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Selected Exhibitors Announced


The first selection of exhibiting galleries is announced today for the inaugural START Art Fair presented by Prudential, which will take place at the Saatchi Gallery from June 26 to 29. The strong international line-up of young galleries includes exhibitors from Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and USA, underlining START’s dedication to showcasing galleries and artists from the world’s most exciting emerging markets, as well as more established artistic centres.

The initial selection includes a number of young galleries from different international regions. Richard Koh Fine Art (Malaysia and Singapore) is one of Southeast Asia’s most experimental new galleries showing a diverse range of young artists. Athr Gallery (Saudi Arabia) is attracting attention for their recent achievements in presenting the pioneering work of contemporary Saudi artists such as Sami Al Tuki and Ahmed Mater. Paradise Row (UK) is one of London’s most dynamic galleries renowned for championing artists from an early stage in their careers.

Scaramouche (USA) from New York’s Lower East Side has a bourgeoning following of collectors for its roster of artists that includes Seher Shah and Alessandro Brighetti. ROH Projects (Indonesia) has a budding international stable and will present a solo presentation of works by Christine Ay Tjoe who is regarded as a rising talent of the Indonesian art scene. Brundyn + (South Africa) represent some of South Africa’s freshest talent such as Mohau Modisakeng.

Yay! Gallery (Azerbaijan) will show work by Azerbaijan’s most up-and-coming artists. START will also feature an experimental space created by Arcadia Missa (UK), one of the most innovative new galleries in London. This collaborative presentation will typify the gallery’s experimental cross-media approach.

START forms part of the Global Eye Programme, an initiative that nurtures worldwide emerging artistic talent, founded by collectors and philanthropists Serenella and David Ciclitira. The fair is launched by them in partnership with Prudential and the Saatchi Gallery.

Speaking about their vision, David and Serenella Ciclitira said:

“Over the last twenty years London has been an incredible place to discover emerging art, from art fairs such as Zoo, through to seminal exhibitions such as ‘Sensation’ and to ground-breaking galleries and project spaces. We want to be part of that continuing story of showing the best emerging artists here through a fair that reflects today’s international art world and is both artist-friendly and welcoming to collectors.”

Participating Galleries:

Gallery 9 (Australia)

Absinthe (Korea)

Alma Gallery (Latvia)

Arcadia Missa Gallery (UK)

Art Issue Projects (Taiwan)

Athr Gallery (Saudi Arabia)

BRUNDYN+ (South Africa)

Galeri Chandan (Malaysia)


CUC Gallery (Vietnam)

EOA.Projects (UK)

Fehily Contemporary (Australia)

HADA Contemporary (UK)

Hélène Bailly Gallery (France)

Hugo Michell Gallery (Australia)

Kashya Hildebrand (UK)

Gallery Koo (Korea)

LAMB arts (UK)

THE LOFT at Lower Parel (India)

+MAS: Arte Contemporáneo (Colombia)

mc2gallery  (Italy)

MERKUR (Turkey)

Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong)

Paradise Row (UK)

Preteen Gallery (Mexico)

Primo Marella Gallery (Italy)

PYO Gallery LA (USA)

Richard Koh Fine Art (Malaysia, Singapore)

ROH Projects (Indonesia)

Roman Road (UK)

Galerie RX (France)

Scaramouche (USA)

Studio Pivot (Italy)

Gallery SUN Contemporary (Korea)

TJ Boulting (UK)

Tristan Hoare Gallery (UK)

UNIX Gallery (USA)

Vigo (UK)


WOOSON gallery (Korea)

Y++ | Wada Fine Arts (Japan)

Yay! Gallery (Azerbaijan)

Yone Arts (Myanmar)

Zemack Contemporary Art (Israel)

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