Moniker Art Fair returns for its eight year on October 5–8 at the Old Truman Brewery, having firmly established itself as London’s premiere event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture. In order to meet an unprecedented growth in urban art collecting Moniker Art Fair will be tripling its size at The Old Truman Brewery in East London.

This year’s edition will consolidate Moniker Art Fair position as the leading global art fair dedicated to urban art and its related subcultures, welcoming a wave of existing and new collectors keen to collect and interact with the art world’s fastest-growing contemporary sector.

Moniker 2017’s exhibitors highlights include an impressive list of solo presentations and group shows, such as Canadian artist Stikki Peaches, the work of street photographer Alex Fakso, Irish stencil artist Fin DAC, Los Angeles Pop Artist, Matt Gondek, the amazing Audrey Kawasaki, a Los Angeles prodigy and a leader in the lowbrow art movement and rising start Kevin Peterson who will be captivating the audience with his unique and highly realistic paintings. And this is just to mention a few of the many talented artists participating in this new edition. 

This year will also see the launch of the Moniker VIP programme, presenting curated tours and further opportunities for investors, in collaboration with partners such as The Wellcome Collection, Artvisor, and The Art Conference. The inclusion of the ‘young galleries’ programme, presents a selection of galleries with less than two years in the business – a must-visit for those keen to invest at the very beginning of their careers.

Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, Tina Ziegler, comments, “Moniker has always struck a balance between a finely-curated collector experience and a showcase inviting interest from those completely new to urban art and the possibilities of early investment. The Banksy and Stik works appearing in The Frame poll this week is not a surprise to me: the world has over the past decade become besotted with urban and new contemporary art. Now is a good time to invest and support the artists we champion at Moniker – We’ve proven that investment in this scene pays off, and now collectors are gearing up to get involved.”

About Moniker Art Fair

Moniker Art Fair Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Staged during London’s most important art week in October, Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures. Rallying against the familiar grind of the art fair season with a curated, experiential and immersive focus, Moniker creates unique settings for the display of artists and their work. Since being founded in 2010, Moniker has become a place for artists to launch their careers and for collectors to capture a good investment. The fair has become known within collectors circles [5] interested in the urban art market as a fair to experience and purchase artworks from a range of artists that have promising careers ahead of them. All enquiries, high res images and further information: Suzie Jacobs, Chloé Nelkin Consulting E: suzie@chloenelkinconsulting.com, M: 07923 900 255 W: www.chloenelkinconsulting.com

More about Moniker Art Fair 2017 on www.monikerartfair.com

 

Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.