Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022 Highlights

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Regents Park, London, UK. 13 October 2022. Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022 run from 12-16 October. Credit line: MALCOLM PARK / Avalon / Profimedia

Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022 bring together galleries from 42 countries, presenting art across the ages, from ancient and old masters to modern classics and the contemporary. Featuring some of the most exciting artists working today, as well as expertly curated selections from art history, both Frieze London and Frieze Masters will celebrate the depth and breadth of London’s creative community.

Taking place from 12-16 October in London’s The Regent’s Park, Frieze London and Frieze Masters are supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, continuing a shared commitment to artistic excellence.

Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London said, ‘So many of our participating galleries are planning ambitious solo presentations and curated shows that really promise to stimulate, delight and challenge – and I am so excited to see such a diversity of talent all under one roof. Frieze Week also promises to be a major draw, with truly unmissable exhibitions across the city in both galleries and museums. This year’s fairs really reflect our commitment to celebrating the creative life of London.’

Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Director of Frieze Masters added, ‘Following the stellar launch of Frieze Masters in Seoul, we can’t wait to be back in London to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Once again, we will see Frieze Masters’ signature formula of showcasing the very best art throughout the ages. In addition, I am so looking forward to the discoveries that the fair provides each year – particularly in our Spotlight section, curated in 2022 by Camille Morineau and the AWARE team. Beyond the fair, Frieze Masters’ presence will be felt throughout the city – with our talks programme taking place in galleries and museums throughout London for everyone to enjoy.’

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Petrit Halilaj RU 2017/2022 Wood, soil, glue, brass, resin, earth, 26 objects 170 × 350 × 95 cm Courtesy of the artist and Chert Lüdde

Frieze London – World-leading Galleries

Frieze London will present the world’s leading galleries, showcasing ambitious solo, group and themed shows that offer an opportunity to discover up-and-coming talent and engage with work by some of today’s most celebrated names. Highlights include:

  • James Cohan will present a solo exhibition of Elias Sime’s ‘Tightrope’ series, which weaves repurposed materials – computer keyboards, motherboards, and electrical wires – into abstract compositions
  • Sadie Coles HQ will show a solo presentation of Ugo Rondinone’s ‘Mattituck’ series of paintings that was first first initiated in 2020
  • Pilar Corrias will stage a solo show of work by Hayv Kahraman that continues her exploration of embodied experiences of ‘Otherness’, particularly in relation to the female body
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Hayv Kahraman Entanglements with torshi 2021 Oil and torshi on linen 177.8 x 177.8 cm Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias
  • Thomas Dane Gallery has invited Anthea Hamilton to curate the gallery’s booth which will include recent works by Hamilton, alongside major pieces by artists including Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Barbara Kasten, Phillip King, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Jean-Luc Moulène, Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman and Caragh Thuring. The booth will incorporate Hamilton’s signature approach of considering all aspects of a presentation, including a treatment of the walls and floor
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Jeffrey Gibson PPPPP OOOOO WWWWWEEEEE RRRRR 2022 Acrylic on canvas, glass beads, artificial sinew, inset to custom wood frame 198.8 x 178.1 cm 221.7 x 201.2 cm (framed) Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery – Detail
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery will present the first solo survey of Jeffrey Gibson in the UK, whose mixed-media paintings and sculptures combine indigenous artisanal handcraft with narratives of contemporary resistance, drawing on protest slogans and song lyrics
  • Gagosian will present a solo presentation of abstract paintings by the much-celebrated Jadé Fadojutimi
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Marius Bercea Navigate the Present Tense, 2022 Oil on canvas 75 x 63 inches (190 x 160 cm) Courtesy of the Artist and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles/New York Photograph: Marius Poput
  • François Ghebaly will show a solo presentation by Romanian artist Marius Bercea that combines small and large scale oil paintings in an evolution of his recent explorations of portraiture
  • Ryan Lee Gallery will present the first UK exhibition of the work of Emma Amos whose figurative paintings often use her own likeness to engage with racial and feminist politics
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Emma Amos Flying Circus 1988 Acrylic and fabric on linen 198 x 304 cm Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery
  • Lehmann Maupin returns to Frieze London with a three-artist presentation bringing together work by Cecilia Vicuña, Teresita Fernández and Calida Rawles that ask us to consider connections – between individuals and cultures, landscape and lived experience, material and concept, and mind and body
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CECILIA VICUÑA Caracol Azul (Blue Snail), 2017 Unspun wool, site-specific installation 30.25 x 201.75 x 40.5 inches (installed)76.8 x 512.4 x 102.9 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.
  • Lisson Gallery will stage a major solo, participatory presentation by Laure Prouvost
  • Project Native Informant and Arcadia Missa will collaborate on a joint presentation that explores the affinities between their programmes. Including work by Hannah Black and Juliana Huxtable, Phoebe Collings-James, Melike Kara, Joseph Yaegher, Dozie Kanu and Jan Vorisek
  • Vadehra Art Gallery will present a solo show of work by Atul Dodiya, describing a heterogenous, complex world of political and cultural history

Alongside the main section of the fair, Focus is devoted to galleries established in the last 12 years and provides a platform for today’s most exciting emerging artists. This year’s must-see presentations include:

  • Addis Fine Art will present Selome Muleta, one of the most celebrated female artists to recently emerge from the Ethiopian visual arts scene; her colour-laden interior scenes frequently depict women in states of inner reflection
  • Emalin will show Sphericity, a new sculptural installation by Latvian artist Daiga Grantina; her largest wall-based work to date
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Daiga Grantina Cloud Woman, 2022 Foamm acrylic medium, ink, fabric, mirror panel 155 x 195 x 275 cm© Daiga Grantina Courtesy of the artist and Emalin, London Photograph: Toan Vu-Huu
  • Soft Opening will show From Landing to Arrival, a new project by London-based artist Rhea Dillon that re-considers the concepts of arrival and landing for the Caribbean diaspora
  • Matthew Brown will show new work by Los Angeles and Accra-based artist Kenturah Davis
  • Galerie Noah Klink will show a new large-scale installation by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann
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Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann Schmutzige Papageien Image Courtesy of Galerie Noah Klink
  • Union Pacific will show a series of Agnieszka Polska’s videos and prints that depict motifs related to technological phenomena, human and non-human imageries, and micro and macro universes
  • Wschód will present new paintings by Polish-born, Austrian-based artist Joanna Woś

This year’s curated section of the fair, Indra’s Net, overseen by Sandhini Poddar (Adjunct Curator at Guggenheim Abu Dhabi) will feature a selection of international artists whose work engages with the idea of Indra’s Net, a term derived from Buddhist and Hindu thought that refers to an ethics of being in which an individual atom holds within it the structure of reality. 

Indra’s Net will feature 10 dedicated presentations, as well as a number of displays scattered throughout the main section of the fair, and will feature artists including: Muhanned Cader (Jhaveri Contemporary); Dorothy Cross (Kerlin Gallery & Frith Street Gallery); Shirazeh Houshiary (Lisson Gallery); Jamilah Sabur & Oscar Santillán (Copperfield); Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio & Clarissa Tossin (Commonwealth and Council); Martha Atienza (Silverlens); Teresita Fernández (Lehmann Maupin); Claudia Andujar (Vermelho); Tomás Díaz Cedeño (Peana); Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Galerie Quynh); Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Saskia Fernando Gallery); Prabhakar Pachpute (Experimenter); Claudia Martínez Garay (Grimm); Goshka Macuga (Kate MacGarry); and Richard Mosse (Jack Shainman Gallery)

Frieze Masters – 10th Anniversary

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Frieze Masters, the fair will bring together a snapshot of art history – from rare antiquities and Old Master paintings, to luminaries of the 20th century. Frieze Masters highlight stands include:

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Francis Bacon Study from the Human Body – Figure in Moevement, 1982 Oil on canvas 198 x 147.5 cm Image Courtesy of Marlborough
  • De Jonckheere will show a presentation of works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Lucas Cranachthe Elder, works of the late 16th century German School and Balthasar van der Ast
  • Gisèle Croës will stage an exhibition focusing on a collection of Tang dynasty precious gold and silver cups, bowls and utensils historically used for banquets and feasts
  • Helly Nahmad, London will present Joan Miró – After The War; a selection of paintings, works on paper and painted textiles executed between 1946 and 1973, emphasising Miró’s unique and ever- evolving approach to material and form
  • ACA Galleries will present an exhibition of pre-eminent African American artists of the 20th century including Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawerence, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson and Charles White
  • Luxembourg + Co. will present a solo show of the American artist Sue Fuller
  • A collaboration between Gallery Mapa and Paul Hughes Fine Arts will bring together 4,000 years of South American abstraction with the works of the living artist Jandyra Waters, who celebrates her 102nd birthday this year
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Joan Miró Soirée snob chez la princesse, 1944 Image courtesy of Helly Nahmad Gallery
  • Gallery Hyundai will show work by Lee Kang-So based on the rhythm of his state of mind, recalling the history of Korean ink painting that was practised with long-haired brushes on paper
  • Galerie Mitterrand will present a focused selection of historical works by Nikki de Saint Phalle, ranging from the 1960s to the late 1990s.
  • Galleria Tommaso Calabro will present the exhibition ‘Casa Iolas. Citofonare Vezzoli’, curated by Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli, which will pay homage to the legendary Greek art gallerist Alexander Iolas (1907-1987) and include work by Victor Brauner, William Copley, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst and Leonor Fini
  • Richard Nagy will create a G esamtkunstwerk with works and furniture of the Viennese Secession movement including works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt
  • Wildenstein & Co., showing in the fair for the first time, will focus on 17th and 18th-century French paintings and drawings by such artists as François Boucher, Philippe de Champaigne, Jean Honoré Fragonard, Jean Baptiste Pater and Hubert Robert
  • Another first-time exhibitor Martin Beisly Fine Art will show Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian paintings made between 1830-1910, including works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and Edward John Poynter.


Returning to the fair for the second year, the Standout section of the fair this year explores the idea of ‘Global Exchange’. Once again, the section is curated by Luke Syson (Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) who describes the makers of art objects as ‘open-minded, even large- hearted, to a degree that is unusual in the arts’, explaining that ‘they embrace ideas, materials, designs and techniques that might have originated very far from home. In a world that today feels both more joined up and more culturally fraught than ever before, the histories of these works trace a complex and fascinating history.’ Highlights of Standout include:

  • Oscar Humphries will focus on Isamu Noguchi’s relationship with Japan, featuring works he created while visiting as well as collaborations with Japanese contemporaries. Central to the presentation will be Night Rain II, a monumental sculpture by Masatoshi Izumi, as well ceramics by Noguchi, Kitaōji Rosanjin, the ceramicist with whom he lived worked in the 1950s, alongside ancient pieces from the Haniwa tradition
  • Prahlad Bubbar will show a selection of ‘The Cosmic Dance’ pieces, ranging from mother goddess figures of the Mauryan period (300 BC) in Northern India to a 16th-century royal canopy from Golconda in the Deccan region, amongst others
  • Peter Finer will bring culturally diverse examples of steel weaponry dating from antiquity through to Japan’s Edo period
  • Raccanello & Leprince will show a selection of Renaissance-era Maiolica, featuring pieces by makers including Nicola da Urbino and Francesco Xanto Avelli and their followers, as well as productions of the Fontana workshop
  • Amir Mohtashemi will showcase works including a pair of 19th-century Indian watercolor paintings of ducks, which would have appeared within an album of ‘Company School’ paintings by local artists commissioned by Europeans to record the likenesses of flora and fauna


The much-celebrated Spotlight section of the fair is this year curated by Camille Morineau and the AWARE team. Featuring 26 solo presentations by female artists of the 20th century, the section will draw attention to previously overlooked names and allow a reconsideration of recent history. Highlights include:

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Lucia Marcucci Non possomus 1971 Collage on cardboard 66 x 48 cm Courtesy of the artist, APALAZZOGALLERY and Frittelli arte contemporanea
  • Ab-Anbar will present a solo show of works by Iranian artist Sonia Balassanian
  • DAG will showcase paintings by self-taught Indian artist Madhvi Parekh
  • Dirimart will present pioneering modernist Fahrelnissa Zeid, bringing together works that link the artist’s figurative and abstract periods
  • The Gallery of Everything will present works by Sister Gertrude Morgan, whose work was featured in this year’s Venice Biennale
  • kó will show rarely-seen work by leading Nigerian artist Nike Davies-Okundaye, featuring embroidery, batik, weaving, patchwork, painting, and mixed media dating from the 1960s to the 1980s
  • Loeve&Co will focus on Surrealist artist Leonor Fini, bringing together an extended selection of drawings, works on canvas and sculpture, set against the artist’s iconic 1946 Lendemain de fête wallpaper
  • Pace Gallery will debut Mary Corse’s The Cold Room (1968/2022), showing this iconic work for the first time in Europe. Bringing Corse’s celebrated Light & Space practice into three-dimensions,The Cold Room is a full body, multisensorial experience
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Mary Lucier Paris Dawn Burn 1977 Seven-channel synchronous video installation, free-standing sculptural form, black and white video, colour slide projection, sound Courtesy of the artist and Christin Tierney

Frieze Viewing Room

Continuing the collaboration launched earlier this year, Frieze Viewing Room will once again work with Vortic, the art world’s leading virtual reality platform, employing cutting-edge immersive technology to create VR spaces. These spaces will be integrated within the Frieze Viewing Room platform and viewable on Oculus VR headsets. (Via FRIEZE LONDON)

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