Frieze London, UK
A hotbed for contemporary art since its inception in 2003, Frieze London has attracted international acclaim for its revolutionary approach to exhibiting art. The fair showcases a vast spectrum of work, from emerging talents to established names. Iconic British artists like Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin have made notable appearances in the past, ensuring that Frieze London is marked as a highlight in every art enthusiast’s calendar. Through its blend of thought-provoking installations, ambitious solo projects, and carefully curated themes, it pushes the boundaries of the art fair experience.
Launched in 1974, FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) has established itself as one of the leading international art fairs. Staged annually in Paris’s Grand Palais, FIAC assembles a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators, and international dealers. Over the decades, it has showcased artworks from world-renowned artists like Louise Bourgeois, known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, and Anish Kapoor, whose public sculptures are recognised worldwide. Given FIAC’s reputation, visitors can expect an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, videos and digital art. Additionally, FIAC is renowned for its Hors Les Murs programme, which extends the fair into the city with various outdoor installations, turning Paris into an art museum.
PAD London, UK
Established in 2007 by Patrick Perrin, a fourth-generation Parisian antique dealer, the fair focuses exclusively on 20th-century and contemporary design. PAD London, the sister fair to PAD Paris, showcases the finest examples of modern and contemporary design and historical design from the world’s leading galleries. PAD fairs embody a distinct approach to collecting, demonstrating how artistic genres across different time periods interact to create astonishing combinations and craft the most individual and remarkable interiors.
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
The art fair shines a spotlight on the vibrant and diverse world of contemporary African art, showcasing an impressive range of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and video art. With editions held in major cultural hubs such as Marrakech [February], and New York [May], 1-54 is a global platform for established and emerging artists from Africa and its diaspora. From the evocative installations of El Anatsui to the powerful visual narratives of Zanele Muholi, it showcases the works of influential artists who redefine artistic conventions and explore themes of identity, heritage, and social change.
Art Toronto, Canada
The fair presents diverse artistic voices, featuring established artists and emerging talents, providing a panoramic view of the global art landscape. Past events have showcased renowned artists significantly contributing to the contemporary art scene. From the thought-provoking works of Kapwani Kiwanga, exploring themes of identity and power dynamics, to the captivating installations of David Altmejd, pushing the boundaries of sculptural forms, the fair brings together exceptional talent and artistic diversity.