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Since 2010, Moniker has been consistent in presenting a highly curated unique art fair experience, breaking the norms of the traditional white wall art fair.

Known for it's immersive installations that engage with visitors, Moniker's fair experience includes that of leading international galleries, collected artists paired with young curators and commissioned artist installations. Moniker's five day festivals taking place during Frieze Art Week in London and New York have attracted art collectors, established press and art influencers in the thousands.


Moniker has been the place to see and engage with the freshest and most important artists from the increasingly popular urban and street art genre


Explore our previous fair's experience through our videos below.

Moniker, An Origin Story at STRAAT Museum

Moniker, An Origin Story at STRAAT Museum

Moniker, An Origin Story Straat Museum, Amsterdam March 10th - April 28th 2024 Curated by Tina Ziegler from Moniker.Art 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 a language of tags – or ‘Monikers’ – to communicate and keep the community connected and 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. In An Origins Story, we delve into the roots of the Moniker movement, tracing its origins from the humble beginnings of the hobo community in the United States to the thriving global urban art scene it is today. This exhibition invites viewers to explore the work of original Moniker artists and the community found within the subculture, shedding light on the influences and inspirations that have shaped this dynamic and expressive art form. The exhibition features a special focus on the work of the most important living artists of the genre, Russell Butler (1943) A.K.A buZ Blurr and his 30+ year friendship with artist and documentary filmmaker Bill Daniel. buZ is a visual and conceptual artist famous for his creation of the legendary Colossus of Roads railroad moniker, which he started while working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Gurdon, Arkansas and has continued for over 50 years. He calls his railroad writing “boxcar icon dispatches” and sees himself as a “life artist documenting a non-art life, employing mass media for the distribution of this documentation.” The exhibition showcases a diverse range of artwork from artists such as: 2359, Alquimia Ferrocarrilera, Bill Daniel, Coaltrain, Colossus of Roads, Ed Haskel, Fat Owl, Flangesqueal, I'm Ugly, Khaze, The Kodak Kid, Lamps, Leroy Drown, Milktooth, Mr. Bass, NY Tomato, North Bank Fred, NOVA, POOH. The Rambler, Shrug, Smokin' Joe, The Solo Artist, Stonewall Jim, Swampy, Take 5, Tex Goth, Wooden Axle, Boxo Texino, Conrail Twitty, Herby, Iowa Blackie, J.B. King Esq, Matokie Slaughter, Mud Up, Taurus, El Truncón, Water Bed Lou.
Arts Unknown  - The Pilot

Arts Unknown - The Pilot

ARTS UNKNOWN is a new arts and travel documentary series spotlighting talented emerging artists from across the world. With a combined 25 years curating diverse, dynamic and thought-provoking exhibitions across the world, Tina Ziegler and Calum Hall embark on a worldwide mission to shine a light on the creative stars the world needs to know about. Tina and Calum have a shared passion to democratise the art world and create a bridge between artists and art lovers and ARTS UNKNOWN is the perfect vehicle for conversation and celebration. Creating the pilot to ARTS UNKNOWN has been an incredible experience and one that we will cherish forever. We started out with totally open minds, letting our experiences and interactions guide the narrative of the show. What we highlighted are talented creative communities trying to have their voices heard, with so many odds stacked against them. ARTS UNKNOWN is on a mission to shine a light on these creatives, providing a bridge between artists and art lovers from around the world with a focus on creative culture and new technology. This is only the beginning of an amazing journey. Ideas for future episodes: • Each episode to feature 1 location. This will ensure deeper story telling, more consistency in narrative and also the ability to explore the location in more detail • Guest presenter for each episode to be a local artist/ curator • Dedicated sound engineer • Additional camera operator for more variety of shots and better interview coverage • Episode intro to include headline info about Tina + Calum to show experience/ context • More b-roll for improved story telling + scene setting • Series roundup to feature legacy of the show. Eg artists we have supported, event/ activations we have hosted in the locations • Improved narrative arch so it’s easier for the viewer to understand the mission and the purpose. Visit us:
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