1-54 Online, Powered by Christie’s

7–12 October

This October, the eighth edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London is hosted online in partnership with Christie’s. Discover over 600 works from international exhibitors showcasing more than 110 artists from across Africa, Europe and North America. With an intimate physical exhibition of 30 exhibitors at Somerset House and a 1-54 highlights exhibition at Christie’s taking place alongside the digital fair, this special edition of the fair offers the opportunity to engage with compelling works online or in person.

As the leading contemporary African art fair, 1-54 is an innovative platform for art lovers to discover exciting works by some of the most important artists from Africa and its diaspora. The fair is accompanied by 1-54 Forum, a series of talks with international artists, curators, art historians and cultural producers.

WATCH: About the fair

Explore the online art fair

Participate digitally in one of the most anticipated events of this year’s cultural calendar, and discover remarkable works of contemporary African art. Navigate our virtual booths by exhibitor or by artist, enquire about the works and mark your favourites as you browse.

* All prices on platform are excluding VAT

WATCH: 1-54 Symposium

  • COLLECT – CURATE – CONNECT: Insights into Contemporary African Art

    Symposium | Online, 6 October, 5pm GMT

    In celebration of 1-54 Online, Powered by Christie’s, Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary specialist, Isabel Millar hosted an online symposium featuring discussions with Pulane Kingston, collector and member of the Africa Acquisition Committee for the Tate Modern; Ayo Adeyinka, director of TAFETA gallery; Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, co-founders of C& and C&AL magazines.

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COLLECT – CURATE – CONNECT: Insights into Contemporary African Art


Limited-edition tote bags

1-54 Online, Powered by Christie’s is pleased to offer limited-edition tote bags featuring artworks by Godfried Donkor, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa and Sungi Mlengeya.

Proceeds from the sale of the tote bags go to the benefit of the African Culture Fund.


Engage in person with a selection of highlights on view at Christie’s in London until 12 October, or online through our virtual viewing room on christies.com.


8 King St
St. James's
London SW1Y 6QT

6-12 October
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun, 12pm-5pm

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