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Independent Art Fair Announces Features and Highlights for the Forthcoming March Edition

Shahryar Nashat, Hard Up for Support, 2016, HD video, silent loop on digital LED monitor, marble, overall monitor mounted on stand: 76 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 41 inches, monitor: 62 x 36 x 1 3/4 inches, stand: 55 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 41 inches, marble element: 87 x 56 x 52 1/2 inches, 9:04 minutes, Edition of 3 with 1 AP, Made in L.A. 2016, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Installation view, Photography: Brian Forrest, Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Hammer, Museum, Los Angeles and Independent Art Fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 23rd, 2020. Independent Art Fair is pleased to announce an unprecedented number of solo and duo presentations by exhibiting artists for the 11th edition. Featuring 60 leading galleries and institutions, the fair will open on March 5th for private viewing and March 6-8 to the public, returning to 50 Varick Street in Tribeca.

The Independent Index
This year’s fair brings talent from across the globe with over forty solo and duo exhibitions, many especially curated or commissioned for Independent. Highlights include:

Arjan Martins and Marcela Cantuária (A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro)
Sharif Farrag and Marlon Mullen (Adams and Ollman, Portland)
Dorothy Iannone (Air de Paris, Paris)
Gay Outlaw and Carlos Villa (Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco)
Tunji Adeniyi-Jones (Nicelle Beauchene, New York)
Ghada Amer (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen)
Stella Zhong and Rose Salane (Chapter NY, New York)
Geoff McFetridge (COOPER COLE, Toronto)
Bruno Schleinstein (Delmes & Zander, Cologne)
Vikky Alexander (Downs & Ross, New York)
Karl Wirsum (Derek Eller Gallery, New York)
Chris Oh (Fortnight Institute, New York)
Frederick Weston and Matt Paweski (Gordon Robichaux, New York)
Cannupa Hanska Luger (Garth Greenan Gallery, New York)
Simona Runcan and Ross Taylor (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
Roy Oxlade (Alison Jacques Gallery, London)
Margot Bergman (Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago & Anton Kern Gallery, New York)
Shahryar Nashat (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles)
Les Kerr and Jeremy Anderson (the Landing, Los Angeles)
Barthélémy Toguo (Galerie Lelong & Co., New York/ Paris)
Candida Alvarez (moniquemeloche, Chicago)
Andrew Greene (The Modern Institute, Glasgow)
Torey Thornton (Morán Morán, Los Angeles)
Frank Benson and Camille Henrot (New Museum, New York)
Awol Erizku (Night Gallery, Los Angeles)
Leigh Ruple (PAGE (NYC), New York)
Misleidys Castillo Pedroso (Parker Gallery, Los Angeles)
Anne Appleby and Julia Haft-Candell (franklin parrasch gallery, New York / parrasch heijnen gallery, Los Angeles)
Richard Kennedy (Peres Projects, Berlin)
Clementine Keith-Roach and Aaron Gilbert (P.P.O.W., New York)
Wyatt Kahn and Lucas Blalock (Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich/New York)
Akeem Smith (Red Bull Arts New York, New York)
Domingo Guccione (Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York)
Chip Hughes and Mary Carlson (Kerry Schuss, New York)
Amélie Bertrand (Semiose, Paris)
Nevine Mahmoud (Soft Opening, London)
Daiga Grantina (Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris)
Egan Frantz (Tilton Gallery, New York)
Saya Woolfalk (Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York)
Hilary Pecis and Bianca Beck (Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York)
Jessie Homer French (Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul)
Santiago de Paoli and Miriam Cahn (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris)

From Institution to Independent
Several galleries at Independent Art Fair have commissioned solo and duo presentations of artists who will be showing work in parallel with major museum shows and international biennials. These include: Carlos Villa at the Singapore Bienniale (Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco), Vikky Alexander at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Downs & Ross, New York), Beau Dick at Le Consortium, Dijon (Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver), Shahryar Nashat at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles), Richard Kennedy at Palais de Tokyo and Zablowdowicz Collection London (Peres Projects, Berlin), Daiga Grantina at the New Museum (Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris) and Miriam Cahn at the Warehouse, Dallas (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris).

Notable Themes and Geographies
This year’s fair will host over eleven solo and duo shows by artists of color engaging in discussion about the geo-politics of the African diaspora, with perspectives from European, British, American and Brazilian artists. Featuring: Arjan Martins (A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro), Tunji Adeniyi-Jones (Nicelle Beauchene, New York), Ghada Amer (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen), Frederick Weston (Gordon Robichaux, New York), Barthélémy Toguo (Galerie Lelong & Co., New York/ Paris), Torey Thornton (Morán Morán, Los Angeles), Awol Erizku (Night Gallery, Los Angeles), Richard Kennedy (Peres Projects, Berlin), Akeem Smith (Red Bull Arts New York, New York), Berni Searle (Richard Saltoun, London) and Saya Woolfalk (Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York).

