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Frieze Announces Gallery Highlights and Curated Programs of Eighth Edition of Frieze New York

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Frieze New York Seeks to Expand the Conversation about Art in its 2019 Edition, Representing an Exceptional Diversity and Quality of Artists and Artwork – from 20th-Century Icons to Self-Taught Visionaries, Virtual Reality, New York Pioneers and Figures at the Vanguard of Contemporary Practice 

Featuring Unprecedented Number of Collaborations with Leading Museum Directors 

Frieze Sculpture Launches in New York at Rockefeller Center 

Frieze today reveals full details and highlights, including new exhibitions and dynamic themed sections for Frieze New York 2019, which opens in Randall’s Island Park from May 2 through 5. Featuring leading galleries from 26 countries, Frieze New York showcases an extraordinary crosssection of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the 20th century. Building on Frieze’s history as a platform for discovery and challenging the traditional art fair format, the eighth edition introduces new curators and collaborations with leading museum directors; including two exhibitions exploring virtual reality and the significance of self-taught artists, and two new sections celebrating Latin American art and New York’s pioneering gallery community. Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the eighth consecutive year.

Led by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) and Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas), Frieze New York introduces an unprecedented number of collaborations with leading museum directors from institutions in New York and across the US. Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio, New York) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator) will curate Diálogos, a new themed section for Latino and Latin American art. Franklin Sirmans (Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami) also joins the fair to oversee this year’s tribute section celebrating the enduring legacy of Linda Goode Bryant and her pivotal New York gallery, Just Above Midtown (JAM). A new exhibition of Virtual Reality artwork will be curated by Daniel Birnbaum (renowned curator, Director of Acute Art and formerly Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm); and artist, Javier Téllez will curate an exhibition of self-taught artists in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair.

Frieze New York will also collaborate with Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Dia Art Foundation) to oversee the 2019 Frieze Artist Award, supporting a new commission by an emerging artist. Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York), is the curatorial advisor of the fair’s Spotlight section, dedicated to 20th-century pioneers. Finally, Laura McLean-Ferris (Curator, Swiss Institute) and Andrew Bonacina (Chief Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield) return to advise Frame, the fair’s section for galleries aged 10 years or younger.

Galleries and exhibition curators will present today’s most exciting and influential artists, with solo and themed presentations by Dawoud Bey, Diedrick Brackens, Tracey Emin, Fred Eversley, Martine Gutierrez, Lauren Halsey, Jenny Holzer, Robert Indiana, Lorna Simpson, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz, Koo Jeong A, Ana Mendieta, Jorge Méndez Blake, Senga Nengudi, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Rachel Rossin, Nari Ward, Matthew Ronay and XU ZHEN®; alongside writers and artists including Simone Leigh, Valeria Luiselli, and Aruna D’Souza taking part in Frieze Talks; as well as collectors such as Denise Gardner and Pamela Kramlich with museum curators such as Stuart Comer and James Rondeau, participating in Conversations on Collecting. 

On April 25, Frieze New York also launches Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, created in partnership with Tishman Speyer. Curator Brett Littman (Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York) will oversee the new public art initiative, which is open for two months, with free admission to all, until June 28, 2019. Including many artists presenting public sculpture in New York for the first time, Frieze Sculpture will feature Rochelle Goldberg, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Jaume Plensa, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas, among many others. 

Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) said: “This is an exceptionally strong year for content at Frieze New York, making this fair the leading platform in the city to discover as well as to buy art. From Laura Hoptman’s Spotlight to Franklin Sirmans’ tribute to JAM, this year’s edition continues to expand the potential of an art fair, showcasing new and under-represented art forms alongside the most significant names in modern and contemporary art. The main section spans leading international galleries to the best young galleries from New York and I am very happy that we are also welcoming a number of new galleries from Asia. The inaugural Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center is a great addition to what will be an unmissable week in New York.”

Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas), said: “Frieze New York seeks to push boundaries and expand the conversation about contemporary art in its 2019 edition. With the contributions of an unprecedented number of museum directors, a range of ambitious gallery presentations, and an expanded program of curated sections and special exhibitions, Frieze New York presents historical and historyin-the-making content, all under one roof. I am honored to be working on our special sections with forward-thinking figures like Franklin Sirmans, Daniel Birnbaum, Laura Hoptman, Brett Littman, Courtney J. Martin, Patrick Charpenel, and Javier Téllez to make Frieze New York a meaningful experience for galleries and visitors alike.”

Frieze New York 2019 will bring together top-tier gallery programs from around the world. The eighth edition welcomes growing participation from galleries across Asia, with major new additions from Taipei, Kolkata and Seoul with Tina Keng, Experimenter and PKM Gallery; and record participation from China with new participants Tang Contemporary Art, MadeIn Gallery, Capsule Shanghai and Edouard Malingue Gallery joining Boers-li Gallery and BANK who return from last year. These join significant contemporary galleries from across the US and the world, such as 303 Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, The Box, Gagosian, Hannah Hoffmann, Hauser & Wirth, David Kordansky Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Lisson Gallery, Maureen Paley, Massimo de Carlo, Mendes Wood DM, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Victoria Miro, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Jack Shainman Gallery, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., White Cube and David Zwirner, among many others.

The fair will also build on its reputation for exceptional 20th-century art with Acquavella Galleries, Donald Ellis Gallery, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Cardi, Waddington Custot and Offer Waterman, among others returning to the main section, as well as a record number of galleries in the Spotlight section.

The Frame and Focus sections continue Frieze’s long-term commitment to supporting and showcasing today’s most exciting young spaces through subsidized platforms. New additions from New York City include Company, Microscope Gallery, Marinaro and Gordon Robichaux; and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, AND NOW, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran and Unit 17 join to represent emerging art scenes in Seattle, Dallas, Montreal and Vancouver respectively.


This year, the fair will once award exceptional presentations from galleries across the fair.

The Frieze Stand Prize will be awarded to outstanding presentations in any section of the fair. The prizes will be awarded by Thelma Golden (Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Cathleen Chaffee (Chief Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery), and Nancy Spector (Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). The prizes will be announced at 3pm on Wednesday, May 1.

The Frame Prize is dedicated to the most deserving presentation in the Frame section, dedeicated to galleries 10 years or younger. The winner will be selected by a leading jury of emerging art experts, including Aram Moshayedi (Curator, Hammer Museum), Murtaza Vali (Indepenedent Curator), and Lauren Haynes (Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). The Frame Prize will be announced at 12.30pm on Thursday, May 2.


Reflecting New York’s role as a nexus and catalyst for innovation and ideas in the art world, Frieze New York expands its commitment to dynamic curated sections with two new additions in 2019, inviting galleries to work with renowned curators to celebrate the enduring legacies of pivotal New York arts organizations.


In celebration of El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary, Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator, El Museo del Barrio) present a themed section focusing on art by contemporary Latinx and Latin American artists. The section features 13 solo presentations by both established and emerging artists who have played a significant role in El Museo’s history and who represent the next generation of cultural leaders. 

Bringing together a selection of galleries from across the United States and Latin America, Diálogos unites Latinx and Latin American artists who reflect a diversity of generations, identities, media, and practices. 

“We are delighted to have an opportunity to highlight the respective importance of Latinx and Latin American cultural production in the global art world, and also reflect upon the concepts of representation and intersectionality. An additional aim for Diálogos is that it will help prompt conversations surrounding collecting, particularly in regards to Latinx art and its growing visibility” said Susanna V. Temkin, Curator, El Museo del Barrio. 

