Art Fairs to Watch in February 2019

2019 is poised to become a great year for the art world. With art fairs globally setting the stage for trendsetters and rising stars, the Künstlr team compiled a comprehensive monthly art guide of the most anticipated art fairs from across the globe. Be sure to bookmark and subscribe to our newsletter for your scheduling convenience. 

Haute Photographie

Fair Launch: 7th of February

Haute Photographie is a new photography fair with a concept unlike any other. Haute Photographie is centred around a group exhibition, featuring works by the grand masters from the history of photography, to the youngest and most exciting young talents working with the medium today.

Haute Photographie is a boutique photography fair with the allure of a museum.

Art Rotterdam

Fair Launch: 7th of February

Art Rotterdam – hub of the Art Rotterdam Week – celebrates its 20-year anniversary. For this jubilee edition, the fair has sharpened its varied model focused on young art and has put collaboration centre-stage. In a more intimate atmosphere, there is more focus on connection between national and international galleries. For four days, the Van Nelle factory forms the backdrop for the latest developments in the visual arts. 

Material Art Fair

Fair Launch: 7th of February

Material is Latin America’s premier and fastest-growing independent art fair. Over the course of five editions, the fair has presented over 180 different galleries from 57 cities, 26 countries, and 6 continents.

In 2019, Material will celebrate its sixth edition from February 7th – 10th at the Frontón Mexico, an Art Deco-era sporting arena located directly alongside the breathtaking Monument to the Revolution, in the heart of Mexico City.

Investec Cape Town

Fair Launch: 15th of February

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

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Frieze Los Angeles

Fair Launch: 15th of February

The inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles will bring together 70 of the most significant and forward-thinking contemporary galleries from across the city and around the world, alongside a curated program of talks, site-specific artists’ projects and film

Art Fair Philippines

Fair Launch: 21st of February

Founded in 2013, Art Fair Philippines is the premier platform for exhibiting and selling the best in modern and contemporary Philippine visual art. The fair aims to mirror the vibrant local art scene and continue to generate support for Filipino art practitioners. Set in an alternative urban venue, Art Fair Philippines makes art accessible to enthusiasts and to those who want to discover one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting art landscapes.

ARCO Madrid

Fair Launch: 27th of February

ARCOmadrid is the international meeting point for exchange between Europe and Latin America.

The introduction of a concept, ‘The Future’, as a point of departure for exploration, along with the quality of the contents and the consolidation of the fair as a hub for the discovery of new talents, will constitute the essence of ARCOmadrid 2018 which, organised by IFEMA, will hold its 37th edition from February 21st to 25th.


Fair Launch: 28th of February

Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Art Show offers intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated presentations of the highest quality—fostering active conversations with gallerists, new relationships, and close looking at works by artists from a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origins. 

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