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Art Fairs Around the World in 2022

Last week we gave you a list of scheduled Art Fairs happening in the United Kingdom in 2022. Today we will give you a list of Art Fairs Around the World in 2022.

We are going to list all the Art Fairs around the world that are already scheduled to go ahead in 2022, but, we believe that there are still many Art Fairs that are yet to be announced that they are going ahead in 2022.

The calendar of winter Art Fairs for 2022 around the world is still being reorganized, and their dates changed due to Omicron. As we’ve mentioned, due to dates changing, before making any plans for any of them, please confirm that it is still going ahead amid the current pandemic, as many Art Fairs have already been rescheduled, some have moved dates just a few weeks, including Art Genève, but others have moved their dates months ahead, including the London Art Fair, which will run in April instead of January, and Paris’s Salon du Dessin now is scheduled for May instead of March.

The Winter Show, BRAFA Art, and TEFAF in Maastricht have yet to announce dates for 2022.


SEA Focus, January 15–23

Tanjong Pagar Distripark

 L.A. Art Show, January 19–23

L.A. Convention Center, South Hall

 FOG Design + Art, January 20–23

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

 ZonaMacoFebruary 9–13

Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City

 Feria Material, Vol. 8February 10–13

Sabino 369, Col. Atlampa, Del. Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City

Art RotterdamFebruary 10–13

Van Nellefabriek

 Haute PhotographieFebruary 10–13

Keilepand, Keilestraat 9, Rotterdam

 Intersect Palm SpringsFebruary 10–13

Palm Springs Convention Center

 Frieze Los Angeles, February 17–20

9900 Wilshire Boulevard

 Felix Art Fair, February 17–20

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

 Spring Break Art Show, February 16–20

757 South Almeda Street Skylight Row, Los Angeles

 Melbourne Art Fair, February 17–20

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

 Art WynwoodFebruary 17–21

One Herald Plaza at NE 14TH Street on Biscayne Bay

 Cape Town Art Fair, February 18–20

Convention Square South Africa

 ARCO Madrid, February 23–27

IFEMA, Madrid

 Art MadridFebruary 23–27

Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles

 NOMAD St. MoritzFebruary 28–March 5

Chesa Planta, Samedan


Outsider Art Fair New YorkMarch 3–6

Metropolitan Pavilion

Art Genève, March 3–6

Palexpo, Geneva

 1-54 MarrakechMarch 3–6

La Mamounia

Superfine San FranciscoMarch 3-6

Gallery 308 at Fort Mason

Superfine Miami Beach, March 10–13

111 Lincoln Road

 Affordable Art Fair LondonMarch 10–13

Battersea Park, London

 Art Fair Tokyo, March 11–13

Tokyo International Forum

 Art DubaiMarch 11–13

Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Centre

 Affordable Art Fair MelbourneMarch 17–20

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

 Art Basel Hong Kong, March 24–26

Hong Kong Convention Center

 Affordable Art Fair BrusselsMarch 23–27

Tour and Taxis, Brussels

 Spark Art Fair, March 24–27

Marx Halle, Vienna

 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, March 24–27

Palm Beach County Convention Center

 Affordable Art Fair New YorkMarch 24–27

Metropolitan Pavilion

 PADesign and ArtApril 5–10

Tuileries, Paris

 Art ParisApril 7–10

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

 SP-Arte, April 6–10

Bienal Pavilion, Sao Paolo

 EXPO Chicago, April 7–10, 2022

Navy Pier, Chicago

 Superfine Washington DCApril 7–10

Venue TBA

 London Art Fair, April 20–24

Business Design Centre

 Art Market San FranciscoApril 21–24

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion

 Affordable Art Fair StockholmApril 20–24

Nacka Strandsmässan, Stockholm

 MIA Fair, April 28–May 1

Superstudio Maxi Milan

 India Art FairApril 28–May 1

NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla

 Art Brussels, April 28–May 1

Tour & Taxis, Brussels

 Art Beijing, April 29–May 5

National Agricultural Exhibition Center


 Independent Art FairMay 6–8

Spring Studios, New York

 Art Vancouver, May 5–8

Vancouver Convention Centre

