New Director


Art16 is delighted to announce the appointment of Nathan Clements-Gillespie as Fair Director of Art16. 


Nathan Clements-Gillespie joins Art16 from MACRO – The Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome where he served from 2010 and as Director of External Affairs from 2011.  During his tenure at MACRO Nathan was responsible for the museum’s strategy and expansion, working with galleries, artists, and trustees to make exhibitions possible.  As principle contact for MACRO’s board Nathan worked with chairpersons Massimo Micangeli from 2010 – 2012 and Beatrice Bulgari from 2012 implemented the board’s acquisitions and programming strategy and working alongside artists Bik Van Der Pol, Ernesto Neto, Dan Perjovski, Arcangelo Sassolino, Carsten Holler, Mircea Cantor, Yto Barrada, Jimmie Durham, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Mile+Doug Starn, Sam Durant, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Sterling Ruby, Imran Qureshi, Giulio Paolini, Jorinde Voigt, Graham Hudson, Ishmael Randall-Weeks, and Julieta Aranda. 

In 2013 Nathan served as project and development manager for viceversa – The Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2014 he produced the museum’s summer exhibition Chittrovanu Mazumdar. And what is left unsaid.  Since January 2015 Nathan has consulted for In Between Art Film working with artists MASBEDO, Pierre Bismuth, Ed Ruscha, and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, the Istanbul Biennial and Biennial of the Moving Image.

Nathan Clements-Gillespie holds a BA and MA from The University of Oxford and a Licence ès lettres from the Université de Paris – Sorbonne. 

Art16 co-founder Tim Etchells commented, “When we met Nathan, Sandy [Sandy Angus, co-founder of Art16] and I were both very impressed by his entrepreneurial skills.  He is an intellectual with a good commercial mind.” 

On his appointment, Nathan adds, “Art16 is a fantastic platform to meet exciting galleries and artists not only from established markets such as London, continental Europe, and North America but discover new talent from Lagos to Los Angeles, Havana to Hangzhou, and Sao Paolo to Seoul in dialogue with one another and with different art forms.”

New Energy Drives Global Audience At Art15

Art15 welcomed leading artists, galleries and collectors from across the globe for the third edition of the Fair, which ran in its new early summer dates, from 20-23 May at Olympia, London.  Under the new directorship of Kate Bryan, Art15 showcased a consolidated presentation of 150 distinctive exhibitors from over 40 countries. Generating strong sales and continuing to build on significant collector presence, Art15 firmly placed itself at the forefront of London’s summer season and confirms its unique status as London’s most global art fair.

Catch highlights from the Fair and visitor feedback here

Art15 Talks Programme Announced

Art15 presents an extensive talks programme featuring global artists, curators and thinkers.

Reflecting the fair’s global nature, this series of more than 20 talks brings together leading artists, curators and thinkers from around the world. The talks explore cultural issues of pressing international importance: freedom of expression for artists working in territories ranging from Tibet to Brazil will be discussed with panellists including award-winning playwright, novelist and critic Bonnie Greer OBE. Looking at the changing nature of the artist’s role in the global art world, Vanity Fair will hold a talk with artists from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, Australia and the UK. Focusing on women’s leadership in public and private museums internationally will be women museum directors and owners Gina Diez Barroso (Mexico), Mera Rubell (USA), Wang Wei (China) and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Italy).

Art15 presents Food 4 Art

Food 4 Art, the Fairs pop-up restaurant showcases the best of the capital's culinary creativity.  Four chefs and their restaurants embody quite different traditions that contribute to the patchwork of excellence. For the Collectors Preview and First Night on Wednesday 20 May, the superb Spanish tapas restaurant Barrafina will provide the food in the Art15 Collectors Lounge. On the following three days visitors to the fair can make a reservation in the restaurant and choose from specially devised menus developed by head chefs from the impossible-to-get-a-reservation Indian Gymkhana, the holy grail of hip, The Clove Club, and the easygoing, laidback American-influenced Colony Grill Room of Chris Corbin and Jeremy King’s first hotel, The Beaumont.

