Joelle’s Top Art Fairs To See in 2024

Top Art Fairs
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I like to plan travel around art fairs when I can. These are the ones I keep in my personal calendar, so only art fairs I regularly go to or want to attend are included.

Satellite fairs are marked with bullet points and offer a more intimate and curated experience than the larger fairs. These fairs are also a great way to discover new artists and galleries. They are worth the trek, even if they are in a different neighborhood.

Here is my 2024 art fair calendar:

February

Zona Maco | Feb 7-11, 2024 | at Centro Citibanamex west of the Polanco district | Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo, 11610 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

  • Feria Material | Feb 8-11, 2024 | at Expo Reforma in the Colonia Juárez district | Av. Morelos 67, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Salón ACME | Feb 8-11, 2024 | in the Colonia Juárez district | Calle Gral. Prim 30, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Juárez, CDMX, Mexico

IFPDA Print Fair | Feb 16-18, 2024 | at The Park Avenue Armory in the Lenox Hill neighborhood | 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA

Frieze Los Angeles | Febr 29 – Mar 3, 2024 | at Santa Monica Airport’s Airport Park Soccer Field in the city of Santa Monica | 3027 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

  • Felix Art Fair | Feb 28, 2024 – Mar 3, 2024 | at The Hollywood Roosevelt in the Hollywood neighborhood | 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show LA | Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2024 | at Skylight Culver City in the Culver City Arts District | 5880 Adams Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

March

ARCOmadrid | Mar 6-10, 2024 | at IFEMA Madrid’s Juan Carlos I Park in the Barajas district | Glorieta de Don Juan de Borbon y battemberg s/n, Gta de S.A.R. Don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg N 4, Av. de Logroño, 28042 Madrid, Spain

FORMAT International Photography Festival | Mar 17, 2024 – Apr 9, 2024 | 30 participants throughout the city of Derby, United Kingdom

Art Basel Hong Kong | Mar 28-30, 2024 | at The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in the Wan Chai district | 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

April

Expo Chicago | Apr 11-14, 2024 | at the Navy Pier in the Streeterville neighborhood | 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Art Brussels | Apr 25-28, 2024 | at Brussels Expo in the Heysel/Heizel Plateau, Laeken district | Pl. de Belgique 1, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium

May

Frieze New York | May 1-5, 2024 | at The Shed in Hudson Yards | 545 W 30th Street, New York City, USA

  • NADA New York | May 2-5, 2024 | in the Chelsea neighborhood | 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
  • Independent | May 9-12, 2024 | at Spring Studios in the Tribeca neighborhood | 6 St Johns Ln, New York, NY 10013, USA

Photo London | May 16-19, 2024 | at Somerset House in central London | Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

ARCOlisboa | May 23-26, 2024 | at Cordoaria Nacional in the Belém district | Av. da Índia, 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugal

June

Art Basel | Jun 13-16, 2024 | at Messe Basel in the Mustermesse district | Messepl. 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland

  • Liste Art Fair Basel | Jun 10-16, 2024 | at Messe Basel, Hall 1.1 in the Mustermesse district | Riehenring 112, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Photo Basel | Jun 10-16, 2024 | at Volkshaus Basel in the Altstadt Kleinbasel district | Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Volta Basel | Jun 10-16, 2024 | at Klybeck 610 in the Basel-Klybeck district | Gärtnerstrasse 2, 4057 Basel, Switzerland

August

Intersect Aspen | Jul 30 – Aug 2, 2024 | at the Aspen Ice Garden in the Shadow Mountain neighborhood | 233 W Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA

September

Frieze Seoul | Sep 4-7, 2024 | at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in the Gangnam district | 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Kiaf SEOUL | Sep 4-8, 2024 | at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in the Gangnam district | 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

The Armory Show | Sep 6-8, 2024 | at the Javits Center in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood | 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA

  • Art on Paper | Sep 5-8, 2024 | at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side neighborhood | 299 South St, New York, NY 10002, USA
  • Independent 20th Century | Sep 5-8, 2024 | at Cipriani South Street in The Battery neighborhood | 10 South St, New York, NY 10004
  • NADA House | Sep 2024 | a large exhibition by NADA members | Nolan Park House 18, Governors Island, New York, NY 10004, USA
  • PHOTOFAIRS New York | Sep 6-8, 2024 | at the Javits Center in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood | 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC | Sep 2024 | New York City, USA
  • Volta New York | Sep 4-8, 2024 | at Chelsea Industrial in the Chelsea neighborhood | 535-551 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

Berlin Art Week | Sep 2024 | 100 participants throughout the city of Berlin, Germany

  • Positions | Sep 2024 | at Tempelhof Airport, Hangar 5-6 in the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district | Tempelhof, 12101 Berlin, Germany

