dialogue and exchange between collectors, artists, art lovers and art enthusiasts.
II FEBRUARY II
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market: Over 150 artists will be given a table or space or wall to sell their stuff. It’s all based on a real flea market, where need, greed, and expression all come together!
India Art Fair: India Art Fair remains unchallenged as the most important stage for facilitating dialogue and art trade in the region. 85 exhibiting galleries in a total of 90 booths will showcase a breadth of modern and contemporary art practices including painting, sculpture, new media, installation and performance art. For the 2016 Artistic Projects an extensive programme spanning the outdoor and indoor fair space will present a range of work from high profile Indian and international artists.
Zona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo: The art fair has become the most important contemporary art window into Latin America. Zona Maco Mexico Arte Contemporaneo will offer visitors five sections: Main Section, New Proposals, ZONA MACO SUR, Design and Modern Art. The Modern Art section is a new addition to the art fair in an effort to show artists from the first half of the XX Century, especially those whose legacy is still relevant to contemporary practice. Well-known specialists will be selected to carefully curate the work in each of the five sections.
FLORIDA / MIAMI
The Miami International Art Fair – MIA -: gathering an international collection of galleries from as far as Beijing to Buenos Aires, the fair will present a dynamic display of some of the 21st century’s most promising established and emerging artists.
Art Rotterdam: In the beautiful Cruise Terminal and the characteristic LP2 at the Wilhelminapier 95 galleries, of which 50% is from abroad, present their most up to date programme. A great deal of the galleries that are also present at the top of the international art fairs in Basel, London and New York choose to introduce their upcoming artists.
ARCO: is also a meeting place for the art world, a place for exchanging views, popularising contemporary art, consolidating art collecting and reinforcing the contemporary art market in Spain.
Volta NY: is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson as a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery, a showcase for relevant art contemporary positions regardless of the artist’s or gallery’s age.
The Armory Show: a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Independent Art Fair NY: This year’s edition will feature over 40 international galleries and non-profit institutions representing fourteen countries. Independent will also highlight the presentation of international publications
Pulse: provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair’s distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE unique among art fairs and creates an art market experience that is both dynamic and inviting.
Art Basel Hong Kong: presents an exceptional selection of works, including museum-quality pieces by proven masters and new artworks by emerging artists. Additional exhibitions and events, timed to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong show, will take place across the city’s thriving gallery scene and in its growing array of cultural institutions
Art Dubai: Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai presents a select yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the UAE and around the world, across three programs: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, a curated section of art-spaces that focuses each year on a particular theme or geography.
Art FairTokyo: ART FAIR TOKYO is the largest gallery show in Japan, featuring high-quality works transcending art periods and genres from both domestic and overseas galleries. It brings a broad range of works from ancient artworks and handicrafts to modern Japanese and Western paintings as well as contemporary art.
Art Paris: Art Paris Art Fair is the leading springtime event in Paris which brings together 145 galleries from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais. The fair presents a wide panorama of modern and contemporary art, including also photography, design and art books.
DRAWING NOW I LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN: Leading contemporary art fair in Europe exclusively dedicated to drawings held at Le Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. An independent committee of well-known figures from the art world select around 80 galleries.
DDessin Drawing Art Fair: brings together twenty galleries, both French and foreign, showcasing once again drawing in all its forms, through the works of both emerging and established artists. Specific projects will be interspersed throughout the exhibit.
YIA ART FAIR (YIA – Young International Artists)
read more Q&A with Director Romain Tichit
Art in the Park Over fifteen local and regional artists will on hand at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert southwest. Original works of painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, art glass, jewelry and gourd art are featured each year.
AIPAD: The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the most important international photography art events, will be presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), April 4-7, 2013. More than 75 of the world’s leading photography art galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern and nineteenth-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City’s Upper East Side.
Dallas Art Fair: Dallas Art Fair features over 80 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.
