One Year After an Eleventh-Hour Relocation, the Armory Show Is Reshuffling—on Purpose—for 2020

The fair welcomes 30 new exhibitors after a number of high-profile departures.

Installation view of Jody Paulsen at SMAC Gallery. Image courtesy of The Armory Show.

Last year’s Armory Show got off to a tumultuous start, with the fair scrambling for new exhibition space one week before its opening after one of its two West Side piers was deemed structurally unsafe. Next year, the show is returning with a new—and somewhat different—lineup of international galleries and platforms under the direction of Nicole Berry, who has been at the helm for just under two years.

“I’ve always known with producing an event of this size that you should be prepared for anything,” Berry told Artnet News. News that Pier 92 was unsound forced organizers to shift that portion of the fair south to Pier 90, which displaced its sister fair, Volta.

Of the last minute switch-up, Berry said: “It was important for us to not only address it, but figure out a solution and talk about any concerns people may have had. My goal by the time the fair opened was for it to be a non-issue so people could focus on the art. That’s actually what happened.”

Volta has since been sold to a new owner, Ramsay Fairs, and is opening in a new location this year, Metropolitan West. Meanwhile, the Armory Show will now be concentrated on Piers 90 and 94 going forward. In a significant change, Berry has decided to dedicate all of Pier 90 to curator-led initiatives, a rising trend among art fairs.

Jamillah James, curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will organize Focus, a section that this year explores art related to revisionist history, while Nora Burnett Abrams, the director of MCA Denver, will organize a new section dedicated to 20th century work. (Pier 94 will remain dedicated to individual gallery booths.)

Installation view of Jorinde Voight at David Nolan Gallery. Image courtesy of The Armory Show.

Installation view of Jorinde Voight at David Nolan Gallery. Image courtesy of The Armory Show.

Berry says that with each year, she has taken steps to integrate more curated content. “Keeping things interesting for collectors means being more focused and providing people with as much of an intimate experience as you can have on two piers in the Hudson River,” she says.

Notably, there has also been significant turnover since last year: Exhibitors who are not returning include Marianne Boesky, the Breeder, Castelli Gallery, Ceysson & Bénétière, Galleria Continua, espaivisor, Gallery Hyundai, König Galerie, Galerie Lelong, Lisson Gallery, Pace Gallery, P.P.O.W., Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, and Jack Shainman. Asked about the attrition, Berry says the rotation of galleries from year to year is natural and that the decision to change existing sections “inevitably” has an effect on applications and selection.

The 2020 edition of the Armory Show will host 178 exhibitors from 31 countries, including dealers returning after an absence such as Kasmin, Gagosian, and Simon Lee, as well as 30 first-time exhibitors, denoted here with with an asterisk.

See the full list of the exhibitors for the 2020 fair below.

10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong
303 Gallery, New York
Brooke Alexander, New York
von Bartha, Basel, S-chanf
Josée Bienvenu, New York
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
Blain|Southern, London, Berlin, New York
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco
David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach
Chambers Fine Art, New York
James Cohan, New York
Cortesi Gallery, London, Milan, Lugano
Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Galerie Crone, Vienna, Berlin
DC Moore Gallery, New York
Jeffrey Deitch, New York, Los Angeles
Dirimart, Istanbul
Van Doren Waxter, New York
Durham Press, Durham, New York
Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin, Leipzig
Max Estrella, Madrid
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
galerie les filles du calvaire, Paris
Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, East Hampton
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Stockholm
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Gagosian, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome,
Le Bourget, Basel, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong
Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, Palm Beach
Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Hales, London, New York
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle
INGLEBY, Edinburgh
A arte Invernizzi, Milan
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Jahn und Jahn*, Munich
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, Brooklyn
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Kasmin, New York
kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Sean Kelly, New York, Taipei
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore
Simon Lee Gallery, London, New York, Hong Kong
Galerie Christian Lethert*, Cologne
Josh Lilley, London
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore g.a.m., Bologna, Milan, Paris
MAGNIN-A*, Paris
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles
Mazzoleni, London, Turin
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Victoria Miro, London, Venice
Anne Mosseri-Marlio, Basel
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, Bucharest
Carolina Nitsch, New York
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
OSL contemporary, Oslo
P420, Bologna
Paragon, London
Pierogi, New York
Poligrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
R & Company, New York
Repetto Gallery, London
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Roberts Projects, Los Angeles
Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Ronchini Gallery, London
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
Lia Rumma, Milan, Naples
Richard Saltoun, London
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino, Houston
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Galerie Templon, Paris, Brussels
Two Palms, New York
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Hong Kong
Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Vigo, London
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

ACA Galleries, New York
albertz benda, New York
Caviar20*, Toronto
DC Moore Gallery, New York
Hackett Mill, San Francisco
Lyndsey Ingram, London
Inman Gallery, Houston
Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
Montrasio Arte / Km0, Monza, Milan, Innsbruck
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
State*, London
Hollis Taggart, New York
Erik Thomsen, New York
Cristin Tierney, New York

Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa, London
El Apartamento, Havana
Edel Assant, London
Baik + Khneysser*, Los Angeles
Jack Barrett*, New York
Bradley Ertaskiran, Montreal
Carbon 12*, Dubai
Dastan’s Basement*, Tehran
Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Fridman Gallery, New York
Halsey McKay, East Hampton
Antoine Levi, Paris
Marinaro*, New York
Microscope Gallery*, Brooklyn
Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles
Patron Gallery, Chicago
RYAN LEE, New York
TAFETA, London
Tiwani Contemporary, London
Ulterior Gallery*, New York
Upfor Gallery, Portland
Voloshyn Gallery*, Kiev
Yavuz Gallery*, Singapore

Aicon Contemporary, New York
Jack Bell Gallery, London
Bockley Gallery*, Minneapolis
C24*, New York
CURRO, Guadalajara
Denny Dimin*, New York, Hong Kong
Inman Gallery, Houston
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Klowden Mann*, Los Angeles
Galerie Kornfeld*, Berlin
Lowell Ryan Projects*, Los Angeles
M+B, Los Angeles
Walter Maciel Gallery*, Los Angeles
Patrick Mikhail Gallery*, Montreal, Ottawa
New Image Art*, Los Angeles
Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Officine dell’Immagine, Milan
The Pit*, Los Angeles
Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan
Sapar Contemporary*, New York
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg
Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels
Spinello Projects*, Miami
Marc Straus, New York
Tandem Press*, Madison
Steve Turner Contemporary*, Los Angeles
Anna Zorina Gallery*, New York
Zürcher Gallery*, New York, Paris
* Indicates first-time exhibitor.

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