The 1:54 art fair, which held at Somerset House in London, took its name from the 54 countries across Africa. It featured stunning artwork put together by over 15 galleries representing over 70 artists. It was unarguably the most significant cross sectional insight into art EVER!
Following a successful New York debut earlier this year, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returned to Londons Somerset House and featured 38 exhibitors representing more than 150 contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora.
Highlight artists of the fair included: Otobong Nkanga (In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc) Sammy Baloji (Axis Gallery) – designing an in-situ installation for the gallery at the fair, Ibrahim El Salahi (Vigo Gallery), Athi-Patra Ruga (In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc), Edson Chagas (APALAZZOGALLERY), Aboudia (Galerie Cecile Fakhoury & Jack Bell Gallery), Boris Nzebo (Jack Bell Gallery), Gonçalo Mabunda (Jack Bell Gallery), Ibrahim Mahama (APALAZZOGALLERY), Meschac Gaba (In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc), Romuald Hazoumè (October Gallery), Sokari Douglas Camp CBE (October Gallery), Virginia Chihota (Tiwani Contemporary) and many more.
For further information on the exhibiting artists, please visit the Somerset House website here