Now in its 16th edition, Art Projects is a curated showcase of the freshest contemporary art from across the world with galleries from outside the UK making up two-thirds of exhibitors.
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.
Art Projects Galleries
Xiao-yang Li, Offerings to Pythia of the East (XII), 2017. Courtesy of Narrative Projects
A major feature of Art Projects is ‘Dialogues.’ Presented in 2019 as six unique collaborations, pairs of galleries were invited to display their artists in conversation with each other. Dialogues intends to encourage new forms of presentation and foster relationships on a global scale. In its sixth year, the 2019 edition was curated by, editor and writer, Kiki Maszzucchelli.
, From the series 1968: The fire of the ideas London, 1968, 2014 – 2018. Courtesy of Rolf Art
In 2019 Art Projects Screening Room, was an accompanying programme of collaborative film and new media initiatives curated by Pryle Behrman. The Focus was on key works from the 1970s onwards from Africa and the African Diaspora, the films on display this year explore the past experiences and future possibilities of African communities through alternate and imagined realities. You’ll find the Screening Room in Art Projects on Gallery Level 1.
Lightning Strikes, Theo Eshetu, 2009, digital video, 8 min
De'Longhi Art Projects Artist Award
London Art Fair was delighted to welcome the return of De’Longhi as the sponsor for London Art Fair 2019. With an aim of awarding and supporting emerging artists, the winner of Art Projects received a cash prize of £2,500, assessed on the merit of their practice and work on display at the Fair. The winner was chosen by a judging panel, carefully selected to include key art world figures from the areas of collecting, journalism, curating and education.