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NYC: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2018

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to promoting contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives, will take place May 4-6, 2018, at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn.

The 2018 New York edition of 1-54 will welcome 21 galleries from the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, France, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 artists.  View the full gallery list here.

This year, 1-54 New York’s impressive roster of African and African diaspora artists will include internationally renowned figures such as Derrick Adams and Yinka Shonibare MBE RA and emerging talent such as Kudzanai-Violet Hwami and Lebohang Kganye.

1-54 is accompanied by 1-54 FORUM, the fair's conversations program curated by Omar Berrada, featuring panel discussions, debates, and artist talks with leading international curators, artists and art experts. The full program will be released shortly and announced on the 1-54 website.

Opening Hours

Friday 4 May, 12pm – 8pm
free for students with a valid student ID

Saturday 5 May, 12pm – 8pm

Sunday 6 May, 12pm – 6pm


1-54 NEW YORK is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn at:

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Day ticket $20 (tax included)

Concession day ticket $10 (tax included)



Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Borough Hall or the A, C, F, R to Jay St Metro Tech, then the B61 bus to Van Brunt St/Pioneer St. Or you can take the F, G to Smith 9th St, then the B61 bus to Van Brunt St/Pioneer St.


From Wall Street (Pier 11) or Brooklyn you can take the South Brooklyn (SBK) Ferry to Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. Pioneer Works is located just few steps away from the ferry exit at Pioneer Street and Conover Street.


Pioneer Works is a 15-20 minute drive from SoHo via the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel or Brooklyn Bridge.