The inaugural Art15 London Committee

The London Committee brings together a network of individuals who are leaders in their fields. The group includes business chiefs, artists, entrepreneurs, magazine editors and other opinion makers, who come together on the preview day to support our global art fair. These respected figures act as ambassadors for Art15 in the build up to the fair and have a strong presence throughout the week, while some will host their own events. Crucially, they bring to the fair well-known faces and influential Londoners from many different sectors.

Thursday Late in association with Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair is the official Thursday Late media partner for Art15, hosting a panel discussion at the fair on the evening of Thursday 21 May for those who have booked Club Lounge tickets.

Find out more here

Art15 Galleries Announced

Art15, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, further cements its position as the world's most global art fair with a focused presentation of 150 international galleries from 42 countries. Modern and contemporary artwork will be displayed from established and emerging galleries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and America.

Art15 will be an opportunity to celebrate artists from over 40 countries and our consolidated exhibitor numbers ensure a high standard of presentations across the board.

Given its diverse and often unexpected content, everyone - from private museum owners and collectors to curators and art lovers - has the opportunity to explore something new."

The Global Art World: Who’s Collecting What?

We started the year by bringing together some of our esteemed Art15 selection committee to discuss the complexities of the global art market at an event hosted at the Delfina Foundation.

Tim Marlow intrigued with details of his recent visit to Ai Weiwei’s studio, Sunhee Kim was frank about the boundaries between public and private spaces in Asia, Christopher Phillips championed a future where artists could hope for global as well as local success and our chair Philip Dodd proclaimed there would never be another Clement Greenberg defining the nature of art today.

View the video highlights from the panel discussion event at the Delfina Foundation.

New Art15 Curatorial Initiatives unveiled

Two major curatorial projects are to be unveiled at Art15 this year. Kathleen Soriano, an independent curator and former Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, is curating Freedom Audit, an exhibition focusing on freedom of expression and how artists around the world negotiate boundaries of taste, mutual respect and tolerance.

Valentina Fois, founder of La Scatola Gallery, will curate the second project, #IRL, an conversation performed between Canadian artist Emilie Gervais and US artist Sara Ludy using only digital media. The conversation of photos, videos, coding and gifs will be documented on a website broadcast during the fair.

Art15 to partner with Artsy

Art15 is launching a new partnership with - the leading online resource for art collecting and education. Artsy will launch an exclusive online preview of Art15 on Thursday 14 May that includes browsable artworks from all exhibiting galleries and an inside scoop from art world influencers. Sign up to receive an invitation to the preview here.

Art15 appoint Tim Marlow and Harry Guhl in new roles

Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy, has joined the Art15 selection committee. Tim is the former Director of Exhibitions at White Cube and has been a critic and broadcaster for more than 20 years; he took up the role at the RA earlier this year.

Harry Guhl & Associates have been appointed by Art15 to assist with the fair’s VIP programme and engagement with collectors, museums and institutions. The Swiss-based consultancy agency was founded by Harry Guhl, formerly global Head of VIP Relations at Art Basel.

Emerge and London First Curatorial Advisers Announced

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Watkins, Director at Ikon Gallery Birmingham, and Aaron Cezar, the Founding Director of London's Delfina Foundation, will advise on the dedicated young gallery sections Emerge and London First.

Jonathan has been appointed the curatorial adviser to Emerge, a section of the fair dedicated to up-and-coming artists and emerging art scenes. Watkins has championed international artistic practice and celebrated art from Europe, Asia and the Middle East throughout his career.

Aaron is joining Art15 as the curatorial adviser to London First, which focuses on galleries under five years old that have never participated in an art fair in London. His experience of nurturing creative talent has led him to sit on numerous boards, committees and advisory groups including the Marrakech Biennale, the Jarman Award 2012 and the culture team that secured London's Olympic bid.

New Art15 brand

We are delighted to present a new brand identity and design for Art15. With a stronger focus on a bolder logo and brand, we are confident in building an increasingly recognisable identity that appeals to our wide audience of collectors, curators and art lovers.