 Affordable Art Fair LondonMay 5–8

Hampstead Heath, London

 Superfine Seattle, May 12–15

Block 41 in Belltown

 Photo LondonMay 12–15

Somerset House, London

 Affordable Art Fair Hong KongMay 12–15

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

 Volta Art Fair New York, May 18–22

548 West 22nd Street

 Taipei DangdaiMay 20–22

Taipei World Trade Center

 Collectible DesignMay 20–22

Tour & Taxis, Brussels

 Affordable Art Fair SydneyJune 2–5

Royal Randwick, Sydney

 Art Basel | Basel, June 16–19

Messenplatz Basel

 Liste Art FairJune 13–19

Messe Basel, Hall 1.1

 BRAFA Art Fair, June 19–26

Brussels Expo Heysel

 art KARLSRUHEJuly 7–10

Karlsruhe Exhibition Center

 artmonte-carloJuly 14–16

Grimaldi Forum Monaco

 Seattle Art FairJuly 21-24

Lumen Field Event Center

 Art Market Hamptons, August 11-14

The Bridgehampton Museum


 Frieze SeoulSeptember 2–5

COEX, South Korea

 The Armory ShowSeptember 8–11

Javits Center, New York

 Clio Art FairSeptember 8–11

550 West 29th Street, New York

 Art on Paper, September 8–11

Pier 36, New York

 ViennaContemporary, September 8–11

Kursalon Vienna

 Cosmocow, September 15–17

Gostiny Dvor, Moscow

 Affordable Art Fair New YorkSeptember 22–25

Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

 Superfine New York, September 29–October 2

Venue TBA

 PADesign and Art LondonOctober 10–16

Berkeley Square, London

 Superfine Los Angeles, October 13–16

Magic Box LA

 FIACOctober 20–23

Grand Palais Ephémère

 Frieze London, Frieze Masters, & Frieze SculptureOctober 12–16

Regent’s Park, London

 The Art Show, November 2-6

Park Avenue Armory, New York

 Salon Art + Design, November 10-14

Park Avenue Armory, New York

 Art Miami, November 29– December 4

Miami Beach Convention Center

 Art Basel Miami Beach, December 1–3

Miami Beach Convention Center

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The top art fairs in the UK for 2022

Today we have got a list of the top art fairs in the UK for 2022, so get your diaries out and note down the ones that may be of interest to you! Of course there are other fairs planned, but we chose these to suggest to you.

Even though we have restrictions due to the pandemic, many art fairs hope to go ahead this year, so here are the ones we would like to suggest you visit if you can.

Please remember that events may be postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please check with the organisers before making plans.

London Art Fair, UK, postponed to 20-24 April

Eye of the Collector, London, UK, 11-14 May

Photo London, UK, 12-15 May

Masterpiece London, UK, 30 June-6 July

1-54 London, UK, October

TAL – Tribal Art London – Discover the art of the Indigenous Peoples – September 2022

Woolley and Wallis – African & Oceanic Art / Antiques – 27th April 2022

Knight Webb Gallery – African Ritual Antiques and Textiles – on now until 29th January 2022

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PAD London, UK, 10-16 October

P & A Fairs – 20th February 2022 – London Antique Textiles and Tribal Art Fair

PAD London – 10-16 OCTOBER 2022

While you are here, please visit our website to view, and who knows even purchase, some of our stunning pieces.

If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please contact us as we have many other African Tribal Art pieces which are not on our website. We are sure we will have what you are looking for!

Bwa Owl Mask from Burkina Faso – Gallery Preira Website Photo

This beautiful Bwa Owl Mask from Burkina Faso is one amazing piece we have on our website, and here is a brief description of the piece:

This mask is part of a collection of masks that are used by the “Bobo” ethnic group found to the south west of Burkina Faso. This region is called “Bobo Dioulasso”.

The mask Owl is used during harvest ceremonies to ensure the good fertility of the fields. The expression of this mask is lively and hopeful.

The mask is also symbolic of a mythique noctural bird. It represents a charitable and protecting spirit which manifests from time to time during ceremonies of purification for the village.

Collected in situ.


Piece accompanied by its certificate of authenticity.

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Temple reliefs provide a rare glimpse into how artists made ancient Egyptian Art

Temple reliefs provide a rare glimpse into how artists made ancient Egyptian Art. Novice artists carved parts of the body, while more experienced sculptors worked on faces, among archaeologist’s discoveries at the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut.

Art at the Chapel of Hatshepsut. Differing quality suggests the left wig was made by an apprentice, the right by a master
© Maciej Jawornicki

The Art Newspaper wrote about temple reliefs provide a rare glimpse into how artists made ancient Egyptian Art. If you would like to read their article, please follow the above link.

“An archaeologist documenting painted carvings in Egypt has reconstructed the working methods of the ancient artists who created them. The research, published in the journal Antiquity, reveals how Egyptian artists organised their work, and that apprentices received on the job training from masters. Although archaeologists already understood the production stages of Egyptian art, it is rare to find evidence for it in finished works.”

They go into more detail saying that “The reliefs cover the walls of a chapel within the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut—a female pharaoh who reigned from around 1473-1458 BC—and show a procession of 200 offering bearers, split over three registers across two walls. The temple stands on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor, close to the Valley of the Kings.”

It is quite impressive that even so many years later, we are able to achieve reconstructions of the working methods of ancient artists.

Please visit our website to browse thorough beautiful African Tribal Art pieces

One of our stunning pieces is this Baule Maternity Figure

Baule figue representing fertility , this sculpture of a woman carrying her child on her back has ethnic beauty, such as the elegant hairstyle composed of fine braids arranged in diadem and chignons ending in braid at the nape of the neck.

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Tips on What to Look for When Buying African Tribal Art

Today we thought it would be appropriate to talk to you about what to look for when you are looking to purchase your first African Tribal Art piece and you’re a complete beginner or, you already have purchased some pieces based on what you visually like, but would like to know which are the pieces that are authentic and have more value in today’s market. Therefore, we will give you some advice and tips on what to look for when buying African Tribal Art.

Firstly, we would like to explain very briefly what it means for for a piece to be authentic in the African art market. Authenticity of an African Art Tribal piece refers to an artifact carved by an artist of a tribe and it was only used by this tribe in a ritual or functional way, such as religious ceremonies, or, a teenager reaching a certain milestone.

The criteria for the authenticity of African art , is generally determined at once by the artist, the place of creation, as well as the materials used and, the technique of craftsmanship.

Fakes? Yes they do exist, and this is basically a copy of an original, executed as faithfully as possible, which one detects in comparing the reproduction to the original. If you have doubts, please ask for advise, we’re here to help, contact us.

However, if you follow our advice, you will most likely be able to assess a piece yourself, at least the very basic important aspects of a piece.

If you are interested in learning a bit more, we can recommend a good read where you can expand your knowledge, the book “African Art in Transit” by Christopher B. Steiner, Cambridge University Press, 27 Jan 1994

Chokwe Female Figure from Angola

Read more about this piece on our website

We all firstly look at a piece and it must be visually interesting to us. However, this alone is not the only attribute a collector is looking for. We look at it and see if it is well carved, is the patina logical (worn at tops not in the holes). This is our first advice to you, look at the patina. What this means is when you look at the artifact with a magnifying glass, there may not be parallel lines (from the emery paper). Is the style coherent. You can compare it with similar pieces from Museums, you can find everything online these days to help with our research. Patina is a gloss or sheen, produced by age and wear, on a surface resulting from age or polishing. Or, it can be any similar acquired change of a surface such as the green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period.

These days, the aesthetics and decorative aspect of a piece with a shiny aspect is on of the attributes a person looks for when buying African art. Collectors of modern art are more interested in the forms than in original patina and quality.

Then, art dealers will assess the piece’s potential value. A piece from a collector from the thirties has a bigger value than a similar piece which was recently bought by a tourist in Africa. Even some mundane pieces from famous artists have reached very high prices. When the piece is published in a book or catalogue it increases its value, certainly if the piece was published a few times in famous exhibitions catalogues.

