Art Fair

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

19 May 2022 – 22 May 2022

Regular hours

Thu, 19 May
10:00 – 19:00
Fri, 20 May
12:00 – 20:00
Sat, 21 May
12:00 – 19:00
Sun, 22 May
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Standard $20 (concessions available)

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, is delighted to announce its in-person return to New York after two years, set to take place over four days from 19 – 22 May 2022.


The return of 1-54 New York will see an international line-up of 25 galleries from across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and with a special focus on galleries from New York and Harlem, such as Cierra Britton Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Hannah Traore Gallery, Medium Tings, Long Gallery, Montague Contemporary, Superposition Gallery, among others.

1-54 New York will move to a new location at Harlem Parish, a grand yet intimate venue located in Central Harlem. The fair will be accompanied by a series of events throughout Harlem.

1-54 New York will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, the fair’s acclaimed program of talks, performances, and screenings that explore the work and practice of artists from Africa and its diaspora. Novella Ford, Associate Director for Public Programs and Exhibitions at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has been selected as Curator. Additional details on the Forum series and other special projects will be announced in the coming weeks.

Now in its third consecutive year, 1-54’s continued partnership with Christie’s signals the fair’s strong and dynamic relationship with the global auction house. The collaboration also demonstrates Christie’s commitment to showcasing contemporary African art to its global client base and enhancing exposure for the fair internationally.

Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors are also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 19 – 25 May at


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