Art Fairs to Watch in March 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. 

Hybrid Art Fair

Fair Launch: 1st of March

Hybrid aims to position itself as one of the most alternative satellite art fairs to Spain’s world famous contemporary art event, ARCO. It hopes to achieve this through the unique format of the fair itself and its dynamic list of participants, as well as a comprehensive transdisciplinary programme of activities with live music and performances. 

Photo Macau

Fair Launch: 23rd of March

PHOTO MACAU is Asia’s international art fair dedicated to art photography, video and new media art which are rapidly gaining recognition in the region. Through a carefully curated collection of galleries from around the world, we aim to bring together the world’s leading galleries, photographers, curators, collectors, dealers and art lovers to become the art fair of reference in Asia.

TEFAF Maastricht

Fair Launch: 16th of March

Established in 1988, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization of fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally – TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. TEFAF champions the finest quality art from across the ages by creating a community of the world’s top art dealers and experts to inspire lovers and buyers of art everywhere.

Art Fair Tokyo

Fair Launch: 8th of March

ART FAIR TOKYO is the largest art fair in Japan and the oldest in Asia, featuring a wide range of art from antiques and crafts to nihonga painting, modern art and contemporary art.

The fair continues to evolve and expand as a platform for the art market, connecting past and present, Asia and the West, and presenting historically inspired artistic contexts.

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Independent - New York

Fair Launch: 7th of March

Independent was conceived and initiated in 2009 by Elizabeth Dee, Darren Flook, Matthew Higgs and Laura Mitterrand, with a consortium of like-minded commercial and non-profit galleries. The first edition took place in the former Dia Center for the Arts and former home of X Initiative at 548 West 22nd Street. This was the first fair to take place in a former museum, a landmark building in Chelsea’s gallery district. The inaugural edition included 40 international exhibitors in March 2010.

Art on Paper

Fair Launch: 7th of March

Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 in March of 2019 with eighty-five galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City.

The Armory Show

Fair Launch: 7th of March

The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century art. Staged on Manhattan’s Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the international art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.

Scope - New York

Fair Launch: 7th of March

The 19th edition of SCOPE New York returns to its Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue. In addition, SCOPE will continue its legacy of critically-acclaimed VIP Programming, with a focused schedule of events, talks and screenings.


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