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  • Established in 1987, the fair is held at the Royal College, the spiritual home of modern and contemporary British art.
  • The mission of the ABAA is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of antiquarian books and related materials,to support educational programs and research into the study of antiquarian books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, scholars, and collectors.
  • Organized by Seattle artists and dealers, this alternative and intimate art fair takes place concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach.

  • Established in 2007, the Fair is a collaborative effort between Greek and international art professionals presenting projects and events with a commercial and curatorial approach.
  • Established in 1969, Art Basel is the most prestigious and innovative art fair in the world. Art Basel Miami Beach was launched in 2002.
  • Established in 1992, the fair is one of the leading international contemporary art expos in the world.
  • Established in 1967, to create a competitive overview of the international art market, Art Cologne is the venue for two special programs "New Contemporaries" promoting the work of young artists and "Hidden Treasures" introducing artists who are 40 or older.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair is the first contemporary art fair in Dubai and it has become a cornerstone for the rapidly growing art community of the Middle East.
  • Founded in 2006, Art Fair Tokyo is Japan's largest fair showcasing works from cutting-edge contemporary art, modern painting, and uniquely-Japanese art such as nihonga and ukiyoe, to antique art and other traditional art forms. Art Fair Tokyo transcends genres to bring the most exquisite art to connoisseurs who demand true quality.
  • Established in 1995, the forum is organized by Messe Berlin GmbH in cooperation with an international art gallery advisory board.
  • Established in 1989, the fair offers the opportunity to acquire some of the finest 20th and 21st century art and provides a closer look at some of the most distinct works at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.
  • Established in 1996, the Fair has proved to be the most effective market ground of contemporary art on the Russias art scene that affords maximum opportunity for implementing cultural and commercial ideas.
  • Established in 1997, the Fair is a fine art and antique fair with international galleries presenting contemporary design and art, decorative arts, as well as classic and contemporary photography.
  • Established in 1982, the Fair is dedicated to numerous established art galleries with international profiles and programs. In addition to the art galleries, it offers three attractive and specialized zones: Solo Shows, First Call and Young Talent.
  • Established in 1976, Arte Fiera stages a series of alternative artistic events, exhibitions, video shows, conferences, and performances taking place in a wide range of venues.
  • Established in 2003, the fair is a convergence of the traditional, modern and contemporary Latin American art as it provides the opportunity to see paintings, sculpture and multimedia art from established masters and emerging artists, representing decades worth of artistic evolution throughout Latin America.
  • Established in 1989, the Fair presents a wide panorama of the best productions in the contemporary art of Latin America.
  • artfairs, inc. was created by art dealer Stephen Cohen to help expand the arts community in Los Angeles. It began with "photo l.a." in 1992, "photo santa fe" in 1993, "photo san francisco" in 2000, "photo new york" in 2004 and finally the contemporary art fair "artLA" in 2005.
  • Established in 1994, the Fair continues to be one of the most international and trendy fairs dedicated to contemporary art.
  • Established in 1999, the Fair has a special Sculpture Program and a Drawing Prize awarded to one of the three nominated artists.
  • Established in 2006, the Fair also includes ten wine pavilions.
  • Established in 1976, the fair is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country.
  • Formerly known as Nova Art Fair and based in Chicago, the Fair also takes place in Basel, Berlin, London, Miami and New York showcasing emerging and new contemporary work in all media.
  • Established in 1968, rare booksellers from the United States and around the world participate at the countrys largest antiquarian book fair.
  • Established in 2004, the Fair takes place at the Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Center with outstanding galleries from all over the world, presenting a great panorama of cutting edge contemporary art.
  • Established in 2008, the Fair is the first international art fair in the Caribbean and Central America, which combines the best of international art with a stimulating program of cultural events.
  • The fair is a traditional art and antiques fair with a long list of innovative developments and a broad range of fine and applied arts from antiquity to the present day.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair aspires in its own way to participate in the writing of the ongoing history of drawing, a medium in its own right which is strongly inscribed in todays world by the enthusiasm that it incites both in current artistic creativity and in the fields of architecture, fashion and design.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair provides a platform for major contemporary art galleries from around the world, that wish to take advantage of the incredible atmosphere and attendance by collectors, critics, artists and curators during the first few days of the Venice Biennale.
