1-54 Contemporary Art Fair

  • Event date 18 - 21 May
  • Event location New York

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is pleased to announce details of the 2023 annual New York exhibition, following the notable success of last year’s return to an in-person fair event in Harlem. The 2023 iteration will take place at the Manhattanville Factory District (439 W 127th Street) from Thursday, 18 May – Sunday, 21 May 2023.

Held annually across three continents, in London, New York and Marrakech, 1-54 is the leading global event series dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Striving to promote a community of diverse perspectives, including evolving interpretations of the diasporic experience, 1-54 features leading international galleries specializing in contemporary African art. This year’s New York edition features a total of 26 galleries hailing from across Africa, Europe and the U.S.—from Nevlunghavn to Cape Town and Los Angeles to Lagos. The fair is proud to announce that over half of participating galleries are making their 1-54 New York debuts, while over a third of representative parties maintain a physical showroom in Africa. Newcomers to New York include DADA Gallery (Lagos, Nigeria & London, United Kingdom), KATES-FERRI PROJECTS (New York City, United States), kó (Lagos, Nigeria), LatchKey Gallery (New York City, United States), LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire), Spinello Projects (Miami, United States) and Wunika Mukan Gallery (Lagos, Nigeria).


1-54 New York

Join us at Manhattanville Factory District for 1-54 New York

VIP & Press Preview
18 May, 11am–7pm

Public opening hours
19 May, 11am–7pm
20 May, 11am–7pm
21 May, 11am–5pm

Manhattanville Factory District
439 W 127th Street, New York
NY 10027, United States

It’s an honor to be back in Harlem for what we anticipate will be our largest and best-attended New York fair to date. We strive to grow and evolve with each edition and are delighted to be collaborating with several galleries for the first time as well as a breadth of new artists.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Manhattanville Factory District this May.’
—Touria El Glaoui, 1-54 Founding Director

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1-54 is the first and only international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. With three editions per year, in London, New York and Marrakech, and a pop-up fair in Paris, the name of the fair, 1-54, draws reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent.