START Art Fair

Founded in 2014 by David and Serenella Ciclitera, StART Art Fair showcases galleries and individual contemporary artists from around the globe. Since its first launch, the fair truly aims to give a spotlight to emergent galleries and lesser-known artists. StART is a real opportunity for seasoned collectors and first-time buyers to discover new artistic talent and purchase the best and most exciting emerging contemporary artists. Held each year in September in the iconic Saatchi Gallery, StART is considered as a qualitative contemporary art fair in London. In complement to the exhibitor booths StART annually presents a series of must-see curated Projects. The fair organizers run two other shows: StART Art Fair Seoul and StART+ Cape Town.

Blythe Bolton

Serenella Ciclitira shares her views!

Co-Founder with David Ciclitira

START Art Fair 2023

Location

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London SW3 4RY
United Kingdom

Dates

11-15 Octobre 2023

Entrance Fee

Private View Ticket: £50
General Admission: £17
Under 16’S: 8.50£
Under 5’S: Free

Mediums

Painting
Sculpture
Photography
Drawing

Art Periods

Contemporary

Contact

info@startartfair.com
0207 811 3085
Website

Ceramic Brussels

Insights START Art Fair

Blythe Bolton

Serenella Ciclitira

Co-Founder with David Ciclitira

What would you say is the DNA of START Art Fair?

Since 2014, START Art Fair has acted as a snapshot of new art from around the world. The fair is widely regarded as the place for international collectors to discover premium new artworks.

What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?

The art fair selectively presents emerging artists and galleries in an intimately-sized event with the aim to help navigate critics and international collectors through the rapidly growing geographical expansion of the art world.

What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?

From £5000 to £500,000 START attracts both seasoned collectors looking to discover the next ‘big thing’ as well as those intimidated by the bigger more austere fairs who are looking to invest and build a collection from the ground up. The fair is friendly, an art-event where visitors aren’t afraid to ask questions.

“We always have an eye on the future development of START and the international art-world.”

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

START Art Fair © artnet

Who is the typical attendee of START Art Fair?

START is wildly accessible, visitors are local as well as international, at the weekends expect to see bankers and professionals with their families who live in Chelsea.

What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in the short to medium term?

Through its innovation and unique outlook START has firmly established itself in the London art scene as a much anticipated fixture in the annual physical art-fair calendar. While it is important to us to stay authentic and true to our original belief to support emerging artists and galleries and to help local and international art-lovers and collectors discover exciting artists, we always have an eye on the future development of START and the international art-world. During the fair this coming October we will be making some exciting announcements relating to both physical and digital expansion.

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

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@artdubai 2024! The 17th edition of this now firmly established fair has opened its doors today. Well done to @benedettaghione and @pablidelval for the very qualitative proposition ✨

Here are my three highlighted artworks:
• @summerwheatlillian at @zidounbossuytgallery 
• @dorsasadi at @greenartgallerydubai 
• @mak2protein at @peresprojects

#artdubai #artdubai2024 #dubai #burjalarab #dubaiart #globalsouth #artcollector #artlover #artlovers

@artdubai 2024! The 17th edition of this now firmly established fair has opened its doors today. Well done to @benedettaghione and @pablidelval for the very qualitative proposition ✨

Here are my three highlighted artworks:
• @summerwheatlillian at @zidounbossuytgallery
• @dorsasadi at @greenartgallerydubai
• @mak2protein at @peresprojects

#artdubai #artdubai2024 #dubai #burjalarab #dubaiart #globalsouth #artcollector #artlover #artlovers
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@aidan.marak represented by @soartgallerycasablanca at @154artfair Marrakech 2024.

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@lydiamelamedjohnson, director of The Photography Show @aipadphoto in New York talks about this long-running fair. A deep dive into its history and evolution since 1979, as well as the 2024 edition’s return to Park Avenue Armory, with a diverse global roster and 78 exhibitors. Artists like @rblmagic_logic presented by @koslovlarsen and @sarahjewellsense showcased by @brucesilverstein are mentioned as exemplifying the future of photography, with innovative processes and storytelling that push the medium’s boundaries.
Thank you Lydia for the insightful conversation!

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, April 25 - 28, 2024, NYC.

#photographyshow #aipadphoto #parkavenuearmory #photography #photoart #artphotography #contemporaryphotography #artinterview

@lydiamelamedjohnson, director of The Photography Show @aipadphoto in New York talks about this long-running fair. A deep dive into its history and evolution since 1979, as well as the 2024 edition’s return to Park Avenue Armory, with a diverse global roster and 78 exhibitors. Artists like @rblmagic_logic presented by @koslovlarsen and @sarahjewellsense showcased by @brucesilverstein are mentioned as exemplifying the future of photography, with innovative processes and storytelling that push the medium’s boundaries.
Thank you Lydia for the insightful conversation!