MiArt: miart is a fair in which modern and contemporary art communicate constant references with explicit echoes; it affords a situation to grasp links between the past and present. miart 2013 will emphasize this aspect aspiring to work on the possibility of testing institutional strategies that differ from existing models, the aim being to set out along a path in which miart plays an active role in modern and contemporary production throughout the entire year, not just during the days of the art fair.
NADA + Art Cologne: ART COLOGNE is the world’s oldest and longest running fair for 20th and 21st century fine art. Today’s fair annually invites approximately 200 international galleries to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, prints, multiples, installations, performance and moving image art in the city of Cologne, cultural center of the Rhineland region and beyond.
Art Brussels: This contemporary art fair brings together under one roof: 187 contemporary art galleries from all over the world, more than 2000 artists, international well-known names as well as promising young talents and 30 000 contemporary art lovers. Famous Belgian collectors as well as a 35% visitors from abroad. Art Brussels has the reputation of being Europe’s leading cutting-edge contemporary art fair. A must-see event for every art lover!
PAPIER15: Dedicated exclusively to the promotion of art on paper, Papier is one of the most important fairs of its kind in North America. The event is an important catalyst for the Canadian contemporary art market and constitutes a unique meeting ground for the greater public, art enthusiasts and professionals alike. For its 8th edition, Papier will present more than 30 Canadian galleries, demonstrating the liveliness of the Montreal as a major center for contemporary art.
Art Beijing: Initiated in 2006, the Art Beijing has, over its seven years of development, evolved into one of China’s most influential art fairs. Since 2012 when Art Beijing integrated the “Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair” held each April and the “Art Beijing Fine Art Fair” held each September, the Art Beijing has grown significantly in scale.
Photo Independent Art Fair: Photo Independent’s mission is to enable photographic artists with the opportunity to be discovered by global audiences. The annual showcase provides a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between photographers, collectors and art professionals. Photo Independent is an annual photography art fair held in Hollywood, California, which made its debut in 2014. As the first photographer-only art fair showcasing fine art photographers, Photo Independent provides a unique forum of exchange between photographers and art professionals through exhibitions and specialized programs.
SALON ZÜRCHER: 6 out of town Galleries, A Mini Art Fair
FRIEZE New York: Frieze New York features over 180 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. Frieze New York presents the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe, bringing an international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene in New York.
Cutlog NY: 50 galleries and curators will present art, installations, performances, talks, and films in a creative, architecturally designed environment which allows each art project to have its own identity and a unique art interaction with the public.
Art MRKT: artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 70 galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art.
SFIAF: SFIAF celebrates the arts by bringing together a global community of artists and audiences. The organization presents innovative projects that are focused on increasing human awareness and understanding. SFIAF’s curatorial priorities include developing collaborative projects led by Bay Area artists working with their national and international peers and presenting world-class international artists who often do not have US representation and whose work is rarely (or never previously) seen in the United States.
Le salon de Montrouge: The Salon de Montrouge is probably the only event of reference dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists to be entirely organised by a city like ours. This exceptional level of commitment springs from a deliberate political decision to support young artists. The facts are simple: if we are convinced that artists play a major role in society, and if we wish to foster the constant renewal and proliferation of forms, we must offer concrete support to artists after they graduate. This is the space we occupy… Any young artist can apply to Montrouge. No media is rejected out of hand; there is no set theme acting as a stumbling block. The only thing that counts is showcasing unique personalities and their world. The Salon de Montrouge is renowned for its boldness and independence. It is precisely because we maintain his principle of openness to discovery that the Salon remains a unique territory , attracting a large public of art lovers and professionals.”
Art Revolution Taipei: One thing truly “revolutionary” about Art Revolution Taipei is that the exhibition is curated around artists, rather than the gallery-oriented program as seen in most other shows. The floor plan and design all work around participating artist and the selection of their artworks, not around galleries.
LOOP: Since its creation in 2003, LOOP has consolidated itself as the international meeting point specialized in moving image art.
