Frieze London

3 - 6 October 2019 

Regent’s Park, London.


Record International Participation and New Curators to Make Frieze London 2019 an Exceptional Moment for Cultural Conversations on a Global Level. 

Frieze London 2019 will bring together more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition since its launch. This year’s fair introduces new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies. Opening 3 to 6 October 2019, Frieze London coincides with Frieze Sculpture and Frieze Masters in The Regent’s Park, together forming the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar. Global lead partner Deutsche Bank supports Frieze London for the 16th consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.

This year’s fair brings together a new roster of curatorial talent, including Cosmin Costinas (Executive Director/Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong) as curator of the fair’s new themed section Woven, bringing together solo presentations by eight international artists who employ textiles, weaving and tapestry. Diana Campbell-Betancourt (Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka and Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit) returns as curator of LIVE and the Frieze Artist Award; and Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London) will again co-programme Frieze Talks with Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios). For the first time, an international committee of gallery peers comprising Stefan Benchoam (Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City), Edouard Malingue (Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong), and Angelina Volk (Emalin, London) will advise on the selection of participants for Focus, the fair’s section for younger galleries. 

Showcasing the significance of art and creativity in the current moment, artists presenting solo and themed shows include Harold Ancart, Maria Bartuszová, Neïl Beloufa, Martin Boyce, Mark Bradford, Sheila Hicks, Cui Jie, Kapwani Kiwanga, Jannis Kounellis, Jac Leirner, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Meese, Anna Maria Maiolino, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Oscar Murillo, Virginia Overton, Philippe Parreno, Joyce Pensato, Kembra Pfahler, Tabita Rezaire, Robin Rhode, Sterling Ruby, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero, Angela Su, Do Ho Suh, Takis, teamLab, Kara Walker, Sue Williamson and Yin Xiuzhen among many others; alongside LIVE performances and installations by Carlos Amorales, Cecilia Bengolea, Shezad Dawood, Priya Ahluwalia, William Forsythe, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, and Khvay Samnang; and a major new Frieze Artist Award commission by Himali Singh Soin.

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