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NEW YORK FRIEZE ART FAIR presents its program

Program Details and Highlights of Frieze New York 2016


Dynamic Presentations from Top International Galleries, Curated Sections Showcasing Emerging and Under-Recognized Artists, Site-Specific Commissions, Talks, Public Programs, and a Selection of New York City’s Best Restaurants.

Convening more than 200 galleries from 31 countries for its fifth edition, Frieze New York showcases an extraordinary cross-section of work by contemporary artists from around the world, from the newly discovered to contemporary masters. On view in Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 8, 2016, with an invitation-only preview on May 4, the fair is mounted in a light-filled structure designed for the presentation of contemporary art, providing collectors, scholars, and art enthusiasts alike with an immersive cultural experience overlooking the East River. This year’s Frieze New York features an unparalleled program of solo shows, ambitious artist commissions, and installations, curated special sections showcasing emerging artists and galleries, education programs, and talks that share nuanced perspectives on the world of contemporary art.

Frieze New York is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the fifth consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.

Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze, is leading the team for Frieze New York 2016, with Artistic Directors Abby Bangser and Joanna Stella-Sawicka. Independent curators Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York), Tom Eccles (Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College), Clara M Kim (Tate Modern, London), Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago) and Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt), are devising special sections of the fair and a program of ambitious artist commissions and talks.

‘Frieze has engaged in a critical dialogue with contemporary artists, curators, dealers, collectors, and writers for 25 years and I am happy that this legacy continues to inform the content, quality, and range of our fairs,’ noted Siddall. ‘Frieze New York offers a fantastic cultural experience – from presentations by the best galleries from around the world, to newly commissioned works and innovative public programs, to the natural light that infuses our unique, bespoke space – all set in this incredible city. This is the fifth edition of Frieze New York and it promises to be a great week.’

Founded by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the Frieze fairs, which include Frieze New York, Frieze London, and Frieze Masters, are informed by the global perspective, sustained engagement, and insights that Frieze has generated for the art world since 1991.

Since its launch in 2012, Frieze New York has garnered a reputation for organizing ambitious, museum-quality presentations, with representation from around the globe. The fair returns this year with three specially curated sections, each of which highlights artists and galleries often overlooked in fair settings and provides exhibition platforms for galleries at all stages in their development. These include:

• Spotlight, a section for solo artist presentations of 20th-century artwork, focusing on work made after 1960 and exploring global positions beyond the Western tradition.

• Focus, a section of solo or curated presentations by young galleries conceived especially for the fair, debuting work that has never before been presented within an art fair context.

• Frame, a section featuring solo artist presentations by new galleries established less than eight years ago.

For the first time this year, all three sections will be located in discrete areas of the fair, rather than interwoven throughout, enabling visitors to have focused experiences of these dynamic presentations.

Following are program and presentation highlights for Frieze New York 2016.

The World’s Leading Contemporary Art Galleries Frieze New York 2016 features presentations by more than 130 galleries from 26 countries in its main section, with a particularly strong presence of female artists and collaborative practices, as well as a prominent focus on artists with recent and upcoming institutional shows.

Select highlights include: a solo presentation of works by Melvin Edwards at Alexander Gray Associates (New York); P.P.O.W’s (New York) group exhibition featuring a significant installation by David Wojnarowicz, in advance of the artist’s retrospective opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2018; Art: Concept’s (Paris) interactive performance installation by Jean-Michel Sanejouand; Marian Goodman Gallery’s (New York, London and Paris) solo presentation by William Kentridge; Matthew Marks’ (New York and Los Angeles) show of sculpture, including a room of ceramic works by Ken Price; Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago) and Thomas Dane Gallery (London), marking their Frieze New York debuts with a collaborative presentation surveying figurative painting from both sides of the Atlantic, including Cecily Brown, Arturo Herrera, Ella Kruglyanskaya, and Karl Wirsum; Pace’s (New York) solo of recent works by Fred Wilson; The Box’s (Los Angeles) solo conceptual installation by Howard Fried; and Hauser & Wirth’s (New York, Los Angeles, London, Somerset and Zurich) group show featuring Roni Horn, Paul McCarthy and Philip Guston.

Notable exhibitions focused on international female artists include a dual-artist show featuring Lisa Yuskavage and Isa Genzken at David Zwirner (New York and London); Pilar Corrias’ (London) group presentation of four leading artists Keren Cytter, Tala Madani, Elizabeth Neel, and Mary Reid Kelley; Salon 94’s group presentation including significant and monumental works by Huma Bhabha, Judy Chicago, and Betty Woodman; Frith Street gallery’s significant presentation of work by Cornelia Parker, coinciding with the artist’s Met Roof Garden Commission; and a group presentation of works by Tracey Emin, Celia Hempton, Hanna Liden, and Rachel Whiteread at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill (Rome).

