3–6 October 2019

The fair welcomes 30 galleries from over 20 international cities, presenting works by young and emerging international artists in its 14,000-square-foot London space.

VIP + Press Preview: Thursday, October 3 | 12–6 PM | Free Entry
Ambika P3, University of Westminster
33 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Chiara Fumai,  Dogaresso Elisabetta Querini, Zalumma Agra, Dope Head, Annie Jones, Harry Houdni and Eusapia Palladino read Valerie Solanas,  2013. Photography, C-type print, 6.8 x 120 cm. Courtesy of Galería Rosa Santos (Valencia)

Chiara Fumai, Dogaresso Elisabetta Querini, Zalumma Agra, Dope Head, Annie Jones, Harry Houdni and Eusapia Palladino read Valerie Solanas, 2013. Photography, C-type print, 6.8 x 120 cm. Courtesy of Galería Rosa Santos (Valencia)

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 exhibitors, 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.

Building on a strong international contingent, the 2019 edition will feature returning and first-time participants from over 10 countries, including Spanish galleries: Bombon Projects (Barcelona) and Rosa Santos (Valencia); Italian exhibitors Renata Fabbri and RIBOT (Milan); Paris-based Galerie Derouillon and PACT; Sperling (Munich) and CHOI&LAGER Gallery (Cologne) from Germany; as well as a significant US representation with False Flag (New York), The Hole (New York), and Over the Influence (Los Angeles).

The fair will also assert its commitment to supporting the local emerging art scene with the participation of UK galleries Annka Kultys Gallery (London), Roman Road (London) and Patricia Fleming (Glasgow), among others.

For the 10th anniversary edition, Sunday affirms its role as a platform for artistic experimentation, thereby encouraging the discovery and promotion of new forms of art:

1)     Rethinking the notion of the booth, galleries and artists will explore the limits of their respective space. Highlights include:

  • Annka Kultys Gallery (London)’s “In-Lightment”, a free-standing booth presenting works by Stine Deja, Márton Nemes, Aaron Scheer and Anne Vieux

  • Artists Anna Dot and Bernat Daviu’s sloped floor for Bombon Projects (Barcelona), affirming the performative aspect of their practices

  • Jonathan Chapline’s grid-patterned walls at The Hole (New York), reflecting the environment used by the artist to generate the 3-D imagery of his works

2)     Several exhibitors will devote their booths to solo presentations. Notable proposals include:

  • Femke Dekkers’s “perspective corrections” at Galerie Bart (Amsterdam)

  • Dennis Buck’s reflections on artist identity and authenticity at Roman Road (London)

  • Building on her work for the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, Chiara Fumai will address notions of media misrepresentation in her proposal for Rosa Santos (Valencia)

3)     Showcasing works in a range of mediums, from installations and microarchitecture to sculpture, embroidery and ceramics to digital and video art, presentations will attest to galleries’ and Sunday’s shared engagement to addressing current sociocultural and political themes, including:

  • Fragment Gallery (Moscow), presenting works by Pacifico Silano, will approach physical and emotional voids seen through the lens of HIV/AIDS within the LGBTQ community

  • Danny Ferrell’s exploration of fantasies and fears of the “Other” through depictions of everyday queer male at PACT (Paris)

  • Sarah Margnetti’s focus on the fragmentation and commodification of the body at Stems Gallery (Brussels, Luxembourg)

Jonathan Chapline,  Pool House (Dyptich),  2019. Acrylic, flashe on panel, 119 x 152 cm and 89 x 122 cm. Courtesy of The Hole (New York)

Jonathan Chapline, Pool House (Dyptich), 2019. Acrylic, flashe on panel, 119 x 152 cm and 89 x 122 cm. Courtesy of The Hole (New York)

This year, Sunday Art Fair will partner 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.” A selection of artists from past and present editions of the festival will consider the seemingly constant sources of distraction, which generate both voluntary and involuntary acts and states of mind. Presented artists include: Laura Aldridge, Michael Fullerton, Andy Holden, France Lise McGurn, Ana Mazzei, Carol Rhodes, David Shrigley, Andrew Sim, Georgina Starr, Tony Swain, Hayley Tompkins, Urara Tsuchiya and Bedwyr Williams. The exhibition will also feature newly made unique works for sale, specifically for the fair.

Young Collectors League, a New York-based initiative founded to drive visibility and sales to emerging and mid-tier galleries, will be offering free advising tours to attendees to assist with acquisitions throughout the course of the fair.

2019 GALLERIES & INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS 

Galleries
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

2019 Partners
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

Public Days
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.

About Sunday Art Fair

Sunday Art Fair was launched in 2010 by galleries Tulips and Roses (Brussels, Vilnius), Croy Nielsen (Vienna) and Limoncello (London) and is currently directed by curator and writer Thom O’Nions who has been involved with the fair since 2015. 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.

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.

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.