Attention, Art Collectors: Here Is the Definitive Calendar of International Art Fairs for 2018

Mark your calendars, it's going to be a busy year.

A visitor walks past to the artworks by Martin Creed in the gallery section of Art Basel. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

With the explosion of art fairs around the world, there’s only one way for the most enterprising collectors to navigate the year: strategize, strategize, strategize. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the most significant art fairs around the world, from New York to New Delhi.

In March, all eyes will be on the marquee Armory Show, now under new director Nicole Berry. This year the main events of Armory Week take place over the course of two weeks—the Armory Show having opted to buck tradition and open the first full week of March.

Another scheduling snafu led to tensions between Art Cologne and Art Brussels, which will vie for collectors come April. Meanwhile, TEFAF Maastricht added a full day for their VVIPs, following complaints from well-heeled guests last year.

All this illustrates how slippery the art fair calendar is. Since many fairs still have details that are coming together, we’ll update this calendar here as the year goes on.


ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair at Ifema on February 25, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images.

🇺🇸 UNTITLED, January 12–14, San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 

🇬🇧 London Art Fair, January 17–21, London

Business Design Centre, London

🇺🇸 Outsider Art Fair, January 18–21, New York

Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

🇺🇸 Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 25–28, Los Angeles

The Barker Hangar, California

🇸🇬 Art Stage Singapore, January 26–28, Singapore

Vernissage: January 25; Marina Bay Sands, Expo & Convention Center

🇧🇪 BRAFA Art Fair, January 27–February 4, Belgium

Vernissage: January 26; Tour & Taxis, Brussels

🇨🇭 artgenève, February 1–4, Switzerland

Palexpo Convention Center, Geneva

PAD Genève Art + Design, February 1–4, Palexpo Convention Center

🇮🇹 Arte Fiera Bologna, February 2–5, Italy

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): February 1; Via della Costituzion, Bologna

Art City BolognaFebruary 2–4, Bologna Exhibition Center

SetUp Contemporary Art Fair, February 1–4, Palazzo Pallavicini

🇨🇭 NOMAD, February 8–11, Switzerland

 Chesa Planta, St. Moritz 

🇳🇱 Art Rotterdam, February 8–11, The Netherlands

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): February 7; Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam

Qade Solo Project, February 7–11, Cruise Terminal on the Wilhelmina Pier

🇲🇽 ZonaMaco, February 7–11, Mexico

Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City

Material Art Fair, February 8–11, Expo Reforma

🇮🇳 India Art Fair, February 9–12, New Delhi

NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate

🇿🇦 Cape Town Art Fair, February 16–18, South Africa

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town 

🇪🇸 ARCOmadrid, February 21–25, Spain

IFEMA Convention Center, Madrid

JUSTMAD, February 20–25, Carlos Maria de Castro Palace, Madrid

Art Madrid, February 20–25, Galería de Cristal de CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid

🇩🇪 Art Karlsruhe, February 22–25, Germany

Messe Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

🇺🇸 Ad Art ShowFebruary 22–25, New York

Sotheby’s Auction House NYC 

🇲🇦 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, February 24–25, Morocco

La Mamounia, Avenue Prince Moulay Rachid, Marrakech

MARCH 2018

Douglas Coupland's "Platform Project." Photo by Jennifer Calais | Courtesy of The Armory Show.

Douglas Coupland’s “Platform Project.” Photo by Jennifer Calais | Courtesy of The Armory Show.

🇺🇸 ADAA Art Show, February 27–March 4, New York

Gala Preview, February 27; Park Avenue Armory.

🇧🇪 Collectible, March 7–11, Belgium

Vanderborght Building, Brussels

🇺🇸 Salon Zürcher, March 5, 33 Bleecker Street, NYC

🇺🇸 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, March 6–12, 4 Times Square, NYC (Chashama)

🇺🇸 VOLTA NY, March 7–11

Pier 90, NYC

🇺🇸 Armory Show, March 8–11, New York

VIP Preview Day (by Invitation only): March 7; Piers 92 & 94 in New York City

🇺🇸 SCOPE Art Fair March 8–11

VIP Preview Day (by Invitation only): March 8; Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

🇺🇸 Independent New York, March 8–11

Spring Studios, NYC

🇺🇸 NADA New York, March 8–11

Skylight Clarkson Square, NYC

🇺🇸  Collective Design, March 8–11, New York

VIP Preview Day: March 8; Skylight Clarkson North, New York

🇯🇵󠁪󠁰󠀱󠀳󠁿Art Fair Tokyo, March 8–11, Japan

Tokyo International Forum, Chiyoda, Tokyo

🇳🇱 TEFAF Maastricht, March 10–18, The Netherlands

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only): March 7 & 8; Maastricht’s Exhibition & Congress Centre, The Netherlands 

🇦🇪 Art Dubai, March 21–24, UAE

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

🇭🇰 Art Basel Hong Kong, March 29–31

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only): March 27 & 28; Vernissage: March 28, 5-9 p.m.;Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Art Central Hong Kong, March 27–31, 9 Lung Wo Road Central

APRIL 2018

Photo: Ênio Cesar e Jéssica Mangaba, courtesy of SP-Arte.

🇫🇷 Art Paris Art Fair, April 5–8, France

VIP Preview Day (by invitaiton only): April 4; Vernissage: April 4 6–10 p.m.; Grand Palais Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris
PAD Paris Art + Design, April 4–8, Jardin des Tuileries

🇺🇸 AIPAD: The Photography Show, April 5–8, New York

Pier 94 NYC

🇧🇷 SP-Arte, April 12–15, Brazil

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): April 11; Oscar Niemeyer Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo

🇺🇸 Dallas Art Fair, April 12–15, Dallas

Fashion Industry Gallery, Texas

Market Art Fair, April 12-15, Sweden
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm

🇮🇹 miart, April 13–15, Italy

Viale Scarampo, Pavillion 3 Fieramilanocity, Milan

🇩🇪 Art Cologne, April 19–22, Germany

Vernissage: April 18, 4–8 p.m.; Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1, Cologne

🇧🇪 Art Brussels, April 19–22, Belgium

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): April 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Vernissage, April 19, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; Avenue du Port Tour and Taxis Building, Brussels

🇧🇪 Independent, April 20–22, Begium

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): April 19, Vanderborght Building, Brussels

🇨🇳 Art Beijing Art Fair, April 29–May 2, China

Agricultural Exhibition Centre of China, Beijing

🇲🇨 NOMAD, April 26–29, Monaco

La Vigie, Monaco

🇲🇨 artmonte-carlo, April 28–29, Monaco

Garimaldi Forum, Monaco

MAY 2018

View of Frieze in New York, 2017 via Instagram @freizeartfair.

View of Frieze in New York, 2017 via Instagram @freizeartfair.

🇺🇸 Frieze Art Fair NY, May 2–6, New York

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only): May 2-3, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Randall’s Island Park, New York

Art New York, May 2–6, Pier 94, NYC

CONTEXT, May 2–6, Pier 94, NY

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, May 4–6, New York

Pioneer Works, Brooklyn 

🇺🇸 TEFAF New York Spring, May 4–8, New York

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only): May 3, 12–8 p.m.; May 4–8 VIP hours, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.; Park Avenue Armory

🇵🇹 ARCO Lisbon, May 17–20, Portugal

Fábrica Nacional de Cordoaria

🇬🇧 Photo London, May 17–20, UK

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): May 16; Somerset House, London

🇦🇷 ArteBA, May 24–27, Argentina

La Rural in Buenos Aires


Installation view of ArtVilnius. Image courtesy ArtVilnius.

Installation view of Meno Parkas’s booth at ArtVilnius. Image courtesy ArtVilnius.