Galleries and artists participating in the Diálogos section include::

  • James Cohan & Kavi Gupta Firelei Báez 
  • Commonwealth and Council Gala Porras-Kim 
  • Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Ken Gonzales-Day
  • Cecilia de Torres Marta Chilindron
  • Embajada Chemi Rosado-Seijo
  • Hutchinson Modern Freddy Rodríguez 
  • Inman Gallery Dario Robleto 
  • Isla Flotante Mariela Scafati
  • Galerie Lelong & Co. Ana Mendieta
  • Proxyco Gallery Livia Corona
  • Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery Edouard Duval-Carrié
  • Royale Projects Rubén Ortiz Torres
  • Salon 94, New York Luis Flores



Following the success of Matthew Higgs’ celebrated tribute to Hudson at Frieze New York 2018, Franklin Sirmans (Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami) pays homage to the pioneering non-profit New York arts organization Just Above Midtown (JAM) and its founder Linda Goode Bryant

Formerly the Director of Education at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Bryant founded JAM in 1974. JAM pioneered the early work of now world-renowned African American contemporary artists, providing a much-needed platform for these artists to show and sell their work in New York during that time. In acknowledgment of JAM’s contribution to the history of art, an entire room was devoted to Just Above Midtown in the widely acclaimed museum exhibition “Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power.” 

Sirmans said: “Linda Goode Bryant’s gallery and its experiments with art and artists is the stuff of legend. What she did for the discussion on art and conceptualism in particular is remarkable but it’s her acknowledgment of genius in the work of the artists she worked with that has paved the way for so many artists today. She gave a home to artists now considered to be part of the canon when they had nowhere else to present their work. If she only showed and worked with Hammons, Piper and O’Grady it would be a remarkable existence to celebrate but as it is we add so many more names to that list, evidence of the great history she created. Most exciting is the fact that she has segued her concerns for creating a space in which art can thrive and equally a place for people to come together and share ideas in the name of humane progress into her new endeavor which shares the same concerns and more. The Active Citizen Project ‘initiates critical public discourse and creates opportunities for diverse people to pursue their mutual well-being.’ Simply put ACP does what a good museum does and I am excited about the prospect of working with Linda around shared goals and ideals that recognize the power of art in public discourse.”

The JAM section will feature solo presentations of artists from Bryant’s original programming, through the support of invited galleries. Highlights include:

  • Rena Bransten Gallery & Stephen Daiter Gallery Dawoud Bey
  • Thomas Erben Gallery & Sprüth Magers Senga Nengudi
  • Alexander Gray Associates Lorraine O’Grady
  • Garth Greenan Howardena Pindell
  • Hauser & Wirth Lorna Simpson
  •  Jenkins Johnson Gallery Ming Smith
  • Michael Rosenfeld Gallery Norman Lewis


A portion of the fees from the galleries in this section will be donated to support Bryant’s current non-profit initiative, Project Eats: a neighborhood-based urban agricultural partnership and social enterprise that creates sustainable food production and equitable distribution of those resources within and between communities. For more details, visit


As part of a new year-round collaboration between Frieze New York and The Drawing Center, Laura Hoptman will serve as the new curatorial advisor for the Spotlight section, with 33 galleries presenting solo presentations of significant work by overlooked figures and rarely seen practices of modern masters.

Hoptman said, “The Drawing Center is delighted to be partnering with Frieze, an organization with whom we share a love for modern and contemporary art, and a dedication to ideas and innovation. Spotlight is a program that I continue to find inspiring. This year’s section will showcase remarkable artworks by artists with fascinating histories and urgent stories to tell:

  • from pioneering New Yorkers such as Louise Fishman, Mary Ann Unger, Knox Martin, Charles Hinman and Red Grooms;
  • to international Modern masters who are renowned in their own countries but lesser known in the U.S., like Elvira Bach from Germany and Paul Nash from the UK;
  • This year, Spotlight will have a special emphasis on the radical potential of drawing, revealing the Renaissance techniques behind Alex Katz’s seminal paintings and the influences of architecture and sensuality in the drawings of German-Egyptian artist Susan Hefuna;
  • As always, the section will celebrate non-conformity and radical thinking in many forms and across geographical divides, from feminist pioneers like Leonor Fini, Greta Schödl and Kazuko Miyamoto
  • to ground-breaking figures inspired by spirituality and ancient cultures, such as Joan Brown, Rachid Koraïchi and Yüksel Arslan.” 



