1-54 Contemporary Art Fair

  • Event date 19 - 22 May
  • Event location New York

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, is delighted to announce its in-person return to New York after two years, set to take place over four days from 19–22 May 2022. 


The return of 1-54 New York will see an international line-up of 25 galleries from across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and with a special focus on galleries from New York and Harlem, such as Cierra Britton Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Hannah Traore Gallery, Medium Tings, Long Gallery Harlem, Montague Contemporary, Superposition Gallery, among others.


1-54 New York will move to a new location at Harlem Parish, a grand yet intimate venue located in Central Harlem. The fair will be accompanied by a series of events throughout Harlem.


1-54 New York will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, the fair’s acclaimed program of talks, performances, and screenings that explore the work and practice of artists from Africa and its diaspora. Novella Ford, Associate Director for Public Programs and Exhibitions at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has been selected as Curator. Additional details on the Forum series can be found at 1-54.com.


Now in its third consecutive year, 1-54’s continued partnership with Christie’s signals the fair’s strong and dynamic relationship with the global auction house. The collaboration also demonstrates Christie’s commitment to showcasing contemporary African art to its global client base and enhancing exposure for the fair internationally.


Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors are also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 19–25 May at artsy.net/1-54.


Harlem Parish interior

Join us at the Harlem Parish for 1-54 New York

VIP previews — by invitation only
19 May, 10am–7pm
20 – 22 May, 11am–12pm

Public opening hours
20 May, 12pm–8pm
21 May, 12pm–7pm
22 May, 12pm–5pm

Harlem Parish
258 W 118th St, New York
NY 10026, United States

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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.