London Art Fair 2017

Art Projects

Art Projects at London Art Fair 2017

David Watkins, Interplanetary Trajectory, 2014. Courtesy of Joanna Bryant & Julian Page, stand P7

Art Projects is a curated showcase of the freshest contemporary art from across the world and with galleries from outside the UK making up two thirds of exhibitors, the 13th edition is also the most international to date.

Represented artists also come from a diverse selection of countries including Greece, Germany, Japan, France, South Korea and Zimbabwe. Highlights for 2017 will include large-scale installations, solo shows and thematic group displays; alongside an accompanying programme of collaborative film and new media initiatives. 

The section has established itself as an important international platform for new galleries to showcase the most stimulating contemporary practice, and continues to garner widespread critical acclaim.

Art Projects is situated alongside the main Fair on Gallery Level 1.

Dialogues - Art Projects at London Art Fair 2017

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Wrong Conversation Part 3, 2016. Courtsy of First Floor Gallery Harare, stand P19a

A major feature of Art Projects is ‘Dialogues’; five collaborations between galleries intended to encourage new forms of presentation and foster relationships on a global scale.

Now in its fourth year, the 2017 edition has been curated by Miguel Amado, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK.

The featured artists address the issues of our times, looking at history, race and collectivity alongside explorations of imaginaries, representation and subjectivity.

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Liz Sterry, Drinking Alone with the Internet Star Wars Edition Take 5, Drinking whiskey as Darth Vader.

Liz Sterry, Drinking Alone with the Internet Star Wars Edition Take 5, Drinking whiskey as Darth Vader.

The radical development fostered by net art was the possibility that artists who had never met to nonetheless be inspired by, use and remix each other’s work. Hosted in the Art Projects Screening Room, ‘Stranger Collaborations’ is an exhibition featuring artworks that in some way wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborations formed via the internet, showing how strangers can, sometimes even unknowingly, create an artistic partnership online.

Curated by Pryle Behrman, ‘Stranger Collaborations’ runs throughout London Art Fair in the Art Projects Screening Room located on Gallery Level 1.




Enjoy Art Projects with a programme of talks, tours and performance taking place.

Art Projects curator Miguel Amado will be further delving into internationalism through art as panelist on Thursday 19 Jan Talk ‘ How art can flatten the world’.

Daily tours are led by Pryle Behrman critic, curator and member of the Art Projects selection committee and provide insight into the practices of the selected artists and concepts behind their work. Tours start from the Art Projects information desk on Gallery Level 1. 

Performances will take place as part of Thursday Late on 19 Jan and will continue on Friday 20 Jan with collaborations by Perve Galeria and Regina Frank, and Nunnery Gallery and Liam Geary Baulch.