Back for the fifth time in New York, NADA Art Fair will take place from May 5th till May 8th. As the only art fair run by a nonprofit organization, NADA is strongly dedicated to celebration of the new and innovative international talents. This nonprofit organization entitled New Art Dealers Alliance cultivates, supports and contributes to the advancement of new voices in contemporary art creating an open flow of information, support and collaboration within the arts field. NADA hosts two fairs a year in New York and Miami Beach and organizes the COLLABORATIONS sector at Art Cologne. As this nonprofit model is flexible and adaptable, it continues to answer the needs of exhibitors, collectors and the art world in general by remodeling the art fair experience.
Recognized as the leading alternative gathering of the newest as well as the strongest art galleries in the world, this will be a great opportunity for collectors and art lovers to see some outstanding artworks and get in touch with leading galleries and trends in the world of contemporary art. This edition of the art fair will host more international exhibitors than ever. Similar to previous years, there will be a series of performances, conversations, and events held throughout the fair, but the support program is yet to be announced.
Showcasing a diverse set of international galleries, dynamic public dialogue and experimental project booths, this edition will create a vibrant dialogue and expanded global perspective. With exhibitors representing 44 cities from 18 different countries, 51 first time exhibitors and 28 project spaces, NADA New York continues to present the best of emerging contemporary art. Be sure not to miss booths by Cooper Cole Gallery from Toronto exhibiting a wide range of contemporary paintings, photography and sculptures from Canadian and international artists; Soloway from Brooklyn, a space created and run by artists; Cuevas Tilleard from New York hunting to find the best and brightest young emerging artists – with a focus on process-oriented painting; The Pit from Los Angeles, a creative exhibition space focused on emerging and mid-career Los Angeles-based artists; Alden Projects from New York, an exhibition, research, and publishing enterprise dedicated to presenting compelling contemporary art along side recent, historical art and its supplements; Maki Fine Arts from Tokyo, representing emerging and established contemporary artists and Japanese contemporary photographers; Páramo from Guadalajara, presenting emerging and established artists across disciplines in order to generate work and ideas to further a global dialogue; and many more.
Established in 2010, NADA Projects is a unique programmatic platform for presenting new art at the art fair. Intimate and self-contained booths are specially designed to emphasize smaller installations from emerging galleries and independent organizations. This platform will provide an innovative and distinctive experience for both exhibitors and visitors of the fair. NADA Projects is an invitational section of the NADA New York and further information about the application details for projects could be found on the official website of the fair. Additionally, NADA will host various special projects and programming alongside exhibitors, but the details are yet to be announced.
The 5th NADA Art Fair will take place from May 5th till May 8th, 2016 at Pier 36 Basketball City, located at 299 South Street on the East River on the Lower East Side. The opening preview by invitation will be held on Thursday, May 5th from 12pm to 4pm. Proceeds raised from NADA New York ticket sales will partially go to the NADA International Exhibitor Prize, an initiative supporting first-time exhibitors in 2017 arriving from abroad.
Featured images: NADA New York 2015. All images courtesy of artists and NADA Art Fair.