Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 

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Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 

Author : Nafiseh Saleh Abadi

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Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 titled "1-54" will be held from May 19 to 22 in Harlem, New York. This year, the art fair which is dedicated to presenting works of African contemporary art and African immigrant artists, will resume its activity after two years. In this event, international galleries from all over the world, including Africa, Europe, and the Middle East will gather in this event; Cierra Britton Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Hannah Traore Gallery, etc. Novella Ford, Associate Director for Public Programs and Exhibitions at Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, is the curator of the 10th edition of this art fair. 

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York | Photo by Eliza Jordan | Source: 

This is the first art fair and the only international exhibition which is exclusively focused on African contemporary art. Its title "1-54" is derived from the 54 countries in the African continent.  

Christie's auction house was one of the main associates in arranging the art fair. Works presented in this event were also displayed and put on sale for some time on Artsy's website. 26 galleries attended the art fair; among them an Arabian gallery called "Hafez Gallery" was present. Artworks by more than 90 artists were displayed in "1-54", 40 of which had exhibited their works for the first time. Photography and painting are two mediums on which the art fair is mainly focused; portrait images depicting people of color from around the world on backgrounds of fabric textures or natural textures on canvas, constitute the major part of the show.  



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  • Contemporary African Art Fair in New York, Photo by Eva Sakellarides | Source: