1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2019

3 Oct 2019 – 6 Oct 2019

Regular hours

Thu, 03 Oct
11:00 – 19:00
Fri, 04 Oct
11:00 – 19:00
Sat, 05 Oct
11:00 – 19:00
Sun, 06 Oct
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free entry for all full-time students with a valid ID on Friday, 4th October

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Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
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This year the fair expands, welcoming 45 carefully-selected international galleries, showcasing the works of 140 multidisciplinary artists of established and emerging profile.


More than 18,000 visitors are expected over five days. Once again, the fair will be accompanied by 1-54 FORUM and Special Projects, amongst which Mary Sibande: I Came Apart At The Seams, the artist’s first solo show in UK presented in partnership with Somerset House and a large-scale installation in the The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.

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