1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York

159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
May 15th, 2015 - May 17th, 2015
Opening: May 15th, 2015 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wed-Sun 12-6
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Day pass: $10 | Week pass: $20 | Students: $5


Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will make its New York debut from 15–17 May 2015.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage. Having established itself in London at the forefront of the contemporary African art market, the fair will make its New York debut with an expert selection of participating galleries that will display a wide range of works by established and celebrated artists from Africa, as well as a fast-growing number of promising and emerging talent from the continent. 1:54 NY’s selection spans several generations and diverse mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. In total, the fair will showcase 15 select galleries hailing from global territories such as South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the UK and the USA that will display the work of over 60 artists. 

A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

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 NY is held at Pioneer Works, an outstanding industrial building in the vibrant and creative neighbourhood of Brooklyn dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art. 1:54 London takes place 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.



  • A Palazzo Gallery
  • Afronova
  • Art Twenty One
  • ARTCO Gallery
  • Axis Gallery
  • Bennett Contemporary
  • CIRCA Gallery
  • David Krut Projects
  • Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
  • Jack Bell Gallery
  • Magnin–A
  • Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
  • NOMAD Gallery
  • Primo Marella Gallery
  • SMAC Gallery
  • VOICE gallery


1:54 New York Opening Hours

Friday 15 May, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 16 May, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 17 May, 12pm – 6pm