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


Established in 2010 to provide a platform for an urban art movement just beginning to realise its potential, Moniker’s launch in Shoreditch, London electrified the city’s art scene, propelling new talent into the public eye and launching the careers of numerous now-acclaimed international artists.

As the world of new contemporary art grew, its natural evolution saw boundaries blurred and conventions challenged – urban influences became broader in scope, new contemporary artists took to public spaces to make their mark, while others traded spray caps on brick for canvasses on white walls.

Moniker rose to each evolution with a consistent, committed passion, applying a laser focus of curation to separate out the truly authentic artists and bring them to the forefront of collectors’ attentions. Increasingly, the fair has redefined art fair culture to lend an experiential and immersive focus, creating unique settings for the display of artists and their work.

In 2018, Moniker took its proven track record of delivering a rich and varied programme to New York, adding a new transatlantic dimension and depth to its efforts. A year later, at 10 years old, Moniker has retained its urgency, its relevancy and its authenticity, and above all a commitment to changing with and for the new contemporary movement.

 

Moniker Art Fair’s unique programme:


MAIN EXHIBITIORS

Established galleries, projects and curators with an extensive track record of exhibiting the finest and most recognized  artists from the new contemporary and urban art movement.

YOUNG GALLERIES & CURATORS

Showcasing the best from the urban contemporary scenes means taking risks on new contenders: each year, Moniker gives space to galleries who have been in operation for two years or less, allowing them equal footing alongside giants of the art world in an effort to shine a light on artists that are deserving of new audiences no matter how recently they have been discovered.

ARTIST OPEN STUDIOS

To better connect artists with the public, Moniker encourages the creation of Open Studio spaces across the breadth of the fair. These bespoke stands are designed as immersive, interactive and educative concepts by the artists themselves, bringing greater context to their work and an insight into its creation.

EXPANDED PROGRAMMES

Moniker has for a long time now reached beyond the traditional trappings of art fairs, making its voice heard through mural programmes, film and music showcases, an ongoing cultural calendar of events and talks/debates in collaboration with The Arts Conference. Just as urban art itself influences more than city walls and canvases, Moniker follows suit, giving its guests and supporters access to multimedia, multidisciplinary opportunities throughout and outside of each fair edition.

Next Moniker: 2 - 5 May 2019 | New York

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