  • Established in 2006, the Fair's is held in Basel and Miami, and brings together some of the most influential designers, collectors, dealers, curators and critics from around the world.
  • Organized by Frere Independent, DiVA is the first art fair dedicated to digital and video art. The first edition was held at Windsor Hotel in New York in 2003 followed by editions in Brussels, Cologne, Paris and Miami Beach. DiVA is an important meeting ground for the exchange of ideas, discussions, and presentations of some of the most challenging and innovative works created with video and new media today.
  • Established in 1997, E/AB is the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and book dealers exhibiting the latest in the medium of prints, multiples and artists' books.
  • Established in 1992, the Fair offers its many visitors a panorama of contemporary artistic creation, in full support of the emergence of promising and talented young artists.
  • An international fair for contemporary art and established in 2005, the Fair is held each year at a different venue in Paris.
  • Conceived in 2006, Flow Art Fair is one of the smaller fairs focusing on quality by bringing together about twenty galleries that have pioneered contemporary art programs in their communities around the US.
  • The Fair was initiated in 2008 by Sharon Tillinger Shafir and Yifat Gurion Ofer who have a deep understanding of the Israeli art market and business arena.
  • Organized by Frieze Magazine in 2003, the Fair features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. It also includes specially commissioned artists' projects and a prestigious talks program.
  • Established in 1995, the Fair offers the opportunity for visitors to view over 40 individual exhibition stands featuring galleries and artists from across the UK.
  • Held in March and founded in ...., Gulf Art Fair is the first major contemporary art fair in the Middle East and has the official support of the Dubai Government's Department ofTourism and Commerce Marketing.
  • Inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, all the fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries. Every item for sale in each fair has been strictly vetted for quality and authenticity. There are no date restrictions.
  • Inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, all the fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries. Every item for sale in each fair has been strictly vetted for quality and authenticity. There are no date restrictions. The fairs are held in London and New York.
  • Inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, all the fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries. Every item for sale in each fair has been strictly vetted for quality and authenticity. There are no date restrictions.
  • Established in 2008 by Asian Art Fairs Ltd which has assembled an Advisory Group of distinguished art world luminaries with an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience both within Asia and globally. The Fair brings together a unique combination of expertise and experience in the worlds of international events and modern and contemporary art.
  • Formerly called Balelatina and established in 2008, Hot Art Fair is a curated contemporary art fair showcasing international galleries exhibiting artists, who for the most part, will preview for the first time in the European art market.
  • Established in 1991, the Fair focuses exclusively on fine prints.
  • Established in 2006, the Fair provides a much-needed venue to showcase contemporary works on paper during Art Basel Miami week.
  • Established in 1987, the fair draws the most intrepid seekers of design truth and design trends to an extraordinary exhibition of the most inspired models of design on the forefront, as well as thought-provoking programs and a schedule of supplementary exhibits and features.
  • Established in 2008, the Fair is a special project organized by the Galleries Association of Korea with the purpose to enhance the cultural exchange and the globalization of the Art Market.
  • Established in 2008, the Fair is a special project organized by the Galleries Association of Korea with the purpose to enhance the cultural exchange and the globalization of the Art Market.
  • Established in 1982, Lineart is aninternational art fair for ethnographic, modern and contemporary art.
  • Established in 1996, LISTE showcases contemporary young art. The concept of introducing galleries in general no more than 5 years old and artists under 40 has been at the heart of its being one of the most important fairs for young art.
  • Established in 1988, the Fair encompasses around one-hundred rigorously selected galleries presenting work from museum quality Modern British artists alongside young emerging talent.
  • Established in 1992, the Fair is devoted solely to the sale of photographic images from the 19th and 20th century, and it also has one of the finest selections of rare and out of print books on the art and history of photography assembled anywhere in Europe.
  • Established in 2003, LOOP is an annual meeting point with a festival and fair format for video art lovers and professionals.
  • From its modest beginning as The Pictura Fine Art Fair in 1975, to its current position as one of the worlds leading fine art fairs,TEFAF Maastricht has always sought to lead the way by presenting memorable exhibitions and making ground breaking initiatives.
  • Established in 1988, the Fair is held biennially and is the leading art fair and public exposition in the Asia Pacific region and one of Australias most significant exhibitions of contemporary visual art.
  • Established in 2004, the Fair is Latin America's most important contemporary art fair and its mission is to create a forum for new ideas and proposals.
  • Established in 1995, MiArt is an international modern and contemporary art fair which turns the city into a prestigious showcase for art and a point of reference for collectors, gallery operators, artists and curators.
  • Founded in 1983 with the focus to sustain an interest in all phases of miniature books, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to serve as a clearing house for information about miniature books. The Society holds an annual gathering of MBS members, and these annual meetings are referred to as Conclaves and are held in a different place every year. In addition to the Book Fair, there are speakers, workshops, tours, auctions, book swap meet, and other fun things to do.
  • Established in 2007 by Ontario College of Art and Design, the Mobile Digital Commons Network, and the Canadian Design Research Network the Conference investigates design methods for locative technologies, devices and games, showcasing international research, design, and engineering.
  • Established in 1986, the Fair is organized by Sanford L. Smith & Associates presenting furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, jewelry, fine art and architectural design.
  • Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit international group of invited members including galleries, art professionals, independent curators, and established gallery directors.
  • The first annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers.
  • Established in 1997, the Fair offers a deep and broad view of the medium, with the best of fine art photography from the earliest days until now and a forward-looking survey of what is happening in this art form today.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair presents the best of Latin American art and it coincides with Christie's and Sotheby's Latin American art auctions as well as important exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions in New York City.
  • Established in 2005, Preview Berlin is the youngest and most successful satellite art fair. National and international galleries and project spaces present works from a new generation of emerging artists.
  • Established by Art Basel in 2007, to showcase contemporary graphic works of art.
  • Established in 2005, Pulse is a biannual invitational contemporary art fair that coincides with The Armory Show in New York and with Art Basel Miami.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair is a vetted, hotel-based art fair held in Basel, Miami and New York. RED DOTs roster includes young dealers exhibiting for the first time, as well as more established dealers turned off by the pressures of other art fairs.
  • Established in 2002 and held in Basel, Hamptons, London, Miami and New York Scopes mission is to broaden the art world by presenting cutting-edge contemporary art and emerging culture.
  • Established in 1997, the fair has become a landmark event for cultural exchange acting as a bridge to guide the public in collecting art.
  • Established and held in Chicago in 1994, the operation has expanded and it also takes place in New York and Santa Fe. The works presented at the Fairs bridge historical periods, art movements and cultures, from ethnographica, Asian arts and mid-twentieth century modern to the most cutting-edge contemporary arts and design.
  • Established in 2003, the Fair is held in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris and Sydney.
  • Established in 1979, with members in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan the Association has become a unifying force in the field of photography. AIPAD organizes the Fair and is dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as art.
  • Established in 1999, the Fair is one of the world's leading art fairs devoted to contemporary and modern art. First presented at the 69th Regiment Armory, the very site of the legendary Armory Show of 1913 that introduced modern art to America and for which the Fair is named.
  • Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA founded in 1962), the Show is held at the Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street. Paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs by artists of all periods are exhibited by some of the nation's most prominent art dealers.
  • Established in 2007 with a focus on contemporary Asian art, the Fair consists of three sections: Best of Galleries, Best of Artists and Best of Discovery.
  • Established in 2004 and held in Basel and New York, the Fair puts the focus back on artists by featuring solo projects, as it promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected artists and galleries.
  • Established in 2000, TIAF is one of the most successful fairs in North America, and it is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
  • Established in 2005 and focusing on young art and new galleries the Fair represents the dynamic development on the international art scene with a heavy emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Established in 2004, the Fair showcases under 6 year-old commercial and non-commercial arts organisations, and represents galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, curatorial groups and publications.

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