The 2018 FNB Joburg Art Fair


The eleventh edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair will feature over 45 galleries including the exciting addition of 14 new exhibitors. The 2018 selected galleries hail from 12 countries across Africa, Europe and the United States with a particularly strong representation from the continent comprising of exhibitors from Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

This year’s eleventh edition features some of Africa’s most greatest artists. Just to mention a few galleries that will be part of the

Ugoma Adegoke

Bloom Art- BLOOM Art originated from the visual arts programme of The Life House and was birthed out of a need to use innovative approaches to showcase, expose, and challenge Nigerian artists – particularly in response to thelack of exhibition and expression space in the city of Lagos.

Hip Africa



Gallery 1957 – Based in Accra and working internationally, Gallery 1957 is dedicated to contemporary art. With a curatorial focus on West Africa, the gallery presents a programme of exhibitions, installations and performances by the region’s most significant artists.

Sarah Calburn

Gallery MOMO- Gallery MOMO is a world renowned contemporary art gallery situated in the suburb of Parktown North, Johannesburg. The gallery was founded in 2002. Artists exhibiting at the gallery have been at the forefront of the local and international art world. 


First Thursday

Baylon Sandri (SMAC Gallery)- SMAC has focused on presenting the work of emerging and mid-career South African artists, as well as established international artists. In addition to its contemporary programme, the gallery regularly presents large-scale historical exhibitions and projects that offer a critical re-evaluation of South African art history within a global dialogue.


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Rakeb Sile (Addis Fine Art) –  Addis Fine Art is a pioneering gallery from a location and specialism perspective. The very first local space and international platform based in Ethiopia, the gallery focuses on highlighting fine art from the Horn of Africa region and its diaspora. Since its inception in 2013, AFA has established itself as an exciting gallery, with 8 – 10 exhibitions yearly, providing a gateway for a previously opaque treasure trove of artistic talent, delighting art collectors both locally and globally.


  • Friday: 11am – 8pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 5pm



  • R500 Thursday Opening Preview Party
  • R150 Friday / Saturday / Sunday
  • R250 Weekend Passes
  • School groups: R20 per student and teacher for all pre-arranged groups. Please contact to book your school group
The event will be chaired in a non-voting capacity by FNB JoburgArtFair Curator Amy Ellenbogen. The Art Fair 7-9 September at Sandton Convention Centre. Please note the Talks Programme (Saturday September 8 @ Auto & General Theater on Nelson Mandela Square) is free and open to the public.

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Matshepo is a Junior Journalist at OStudio Post.

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