Another tip on what to look for when buying African Tribal Art is the ethnical provenance. Even of same quality, the art of different tribes can have enormous price differences. For example, a Luba piece has more value than a Lobi piece. Have a look at our website

Tips on What to Look for When Buying African Tribal Art – You also need to take into account a piece’s conservation state. What we mean by this is, that artifacts that were carved by a tribe’s artist to use in religious ceremonies for example, is a piece that has had some use and has the signs to show for it. When these signs are not present, this could mean that it has undergone restoration and, too much restoration decreases its value. Therefore, you need to look at a piece and see that it is most likely not perfect, but is authentic and shows its wear and tear through times.

When an artifact is fresh on the market and from a Tribe with small production, this makes the piece more wanted by many. We would call this a rare piece.

The rareness of a piece is something all art dealers and collectors alike, are always looking for. But here, there is a lot of ‘competition’ as more entities are involved in looking for such pieces, like museums. Rareness is perhaps an area where you will need specific advice from experts or at least a reasonable knowledgeable person in Africa Tribal Arts. Again, please feel free to contact us if you need any advice

As well as any of the above, size of a piece is also an attribute that does matter. Most pieces are 40 to 50 cm. Bigger pieces go for more money, even of same quality.

There is so much to be said around African Tribal Art and there are many published books that can help you make an informed decision when wanting to buy African Tribal art. We can recommend another book which contains a lot of information, here is a little snippet “Every piece of African woodcarving has an embellished surface, whether it is dyed, pigmented, refurbished, or encrusted with sacrificial matter. Surfaces is the first book to present a detailed study of what happens to African wood sculpture from its creation to its ritual use and “retirement.” – “Surfaces: Color, Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculpture (African Expressive Cultures)”.

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LONDON ART FAIR 19 January 2022 to 23 January 2022

LONDON ART FAIR – Returns to the UK capital from 19 January 2022 to 23 January 2022 to open the international art calendar next year. 

VIP preview 18th January



LONDON ART FAIR 19 January 2022 to 23 January 2022 – Put this date in your calendar as you won’t want to miss it!

London Art Fair provides an unmissable opening to the art calendar, presenting over 100 selected galleries celebrating the best in Modern and Contemporary Art to discover and buy.

The Fair connects both seasoned and aspiring collectors with the best galleries from around the world, featuring over 100 galleries displaying Modern and Contemporary Art.

From prints and editions to major works by renowned artists from the 20th century to today, the Fair nurtures collecting at all levels, providing expert insight through an inspiring programme of talks, tours, and curated exhibitions.

To find out a bit more and, to book your tickets and plan your visit follow the link

“This year will see the participation of over 100 galleries from around the world, including Austria, America, Portugal, Sweden, and Australia, with new exhibitors Gillian Jason GalleryMothflower and David Kovats; alongside returning names such as Richard GreenJames Hyman and Purdy Hicks. The Fair will feature work by some of the world’s most renowned artists working across a variety of media, including Henry Moore, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego.”

“London Art Fair’s specialism in Modern art continues to be strongly represented through the participation of some of the UK’s leading galleries in the field. Thomas Spencer Fine Art will be presenting a selection of Modern British works on paper, including a previously unseen work by John Nash RA and a large 1970s gouache by Mary Fedden. Gilden’s Fine Art Gallery will showcase a selection of works by American and European Modern Masters, including etchings by Joan Miró and linocut prints by Pablo Picasso.

Meanwhile Gerber Fine Art has put together a presentation celebrating Scottish Modern Masters, which will include a selection of new generation artists from four Scottish art schools. This will include the work of Joan Eardley RSA, one of Scotland’s most revered 20th Century artists.”

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Smithsonian Museum of African Art removes Benin bronzes from display and plans to repatriate them

“We cannot build for the future without making our best effort at healing the wounds of the past,” the museum’s director says.

A Benin Kingdom plaque (mid-16th to 17th century) in the Smithsonian’s collection thought to have been looted in the 1897 raid

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From The Art Newspaper, follow the link below to read more.

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC removed its Benin bronzes from display. The museum’s director, Ngaire Blankenberg stated that they are planning to repatriate artefacts that were looted by the British in an 1897 raid on the royal palace.

The director said “I can confirm that we have taken down the Benin bronzes we had on display and we are fully committed to repatriation. We cannot build for the future without making our best effort at healing the wounds of the past.”

