The annual Cape Town Art Fair exhibition, to be known as Investec Cape Town Art Fair, is renowned as a leading destination in Africa to buy local and international art. It is also the place where buyers from around the world interact with galleries and exciting emerging and established artists, creating important global networks.
Now in its sixth year, the fair is produced by the internationally recognised Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa, which has elevated the overall quality of the show to align with international standards.
Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The participating galleries are set to offer a broad representation at the forefront of contemporary art, from Africa to the world and the world to Africa.
Internationally renowned galleries such as Galerija Gregor Podnar from Berlin, Germany, Perrotin and Magnin-A both from Paris, France, will be welcomed to Cape Town for the first time. We will also see the return of leading galleries such as Galleria Minini, October Gallery, Galleria Continua, Primo Marella Gallery, and Tiwani Contemporary, among others.
Highlighting the cutting edge of the African art scene are South African galleries including Goodman Gallery, Stevenson, Gallery MOMO, SMAC Gallery, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Blank Projects, and Everard Read CIRCA Gallery, amongst others.
More broadly, important established and emerging galleries from the African continent such as Galerie Cecile Fakhoury from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Afriart Gallery from Kampala, Uganda, Circle Art Gallery from Nairobi, Kenya, First Floor Gallery Harare from Harare, Zimbabwe, ARTLabAfrica from Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Fine Art from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will also contribute to the strong showing of the region’s art market.
THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE and Mov’art, both from Angola, will be attending for the first time, presenting solo presentations in ICTAF’s curated sections Tomorrows/Today and SOLO. Curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, the inaugural edition of SOLO will highlight the contribution of female artists, and will include Parul Thacker from India, represented by London-based Amar Gallery, Maïmouna Guerresi from Italy and Senegal, represented by the Milanese Officine dell’Immagine and locally, exciting young artists such as Buhlebezwe Siwani represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum represented by Tiwani Contemporary, amongst others.