The 2016 edition continues the fair’s strong global reach with more than half the galleries featured in the main section coming from outside the U.S. International highlights include Taro Nasu’s (Tokyo) solo presentation of multimedia works by Simon Fujiwara; Stevenson’s (Cape Town and Johannesburg) mini-retrospective covering nearly two decades of work by Moshekwa Langa; and Rampa’s (Istanbul) presentation of works by four leading Turkish artists including Ergin Cavusoglu.


Following its 2015 debut at Frieze New York, Spotlight brings together galleries that feature solo artist presentations of work made in the 20th century, particularly after 1960. Organized this year by Clara M Kim—the Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia & Middle East) for Tate Modern, London—Spotlight reveals foundational moments in recent art history and fosters new research into artists from emerging countries, as well as rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde.

Spotlight 2016 features a particularly strong representation of pioneering American artists from both coasts, including New York-based artists such as Alan Shields, whose multi-colored, stitched, three-dimensional paintings, which have influenced many of today’s younger artists experimenting with craft materials, will be on view at Van Doren Waxter (New York); Ralph Humphrey at Garth Greenan Gallery (New York); and Jo Baer at Galerie Barbara Thumm (Berlin); as well as West Coast- based artists such as Northern Californian David Ireland presented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery (San Francisco), and Los Angeles-based artist Joe Goode exhibited at Franklin Parrasch Gallery (New York and Los Angeles).

Additional highlights include booth presentations examining critical moments

in avant-garde art across Latin America, South Asia, and Europe, including a presentation of kinetic works by Abraham Palatnik at Galeria Nara Roesler (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro); Baró Galeria’s (São Paulo) presentation of Felipe Ehrenberg; paintings and sculptures by Pakistan-born Zahoor ul Akhlaq presented by Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai); early works by preeminent Indian abstractionist Said Haidar Raza presented by Aicon Gallery (New York); Richard Saltoun’s (London) presentation of works by the radical, French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou; and Galerie Hervé Bize’s (Nancy) presentation of works by French painter, sculptor, and light-artist François Morellet, marking the artist’s 90th birthday.


Focus includes a selection of solo or curated presentations conceived by young galleries, especially for the fair. Among the most innovative galleries working today and all founded after or in 2004, the 33 galleries featured in Focus will debut work that has never before been exhibited within an art fair context. The section is advised this year by Fabian Schöneich, Curator at Portikus in Frankfurt, and Jacob Proctor, Curator at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago.

Highlights include Clearing (New York) showing new sculptures by emerging Russian artist Marina Pinsky alongside a print by Eduardo Paolozzi from his seminal series, ‘General Dynamic F.U.N’ (1965-70); Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai) mounting an installation by Dubai-based collective Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin) exhibiting works by the United Arab Emirates-based collective GCC, alongside works by American artists Andrea Crespo and Daniel Keller; Misako & Rosen (London and Tokyo) presenting a solo installation of photography by Josh Brand; and Martos’ (New York) solo installation of photographs, videos, and films by Michel Auder, a pioneer in the experimental video.


Like Spotlight, Frame also features solo artist presentations but centers on exhibitions organized by galleries established within the past eight years. Also curated this year by Fabian Schöneich and Jacob Proctor, Frame features presentations by 18 galleries showcasing some of today’s most relevant and exciting artists. Highlights include Mathew Gallery’s (Berlin) presentation of fiberglass sculptures by Cooper Jacoby; and the first solo fair presentation for artist Phillip Zach by Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles). Several galleries will make their Frieze debut in this year’s Frame section, including Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Los Angeles) presenting a new series of sculptures by Joe Zorrilla; High Art (Paris) debuting an installation by Valerie Keane; and Regards (Chicago) exhibiting a sculptural installation by Nick Bastis featuring live, hibernating snails.

Frieze Projects and Frieze Sounds

Curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York), Frieze Projects and Frieze Sounds comprise an annual program of new site-specific artworks, plus a creative tribute to a groundbreaking alternative space or artist project. From a giant balloon to a reverse pickpocket to a futuristic inhabitable car, the artist commissions add dynamism and magic to the visitor experience and complement the gallery presentations at Frieze New York, appearing unexpectedly in common areas, hidden in booths, in listening stations, moving through and even floating above the fair. Part of Frieze’s non-profit program, this year’s Projects, and Sounds explores the magical possibilities of artistic intervention. Frieze Sounds are presented with BMW.

