Taking place a week earlier this year, Frieze London brings together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries from New York to Berlin and Shanghai to São Paulo, to showcase works by newly-discovered artists alongside some of the most respected names in contemporary art.
Explore our curated sections – Focus, the definitive destination to discover young talents; Live, creating moments of immersion and interaction with participatory performance works; and new this year, The 90s, recreating seminal exhibitions from this decade.
Other highlights include our non-profit programme of new artist commissions, a lively series of talks, guided tours, impressive large-scale works in the Frieze Sculpture Park, and a selection of pop-ups from London's favourite restaurants including Artusi, Caravan and Petersham Nurseries.
Frieze London and Frieze Masters are both located in The Regent’s Park, a short 15-minute walk from each other.
2016 New Opening Days
Wednesday 5 October: Invitation-only Preview
Thursday 6 October, 12 – 7pm
Friday 7 October, 12 – 7pm
Saturday 8 October, 12 – 7pm
Sunday 9 October, 12 – 6pm
Tickets - Book in advance and save
Tickets will be released in late July 2016. All tickets are limited and often sell out. Book in advance to save and ensure entry, particularly at the weekend. Booking fees apply.
Supported by the LUMA Foundation and curated for the first time by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich), the non-profit programme of artist commissions will feature Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter; Martin Soto Climent; Coco Fusco (UK debut, co-commissioned with Liverpool Biennial); Operndorf Afrika (Opera Village Africa); Julie Verhoeven; and Samson Young. The winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award is Yuri Pattison. The selected artists for Frieze Music and Frieze Film will be announced soon.
Curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York) and presented with BMW, Frieze Sounds will present the UK premieres of new sound commissions by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, GCC and Liz Magic Laser.
Curated by Christy Lange (Frieze) with Gregor Muir (ICA, London) – recently named Director of Collection, International Art for Tate – Frieze Talks will bring together today’s most influential artists, writers, curators and thinkers. The full programme will be announced in September, including a new series of daily workshops exploring the theme of ‘borders’.
Guided Tours & Frieze Bespoke
Guided tours of the fair include general and group tours as well as Frieze Bespoke – an introductory service to galleries, which pairs individuals and small groups with experienced tour guides suited to specific languages and fields of interest.
Returning for a second year, the Reading Room offers visitors the opportunity to meet writers, editors and artists in book signings and presentations, hosted each hour by the world’s leading arts publications.
Frieze Sculpture Park
Free to the public and located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Gardens, Frieze Sculpture Park exhibits impressive large-scale works, selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Frieze Week magazine
Following its launch in 2015, Frieze Week magazine returns offering a companion guide to the wealth of art and activity taking place at the fair and across the city during Frieze London and Masters, including complete fair gallery listings for browsing.
Allied Editions will present specially commissioned works of art from as little as £40 with proceeds going directly to public institutions. 2016 will feature a range of new editions launched exclusively at the fair.
At Frieze London 2016, visitors can find: Brunswick House, Caravan, Caravan-To-Go, Company Drinks, Gail’s Artisan Bakery, The Juice Well, La Grotta, Petersham Nurseries, Pizza Pilgrims and Yalumba.