Frieze London is one of the few fairs to focus only on contemporary art and living artists. The fair’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic; and a team of world-leading independent curators advise on feature sections, making possible performance-based work and ambitious presentations by emerging galleries.
The fair’s focus on living artists and innovative practice is also evident in Frieze Projects, the critically acclaimed programme of new artists’ commissions; and Frieze Talks, which is curated by frieze magazine editors. Unlike most other fairs, Frieze takes place at the heart of its host city, forming part of London’s vibrant cultural fabric and international art scene.
Each year, for the last five years, there have been over 60,000 visitors to Frieze London. Visitors include those with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists and critics, as well as the general public. Some visit as first-time collectors of art whilst others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.
Frieze London coincides with and is within walking distance of Frieze Masters in The Regent’s Park. Frieze London is one of the only fairs to focus only on contemporary art whilst Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between historical art and contemporary practice. Frieze Masters shows work made before the year 2000 whereas Frieze London presents work created mainly post-2000. Victoria Siddall is the Director of Frieze Masters and Frieze London, with artistic direction from Nathan Clements-Gillespie for Frieze Masters.
Frieze London is located in the south of The Regent’s Park with the entrance off Park Square West. The postcode is NW1 4NR. Frieze Masters is approximately 15 minutes walk from Frieze London. Tube Frieze London is less than five minutes walk from Regent’s Park tube station. Baker Street and Great Portland Street tube stations are also close by.