Participating artists include Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Maurizio Cattelan, GCC, Alex Da Corte, Anthea Hamilton, David Horvitz, Liz Magic Laser, Eduardo Navarro, and Heather Phillipson, who have conceived artworks, performances, audio works, sculptures, and clandestine actions that respond to the fair environment in unexpected and often humorous ways.

Click here to see Frieze Projects and Frieze Sounds press release PDF or for more information please visit

Frieze Talks

Featuring today’s most influential artists, thinkers, and cultural figures, Frieze Talks provides an opportunity to hear intimate and in-depth discussions of the most critical and current issues in contemporary art and culture. Part of Frieze’s non-profit program, Frieze Talks is curated by Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York) and Christy Lange (Frieze Associate Editor and Curator of Public Programming, Berlin).

Highlights of this year’s Talks program include a keynote address by famed American poet and author Eileen Myles, about the relationship between art and poetry; a conversation between Turner Prize–winning artist Mark Leckey and frieze Co-Editor Dan Fox; and a panel discussion about how technology is changing artistic representations of the body, chaired by writer and MCA Chicago Senior Curator Omar Kholeif, and featuring artists Zach Blas, Andrea Crespo and Jacolby Satterwhite. Frieze Talks also features a discussion on the fate of digital imagery with artists Thomas Demand, Oliver Laric, and Stephanie Syjuco, chaired by technology writer Joanne McNeil; as well as a conversation between the influential critic and art historian Hal Foster and acclaimed poet and novelist Ben Lerner; among others.

Frieze Talks take place daily at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the onsite auditorium at Frieze New York from Thursday, May 5th through Sunday, May 8th. Access to Frieze Talks is included in all admission tickets. The complete schedule is available at

Frieze Education

Organized as part of the non-profit arm of Frieze New York, Frieze Education runs annually from October through June, providing high school students and children from underserved communities across New York’s five boroughs with access to arts programs through a combination of workshops and tours of artist studios, galleries, museums, and the fair. For 2016, Frieze Education is focused on students’ creative responses to the art they encounter in museums and galleries and the similarities and differences between their art-making and education.

Sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the fourth consecutive year, Frieze Education encompasses ‘Frieze Teen’ workshops with major artists and cultural organizations across New York that illuminate the journey of artwork from creation to exhibition. For ‘Frieze Teens’ 2016, participants met with artists such as TJ Wilcox, and Jessi Reaves, and visited contemporary galleries, museums, and non-profit art spaces including Dieu Donné, Bridget Donahue Gallery, Materials for the Arts, MoMA PS1, Project Projects and White Columns. Frieze Teens have created the Young People’s Guide to the Fair in collaboration with Project Projects and will also serve as volunteer tour guides at Frieze New York for visiting school groups.

On Sunday, May 8, the Frieze Teens will present a film about their experience of Frieze Education, in the Auditorium at Frieze New York.

Non-Profits at the Fair

Frieze has invited three non-profit art spaces and organizations to present their programs at Frieze New York. This year’s participants include the Queens Museum; RxArt, an organization that commissions site-specific artist installations in healthcare facilities and hospitals throughout the US; and White Columns, the city’s oldest alternative art space, which returns for its third consecutive year.

Reading Room

A new space for Frieze New York 2016, the Reading Room offers visitors the opportunity to browse and buy a curated selection of the world’s best arts and culture publications and join writers, editors, and publishers for an exciting program of hourly events. Daily event details can be found at

Conversations On Collecting

Taking place in the Auditorium at 2 p.m. each day, Conversations on Collecting will offer the opportunity to hear first-hand what drives the collecting and commissioning of contemporary art, from figures including Nathalie De Gunzburg, Maria Arena Bell, and Martin Eisenberg.

Frieze Week magazine

Following its launch at Frieze London 2015, the first New York edition of Frieze Week offers a companion to the wealth of art and activity taking place at the fair and across the city during Frieze New York, including complete fair gallery listings for browsing. Available at and onsite at the fair.

Visiting Frieze New York – Hours, Location, and Admissions

Frieze New York 2016 is open:

Wednesday, May 4 (by invitation only)

Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 7 pm

Friday, May 6,11am–8 pm

Saturday, May 7, 11 am – 7 pm

Sunday, May 8,11am–6 pm

Frieze New York is located in Randall’s Island Park, situated on the East River between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, with dedicated ferry and bus services and limited valet parking. There is no self-parking on Randall’s Island. A new ferry service will run from E90th Street on weekdays, taking only five minutes, alongside the ferry service from E35th Street and bus services from the Guggenheim.

