1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to promoting contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives, is pleased to announce a new edition to be held in Marrakech, Morocco. After successful editions in London since 2013 and in New York since 2015, 1:54 is thrilled to add a third location to its global roster of art fairs. 1:54 Marrakech will take place from February 24-25, 2018, with a press and collectors previews on February 23, 2018. The Marrakech edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place at La Mamounia, one of Morocco’s most esteemed hotels.
The 2018 Marrakech edition of 1:54 will welcome leading galleries from Africa and around the world, and will feature an ambitious program of talks and events in partnership with local institutions. This new edition will broaden the reach of the fair and further diversify its portfolio of exhibiting and promoting gallerists and artists that are connected to Africa and its diaspora, adding to the global network 1:54 has cultivated through the London and New York fairs for nearly five years.
“We are thrilled to announce the newest edition of 1:54 in Marrakech,” notes 1:54 Founding Director Touria El Glaoui. “This third edition of 1:54 has been in the works since our first edition in London, and we look forward to continuing to expand and support our network of galleries, artists, collectors, and partners with this new fair. It has been an important goal of 1:54 to host an edition on the African continent, and we could not think of a better place than Morocco to host this inaugural edition outside of London and New York. Morocco has one of the continent’s most dynamic art scenes, not to mention the incredibly significant Biennale de Marrakech, which made our decision on where to expand the fair easy for us. “