Curators Andrew Bonacina and Laura McLean-Ferris will again oversee Frame, the fair’s celebrated section for emerging galleries aged 10 years or younger, showing museum-quality solo artist projects. 

Bonacina and McLean-Ferris said, “As advisers to the Frame section, we are delighted to have contributed to the introduction of new galleries to the section from cities such as Florence, Shanghai, Dallas, and Vancouver. There were also many exciting proposals from galleries who are returning to the fair from Bogotá, Guatemala City, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires. Frame showcases new work being made in a great variety of global contexts, making it an excellent area for discovering emerging galleries, artists, and scenes. Within the section are a number of exciting proposals from artists, including: 

  • new multimedia work by Leslie Thornton which includes the artist’s research at CERN and details of her family’s involvement in a ‘terrible project’ during the 1940s, 
  • new woven works by Diedrick Brackens exploring the figure of the 19th-century Black cowboy, and
  • a 1974 film installation by Takahiko Iimura, an early example of a work employing celluloid as material.”



Building on Frieze New York’s role as a platform for discovery, the fair will feature two curated exhibitions for the first time. 


Artist Javier Téllez will curate The Doors Of Perception, a project for Frieze New York in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair. The Doors of Perception presents a large constellation of works made by exceptionally gifted artists from five continents, all selected by contemporary artist Javier Téllez, offering a panorama of art created on the margins of society. Whether psychiatric patients, self-taught visionaries, or mediums, each of the artists in the exhibition felt at some point in their life the need to create an artistic language of their own in order to reveal what they understood to be the true nature of things. 

“Truly utopian, the visionary artists represent the world anew, so they often think of the future as a parallel dimension to the present (William Hall, Prophet Royal Robertson, George Widener, Adolf Wölfli). For them, time is a perpetual possibility, having invented codes to access a new consciousness beyond the flat world of appearances (John Devlin, Ionel Talpazan, Melvin Way, Widener). As William Blake wrote: 'If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite.'" –Javier Téllez

Participating artists include: Horst Ademeit; Noviadi Angkasapura; Eugene Von Bruenchenhein; Frédéric Bruly Bouabré; Raimundo Camilo; Henry Darger; John Devlin; Janko Domsic; Minnie Evans; Guo Fengyi; Madge Gill; Ken Grimes; Martha Grunenwaldt; William A. Hall; Frank Jones; Susan Te Kahurangi King; Davood Koochaki; Dwight Mackintosh; Eugène Lambourdière « Maurice »; Tarcisio Merati; Marilena Pelosi; Luboš Plný; Martin Ramirez; Bárbaro Rivas; Prophet Royal Robertson; Vassili Romanenkov; Shinichi Sawada; Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern; Judith Scott; Sava Sekulic; Charles Steffen; Marcel Storr; Ionel Talpazan; Melvin Way; George Widener; Scottie Wilson; Agatha Wojciechowsky; Adolf Wölfli; Joseph Yoakum; Anna Zemánková; Carlo Zinelli; and Unica Zürn.


Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Acute Art, has curated a new Virtual Reality (VR) section for Frieze New York, entitled Electric. The exhibition includes works by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Anish Kapoor, Koo Jeong A, Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC), R.H. Quaytman, Rachel Rossin, and Timur Si-Qin.

“When a new medium emerges and is employed by artists there appears to be a window of a few years that allows for free experimentalism. For augmented reality and virtual reality that period would seem to be right now. Electric presents a number of artists of different generations who make use of the new technical tools. Some of the works included reference works of art, such as Marcel Duchamp’s The Large Glass, that appears to have anticipated dimensions that become visible today. Others explore entirely new immersive possibilities.” –Daniel Birnbaum. 

Two programs, Alternate Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC), will alternate every hour. Visitors will experience the artworks inside the Electric booth.

