Sunday Art Fair, London’s international contemporary art fair for young galleries and artists, returns from 3–6 October, 2019 with a selection of 30 galleries from over 20 cities. Marking its 10th anniversary, the fair will affirm its engagement and support of newly established galleries and emerging artists. The selected galleries, 16 of which will be participating for the first time, will take over the 14,000-square-foot concrete space of Ambika P3, located in the University of Westminster’s School of Engineering, through a curated presentation of solo projects and group shows.
Sunday Art Fair was launched in 2010 by galleries Tulips and Roses (Brussels, Vilnius), Croy Nielsen (Vienna) and Limoncello (London). Over the past ten years, the fair has established itself as the leading London contemporary art fair committed to supporting young galleries and artists at early stages in their career. Intentionally renewing its participating galleries each year, Sunday Art Fair is committed to presenting them with an opportunity to introduce global collectors to their artists. Sunday has acted – and still acts today – as a platform for artistic experimentation, thereby encouraging the discovery and promotion of new forms of art.
Steering away from the traditional booth structure to adopt an open-plan layout, Sunday invites galleries and artists to rethink and appropriate the space, encouraging the dialogue between visitors, gallerists and artists. Free and open to the public, the fair aims to make contemporary art accessible to all, attracting younger audiences and aspiring collectors.
This year, Sunday will be partnering up with the Glasgow International (GI) Festival 2020, Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art, for a special exhibition curated by its director Richard Parry. An alternative to the yearly Editions booths, which previously invited UK regional institutions to present dedicated projects, this exhibition will address the theme of “distraction”, a response to the GI’s 2020 festival theme around “attention.” The exhibition will feature unique works for sale by a selection of artists from past and previous editions of the festival.
A New York-based initiative founded to drive visibility and sales to emerging and mid-tier galleries, the Young Collectors League will be offering free advising tours to attendees to assist with acquisitions throughout the course of the fair.
2019 GALLERIES & INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS
A.ROMY | Geneva
Galerie Alegria | Madrid
Annka Kultys Gallery | London
Galerie Bart | Amsterdam
Bombon Projects | Barcelona
C+N Canepaneri | Milan
CHOI&LAGER Gallery | Cologne | Seoul
Daniel Benjamin Gallery | London
Galerie Derouillon | Paris
ESP | Toronto
False Flag | New York
Fragment Gallery | Moscow
Galeria Fran Reus | Palma de Mallorca
Jack Barrett Gallery | New York
ltd los angeles | Los Angeles
MKG127 | Toronto
Over the Influence | Los Angeles
PACT | Paris
Patricia Fleming Projects | Glasgow
Renata Fabbri | Milan
RIBOT | Milan
Roman Road | London
Rosa Santos | Valencia
Sid Motion Gallery | London
Sperling | Munich
Stems Gallery | Brussels | Luxembourg
Steve Turner | Los Angeles
Suprainfinit | Bucharest
The Goma | Madrid
The Hole | New York
Glasgow International Festival 2020 | Glasgow
Young Collectors League | New York
Artsy | Official Online Partner
NOTES TO EDITORS:
VIP + Press Preview (by invitation only)
Thursday, October 3 | 12–6 PM
Thursday, October 3 | 6–9 PM
Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5 | 12–8 PM
Sunday, October 6 | 12–6 PM
Free and open to the public.
University of Westminster
33 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
About Sunday Art Fair
Sunday Art Fair was founded in 2010 by the galleries Tulips and Roses, Croy Nielsen and Limoncello and is currently directed by curator and writer Thom O’Nions who has been involved with the fair since 2015. The fair is engaged in the promotion of emerging art by supporting both newly established galleries and artists at early stages in their career. Many significant artists have shown at the fair at turning points in their development, including Laura Aldridge, Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Anne Imhof, Christian Jankowski and Amy Yao, among many others.
About Ambika P3
Ambika P3 is a 14,000-square-foot space beneath Baker Street in London. It was developed from the vast former concrete construction hall for the University of Westminster’s School of Engineering. Built in the 1960s, the site existed as a former concrete testing bunker where both the Channel Tunnel and sections of the British motorway were tested.