Tickets to Frieze New York are on sale at Tickets start at $10 and are limited. It is strongly recommended that visitors buy tickets in advance.

Participating Galleries

Frieze New York 2016


303 Gallery, New York

A Gentil Carioca, Rio De Janeiro

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Acquavella Galleries, New York

Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid

Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Art: Concept, Paris

Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid

Peter Blum Gallery, New York

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The Box, Los Angeles

The Breeder, Athens

Broadway 1602, New York

Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

Buchholz, Berlin

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

Canada, New York

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Casa Triângulo, São Paulo

Casas Riegner, Bogotá

Cheim & Read, New York

James Cohan, New York

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano

Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

CRG Gallery, New York

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Elizabeth Dee, New York

dépendance, Brussels

Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin

Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris

Derek Eller Gallery, New York

Henrique Faria, New York

Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

Foxy Production, New York

Fredericks & Freiser, New York

Carl Freedman Gallery, London

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Frith Street Gallery, London

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Grimm, Amsterdam

Hauser & Wirth, New York

Herald St, London

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Ibid., London

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Casey Kaplan, New York

Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Karma, New York

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Sean Kelly, New York

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Tina Kim Gallery, New York

König Galerie, Berlin

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Lehmann Maupin, New York

Galerie Lelong, New York

Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York

Lisson Gallery, London

Kate MacGarry, London

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Fergus McCaffrey, New York

Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo

Galerie kamel mennour, Paris

Victoria Miro, London

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

MOT International, London

Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Nature Morte, New Delhi

David Nolan Gallery, New York

Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

P.P.O.W, New York

Pace, New York

Maureen Paley, London

Peres Projects, Berlin

Galerie Perrotin, New York

Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin

Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Project 88, Mumbai

Rampa, Istanbul

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Salon 94, New York

Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie, Berlin

Sfeir-Semler, Beirut

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Skarstedt, New York

Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Sperone Westwater, New York

Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Standard (Oslo), Oslo

Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York

Stevenson, Cape Town

Timothy Taylor, London

The Third Line, Dubai

Vermelho, São Paulo

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

White Cube, London

Wilkinson, London

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

David Zwirner, New York


Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei

Clearing, New York

Lisa Cooley, New York

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

Feuer/Mesler, New York

James Fuentes, New York

hunt kastner, Prague

Instituto De Visión, Bogotá

Ivan Gallery, Bucharest

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw

David Lewis, New York

Josh Lilley, London

lokal_30, Warsaw

Maisterravalbuena, Madrid

Martos Gallery, New York

Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

Misako & Rosen, Tokyo

mor charpentier, Paris

Murias Centeno, Lisbon

Night Gallery, Los Angeles

Ratio 3, San Francisco

Seventeen, London

Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles

Société, Berlin

Simone Subal Gallery, New York

Sultana, Paris

Supportico Lopez, Berlin

Take Ninagawa, Tokyo

Travesia Cuatro, Madrid

Triple V, Paris

Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

Kate Werble Gallery, New York


80m2 Livia Benavides, Lima

Rita Ponce de León

Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

Julia Haller

Antenna Space, Shanghai Li Ming

blank, Cape Town Igshaan Adams

Clifton Benevento, New York

Gina Beavers

Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles Phillip Zach

Frutta, Rome Stephen Felton

High Art, Paris Valerie Keane

Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles

Joe Zorrilla

Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam

Hannah Perry

Jan Kaps, Cologne Patricia L Boyd

Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo Débora Bolsoni

Mathew, Berlin Cooper Jacoby

Night Club, Chicago Gordon Hall

Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York Rochelle Goldberg

Regards, Chicago Nick Bastis

Truth And Consequences, Geneva Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai Liu Shiyuan


Aicon Gallery, New York S.H. Raza

Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco David Ireland

Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo Sergio Camargo

Baró Galeria, São Paulo

Felipe Ehrenberg

Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy

François Morellet

espaivisor, Valencia Lea Lublin

Garth Greenan Gallery, New York Ralph Humphrey

Hales, London Frank Bowling

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London Mary Kelly

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul Kim Whanki

Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai Zahoor ul Akhlaq

Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica

John Divola

P420, Bologna Milan Grygar

Parafin, London Nancy Holt

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York Joe Goode

Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo Abraham Palatnik

Richard Saltoun, London

Robert Filliou

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

Jo Baer

Van Doren Waxter, New York

Alan Shields

Venus, New York H. C. Westermann


Queens Museum, New York

RxArt, New York

White Columns, New York

Further information is available at

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