Frieze has announced the participating galleries for Frieze London 2015. The thirteenth edition of the contemporary art fair, which takes place October 14–17 in the Regent’s Park, London, will present over 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, from almost 30 countries.
This edition of Frieze London will feature contemporary artworks alongside highlights including the Sculpture Park, Frieze Talks and Frieze Projects, the non-profit programme curated by Nicola Lees and supported for the first time by LUMA Foundation.
This year sees the full instatement of a new team comprising Victoria Siddall as director, Abby Bangser as artistic director (Americas & Asia) and Jo Stella-Sawicka as artistic director (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia).
Victoria Siddall said: ‘The great response to the redesigned Frieze London last year has attracted an exceptional list of galleries for 2015 and I am thrilled to announce what I believe will be a really strong fair. Once again, both established and young galleries are planning special presentations of mainly new work so Frieze London will be a place to see art of the highest quality and discover emerging artists from all over the world.’
In the main section, a number of significant galleries join Frieze London, including Cheim & Read (New York), Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris) and Simon Lee Gallery (London). Several galleries join the main section having previously exhibited in Focus, including dépendance (Brussels) and Supportico Lopez (Berlin).
Focus continues to present young galleries, with seven exhibiting at Frieze London for the first time, from Antenna Space (Shanghai) to Hopkinson Mossman (Auckland). Curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich) and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago), Focus sets out to provide an insight into the world’s emerging talents and will include solo presentations by Harold Ancart (Clearing, New York); Stano Filko (Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna); Maria Pininska-Beres (Dawid Radziszewski); Samara Scott (The Sunday Painter, London) and Amie Siegel (Simon Preston Gallery, New York).
Dedicated to performance and participatory work, Live returns following its critically acclaimed debut in 2014. Creating moments of immersion and interaction throughout the fair, highlights will include an auditorium-based programme by Rancourt/Yatsuk (Kate Werble, New York), an historical, processional piece by Tunga (Galeria Franco Noero, Turin and Luhring Augustine, New York) and an intimate encounter by Amalia Ulman (Arcadia Missa, London). Live is advised for the first time by Focus’s Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor.