Moniker Art Fair moves to Chelsea
Continuing its year of radical change, Moniker follows up its successful transfer from Brooklyn to Manhattan for spring’s USA edition with the move of Moniker UK from Shoreditch to Chelsea.
Having established itself as a key moment on the London art calendar and as a touchstone of the Shoreditch contemporary art scene over the past decade, it hopes to continue to push the narrative of urban art and break new boundaries in the heart of Chelsea.
Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, Tina Ziegler said: “After nine years supporting and championing the growth of urban art in the heart of East London, it felt like the right time to do the unexpected – move to an area of London more traditional in nature. This move allows us to embrace a new part of London and position our artists and galleries in front of different audiences.”
As much a festival as an art fair, its impact on galleries, artists and extended cultural programming is expected to hit doubly hard in the traditional art scene of West London, attracting a new wave of collectors.
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Moniker has built a reputation for embracing risks and this move is just the latest example of its pioneering nature. 2018 also saw it partner with Berlin’s Urban Nation Museum, and feature solo displays from Thinkspace Projects and exhibitions from American artist Erik Jones, members of legendary Parisian art collective DMV, Lee and Sowat, emerging British star Dan Rawlings and former graffiti-writing favourite Ann J Lewis.
2019 will see it continue to prove how powerfully the immersive and experiential fair format can stimulate audiences and win over the next generation of contemporary collectors with a series of talks, films, community collaborative events and exclusive performances.
Moniker Art Fair will run from Wednesday 2nd (Collectors Day) – Sunday 6th October at Chelsea Sorting Office, 232 King’s Road, London SW3 5UA.
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