LOOP is an art fair: LOOP Fair, a city festival: SCREEN Festival, and a platform for professional debate: LOOP Studies.
LOOP is an innovative space for interaction between galleries, artists, distributors, collectors, curators, museum directors and the public.
Arte BA To meet the varying needs of galleries, collectors, museums, and the viewing public, the fair consists of different sections delimited at the fair with specific profiles. Contemporary art galleries are at center stage in the fair. Open to the public free of charge, the Open Forum is one of the highlights of the fair.
Art Basel: premier international art show of its kind for Modern and contemporary works, bringing over 300 leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and edition works.
Basel is uniquely situated at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. With its world-class museums, theaters, concert halls, medieval old town, and new architecture, it ranks as one of Europe’s most alluring cultural cities
Art Marbella: Is the first major international art fair in the Costa del Sol, Spain. An event that allows collectors, artists, curators and art lovers to appreciate, enjoy, educate themselves, and acquire art works of exceptional quality. Marbella, the hot spot of the European Summer, becomes a meeting point for the contemporary art world, and a crossroads, -aesthetically and conceptually-, between Europe and the Middle East.
Les Rencontres d’Arles (through september):The Rencontres d’Arles’ policy of programming almost exclusively new work has earned it a world-wide reputation. In 2013, there were 96000 visitors to the festival.
The exhibitions, often co-produced with both French and foreign museums and institutions, are given on various heritage sites, suitably stage-designed for the purpose. Some sites (for example, 12th century chapels or 19th century industrial buildings) are open to the public only for the duration of the festival. Many photographers have been discovered as a result of the Rencontres; a sure sign of the festival’s importance as a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talent.
Art Santa Fe: Designated as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities, Santa Fe is a globally familiar art destination. The city claims the second largest art market in the United States and draws visitors from across the country and internationally. The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money magazine recently noted “Santa Fe is dotted with 240 art galleries and is the home of ART Santa Fe, an international art fair that attracts buyers and tourists from around the world. The Santa Fe art scene is one of the best you will find anywhere.”
PAREIDOLIE* : new international contemporary drawing fair in Marseille,. The fair takeS place in the 350m2 gallery space of the Château de Servières, Marseille.
Continuing in the dynamic created by Marseille-Provence, European Cultural Capital, and as an extension of Art-O-Rama, Marseille’s contemporary art event, PAREIDOLIE will focus specifically on the art of drawing by inviting international galleries to present a special project around this medium during the opening week of the contemporary art season in Marseille.
Les Rencontres d’Arles (through september):The Rencontres d’Arles’ policy of programming almost exclusively new work has earned it a world-wide reputation. In 2013, there were 96000 visitors to the festival. The exhibitions, often co-produced with both French and foreign museums and institutions, are given on various heritage sites, suitably stage-designed for the purpose. Some sites (for example, 12th century chapels or 19th century industrial buildings) are open to the public only for the duration of the festival. Many photographers have been discovered as a result of the Rencontres; a sure sign of the festival’s importance as a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talent.
Melbourne Art Fair: Presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation, Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s most celebrated contemporary art events, showcasing outstanding work from the region’s best galleries.For 25 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists by presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene and directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists.
Les Rencontres d’Arles (july through september):The Rencontres d’Arles’ policy of programming almost exclusively new work has earned it a world-wide reputation. In 2013, there were 96000 visitors to the festival. The exhibitions, often co-produced with both French and foreign museums and institutions, are given on various heritage sites, suitably stage-designed for the purpose. Some sites (for example, 12th century chapels or 19th century industrial buildings) are open to the public only for the duration of the festival. Many photographers have been discovered as a result of the Rencontres; a sure sign of the festival’s importance as a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talent.
Art on Paper: Art on Paper has made itself the sounding board for this pertinence that is specific to the medium by devoting itself strictly to drawing in its most contemporary expression
Expo Chicago: the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 140 leading galleries, representing 16 countries and 47 cities from around the world, and includes EXPOSURE—a section that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair. EXPOSURE provides critical opportunities for curators, collectors, and art patrons to survey the best in innovative and emerging programs.