It is known that the museum had 21 objects from the Kingdom of Benin on display earlier this year. Its online database lists 38 objects from Benin in the collection. Around half have been traced to the British punitive expedition to Benin in 1897, including several plaques, commemorative heads and figures. “Provenance research on other items is still ongoing”.

After the 1897 looting, artefacts from Benin’s royal palace were sold off and scattered around the world; Benin objects are now held by more than 160 international museums, including several in the US. The University of California’s Fowler Museum has also said it plans talks with the Nigerian authorities on the future of 18 objects in its collection from the Kingdom of Benin.

Last week, two British universities returned looted artefacts to Nigeria: the University of Aberdeen handed over the bronze head of an oba, or king, and Jesus College Cambridge returned a bronze sculpture of a cockerel.

In mid-October, Germany and Nigeria signed a memorandum of understanding setting out a timetable for the return of around 1,100 Benin sculptures from German museums, with the first repatriations envisaged in the second quarter of 2022.

In June, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that it will be sending three objects back to Nigeria. Two of the works, a pair of 16th-century Benin Court brass plaques of a Warrior Chief and Junior Court Official, were donated to the museum in 1991 by the Modern art dealer Klaus Perls and his wife Dolly, while the third, a 14th-century Ife Head, was recently offered to the museum for purchase by another collector.”

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African & Oceanic Art 16 November 2021 at 11est. New York

16 Nov 2021, starting at 11:00 EST.

One of the magnificent pieces on auction: BWA Mask from Burkina Faso

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“The elders of the Kmabi clan in Dossi claim that the plank masks represent flying spirits and are associated with water. These spirits can take the form of insects that mass around muddy pools after early rains, or larger birds, including owls and ibis. The key to understanding plank mask forms is that these masks are not representational but embody supernatural forces that act on behalf of the Bwa clans that use the masks.” (Art of the Upper Volta Rivers, Alain and Francoise Chaffin, 1987, pp. 274-276)”

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Our website is being updated so please bear with us while it is done.

Many new pieces coming soon.

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Paris Tribal 2021

Paris Tribal 2021           

THU JUN 17 2021 AT 03:00 PM TO TUE JUN 22 2021 AT 07:00 PM UTC+02:00  

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In eight years Paris Tribal has become an unmissable event in the world of tribal art and in the Parisian agenda. Its exhibitors’ quality and special NDA – exclusive thematic exhibitions, a pleasant experience, both with collectors and new non-European art lovers in a convivial and warm atmosphere – explains this growing success.

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Auction and Preview exceptionally held at

26/28 rue Américaine – 1060 Brussels (opposite Horta Museum, trams 81, 91, 92 and 97 stop JANSON)

Auction 15 May – 19.00     

Preview  8-14 May – 10.00 – 17.00, open. Sunday 9 May 10.00 – 17.00, Saturday 15 May – 10.00 – 16.00

You can bid online by clicking the BID ONLINE button in the catalog 



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Marked The Documentary on Netflix

Marked The Documentary on Netflix

Nigeria – Tribal marks

This interesting documentary investigates the act of ‘Scarification’ in some tribes of Nigeria.

The origins of these practices remain a mystery, but it seems that it started emerging on African Art Sculptures dating back to the 1500s. Most popular are the Benin bronze figures.

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Over the decades, scarification has embodied different meanings around Africa. If you watch this documentary you will find that there are many myths why these marks are done on very young babies. Tribal marks as a form of identity became important during the slave trade as some people who made their way back home were easily identified by the marks on their face.

These marks are part of some tribes’ culture and heritage some say in this documentary. For the royals of some tribes, it signifies wealth and social status. Other tribes practice scarification as a form of beautification.

Nigerian model Adetutu Oluwabusayomi Alabi, also known as Adetutu OJ Photo from

This Nigerian Model Turned Her Tribal Scars Into A Beauty Movement.

“Her father, who is from Ondo State of Nigeria, made all of his children go through tribal mark ceremonies. This tradition is something that was passed down through his family before the children’s naming ceremonies.”

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What was once seen as a sign of beauty, identity or heritage are now seen as a mutilation and something to be ashamed of. Scarification is a slowly dying tradition as the new laws in Nigeria become more and more specific about this act.

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