Frieze has revealed first details of the 2022 edition of Frieze Los Angeles, which will take place February 17th-20th at a new location, 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton hotel. Led for the first time by Christine Messineo (Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York), the fair returns to the city following a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented in a bespoke structure designed by Creative Director, Kulapat Yantrasast, and Landscape Director, Mark Thomann, of WHY, Frieze Los Angeles 2022 will bring together over 100 of the world’s leading galleries, in a celebration of the creative spirit of the city.
The 2022 edition of the fair will also see the debut of Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills, a celebrated public art
initiative that has previously been realized in both London and New York, featuring major works by artists
that work on a monumental scale. Supported by the City of Beverly Hills, Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills will
take place in the iconic location of Beverly Gardens Park as part of a program of events and public activities
for Frieze Week in Beverly Hills.
‘Looking forward to both of our American fairs, I am excited that they are in a position to represent the ecosystems of our galleries and, most importantly, showcase the creative community of the cities where we sit. In Los Angeles, this takes many forms, both within the framework of the tent, with significant participation from Los Angeles galleries, as well as outside of the fair architecture. This intention extends to our inaugural Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills presentation, which will remain on public view in Beverly Gardens Park for three months, and our continuedChristine Messineo, Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York
collaborations with not-for-profits, local institutions and artists throughout Frieze Week.’
The 2022 fair features a focused selection of major galleries from across the globe, including a strong contingent of Los Angeles-based exhibitors representing the best of the city’s arts scene: Blum & Poe, The Box, Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Jeffrey Deitch, Kayne Griffin, David Kordansky Gallery, Regen Projects and Various Small Fires (VSF). This year’s fair also welcomes first-time participants including Bortolami, Carlos/Ishikawa, Pilar Corrias, Emalin, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Alison Jacques, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Sean Kelly and Galerie Lelong & Co., amongst others. Leading international names and returning exhibitors include: Sadie Coles HQ, Paula Cooper, Gagosian, Gladstone, Marian Goodman, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens, Gallery Hyundai, Pace Gallery, Maureen Paley, Almine Rech, Nara Roesler, Thaddaeus Ropac, Sprüth Magers and David Zwirner.
Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) will steer Focus LA, the section of the fair that puts a spotlight on Los Angeles-based spaces aged 15 years or less. Focus LA will feature 11 of the city’s defining young galleries who will present solo or dual artist exhibitions. Focus LA galleries participating in the fair for the first-time include Baert Gallery, Garden, Gattopardo, In Lieu, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Marta, Stanley’s and Stars. Returning participants include Bel Ami, Charlie James Gallery and Parker Gallery.
FRIEZE WEEK In addition, an expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city will begin on
Monday, February 14 and run throughout the fair. Frieze Week will encompass a broad spectrum of programming at galleries, museums, civic organizations, and other artist-driven spaces, celebrating and showcasing the many communities which make up LA’s dynamic art landscape. Major institutional exhibitions taking place throughout the week include: ‘Selected Acquisitions of a Decade’ at The Broad; ‘LaTroya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze’ at California African American Museum; ‘Lifes’ and ‘Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation’ at Hammer Museum; ‘Black American Portraits’ at LACMA; and ‘Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor’ at MOCA.