🇱🇹 ArtVilnius, June 7–10, Lithuania

Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius

🇨🇭 Art Basel, June 14–17, Switzerland

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only): June 12 & 13, Vernissage: June 13, 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; Messe Basel, Messeplatz, Switzerland

Volta14, June 11–16, Viaduktstrasse 10, Markthalle

Liste, June 11–17, Burgweg 15

Design Miami/Basel, June 12–17, Viaduktstrasse 10, Markthalle

photo basel, June 12–17, Rebgasse 12-14, Volkshaus Basel

SCOPE Basel, June 12–17, Webergasse 34  

 🇬🇧 Masterpiece London, June 28–July 5, UK

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): June 27; South Grounds at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

🇺🇸 Art Santa Fe, July 12–15, Santa Fe

Santa Fe Convention Center


CHART ART FAIR 2017. Photo David Stjernholm, courtesy CHART.

Chart Art Fair 2017. Photo David Stjernholm, courtesy CHART.


🇺🇸 Seattle Art Fair, August 2–5, Seattle

CenturyLink Field Event Center

🇩🇰 Code Art Fair, August 30–September 2, Denmark

Center Blvd. 5, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

🇩🇰 Chart Art Fair, August 31–September 3, Denmark

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg

🇫🇷 Art-O-Rama, August 31–September 2, France

The J1, Joliette’s docks, Marseille

🇷🇺 Cosmoscow, September 6–9, Russia

Gostiny Dvor, Moscow

🇩🇪 Positions Berlin, September 13–16, Germany

Arena Berlin, Berlin

🇱🇧 Beirut Art Fair, September 20–23, Lebanon

VIP Preview Day: September 19, Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center

🇹🇷 Contemporary Istanbul (CI), September 20–23, Turkey

Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC)

🇳🇱 Unseen Amsterdam, September 21–23, The Netherlands

Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam 

🇩🇪 Art Berlin, September 27–30, Germany

Tempelhof, Berlin

🇧🇷 Art Rio, September 27–30, Brazil

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): September 26; Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro

🇺🇸 Expo Chicago, September 27–30, Chicago

Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois 

🇦🇹 vienna Contemporary, September 27–30, Austria

Marx Halle, Vienna


Alicja Kwade’s Big Be-Hide (2017). Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.

🇬🇧 Frieze Art Fair, October 4–7, UK

South Regent’s Park, London

🇬🇧 Frieze Masters, October 4–7, UK

Regents Park, London

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, October 4–7, Somerset House, London

PAD London Art + DesignOctober 1–7, Berkeley Square, London

🇰🇷 Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), October 4–7, South Korea

COEX Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea

🇺🇸 Art Nashville, October 17–21, Nashville

🇫🇷 FIAC, October 18–21, France

Grand Palais, Petit Palais & Hors les Murs, Paris

      Paris Internationale, October 18-22, 11, Rue Beranger, Paris 

Outsider Art FairOctober 19-22, Hôtel du Duc, Paris 

🇨🇴 ARTBO, October 25–28, Colombia 

Gran Salón of Corferias, Bogotá

🇨🇦 Art Toronto, October 26–29, Canada

Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto

🇺🇸 TEFAF New York Fall, October 27–31, New York

Park Avenue Armory 

🇮🇹 Artissima, November 2–4, Italy

via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 70, Turin 

🇫🇷 Paris Photo, November 8–11, France

Grand Palais, Paris 

🇨🇳 Westbund Art & Design, November 8–11, China

West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, Xuhui District

🇨🇳 ART021, November 9–11, China

VIP Preview Day (by invitation only): November 8; Shanghai Exhibition Center

🇩🇪 Art Düsseldorf, November 16–18, Germany

Areal Böhler

🇺🇸 Art Basel Miami Beach, December 6–9, Miami

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only): December 5; Vernissage: December 6; Miami Beach Convention Center

CONTEXT Art Miami, December 4–9, VIP Preview Day (by invitation only), December 4; Former Miami Herald Site, Biscayne Bay

UNTITLED, December 5–9, Miami Beach, Ocean Drive, Miami Beach 

PULSE, December 6–9, Indian Beach Park, Miami Beach 

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