The Best Booths at 2023 Edition of London’s 1-54 Fair

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair opened its 11th London edition at Somerset House on Thursday, bringing together an impressive 62 exhibitors from 32 countries. It’s the fair’s most ambitious edition to date showcasing the works of 170 artists, spanning painting, photography, film, sculpture, installation, and mixed media. In addition to the exhibitors’ booths, this year’ edition also includes a group exhibition, titled “Transatlantic Connections: Caribbean Narratives in Contemporary Art,” on view at Christie’s and a special project, titled “Evil Genius” by Nigerian musician Mr Eazi in a first-of-its-kind merging of music and contemporary African art.

At the forefront of contemporary African art from the continent and the diaspora, the expansive fair champions diverse perspectives and experiences, collaborating with leading and up-and-coming galleries from around the world. Below, a look at the best on view at 1-54, which runs until October 15.