Frieze London 2019 will bring together more than 160 galleries from 36 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition since its launch. Introducing new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies, Frieze London will create an exceptional moment for cultural conversations on a global level. 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, working in collaboration with Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) and Jo Stella-Sawicka (Artistic Director, Frieze London). The 2019 edition welcomes 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 coprogramme 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.