Investec Cape Town Art Fair takes place from 18-20 February 2022, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. As a hybrid event, the 2022 fair will include a digital edition, substantially bolstering the fair’s reach and appeal.
The 2022 edition brings together a diverse group of celebrated exhibitors. A large contingent within Investec Cape Town Art Fair is made up of prominent galleries from around the globe, all of whom represent both established and emerging artists with a presence in museums, biennales, and important private collections around the world.
Participating International Galleries: A.MORE Gallery (Milan, Italy), Afrikaris (Paris, France), Afriart (Kampala, Uganda), African Arty (Casablanca, Morocco), A.Gorgi (Sidi bou Said, Tunisia), ARTCO (Aachen/ Berlin, Germany), Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya), First Floor Gallery Harare (Harare, Zimbabwe), Galerie Carole Kvasnevski (Paris, France), Galerie Veronique Rieffel (Paris, France), Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Ivory Coast/ Paris, France/ Dakar, Senegal), Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig/ Berlin, Germany), Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan, Italy), LIS10 Gallery (Milan, Italy), Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt), Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea (Milan, Italy), Montoro 12 (Rome, Italy/ Brussels, Belgium), Nil Gallery (Paris, France), Osart Gallery (Milan, Italy), Prometeo Gallery (Milan/ Lucca, Italy), Suburbia Contemporary (Barcelona, Spain/ Florence, Italy) and THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE (Luanda, Angola/ Lisbon, Portugal), amongst others.
Participating Galleries from South Africa: 99 Loop (Cape Town), AFRONOVA (Johannesburg), Barnard (Cape Town), Berman Contemporary (Johannesburg), blank projects (Cape Town), Botho Project Space (Johannesburg), Christopher Moller (Cape Town), Deepest Darkest (Cape Town), EBONY/CURATED (Cape Town/ Franschhoek), Eclectica Contemporary (Cape Town), Everard Read (Cape Town/ Franschhoek/ Johannesburg/ London), Goodman Gallery (Cape Town/ Johannesburg/ London), Guns & Rain (Johannesburg), Kalashnikovv (Johannesburg), SMAC Gallery (Cape Town/ Stellenbosch/
Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022 Sections
Tomorrows/Today is dedicated to highlighting the practices of emerging and under-represented artists, curated by Luigi Fassi and Nkule Mabaso. “Tomorrows/Today is characterized as a hub, a place in which decisive artistic achievements are concentrated, as the title of the project suggests – between the now and the yet to come, or more precisely, to emphasize an anticipation of the future in the present.” – Luigi Fassi and Nkule Mabaso.
SOLO will explore how artists have reacted to intimacy and introspection caused by the pandemic, as well as the effect that exchange and collaboration have on artistic practice as a whole. SOLO is an extension of Investec Cape Town Art Fair’s project, Insight-out, launched in 2020 – a playful Q&A addressed to artists during isolation highlighting their everyday lives.
Past/Modern introduces a guest-curated programme by curator João Ferreira featuring presentations by Modern masters.
ALT debuts in 2022 and is dedicated to projects that reflect the many ways in which the art world had to adapt in response to the global shift from physical to virtual. Young, non-traditional exhibitors have the opportunity to showcase their artists in a nonconventional way, though in the conventional setting of an Art Fair, opening a dialogue on representation and physical versus virtual connection.
The Editions section showcases leading print galleries and workshops that specialise in prints, multiples, and editions. Participating in Editions this year is: 50ty/50ty/ (Cape Town, South Africa), Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg, South Africa), ArtThrob (Cape Town, South Africa), Asele Institute (Nimo, Nigeria), Dale Sargent Fine Art (Johannesburg, South Africa), LL Editions Contemporary (Johannesburg, South Africa), Samuel Maenhoudt Gallery (Knokke-Heist, Belgium) and South Atlantic Press (Cape Town, South Africa).
Cultural Platforms presents the work of cultural institutions and non-profit organisations that nurture and support artistic production in the region through exhibitions and artist residencies.
The Magazines & Publications section showcases magazines, books, journals, and catalogues presented by publishers from around the world with a focus on art.
For more information, please visit investeccapetownartfair.co.za