Focus

The definitive destination for emerging galleries

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Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

Samara Scott, The Sunday Painter, Focus section, Frieze London 2015 Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

The Focus section, advised by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor offers a chance to discover exciting emerging talents. Solo stands include an historic installation by recently rediscovered Polish artist Maria Pininska-Beres (Dawid Radziszweski, Warsaw); a floor-based ‘water relief ’ by young UK talent Samara Scott (The Sunday Painter, London) and a multifaceted ceramic presentation by another up-and-coming British artist, Jesse Wine (Limoncello, London).

Participating galleries:

47 Canal, New York
Antenna Space, Shanghai
Bureau, New York
Callicoon Fine Arts, New York
Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Clearing, New York
Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Dan Gunn, Berlin
Dawid Radziszweski, Warsaw
Experimenter, Kolkata
Fonti, Naples
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich
François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Grey Noise, Dubai
High Art, Paris
Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Jan Kaps, Cologne
Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Limoncello, London
Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo
Misako & Rosen, Tokyo
Múrias Centeno, Lisbon
Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Raphael Gygax is curator of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich. He previously curated exhibitions including Carey Young (2013), Stephen G. Rhodes (2013) and Alex Bag (2011). He is also a freelance curator, and writes regularly for art magazines, including frieze, frieze d/e and Flash Art.

Jacob Proctor is curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago where he is responsible for programming a new contemporary gallery. Formerly at the Aspen Art Museum he organised notable solo exhibitions by Morgan Fischer, Thea Djordjadze, Simon Denny, Frances Stark and Rosemarie Trockel between 2011 and 2014. Prior to that he was curator at the University of Michigan (2009-2011)

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