Frieze New York

Randall’s Island Park



What makes Frieze New York different from other art fairs?

Frieze New York is distinguished from the other international art fairs through innovative and rigorous programming, and focused high-quality gallery presentations that act as extensions of gallery exhibitions (either through one-, two-, or three-person presentations or themed group shows).  Frieze New York offers the opportunity to encounter an exceptional quality and range of artwork, featuring the world’s most exciting emerging talents together with iconic names in modern and contemporary art. Independent curators have specially advised on sections Frame, Diálogos and Spotlight to encourage discovery and connoisseurship. Visitors can also experience a dynamic series of talks, new artist commissions and the city’s most talked about restaurants – all in a bespoke structure, designed for the experience of art and overlooking the East River in Randall’s Island Park.

What is the relationship between Frieze New York and other Frieze fairs?
Frieze New York is a sister fair to Frieze London and Frieze Los Angeles. Frieze New York is also housed in a bespoke structure and located in a unique setting overlooking the East River. All Frieze fairs are separate editions and applications to each are a discreet process.

Who are the Directors of Frieze New York?
Victoria Siddall is the Global Director of Frieze Fairs, overseeing Frieze London, Frieze New York, Frieze Masters and Frieze Los Angeles. Loring Randolph is the Director of Frieze New York, in addition to being responsible for Frieze’s relationships in the Americas. Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover are the founders of Frieze.

How are the galleries selected for the fair?
The application form for Frieze New York is available online in June of each year. The application deadline is in August and the selection is made in September. There is an appeals procedure in late November. The selection is made by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair directors chair the meeting but do not vote. The Frieze New York 2020 Committee members are: Miguel Abreu (Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York); Bridget Donahue (Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York); Andrew Hamilton (The Modern Institute, Glasgow); Andrew Kreps (Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York), Jacqueline Tran (Matthew Marks Gallery, New York) Matthew Wood (Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo).

What are the gallery sections at Frieze New York?
Frieze New York is made up of the main gallery section and feature sections: Focus, Diàlogos, Frame and Spotlight.

What is Frame?
Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than 10 years ago. Galleries are selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation. Frame allows visitors and collectors to see work by artists who have not previously benefitted from an international platform to show their work. Frame is advised by Olivia Barrett (Chatêau Shatto, Los Angeles) and Laura McLean Ferris (Swiss Institute, New York).

What is Spotlight?
Revealing foundational moments in art through pioneering figures from across the world, Spotlight features positions beyond the Western tradition, surveys of under-recognized artists and rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde. Laura Hoptman (Executive Director, The Drawing Center) is the curator of Spotlight. Previously curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Hoptman has overseen landmark exhibitions by Yayoi Kusama, Isa Genzken, Henry Taylor, Bruce Conner, and Elizabeth Peyton, as well as the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh.

What is Diálogos?
Launched in 2019, Diálogos is a curated section celebrating  Latin/Latinx and Latin American artists. Thsi section is curated by Rodrigo Moura (Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York), Patrick Charpenel (Director, El Museo del Barrio, New York) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York).

What is the Reading Room?
The Reading Room, offers visitors the opportunity to browse and buy a curated selection of the world’s best arts and culture publications.

What is the Frieze Artist Award?
The Frieze Artist Award is an international open call for an emerging artist to realize a major site-specific work at Frieze New York. In 2019, Lauren Halsey was the winner of the Frieze Artist Award, curated by Courtney J. Martin (DIA Art Foundation). The Frieze Artist Award is supported by the Luma Foundation.

What is Frieze Talks?
Frieze Talks are a daily program of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions featuring leading writers and artists.

What is Frieze Sculpture?
Launched in 2019, Frieze Sculpture is a major new public art initiative, presented annually at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Tishman Speyer. Brett Littman (Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York) curates Frieze Sculpture, selecting new and significant works by leading international artists, all presented by world-class galleries. Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center 2020 opens in the summer.

Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
Launched at Frieze New York in 2016, Frieze Week magazine celebrates the richness of the fair as well as the simultaneous surge of cultural events that take place across the city. The magazine is available for free at the fair.

How can I hear about Frieze's latest news?
Our website offers details of all Frieze programming. For updates on Frieze New York 2020, follow @friezeartfair on InstagramTwitter and Facebook and sign up to the Frieze newsletter.

Latest Frieze New York

We regret to announce the cancellation of Frieze New York 2020, but look forward to Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center later this year and to Frieze New York 2021

Laura Hoptman returns to curate the themed section for Frieze New York 2020

Bruno Munari

Curated by Libby Sellers, the special exhibition traces the development of colour in art and design, from an illuminated manuscript to contemporary figures working with pre-industrial materials

Adriana Bustos, Imago Mundo XIV, Positivismo Mágico,2012. Acrylic paint, graphite and copper leaf on canvas, 153 x 244 cm. Courtesy of Galeria Nora Fisch

Themed section returns to Frieze New York 2020 led by El Museo del Barrio

The recently named 'Chicagoan of the Year' will curate a tribute section to women artists of Chicago, marking 100 years since American women gained the right to vote 

Featuring exceptional galleries from around the world and themed sections which celebrate artists of Latin descent and pioneering women artists of Chicago


Beatriz Cortez, Generosity I, 2019. Steel, acrylic and plastic containers, zip ties, and corn, amaranth, quinoa, sorghum, and black bean seeds, 160 x 91 x 91 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

The emerging artist will create a major new work for Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, New York, 2020

What the media, curators and galleries said about the eighth edition of the New York fair

Kiki Smith, Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center 2019

Open at Rockefeller Center in New York from April through  June 2019

Capsule Shanghai

View highlights from the eighth edition, which closed on May 5