Berliner Liste: 112 exhibitors from 24 countries presented their work to nearly 11,000 collectors, art lovers and fans at the BERLINER LISTE 2014. The positive press reviews and particularly encouraging the high number of sales confirm the fair has established a reputable position in Berlin’s art scene, bringing above all international galleries and artists to the German capital.
Preview Berlin (put on hold)
Swab:Swab is the only Contemporary Art Fair founded by an art collector this offers a unique vision for both the visitors and the final buyers. Our proposal is to break with the elitist and hermetic idea that often surrounds the contemporary art scene, making it more accessible to the general public.
Swab keeps its origins based on creating opportunities for emerging galleries, artists and curators that are beginning their art careers. One of our objectives is to offer them access to the art market, something difficult to do in the current situation and its endogamy trends.
Frieze Art Fair: Frieze London is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs.
Art Toronto: Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core. Providing unique access to the Canadian art market, the fair is one of the most important annual art events in Canada. Now in its 16th year, Art Toronto presents important artwork from leading Canadian and international galleries combined with PLATFORM, our engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures, curated projects, an extensive VIP Program, and top-tier cultural offerings throughout the city.
Slick Paris: The fair aims to bring together the vitality of younger galleries with that of more established galleries, working both with recognized artists and tomorrow’s high-potentials.Within six years, SLICK Paris has become the French destination for discovering and supporting artistic talent.
Paris Photo: Paris Photo is the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium. The Fair hosts leading international galleries and art book dealers. Renowned for its innovative and high-level programming, Paris Photo is a key event for collectors and art world professionals, as well as photography enthusiasts. Extensive programming includes special exhibitions
CI Contemporary Istanbul: Istanbul has been home to different civilizations and cultures over the ages and has preserved its cosmopolitan and metropolitan structure that has been home to people of different faiths, languages and ethnicities. As the hope chest of civilizations, İstanbul is the capital of the world, in a sense; it is a city that connects Asia and Europe. As one of the most energetic cities in the world Istanbul continually gets to be an attraction center, along with becoming one of the biggest center for contemporary art.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Abu Dhabi Art: offers a multi-disciplinary experience combining an art fair with a diverse programme which includes art, talks and sensational events.
Modern, Contemporary & Design Galleries: The exhibiting galleries represent the world’s most innovative and established galleries offering exceptional artworks.
ART BASEL MIAMI: Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
Pulse Miami beach: Since 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has been the premiere satellite fair for the discovery and acquisition of cutting-edge contemporary art. With annual editions in Miami Beach and New York City, the fair cultivates a supportive environment for its international community of galleries and provides a platform for their growth and expansion in the contemporary art market
Nada Art Fair MIAMI: Each December in Miami, NADA runs a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA’s fair is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization.
Art Miami: Participating Galleries Realize Six- and Seven-Figure Sales as Private and Institutional Buyers Acquire Important Works and Discover New Talent at Miami’s Anchor Fairs During Art Week
UNTITLED.: is a curated art fair for international galleries and nonprofit art spaces with a focus on emerging and midcareer contemporary art. Situated directly on the beach with natural light and ocean views, UNTITLED. works with internationally recognized architecture firm K/R, under the direction of John Keenen, to reconstruct the design of its temporary pavilion in order to integrate international galleries and not-for-profit spaces, and a designated space for the fair’s programming. In addition to its roster of international exhibitors, UNTITLED. will present a series of conversations, performances and special events as part of its compelling visitor experience
Red Dot Miami: Red Dot Art Fair strives to create a fair for galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that present work of lasting value. The luxurious layout of the fifty thousand square foot venue will provide visitors with a sophisticated and friendly environment to view artwork presented by galleries and dealers
Chicago Architecture Biennial
MAROCCO / MARRAKECH