Manifesta 15 Barcelona | Sep 8, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024 | at multiple locations throughout the city of Barcelona, Spain

Mira Art Fair | Sep 18-22, 2024 | at Maison de l’Amérique Latine in the 7th arrondissement | 217 Bd Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris, France

October

Frieze London | Oct 9-13, 2024 | on the south side of Regent’s Park in the Marylebone district | 14 Pk Sq W, London NW1 4LJ, UK

  • Frieze Masters | Oct 11-15,2024 | on the north side of Regent’s Park in the Gloucester Greens in the Camden Town neighborhood | 14 Gloucester Gate, London NW1 4HG, United Kingdom
  • Frieze Sculpture | Sep – Oct 2024 | on the south side of Regent’s Park in the English Gardens in the Marylebone district | 14 Pk Sq W, London NW1 4LJ, UK

Futures | Oct 2024 | at Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in the Terézváros district | Nagymező u. 8, 1065, Budapest, Hungary

Art Basel Paris | Oct 18-20, 2024 | at the Grand Palais in the 8th arrondissement | 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France

Art Photo BCN | Oct 2024 | at Disseny Hub Barcelona in Sant Martí district | C/ Irena Sendler, 1, Sant Martí, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

The Art Show by ADAA | Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2024 | at The Park Avenue Armory in the Lenox Hill neighborhood | 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA

ART X Lagos | Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2024 | at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino on Victoria Island | 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Wy, Victoria Island, Lagos 101241, Lagos, Nigeria

November

Artissima | Nov 2024 | at OVAL Lingotto Fiere in the Lingotto district | Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco, 70, 10126 Torino TO, Italy

West Bund Art & Design Fair | Nov 8-10, 2024 | at the West Bund Art Center in the Xuhui District | 2555 Long Teng Da Dao, Xu Hui Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200232

Paris Photo | Nov 7-10, 2024 | at the Grand Palais in the 8th arrondissement | 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France

  • Offprint Paris | Nov 2024 | at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in the 4th arrondissement | 21 Bd Morland, 75004 Paris, France

LOOP Barcelona Fair  | Nov 19-21, 2024 | at the Almanac Barcelona in the Eixample district | 619-621, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, L’Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

December

Art Basel Miami Beach | Dec 6-8, 2024 | at the Miami Beach Convention Center in the South Beach neighborhood | 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

  • Art Miami | Dec 3-8, 2024 | on the east side of One Herald Plaza next to Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami | 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132
  • Aqua (by Art Miami) | Dec 4-8, 2024 | at the Aqua Hotel in the South Beach neighborhood | 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
  • Context (by Art Miami) | Dec 3-8, 2024 | on the west side of One Herald Plaza next to Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami | 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132
  • NADA Miami | Dec 2024 | at Ice Palace Studios  in Downtown Miami | 1400 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
  • Photo Basel Miami | Dec 2024 | on the beach at 10th Street and Ocean Drive at Scope Art Fair as a curated section in the South Beach neighborhood | 1000 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
  • Untitled Art Fair Miami | Dec 4-8, 2024 | on the beach at 12th Street and Ocean Drive in the South Beach neighborhood | 1200 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

Tips for Planning Your Art Fair Trip

I’ll update the calendar list as information is released or changes throughout the year.

The ‘Find Contemporary Art’ Google Map is an art fair companion guide. It is marked with yellow pins for art fairs, numbered blue pins for galleries and museums, green pins for temporary art installations, and purple pins for travel tips.

My travel trips are how I plan. For instance, I’ve included parking and public transit stops because moving your car to drive to a satellite fair mid-day is rarely ideal. The hotels and restaurants I prefer are also included. You can zoom into Los Angeles to explore my suggestions for Frieze Los Angeles next month.

The map is also an ongoing project, so I will update it as I write about upcoming fairs this year. To install the ‘Find Contemporary Art’ map on your phone or desktop, please write your email below, and I will send you the directions.

How to Navigate an Art Fair With Jerry Saltz by New York Magazine

Here are some additional tips for planning your art fair trip:

  • Book your travel early. Pricing tends to skyrocket about a month before. I recommend using Kiwi, the same platform Google flights uses, for your initial search.
  • Stay in the right neighborhood. Don’t underestimate how tiring it is to walk the equivalent of a sports stadium multiple times over, so pick a hotel close by. You can see my top picks in the map, which includes links to Trivago for a broad price search.
  • Traffic is often terrible, and taxis / Ubers become rare. Having your room within walking distance makes a difference; always try to have a backup transportation option.
  • Pack for comfort. If you haven’t been to an art fair before, know that people are not dressing up as though it’s an uptown gallery opening. Simple casual with comfortable shoes is the way.
  • Have fun! Art fairs are a great way to see new art, meet new people, and learn about the latest trends.
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