Investec Cape Town Art Fair is the largest contemporary art fair in Africa. With over 100 galleries, 16,000 visitors and 4000 invited guests, it offers a platform for collectors, galleries, curators, artists, and art journalists from around the globe to create connections at the forefront of contemporary art.
With an intimate experience of one of the world’s most unique art capitals, Investec Cape Town Art Fair has proven to be the place where the fast-growing African art market and the international art world meet.
The Art Fair recently announced the participating exhibitors in its eighth edition, taking place from 14 to 16 February 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. They will once again offer a unique cross-section of the art market, representing the forefront of contemporary art globally.
An increasingly large contingent within Investec Cape Town Art Fair is made up of prominent galleries from around the globe. These galleries represent exciting, established and emerging artists with a presence in museums, biennales, and important private collections around the world.
For the first time, they welcome North African Yosr Ben Ammar Gallery and AGORGI both from Tunisia, Jahmek Contemporary Art from Angola and Galerie Veronique Rieffel from Ivory Coast. Their participation strengthens one of the fair’s goals to provide a platform for more voices from the African continent.
Participating for the first time, Belgium Gallery Tatjana Pieters (Gent) and a collective comprising of three galleries including; PLUS-ONE Gallery (Antwerpen) Gallery Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerpen) and GEUKENS&DEVIL (Knokke).
As a result of successful past editions, they welcome the following new international galleries; 31 Projects (France), Afikaris (France), C+N Canepaneri (Italy), Galerie ElGEN+ART (Germany), Galleria Patricia Armocida (Italy), GIORGIO PERSANO (Italy), Hannah Hoffmann(United States), Lawrie Shabibi (UAE), Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea (Italy), Osart Gallery (Italy), Perve Gallery (Portugal), Prometeogallery (Italy), Galerie Raum Mit Licht (Austria), Sakhile&Me (Germany) Septieme Gallery (France) and Suburbia Contemporary (Spain).
The returning international galleries are; Afriart Gallery (Uganda), APALAZZO Gallery (Italy), ARTCO Gallery (Germany), Cellar Contemporary (Italy), Circle Art Gallery (Kenya), Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Italy), First Floor Gallery Harare (Zimbabwe), Galerie Cecile Fakhoury (Ivory Coast), Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Italy), Galleria Massimo Minini – Francesca Minini (Italy), LKB/Gallery (Germany), Montoro12 Gallery (Belgium), Nil Gallery (France), October Gallery (UK), Sulger-Buel (UK) and THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE (Angola).
Other local galleries who not only support the fair but showcase ambitious presentations and host engaging programming during art fair week are 99 Loop Gallery, Barnard, blank projects, Christopher Moller Gallery, EBONY/CURATED, Eclectica Contemporary, Everard Read, Gallery MOMO, Goodman Gallery, Graham Fine Art, Guns & Rain, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Lizamore and Associates, Salon Ninety One, SMAC, SMITH, Stevenson, The Melrose Gallery, THK Gallery, WALL, WHATIFTHEWORLD, and WORLDART.