Electric is realized in partnership with LIFEWTR, a premium water brand committed to advancing emerging artists on a global stage. By providing headsets, which pair with phones allowing users to view the exhibited Virtual Reality (VR) works through the Acute Art app, Electric can be experienced by audiences beyond the fair.


Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey is the winner of the Frieze Artist Award, a major commission by an emerging artist at Frieze New York. Curated for the first time by Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York), the Frieze Artist Award is supported by the Luma Foundation.

Halsey’s proposal was selected from hundreds of artist applications from more than 50 countries, following an international open call. The 2019 Frieze Artist Award selection jury included curator Courtney J. Martin, and guest judges Rina Banerjee (artist) and Paulina Pobocha (Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York), chaired by Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Frieze Americas). For Frieze New York 2019, Halsey will create an architectural intervention in which fantasy architecture, neighborhood ephemera, images of Du-rag models, Black ideological pyramid worlds and Afrofuturist myth coincide and coalesce. 


Tom Eccles and Amy Zion (Bard College, New York) return to coorganize Frieze Talks, which pairs today’s most searching and innovative literary figures with artists, writers, and curators working in the contemporary art field. 

Taking place Friday through Sunday in the Talks Lounge, program highlights include: Simone Leigh (artist) in conversation with Saidiya Hartman (professor, Columbia University) (Friday, 12.30pm): Sheila Heti (artist) in conversation with Josephine Decker (performer, filmmaker) (Friday, 3.00pm); Aruna D’Souza (author) in conversation with Nico Wheadon (Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement, Studio Museum Harlem) and Sable Elyse Smith (artist) (Saturday, 12.30pm); Andrew Durbin (US. Senior Editor, frieze) in conversation with T.J. Wilcox (author) (Saturday, 3pm); and Valeria Luiselli (author) with Terence Gower (artist) (Sunday 12:30pm).


Thought-provoking and exceptional presentations of contemporary and modern art, from across the main, Focus, Frame and Spotlight sections, include: 

Generations of New York painters, such as:

  • New York abstractionist William T. Williams showing a never-beforeexhibited body of paintings with Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (New York, main), concurrent with his inclusion in “Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem” which tours the US in 2019;
  • New York-based Charles Mayton showing a new body of work, which continues the artist’s investigation into the studio, and the tools, techniques, and rituals of painting (with David Lewis, New York, Focus);
  • Brooklyn-based Harold Ancart’s presentation with David Zwirner (alongside Christopher Williams), coinciding with the opening of the Ancart’s Public Art Fund commission at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn; and
  • Brooklyn-based painter Sarah Faux (Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, Frame) who will create a site-specific wall drawing composed of bodies in motion, together with new oil paintings, involving the viewer in a polymorphous moment of touch.


Politically engaged artists, such as:

  • Hauser and Wirth’s solo presentation of works by seminal American artist Jenny Holzer, whose main focus is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces;
  •  New York-based artist Nari Ward’s survey presentation with Lehmann Maupin (New York, main) concurrent with “We The People”, his solo show at New York’s New Museum;
  • “American History XX” at Night Gallery (Los Angeles, Focus) with Kandis Williams, Derek Fordjour, and Grant Levy-Lucero exploring the distortive influences of mass media; and
  • “The Politics of Sound” with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Teresa Margolles (both featuring in the upcoming Venice Biennale) and Saâdane Afif at mor charpentier (Paris, Focus), showcasing artistic practices which use sound as a political tool.


Sculptural and conceptual installations, such as:

  • California-based sculptor Fred Eversley, renowned for his participation in the Light and Space movement, showing a retrospective of selected works with David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles, main);
  • A solo presentation of never-before-seen work by New York artist Leslie Thornton, (Unit 17, Vancouver) expanding on Thornton’s research into history and technology at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research); and
  • Chicago-based artist and musician Lisa Alvarado (with Bridget Donahue and LC Queisser, Focus) presenting a new installation entitled ‘Moving Space and Frozen Time’ which combines painting, textiles and sound.


