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.