KENYA ART FAIR
Kenya Art Fair is Kenya’s Premier Art Fair Focused on Contemporary Arts from Kenya and the East African Region. Now in its 4th Year, the fair continues to strengthen this position by presenting the finest contemporary African Art alongside memorable exhibitions and ground-breaking initiatives. The Kenya Art Fair plays a key role in supporting the growing contemporary arts landscape in the East African region and provides a space for leading artists, galleries, collectors, writers, innovators, thinkers and art lovers to congregate. The Kenya Art Fair also welcomes local and international galleries and in particular those that have an interest or link to East African Contemporary Art.
Since its inception in 2014, Kenya Art Fair has set out to grow a sustainable industry fro the arts with a solid base of local and international buyers. Each year, record sales and visitor numbers reinforce the demand for the event. In just three years, the Kenya Art Fair is turning out to be one of the most prestigious contemporary Visual Arts events in Kenya. The fair was established to nurture, appreciate and recognize excellence in the contemporary arts and represents the only fair of its kind in the region open to the local and international art scene. We are now seeing a vibrant program of visual arts events happening throughout the city of Nairobi, reinforcing the demand for an annual event where the artists, curators, collectors and enthusiasts can congregate.
The Kenya Art Fair is set up in line with the mission of promoting emerging and established artists and making contemporary art accessible to all. Special Features of the Fair include a Curated Exhibition for the emerging and upcoming artists, a VIP Programme that invites top art-world figures and critical theorists to deliver key-note lectures and participate in panel discussions. The 2017 Fair will also see the second edition of the Kenya Art Fair Art Prize – a major opportunity for an artist to be awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize at the Fair.
With all the major stakeholders in the visual arts industry exhibiting, visitors will have the opportunity to view, buy and learn everything about the Visual Arts in Kenya and the region.
This being the only event of this scale in this region dedicated to visual arts, coupled with the growing development of the creative sector in Kenya, stakeholders in the arts industry cannot afford to miss.