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Frieze reveals London & Masters highlights

Frieze reveals highlights for the 20th anniversary edition of Frieze London and 11th edition of Frieze Masters. The fairs will run concurrently from 11th – 15th October 2023, in London’s Regent’s Park, bringing together leading galleries spanning 46 countries.

Frieze Art Fair 2009

Extensive on-site and citywide programming will run alongside the fairs, in a celebration of London’s wider cultural community. Together, Frieze London and Frieze Masters are a cornerstone of the international art world calendar, serving as a global meeting point for art, ideas and people.

This year we look forward to welcoming artists, galleries institutions, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the globe in celebration of our 20th anniversary. We’re delighted to mark the occasion with the fair’s most international edition to date, with exhibitors spanning six continents. As the international art world descends on London, we look forward to seeing the spirit of collaboration ripple across the city and for everyone to see our cultural capital shine.

Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London,


The 2023 edition of Frieze London will feature a line-up of over 160 preeminent galleries — with 28
participants celebrating their 20th consecutive year at Frieze — who will present a diverse range of ambitious solo, group and thematic shows. Highlights include:

Blindspot Gallery’s presentation will include Turner Prize nominee Sin Wai Kin; Angela Su and
Trevor Yeung, Hong Kong representatives at the 59th and 60th Venice Biennales, respectively; and Xiyadie, the subject of a recent solo exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York

Clearing will present a solo installation by Marguerite Humeau in continuity with her ambitious
land art project in Colorado, Orisons (2023)

Sadie Coles HQ will present a group presentation in celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary,
mirroring the gallery’s participation in the very first edition in 2003 with works by gallery artists
who took part in that first year, including John Currin and Sarah Lucas

Pilar Corrias will present a solo exhibition by Margate-based artist Sophie Von Hellerman, whose installation draws from the iconic funfair Dreamland, to challenge and reclaim pejorative
clichés associated with femininity

Edel Assanti will present new works by artists including Julianknxx, whose immersive video will
coincide with his Barbican Curve commission and inclusion in the Tate Modern exhibition, ‘A
World in Common’

Experimenter will present a group exhibition featuring works by intergenerational women artists, including Bani Abidi, Bhasha Chakrabarti, Biraaj Dodiya, Reba Hore, Radhika Khimji, Afrah
Shafiq and Ayesha Sultana, grounded in deep personal reference

Stephen Friedman Gallery will bring a solo presentation by artist Leilah Babirye, including
wooden and ceramic sculptures that explore community-building among queer Ugandans

Hauser & Wirth will showcase the work of boundary-breaking artist Barbara Chase-Riboud in a
solo presentation featuring bronze sculptures from the Standing Black Woman of Venice series
and recent works on paper in her signature automatic writing style

Taka Ishii Gallery’s dual presentation will unite Tomoo Gokita, whose paintings absorb
influences from Symbolism to Simulationism, and Goro Kakei, whose sculptures demonstrate a
unique ability to shape disobedient materials into lively animate subjects

Casey Kaplan’s solo booth will present wall-based and freestanding sculptures by American artist Kevin Beasley

Lisson Gallery will present a new series of paintings by US-born artist Van Hanos, inspired by
the artist’s recent months spent as a voyeur in a new city, Vienna

Timothy Taylor has invited Claire Gilman (Chief Curator, The Drawing Center, New York) to
curate a solo booth by Eddie Martinez building on the artist’s 2017 exhibition at the Drawing
Center, where he employed a ‘wallpaper’ backdrop, composed of thousands of drawings


Focus showcases presentations by galleries in operation for 12 years or less. Tis year sees the debut of
Stone Island as the official partner, providing bursaries to further aid young galleries’ participation. The
2023 edition, with 34 galleries spanning 18 countries, is advised by Angelina Volk (Emalin, London),
Piotr Drewko (Wschód, Warsaw) and Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator at CAPC Musée d’art contemporain
Bordeaux). Highlights include:

Copperfield’s booth of paintings by Larry Achiampong will interrogate whitewashing and racial
bias in computer game programming and imagery

Harlesden High Street will present The Junior Christian Teaching Bible Lesson Program, a dual
project with Hamed Maiye and Mattia MacCarthy featuring a puppet performance

A shared booth from Heidi and Hot Wheels featuring a new film by Jordan Strafer combining
excerpts from William Kennedy Smith’s rape trial transcript with dark fantastical love scenes, exposing themes of abuse of power, greed and corruption

HOA will showcase works by Mariana Rocha whose practice interrogates the feminine body,
alongside Laís Amaral, whose practice examines environmental collapse

Llano will present a solo by Débora Delmar that delves into themes of colonialism, the
reproduction of images and the construction of national ideals through symbols and monuments

Nicoletti will exhibit new works by Josèfa Ntjam, including photomontages that conflate factual and fictional narratives of the Middle Passage, coinciding with a performance by the artist at
Forma Arts Media during Frieze Week

PM8 / Franciso Salas will present delicate sculptures by Marija Olšauskait? made of coloured
glass, hung from the ceiling to emphasise the tension of their fragility

Public Gallery will show a solo booth by London-based artist Adam Farah-Saad, whose
multimedia works serve as an ode to London and experiences related to cruising.


