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Frieze New York 2020 Will Feature Major Galleries from the City Alongside Exhibitors from Around the World, Presenting Dynamic, Curated Exhibitions

Event Date: 
6 May 2020 to 10 May 2020
New York, NY
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Gallery sections will pay tribute to artists of Latin descent and the Chicago artist community

•Significant number of female artist presentations throughout the fair

Frieze today announced its 200 participating galleries for Frieze New York 2020, from leading blue-chip galleries to the most exciting young spaces. In addition to strong representation from major New York galleries, international participants represent 30 countries from around the world. Led by Victoria Siddall (Global Director, Frieze Fairs) and Loring Randolph (Director, Frieze New York), the fair’s ninth edition will feature significant works by today’s most successful emerging artists alongside pioneering figures from the 20th and 21st centuries in a range of solo, dual, and thematic presentations. 

Taking place on Randall’s Island Park from May 6-10, 2020, Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, continuing a shared commitment to artistic excellence. Alongside the fair's main and special sections, Frieze New York is anchored by a program of collaborations, exhibitions and talks to be announced in the coming months. 

This year, Frieze will see more than 60 New York galleries represented, including: 303 Gallery, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Acquavella Galleries, Luhring Augustine, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Bridget Donahue, Gagosian, Marian Goodman Gallery, Casey Kaplan, Andrew Kreps Gallery, David Lewis, Lisson Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Matthew Marks Gallery, Kai Matsumiya, Pace Gallery, Salon 94, Simone Subal, Skarstedt, Venus over Manhattan, Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner. 

Major galleries from around the world exhibiting this year include dépendance, Goodman Gallery, Xavier Hufkens, Gallery Hyundai, Tina Keng, David Kordansky Gallery, Victoria Miro, The Modern Institute, Maureen Paley, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Sfeir-Semler, White Cube and Mendes Wood.

Randolph said, ‘Frieze New York is recognized for its rigorous and innovative programming, and as a platform for galleries to present dedicated solo or dual artist presentations, as well as curated group shows. I'm thrilled to see in 2020 how many galleries are once again treating the fair as an extension of their exhibition programs. As a result, collectors and patrons, museum professionals, and the public are able to experience a range of high-quality mini exhibitions all in one place. There are so many opportunities this year for discovery, and I’m particularly excited by the number of presentations that will feature female artists.’

Siddall added, ‘I’m thrilled to see the leading galleries in New York come out to support the fair, with major figures such as Marian Goodman, Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks, Skarstedt and Pace Gallery joining for 2020. This has resulted in an exhibitor list that reflects the city’s pivotal role in the global art world as well as presenting an international overview of contemporary art.’

Frieze New York Gallery Sections 

Reflecting some of the most-timely conversations in contemporary art today, Frieze New York's five themed sections offer opportunities to discover up-and-coming talent and engage with the practices of some of art history's most important figures. Overseen by internationally renowned museum directors and curators, each section explores a theme or highlights significant artists. 

The five sections include:

New for 2020: Chicago Tribute

Tributes to U.S. gallery and artist communities have become a staple of Frieze New York, with a dedicated section each year. Previous sections have paid homage to Hudson of Feature Gallery and Linda Goode Bryant and Just Above Midtown, J.A.M. In 2020, Frieze New York will pay homage to the pioneering women artists of Chicago, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote. Curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum), who was just named ‘Chicagoan of the Year’ by the Chicago Tribune, the section will unfold throughout the fair, featuring presentations by eminent artists such as Gladys Nilsson (Garth Greenan), Suellen Rocca (Matthew Marks Gallery), Clare Rojas (Kavi Gupta), Evelyn Statsinger (Richard Gray Gallery), Faith Wilding (Anat Ebgi), Torkwase Dyson (Rhona Hoffman Gallery), Melissa Leandro (Andrew Rafacz), amongst others. 

Continuing its commitment to collaborating with and supporting arts institutions, Frieze will gift $25,000 to DePaul Art Museum, which focuses its program on artists of color, women and LGBTQ artists, to acquire a work by one of the artists featured in the section for its collection.

Diálogos: Celebrating Latin American, Latino and LatinX Artists

Rodrigo Moura (Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York) joins returning curators Patrick Charpenel (Director, El Museo del Barrio, New York) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York) to oversee the much celebrated Diálogos section. Launched in 2019, the section highlights the work of established and emerging Latino/Latinx and Latin American artists, many of whom have played a key role in the history of El Museo del Barrio, a vital New York institution. Participating artists for 2020 include Adriana Bustos (Galeria Nora Fisch), Mestre Didi (Almeida e Dale Galeria de Arte), Christina Fernandez (Gallery Luisotti), and Anna Maria Maiolino (Galeria Luisa Strina), among others.

Spotlight: Avant-Garde Pioneers of the 20th Century 

Recognized for its high-quality, curated presentations, Spotlight showcases solo exhibitions of work by pioneering figures of the 20th century. Curated by Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of the Drawing Center, New York), and reflecting the celebration of women artists across the fair, Spotlight features work by artists including, M Louise Stanley, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Ione Saldanha, Tess Jaray, Nalini Malani, Vera Pagava, Anna Oppermann, E’wao Kagoshima and more. Further highlights include: James Lee Byars, Leon Kossoff, and William S. Burroughs.

Focus 

Continuing Frieze's commitment to providing a platform for mid-size, established galleries, Focus is dedicated to exhibitors that have been operating for 15 years or less and whose programs represent the vanguard of contemporary art. The section features Sultana, Night Gallery, Nino Mier Gallery, Various Small Fires (VSF), Rachel Uffner Gallery, Francois Ghebaly, MadeIn Gallery, Simone Subal, Jhaveri Contemporary and many others. First-time exhibitors include Galerie Maria Bernheim, Jérôme Poggi, MKG127, One And J. Gallery, Philip Martin Gallery and SpazioA. The Focus section features multiple presentations by notable artists such as Koak, Kapwani Kiwanga, Ruby Sky Stiler, Johanna Unzueta, Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Stephanie Syjuco.

Frame 

Dedicated to solo projects by emerging galleries that have been active for 10 years or less, Frame is a critical arena for up-and-coming gallery programs from around the world. For the first time, Laura McLean-Ferris (Swiss Institute, New York) will collaborate with gallerist Olivia Barrett (Château Shatto, Los Angeles) to oversee the section, which will see its most international edition to date, with galleries from Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Estonia and India, among others. First time participants include Barro (Buenos Aires) presenting works by Agustina Woodgate; Cavalo (Rio de Janeiro) showing Marina Weffort; Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa and London) featuring Tariku Shiferaw; Clima (Milan) presenting works by Dana Lok and False Flag (New York) showing Andrew Ross.

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