Artists pushing the boundaries of art and architecture include:

  • Renowned Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa’s solo project of new mirrored works, continuing the artist’s investigation into architectural space and the nature of materials (with Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, main);
  • A two-artist presentation featuring Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake, who builds walls and connects their history to literature and Benoît Maire who is celebrated for his philosophical practice (following his retrospective at CAPC Bordeaux); with Meessen De Clercq (Brussels, main); and
  • New York-based Sanou Oumar (Gordon Robichaux, New York, Frame), whose intricate drawings reveal an interest in dynamic forms and architectural structures, borne out of a desire for home. 


Emerging artists rethinking identity, race and gender include:

  • Martine Gutierrez (represented at this year’s Venice Biennale) presenting Indigenous Woman, the culmination of of the artist’s twoyear project to create a glossy magazine representing a transwoman’s experience as both the norm and the ideal (with Ryan Lee, New York, Focus)
  • New York-born, Johannesburg-based artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s installation inspired by black bodies and social space in elite gymnastics. (Mariane Ibrahim, Seattle, Frame)
  • Philadelphia-based Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s (Company, New York, Frame) installation of painting, drawing, and video, connecting domestic and public spaces with experiences of gender, sexuality, and race


Presentations of seminal 20th-century art include:

  • A two-artist show featuring Modernist pioneers Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and Robert Indiana (1928-2018) with Waddington Custot (London, main);
  • An exhibition of major historical Native American works of art from various Great Plains cultures, presented by Donald Ellis Gallery (New York, main);
  • Minimalist Dutch artist Ad Dekkers’ (1938-1974) solo presentation with BorzoGallery (Amsterdam, main) and The Mayor Gallery (London, main); and
  • A group show by Offer Waterman (London, main) featuring Tony Bevan, Frank Bowling, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Richard Long, Grayson Perry, Bridget Riley, Richard Turnbull, Rachel Whiteread and Jonas Wood.



Allied Editions returns to Frieze New York following its successful debut last year. The collective of non-profit institutions includes Printed Matter, SculptureCenter and Skowhegan (all New York), partnering with Londonbased organizations Camden Art Centre, Studio Voltaire, Whitechapel Gallery and the Serpentine Galleries to present specially commissioned works by international artists. 

New editions will launch exclusively at Frieze, with works available from as little as $92 by artists including Atelier E.B, Rana Begum, Tom Burr, Christo, Lois Dodd, Elmgreen & Dragset, Frida Escobedo, Simon Fujiwara, Susan Hiller, Damien Hirst, Pierre Huyghe, Arthur Jafa, Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas, Matt Mullican, Chris Ofili, Nicolas Party, Laure Prouvost, Michael Rakowitz, Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, Do Ho Suh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kara Walker, Jesse Wine and Jonas Wood. All proceeds directly support the organizations’ exhibition, education and architecture programs. Frieze New York ticket holders receive a 5% discount on selected prints from Allied Editions.


Artists ruby onyinyechi amanze, who is exhibiting her work in the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounge at Frieze New York, and Wura-Natasha Ogunji will be involved in a unique collaborative performance entitled ‘twin: a performance + drawing’ on the lawn outside the North Entrance of the fair on Randalls Island on Friday May 3 from 12.30-4pm. For more information go to


The fair’s acclaimed program for conversations between collectors and museum directors will feature Denise Gardner in conversation with James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Pamela Kramlich, Kramlich Collection, San Francisco and Napa Valley in conversation with Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art; among others. Conversations on Collecting are chaired by Charlotte Burns (executive editor of In Other Words, previously the US news and market editor for The Art Newspaper) and take place Thursday through Sunday, at 11am-12pm in the Talks Lounge.


Returning for a third year, the Reading Room brings together the world’s leading arts and lifestyle publications. 


The Frieze Library: Volume One, organized by Gordon Robichaux is a curated selection of publications, one from each Frieze New York 2019 exhibitor, creating an onsite library at the fair. Each exhibitor is invited to submit one publication for review and inclusion in the Frieze Library. The range of material will be presented on a bookshelf within the Reading Room. At the conclusion of the fair, the Frieze Library will be donated to the Met museum (New York).


