Art Fairs of the 1st half of 2024

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Art Fairs 2024

Explore international art fairs in the first half of 2024 for a journey into diverse creativity and cultural richness.

London Art Fair
17 January - 21 January 24

London Art Fair is set to launch the international art calendar at Islington’s Business Design Centre from 17-21 January 2024 (with a Preview day set for 16 January 2024). Bringing together over 120 galleries this January, the London Art Fair provides an established home for Modern British Art, whilst embracing an increasingly international and contemporary outlook, with new galleries from around the world.

Curated sections including Platform and Photo50 will offer thematic presentations, while Encounters showcase contemporary art from across the globe featuring young, up-and-coming galleries eager to present their emerging artists alongside established names. For 2024, the London Art Fair's prestigious Museum Partner pavilion will be occupied by Charleston, the former home of the Bloomsbury group, which now encompasses two contemporary gallery spaces in Lewes and Firle.

Frieze Los Angeles 
29 February – 3 March 2024

The Frieze Los Angeles fair will return to Santa Monica Airport for its fifth edition from 29 February to 3 March 2024. The fair’s organisers revealed a lineup of more than 95 exhibitors, which showcases that the Frieze Los Angeles will feature 20% fewer galleries in 2024 than in their previous edition. However, as in years past, the leading mega-galleries will all have stands at the fair, including David Zwirner, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Pace Gallery and White Cube.

The fair will once again boast an especially strong contingent of local galleries, with more than half of the exhibitors having spaces in Southern California. The Focus section will be organised by Essence Harden, visual arts curator at the California African American Museum. It will showcase presentations around the topic of ecology by galleries from across the US that have been in operation for 12 years or fewer.


6 March - 10 March 24

The ARCOmadrid art fair will hold its 43rd edition from 6 to 10 March 2024 at the IFEMA MADRID fairground. ARCOmadrid 2024 will once again bring together a selection of great names in international gallery art, shining a spotlight on the Caribbean at this edition. This central project is designed to explore galleries and artists linked to the Caribbean from a broader perspective and scope, not limited purely to physical territory.

This section keeps the connection established between the art fair and Latin America very much alive, and this year will feature twenty galleries. The programme curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates and Sara Hermann, ‘The shore, the tide, the flow: an oceanic Caribbean’, will hinge on the art scenes of the lands connected by this sea. The ‘Never the Same. Latin American Art’ section will continue to strengthen the historic bond between ARCOmadrid and Latin American art.


TEFAF Maastricht 
9 March - 14 March 2024

TEFAF Maastricht returns for 2024 with a new section and new dealers. The event will return to the Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre (MECC) from March 9-14 (with the VIP days on March 7-8). The 37th edition of the event will host around 270 dealers and galleries, on a par with last year. Among the newcomers to the event from the UK are antiquarian book dealer Peter Harrington and art dealers Willoughby Gerrish and Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings who were both in the Showcase section last year (which supports young and emerging dealers).
Since 2008, TEFAF has been dedicated to supporting young and emerging dealer talent within the international art market through its TEFAF Showcase initiative. In 2024, the Showcase section will host ten participating galleries between 3 and 10 years old whose breadth of expertise mirrors the scope of TEFAF Maastricht.
The new “TEFAF Focus” section, which is to be launched during this year’s edition for the first time, provides galleries with a unique curatorial platform to delve more deeply into the work of a single artist or concept.


Venice Biennale
20 April – 24 November 2024

The 2024 calendar of events will take place in Venice at Giardini, Arsenale, Lido, and other venues in the city and the mainland. Set to take place from April 20 to November 24, the 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale is curated by Adriano Pedrosa under the theme Foreigners Everywhere (Stranieri Ovunque). The title is derived from a series of works created starting in 2004 by the collective Claire Fontaine, born in Paris and based in Palermo.

The works consist of neon sculptures of various colours featuring the words ‘Stranieri Ovunque’ in different languages. The expression was, in turn, taken from the name of a Turin-based collective from the early 2000s that fought against racism and xenophobia in Italy. The exhibition will spotlight artists from diverse backgrounds, giving space and visibility to previously marginalized groups, such as immigrants, expatriates, queer people, and indigenous individuals.
The Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement at the 60th International Art Exhibition have been awarded to Italian-born, Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and Paris-based, Turkish artist Nil Yalter. The awards ceremony will be held alongside the inauguration of the 60th exhibition on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale.


Art Basel (in Basel)
13 June - 16 June 2024

Art Basel art fair in Basel sees annually the spectacular medieval city transformed into the beating heart of the modern and contemporary art world for a few days in June. Over 4,000 artists and around 250 galleries come together to exhibit this year and sell a panoply of collectable and sought-after work across the Basel region.

The fair's Parcours section will turn the city's churches, tunnels and roundabouts into galleries this time again. Traditionally, the art fair will consist of the Galleries section, the Unlimited sector for monumental projects, the Feature sector for precisely curated, historical presentations by 20th-century artists, bold solo projects within the Statements, focused on the artworks by emerging artists, eligible for the renowned Baloise Art Prize, along with Conversations, Edition, Film sectors, as well as Kabinett, the sector for curated selections.