An integral part of Frieze London’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Artist-to-Artist will see eight
internationally acclaimed artists propose a solo exhibition of work by an emerging name.
Artist-to-Artist will feature:

Paintings by Margate-based Vanessa Raw that explore her evocative meditation on the feminine body as a landscape, curated by Tracey Emin (Carl Freedman Gallery)

Video work by Ayoung Kim, examining the gig economy and exploring virtual memory and
reality, nominated by Haegue Yang (Gallery Hyundai)

A presentation of Fabian Knecht, proposed by Olafur Eliasson, featuring Laughing is
Suspicious, an installation consisting of clothing fragments originally used as camouflage to
protect Russian targets in Ukraine (alexander levy)

Large-scale collage prints by Simonette Quamina that examine migration patterns, displacement
and labour, proposed by Alvaro Barrington (Praxis)

Carlos Villa’s 1980s body-print series, which lays radical claim to a cross-cultural identity and challenges colonial perspectives, proposed by Anthea Hamilton (Silverlens)

New paintings by Deborah Anzinger, made using pigments ground from local cookshop
charcoal, exposing the different economies attached to this fuel, nominated by Simone Leigh
(Nicola Vassell Gallery)

Proposed by Rirkrit Tiravanija, a show by Wantanee Siripattananuntakul featuring a video and
installation-centred collaboration with an African grey parrot named Beuys (Gallery Ver)

New sculptures and silver gelatin prints by Mark Barker, nominated by Wolfgang Tillmans, that
investigate how corporeal processes manifest in architecture (Shahin Zarinbal)


Frieze Masters presents an opportunity to discover and explore historic artworks, with over 130 galleries
presenting works ranging from the palaeolithic era to the 20th century. Highlights include:

Salomon Lilian will bring Portrait of a 50 Year Old Man, signed and dated 1635, by Frans Hals.
The painting has not been displayed publicly in 112 years and will be on view at the same time
as the Dutch artist’s survey at London’s National Gallery

ArtAncient will present a selection of European Stone Age axes from the Lower and Middle
palaeolithic eras, the earliest periods of human history

Charles Beddington Gallery and Artur Ramon Art will join forces with a booth showcasing works
by Pablo Picasso, Canaletto, Eppo Doeve and more

A shared presentation from Galerie Eric Coatalem, which will showcase French Masters of the
17th and 18th centuries, and Galerie G. Sarti, which will present works by Italian artists including Simone dei Crocifissi, Biagio d’Antonio and Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Galleria Continua will show works by Ai Weiwei, created between the years 1983 to 1999 and
including some of his most iconic works, including Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn and June, 1994

D’Lan Contemporary will present several critically acclaimed paintings by Emily Kam
Kngwarray, marking the first solo show by an Australian First Nations artist at Frieze Masters

Gomide&Co will show a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Brazilian artist Amadeo Luciano
Lorenzato, who developed simple motifs over a life spanning nearly the full 20th century

Philip Mould & Company will showcase 500 British artworks, featuring Rosalba Carriera, Boris
Vasilyevich Anrep, Simon Verelst, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell

Jack Shainman will present a solo booth by El Anatsui, coinciding with the artist’s Tate Turbine
Hall Commission, and featuring works created over the past thirty years

Rafaels Valls’ curated selection of Old Master paintings will include A View of the Thames at
Westminster on Lord Mayor’s Day by Thomas Wyck


New for 2023, Studio is a themed section that draws on the creative spirit tied to places of making. Curated by Sheena Wagstaff (Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to 2022), Studio highlights include:

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel and Sadie Coles HQ will present a selection of works by Brazilian artist Lucia Laguna inspired by the suburban carioca views from her studio in São Francisco Xavier

In affiliation with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Frankie Rossi Art Projects will exhibit Maggi
Hambling’s new series of paintings, Maelstrom. These works mark Hambling’s return to the studio following a near-fatal heart attack last year

