Contemporary African Art Fair

  • Event date 1-4 May
  • Event location New York
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is thrilled to announce the return of 1-54 New York from 1-4 May 2024, the largest edition to date. Now in its 10th year, this edition will see 1-54 expand its dilating imprint upon the city by relocating to Chelsea, in the heart of Manhattan, once again coinciding with Frieze New York. The 2024 New York edition will present 30+ galleries exhibiting the work of over 70 artists from Africa and the global diaspora. ⁠
This year, 1-54 will further embed itself into the city’s artistic fabric by relocating to the Starrett-Lehigh Building, 255 11th Avenue. For nearly a century, the building has stood as a central point on Manhattan's west side, acting as both a professional and cultural focal point in Chelsea, neighbouring vibrant hubs such as the Hudson Yards. This move marks an expansion of our footprint in the city.


1-54 New York
Caleb Kwarteng Prah, Okada boys, 2023, Fujiflex print, 100 x 89 cm, Edition of 5 + 2 A.P. Courtesy of the Artist & Nil Gallery.

VIP & Press preview⁠
Wednesday 1 May, 2pm – 7pm
Thursday 2 May, 11am – 7pm

Public opening hours
Friday 3 May, 11am – 7pm
Saturday 4 May, 11am – 7pm

Starrett-Lehigh Building
255 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

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1-54-Contemporary African Art-Fair

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

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.