Moniker Art Fair
5 – 8 October 2017
The Old Truman Brewery
89 Brick Lane, E1 6LQ,
London, UK

Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art fairs with it’s roots embedded in urban culture.

Moniker Art Fair returns to East London’s Old Truman Brewery, taking over the newly refurbished 30,000 Sq.foot top floor. The 2017 fair has undergone some exciting changes, tripling in size to allow more space for experimentation from participating galleries and artists. 

View the 2017 full exhibitors list here.

The 8th Edition


For Moniker’s Eighth Edition, the fair maps the transformative journey of urban contemporary art, marking select pivotal moments that shaped each era’s evolution through a carefully curated exhibition. As the subcultures consolidate itself within the art world, the fair brings together artists, galleries, collectors and art-lovers from across the globe, ushering in the next era and supporting those vital to its evolution.

Transient Tales
Curated by Moniker Art Fair

The subculture of urban art began on the edges of society as far back as the 1920s: fleeing the pressures of post-great-depression America, hobos took to the tracks to embrace simple freedoms, in the process creating an art form and language of tags – or ‘Monikers’ – to communicate and keep the community safe.

Those themes of rebellion and fringe living have remained as the urban contemporary scene has evolved across the decades: artists operating outside of the status quo, outside of societal norms and often in protest to the injustices of modern society’s failings. The community has created its own rules away from the traditions of the art market, and in turn gave birth to Moniker, an art fair every bit as ambitious as those it now hopes to pay respect and homage to through a diverse roster of creative luminaries, each a symbol of a defining movement within the scene. 

Transient Tales presents site specific and solo installations by Bill Daniel, Labrona, Tim Conlon, Alex Fakso, Ian Kual’li and Laurence Valieres.