Pace Gallery’s solo show by Arlene Shechet will be the artist’s first major presentation in the UK,
bringing together her Together and Once Removed series. In collaboration with Sam Fogg, the booth will also display the medieval illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours, which conceptually
and visually inspired the artist’s practice

Sprüth Magers will present a solo retrospective by Hyun-Sook Song, with a selection of works
spanning the artist’s career

White Cube will unite historic and recent work by Mona Hatoum, ranging from rarely exhibited
reference material to sculptures that manifest elements including the web and the body


This year also marks the introduction of Modern Women, a section dedicated to solo presentations by
women artists, steered by Camille Morineau (Co-founder, AWARE) and AWARE (Archive of Women
Artists, Research and Exhibitions). Highlights include:

Works from the 1960s and 70s by Faith Ringgold, demonstrating the artist’s profound commitment to social justice and equity through a variety of media (ACA Galleries)

A selection of works on paper by pioneering Brazilian modernist Tarsila do Amaral, dating from
1924 to 1956, representing the poetic maturation of her art practice (Almeida & Dale)

A solo presentation by Korean artist Kangja Jung, who placed women’s bodies at the centre of her work to satirize traditional gender ideologies during the 1960s and 1970s (Arario Gallery)

A dual show with Anna-Eva Bergman and Germaine Richier presented with the support of the
Hartung-Bergman Foundation, on view concurrently with their retrospective exhibitions at
Paris’s Musée d’Art Moderne and Centre Pompidou, respectively (Perrotin)

Computer-generated graphic drawings created through algorithmic chance by Vera Molnár, who
was invited to participate at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 (Vintage Galeria)


Frieze Masters’ celebrated Spotlight section, curated for the first time by Valerie Cassel Oliver (Sydney
and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine
Arts), returns with solo presentations of influential 20th century artists. This year, Spotlight will centre
overlooked works dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Highlights include:

Cecilia Brunson Projects will exhibit works by Judith Lauand. Renowned as the ‘First Lady of
Concretism’, Laund was the sole female member of Grupo Ruptura, the avant-garde pioneers of
abstraction in Brazil

Berry Campbell will showcase six paintings by Abstract Expressionist Ethel Schwabacher from
1945–59, created during the peak of the movement and the artist’s underappreciated career

Susan Inglett Gallery will recreate elements of Maren Hassinger’s 1981 LACMA installation, On
Dangerous Ground, which marked the historic moment that the museum presented its first solo
presentation of a Black artist

Kisterem will present a solo exhibition of abstract reliefs by Anna Mark, focusing on a key
decade in Mark’s career, the 1970s

Sicardi Ayers Bacino will present a solo booth of works by Venezuelan artist Elsa Gramcko, the
artist’s first presentation in the UK, featuring her early experiments from the 1960s


Luke Syson (Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) returns to for the third
consecutive year to curate Stand Out, a section devoted to challenging traditional hierarchies of media, which are largely obsolete in contemporary art. This year, Stand Out explores the potency and manifold uses of colour, with highlights including:

An exhibition of artworks spanning 1600 to 1800, contextualised alongside Joseph Kosuth’s
conceptual work Réalisation (1967) to highlight their contemporary relevance (Prahlad Bubbar)

Objects illustrating various aspects of colour in ancient China, ranging from neolithic ceramics to
archaic bronzes and a Sui Dynasty polychrome stone sculpture (Gisèle Croës)

The Baird Casket, which belongs to a rare group of ivory caskets with secular themes created in
the 14th century during the height of French Gothic miniature carving (Sam Fogg)

A solo display featuring the works of Elizabeth Fritsch CBE, widely celebrated for her innovative
approach to ceramics, which pushed the boundaries of colour juxtaposition (Adrian Sassoon)

French textile artist Simone Prouvé’s intricate hangings in conversation with British master
weaver Peter Collingwood’s Macrogauze and Anglefell series, celebrating technical and
innovative approaches to hand weaving (Rose Uniacke)

Candice Lin to Present a New Commission in Collaboration with Getty’s PST ART more info HERE

Frieze Music featuring Loyle Carner, with invitations via Instagram giveaway
Another highlight of this year’s programme is Frieze Music, presented in collaboration with BMW. The
live performance by Mercury Prize-nominated British rapper Loyle Carner will take place at KOKO on Thursday, 12th October, with invitations distributed via a giveaway on the Frieze Instagram on 5th
October. Frieze Music provides a leading platform for exploring the intersection of music and the arts,
with iterations across all four of Frieze’s host cities — London, New York, Los Angeles and Seoul.

FRIEZE London & Masters, 11th – 15th October 2023, Regents Park, frieze.com/fairs




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