Art16 announces charity partner, START

We are very happy to announce that START will be our charity partner for Art16.

START is a non profit organisation running art workshops for refugees, orphans, and children with special needs across the Middle East and India. START's mission is to heal and educate children who have suffered with war, pain and loss.

Art16 to partner with Corbin & King

Art16 is excited to announce that Corbin & King will be our official restaurant partner. Owned by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, Corbin & King encompasses some of London’s most respected, revered and successful restaurants.

Continuing on from previous fairs Art16 will celebrate the culinary talent of London. Art16 has invited four of Corbin & King's celebrated restaurants The Colony Grill, The Colbert, The Delaunay and The Wolseley to inspire the catering over the course of the fair.

Corbin & King have owned and managed some of London’s most famous restaurants since the 1980s including La Caprice, The Ivy and J Sheekey. Never complacent, Corbin & King are continually expanding and currently run several critically acclaimed restaurants across London.

The Corbin & King restaurants are presented in partnership with Absolute Taste.

Art16 to partner with Own Art

Art16 is very happy to announce that we will be working in partnership with Own Art.

Own Art makes buying art easy by spreading the cost of an art purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan.

Own Art Plus will be available across the fair at Art16 and will allow customers the option to take out an interest free loan for the purchase of works above £2,500 up to a maximum loan value of £25,000.

Art16 to partner with Christie’s Education

We are delighted to be working with Christie’s Education as the Official Education Partner for Art16.

Working closely with Art16, Christie’s Education will provide a series of public tours over the course of the fair. Full details will be released early 2016.

Christie’s Education provides students with the opportunity to study works first-hand at Christie’s salerooms, as well as in public and private collections where students meet art world professionals including dealers, art advisors, and museum staff. All of the programmes provide a unique insight into the art market, as well as a cultural and art historical framework for object-based learning.

Art16 Emerge curator announced

Art 16 is delighted to announce that Jonathan Watkins will be returning to Art16 as the curatorial advisor for Emerge.

Emerge is a specially curated section presenting the next generation of emerging talent. Galleries under 6 years will exhibit solo or dual artist presentations that actively engage with the concept of 'emerging'. Art16 is committed to supporting the next generation in one of the leading international markets.  New to the Emerge section this year is a self-contained exhibition drawing on works from each of the galleries in this section and focusing on what it means to be the next generation.  

Jonathan Watkins has been the Director of Ikon Gallery since 1999 and brings a great depth of knowledge to the role, having worked for a number of years as Curator of the Serpentine Gallery and Director of Chisenhale Gallery. Watkins has also curated a number of large international exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney (1998), Facts of Life: Contemporary Japanese Art (Hayward Gallery, London 2001), Quotidiana (Castello di Rivoli, Turin 1999, Tate Triennial (2003), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Sharjah Biennial (2007), Negotiations (Today Art Museum, Beijing 2010) and the Guangzhou Triennial (2012). He was on the curatorial team for Europarte (Venice Biennale, 1997), Milano Europa 2000, (Palazzo di Triennale, Milan 2000), and Riwaq (Palestinian Biennial 2007). He curated the Iraqi Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2013.

Art16 to partner with Artsy

Art16 and Artsy, the online resource for art collecting and education, are pleased to announce their partnership for the second consecutive year. Artsy as Art16’s Official Online Partner will host the definitive online and mobile guide to the fair and debut an expanded programme early 2016.

Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. With a growing database of 350,000 images of art, architecture and design by 50,000 artists Artsy is the preeminent database for contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.


Discover Art16: London First

One of Art16's three exhibiting sections is London First.

London First features young, international galleries under ten years old that have never previously participated at an art fair in London and featured galleries will exhibit solo artist presentations. London First is a significant platform to celebrate the fairs global ethos and commitment to offer younger galleries a debut in London.

London First has featured in all prior editions of Art16 and has proved itself to be a valuable international platform for many young galleries, prior participants include Sabrina Amrani Gallery SPAIN, Choi & Lager GERMANY, Christophe Guye Galerie SWITZERLAND, Circle Art Agency KENYA, Sulger-Buel Lovell SOUTH AFRICA and Tiwani Contemporary UK.

New Advisory Board Members

Art16 is delighted to announce two new members to the Advisory Board; Beatrice Bordone Bulgari and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

Beatrice Bordone Bulgari: Producer, In Between Art Film

Beatrice Bordone Bulgari established In Between Art Film in 2012 to produce independent films and documentaries that create an exchange between different artistic fields.  Theatrical releases include:

  • Working Around viceversa: The Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
  • The Fallen Body on Antony Gormley’s exhibition Vessel
  • The Lack the first feature length film by Italian video artists MASBEDO

Upcoming for release in 2016 are:

  • Innocence of Memories: based upon Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence, a film about Istanbul, love, memory and loss. In co-production with Hot Property Film Ltd.  Innocence of Memories premiered at the 72 Venice International Film Festival in September 2015. 
  • Where is Rocky II? by Pierre Bismuth on artist Ed Ruscha in co-production with The Ink Connection

In Between Art Film also has a rich Visual Arts focus as a Production Associate of the 14th Istanbul Biennial: SALTWATER. A Theory of Thought Forms and a co-producer with the Centre’ d’Art Contemporain Genève of the 2016 Biennal de l’Image en Mouvement curated by Andrea Bellini, Cecilia Alemani, Caroline Bourgeois and Elvira Dyangani Ose

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Collector & Founder, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.  

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo started collecting contemporary art in the early 1990s. Her passion for supporting artists by being involved in the production of new works and the lack of exhibition spaces dedicated to young emerging artists in Italy led her to set up the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 1995, of which she is President.

The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo set up its first gallery at the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene in 1997 and officially opened its current headquarters, a centre for contemporary art in Turin, in September 2002.

She is an active patron of the arts and charities, as a Member of the International Council, Museum of Modern Art, New York (since 1996); Member of the Friends of Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York (since 1996); Member of the International Council, Tate Gallery, London (since 1997); Member of the Leadership Council, New Museum, New York (since 2007); Member of the Advisory Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art (since 2008); Member of the Confindustria Nazionale Cultural Commission (since 2008); Member of the “Giuria dei Letterati” for the “Premio Campiello – Confindustria Veneto”.

She was awarded the title Ufficiale della Repubblica by the Italian State in 2005 and Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2009.

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.

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.

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.