Representation of Women
A multigenerational selection of artists whose work engages feminist discourses will present in solo and duo exhibitions, including: Marcela Cantuária (A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro), Dorothy Iannone (Air de Paris, Paris), Barbara Hammer and Ambera Wellmann (Company Gallery, New York), Ghada Amer (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen), Margot Bergman (Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago & Anton Kern Gallery, New York), Vikky Alexander (Downs & Ross, New York), Clementine Keith-Roach (P.P.O.W., New York), Nevine Mahmoud (Soft Opening, London), Hillary Pecis and Bianca Beck (Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York), Saya Woolfalk (Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York) and Miriam Cahn (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris).

Focus on Latin America
Ten artists who focus on artistic movements in Latin America’s past and present will exhibit at Independent Art Fair for the first time, including: Arjan Martins and Marcela Cantuária (A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro), Troy Michie (Company Gallery, New York), Candida Alvarez (moniquemeloche, Chicago), Misleidys Castillo Pedroso (Parker Gallery, Los Angeles), Aaron Gilbert (P.P.O.W., New York), Domingo Guccione (Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York), Edgardo Antonio Vigo and Paulo Bruscky (Richard Saltoun, London) and Santiago di Paoli (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris).

Indigenous Artists & Social Activism
Five artists who identify as Indigenous peoples and First Nation will be making their Independent Art Fair debut, including: Beau DickMaureen Gruben, and Cole Speck (Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Garth Greenan Gallery, New York), and Anne Appleby (franklin parrasch gallery, New York / parrasch heijnen gallery, Los Angeles).

Spotlighting Self-Taught Artists
Independent Art Fair has a long-standing commitment to representing artists who are self-taught. Several world class galleries specializing in these voices will again host four groundbreaking solo and duo exhibitions of work by: Marlon Mullen (Adams and Ollman, Portland), Bruno Schleinstein (Delmes & Zander, Cologne), Misleidys Castillo Pedroso (Parker Gallery, Los Angeles) and Domingo Guccione (Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York).

Los Angeles and the West Coast
This year, Independent Art Fair has seven West Coast galleries and five LA-based artists supported in solo presentations, thereby reflecting the cultural history of California and/or an international West Coast perspective in their gallery program. Artists and galleries include: Sharif Farrag (Adams and Ollman, Portland), Carlos Villa and Gay Outlaw (Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco), Beau DickCole Speck, and Maureen Gruben (Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver), Matt Paweski (Gordon Robichaux, New York), Shahryar Nashat (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles), Jeremy Anderson and Les Kerr (the Landing, Los Angeles), Andrew Greene (The Modern Institute, Glasgow), Awol Erizku (Night Gallery, Los Angeles), Anne Appleby and Julia Haft-Candell (franklin parrasch gallery, New York / parrasch heijnen gallery, Los Angeles), Nevine Mahmoud (Soft Opening, London), Hillary Pecis (Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York) and Jessie Homer French (Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul).

A versatile range of post-genre, interdisciplinary artists with a commitment to performance art in their practice will be taking the lead in several presentations, including: Carlos Villa (Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco), EJ Hill (Company Gallery, New York), Frederick Weston (Gordon Robichaux, New York), Shahryar Nashat (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles), Barbara Ess (Magenta Plains, New York), Richard Kennedy (Peres Projects, Berlin), Akeem Smith (Red Bull Arts New York, New York), Berni Searle and Marinella Senatore (Richard Saltoun, London) and Egan Frantz (Tilton Gallery, New York).

Special Projects and Site-Specific Revivals
Independent Art Fair welcomes collaborations, which foster the curatorial expertise of artists, galleries and non-profit organizations who commission and curate site-specific, immersive solo shows in unique spaces. Red Bull Arts New York returns with a debut installation of new media, sculpture and social experimentation by Akeem Smith. Galerie Eva Presenhuber will feature a special collaboration by the artists Wyatt Kahn and Lucas Blalock. An immersive light projection and sculptural installation by Saya Woofalk will be presented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. Whilst at our entrance window, a site-specific revival of the 1985 New Museum installation will accompany the Vikky Alexander career survey curated by Downs & Ross.  

For more information, please contact:
US: Arthur Peña,
UK & EU: Sam Talbot,

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Independent Art Fair | March 5-8, 2020
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