Visitors can enjoy pop-ups from New York City’s most talked-about restaurants including returning Frieze favorites Court Street Grocers, Frankies 457 Spuntino, Roberta’s, Foul Witch by Blanca and Black Fox Coffee.


This year Frieze New York is collaborating with the Ray Johnson Estate to continue the ‘New York Correspondence School’ – an ongoing mail art project founded by Ray Johnson with past participants including James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, Coco Gordon, Edith “Little Edie” Beale, Ruth Asawa, Karl Wirsum, Betty Parsons, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Lynda Benglis and many more. All Frieze participating galleries and the artists they represent are invited to respond to Johnson’s “Please Add To & Return To” template. Contributions by contemporary artists including Paulo Bruscky, Hugh Hanley, Susan Hefuna, Scott Myles, Kapwani Kiwanga, Michelle Oka Doner, Matthew Ronay and Martin Roth, among many others, can be seen @FriezeArtFair #RayJohnsonProject on Instagram and on


The Frieze Teens program launched this fall for the sixth consecutive year. The Frieze Teens are a peer community of high school students from all over NYC that work collaboratively to investigate and broaden their understanding of art careers and current practice. From September through May, Frieze Teens meet weekly for workshops and site visits interacting with key players in the contemporary art world including Katherine Bradford, Richard Tinkler, Elizabeth Glaessner, Caroline Larsen, and Sara Salamone. Frieze Education is supported by Deutsche Bank for the eighth consecutive year.


On April 25, Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer launch Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. Curator Brett Littman (Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York) has selected and placed new and significant works by 14 international artists, all presented by world-leading galleries. Including many artists showing public sculpture in New York for the first time, Frieze Sculpture will represent Rockefeller Center’s largest display of artwork to date and create a major new public art initiative at the heart of Manhattan, with free admission to all. The launch of Frieze Sculpture in New York follows its establishment in London’s Regent’s Park, where a free summer display of more than 20 sculptures and installations welcomes millions of visitors each year. Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center will open April 25 in the lead-up to Frieze New York and will remain on view and open to all through June 28, 2019.

The selected artists participating in the inaugural New York edition of Frieze Sculpture are: Nick Cave, Aaron Curry, Jose Dávila, Walter De Maria, Rochelle Goldberg, Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Jaume Plensa, Pedro Reyes, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas.


Frieze Week in New York brings together collectors, arts professionals, institutional leaders, and the public to experience the range of major art exhibitions, programs, and events taking place in New York during Frieze Week. 

Major exhibitions in New York open during Frieze Week include:

  • “Nari Ward: We the People” at The New Museum;
  • Alicja Kwade: Met Rooftop Commission;
  • “Gina Beavers” and “Simone Fattal” at MoMA PS1; 
  •  “Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations” and “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” at the Brooklyn Museum; 
  •  Neo Rauch at The Drawing Center; and
  • REICH RICHTER PÄRT and Trisha Donnelly at The Shed



In addition to global lead partner Deutsche Bank, Frieze New York 2019 partners with BMW, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, LIFEWTR, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Richard Mille, Official Champagne Ruinart, Financial Times, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Tequila don Julio and Johnnie Walker. The Frieze Artist Award is supported by Luma Foundation. Frieze Sculpture and Tishman Speyer have partnered to present Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center.



Following their celebrated redesign last year, Universal Design Studio return as the architects of Frieze New York 2019. Frieze New York is located in Randall’s Island Park, situated on the East River between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, with dedicated ferry services, valet, and general parking. Frieze New York is located in Randall’s Island Park, situated on the East River between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, with dedicated ferry services, valet, and general parking. Frieze New York is also accessible by public transit via the M35 bus, which is a quick ride from 125th Street in Harlem (and an easy transfer from 4, 5, 6, as well as the Metro North commuter rail).




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