Art15 Applications Now Open

We are now accepting gallery applications for Art15. The fair welcomes applications from established and emerging modern and contemporary galleries from across the world. More information on how to apply can be found at

Art15 London dates announced

Following two successful editions, Art15 London, the capital’s global art fair, is delighted to announce that it will move to May dates from 2015. The date change from February takes into account a number of factors including Chinese New Year 2015 and the new timing of Art Basel in Hong Kong. The show dates for Art15 London have been confirmed as 21 – 23 May 2015 (Preview: Wednesday 20 May 2015), returning to Olympia in Kensington, West London. Positioned at the start of the London Summer season, Art15 London will be the stand out UK art event in May.

Art14 London Places Artists on Global Platform and Establishes International Collector Relationships

Art14 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, drew artists, galleries and collectors from across the world, and saw an increased number of visitors at the second edition of London’s global art fair. The Fair ran from 28 February - 2 March at Olympia Grand, Kensington, presenting 180 galleries from 40 countries, and welcoming 31,231 visitors over four days, an increase of 22% on last year’s figures.

Art14 London Announces its First Artist Commission by Artist Lothar Götz

Art14 London is delighted to announce its first artist commission for the second edition of the fair. The Fair has commissioned the artist Lothar Götz to produce a site-specific wall painting on the outside of the old Olympia Reception on Olympia Way, which wil be unveiled on Thursday 27 February and on view during the duration of the fair. With this work the fair embraces the importance of site-specific outdoor interventions.

Art14 London Announces Projects by International Artists

Art14 London’s commitment to staging works by established and emerging international artists is complemented by the diverse line-up of the 24 projects that will feature throughout the Fair. Weaved into the fabric of the fair and employed in a range of media, the installations will enhance the multi-sensory experience of Art14 London and offer visitors a chance to discover unique works by artists from around the world.

Food 4 Art - Four of London’s best chefs line up for Art14 London

Art14 London hosts four chefs who will each oversee the food for one of the four days of the fair.

Curated by Fay Maschler, restaurant critic of the London Evening Standard, the cooking styles crystallised are Venetian cicheti, Asian synthesis, evolved Classicism and proud British. Here is a unique opportunity for visitors to Art14 London to get a bite – or indeed three courses – of the sort of cooking that gets London chattering. 

Art14 London Brings International Artists to Stage Performances at the Fair

Following the success of last year’s performances, Art14 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, is pleased to announce Art14 Performances – its continuing platform for performance at the fair, curated by Amanprit Sandhu. This year’s programme is presented in partnership with the Zabludowicz Collection, and features artists who have worked with the Collection alongside artists represented by participating galleries at the fair. Art14 Performances will include work by 15 international artists, ranging from site-specific interventions, and actions, through to durational pieces shown in a dedicated performance space.

Art14 London Announces Educational Programme of Talks

Art14 London is pleased to announce its educational talks programme that will be staged during the Fair, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about contemporary art from different and emerging parts of the world.

The programme will bring together participants from the Global Private Museum Summit, Art & the City, members of the International Advisory Board as well as independent art world experts

Art14 London voted #9 in GQ’s ‘100 Best Things In The World Right Now’ list

We were included in the top 10 of GQ's '100 Best Things In The World Right Now'. The feature describes Art14 London as 'the perfect place to begin a collection' and includes an image of one our projects – Zhao Zhao's 'Waterfall'

Global Private Museum Summit returns for a second year

Following the success of the inaugural event earlier this year, the closed-door session will bring together leading museum owners to set up a network devoted to contemporary art and to sharing exhibitions, expertise and funding strategies.

The Global Private Museum Summit will assemble private museum owners from all over the world, from China to Greece, from Indonesia to the United Arab Emirates, from the USA to Germany and from Mexico to Italy. It is a gathering like no other in the world.

Art & The City initiative announced

Art14 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, is delighted to have announced Art & the City, a programme of events, private and public, exploring how art is a motor of economic and social change in cities.