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, April 25 - 28, 2024, NYC.

#photographyshow #aipadphoto #parkavenuearmory #photography #photoart #artphotography #contemporaryphotography #artinterview
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Next video at @artdubai !

#alserkalavenue #artdubai #dubai #artdubai2024 #contemporaryart #uae #dubailife #dubaï #dubaiart #dubaiartgallery

@alserkalavenue in Dubai is a pulsating heart of creativity, where contemporary art flourishes in a dynamic community of over 70 art galleries and cultural organizations. This vibrant enclave, set in the Al Quoz industrial area, is not just a hub for the UAE’s emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs, but also a canvas for artisanal and designer spaces, showcasing the rich tapestry of artistic expression and cultural conversations in the region.

Next video at @artdubai !

#alserkalavenue #artdubai #dubai #artdubai2024 #contemporaryart #uae #dubailife #dubaï #dubaiart #dubaiartgallery
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@galerieberes at @brafaartfair 2024. @florencemontanari presents a painting by Korean artist @hurkyungae.

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#ceramicbrussels #gabriellewambaugh #ceramics #contemporaryceramics #womanartist #contemporaryart #contraposto

@lifereporter presenting @gabrielle.wambaugh at @ceramic.brussels 2024.

#ceramicbrussels #gabriellewambaugh #ceramics #contemporaryceramics #womanartist #contemporaryart #contraposto
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@valerieohana1 presented by @myriemhimmichgallery at @154artfair 2024.

#154 #154artfair #contemporaryart #mixmedia #mixmediaart #femaleartist #womanartist

@valerieohana1 presented by @myriemhimmichgallery at @154artfair 2024.

#154 #154artfair #contemporaryart #mixmedia #mixmediaart #femaleartist #womanartist
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@galerieparisb at @art.sg 2024. Founder @romaindegoul presents a sculpture by @zhuo.qi.

#artsg #qizhuo #parisb #artgallery #chineseartist #contemporarychineseart #contemporarysculpture #perrotin

@galerieparisb at @art.sg 2024. Founder @romaindegoul presents a sculpture by @zhuo.qi.

#artsg #qizhuo #parisb #artgallery #chineseartist #contemporarychineseart #contemporarysculpture #perrotin
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@gallery1957 at @154artfair Marrakech 2024. Director Angelica Litta Modignani presents an embroidery by @ritamawuena.
@leastchillperson 

#154 #154marrakech #ritamawuenabenissan #africanart #africanartist #embroidery #embroider #femaleartist

@gallery1957 at @154artfair Marrakech 2024. Director Angelica Litta Modignani presents an embroidery by @ritamawuena.
@leastchillperson

#154 #154marrakech #ritamawuenabenissan #africanart #africanartist #embroidery #embroider #femaleartist
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I sat with @pablidelval, the artistic director of @artdubai, who presented me the upcoming edition of the fair, opening next week!
We discuss the fair’s themes of hope, healing and migration, reflecting Dubai’s multicultural landscape. Del Val emphasized the fair’s role in highlighting non-Western art narratives and its impact on Dubai’s dynamic art scene. He also discussed educational initiatives and advised first-time visitors to embrace the unique cultural experiences of Art Dubai.

#artdubai #dubai #dubaiartscene #globalsouth #menaregion #inconversationwith #artinterview #contemporaryart #artdubai2024

I sat with @pablidelval, the artistic director of @artdubai, who presented me the upcoming edition of the fair, opening next week!
We discuss the fair’s themes of hope, healing and migration, reflecting Dubai’s multicultural landscape. Del Val emphasized the fair’s role in highlighting non-Western art narratives and its impact on Dubai’s dynamic art scene. He also discussed educational initiatives and advised first-time visitors to embrace the unique cultural experiences of Art Dubai.

#artdubai #dubai #dubaiartscene #globalsouth #menaregion #inconversationwith #artinterview #contemporaryart #artdubai2024
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@afikaris_ at @154artfair Marrakech 2024. Founder @floazzo presents a piece by @ozioma.onuzulike.

#154 #154fair #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart #ceramic #ceramicart

@afikaris_ at @154artfair Marrakech 2024. Founder @floazzo presents a piece by @ozioma.onuzulike.

#154 #154fair #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart #ceramic #ceramicart
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