Art Festival: FRIEZE LOS ANGELES (February 17-20, 2022)

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by Jeffrey Crandall on January 19, 2022

in Art and Museums,Theater-Los Angeles

In 2019, Frieze began an annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles. Presented at Paramount Pictures Studios, Frieze Los Angeles joined Frieze New YorkFrieze London and Frieze Masters on the international art world calendar, reflecting L.A.’s position as a global arts capital (as does the LA Art Show). And what a celebration of creativity it has been! From local artists to the best galleries in the world being represented, the art was astounding. So was the atmosphere, as artists and curators mingled with collectors and newbies to the scene.

We were wondering if the fair would go on as scheduled due to a certain virus. Well, the the highly-anticipated third Frieze Los Angeles (2022 edition) will indeed be opening up, but in a new location: smack dab in the center of Beverly Hills. From February 17-20 at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton hotel, the fair returns to the city following a hiatus last year due to the stupid pandemic. Led for the first time by Christine Messineo (Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York), Frieze will be presented in a bespoke structure — designed by Creative Director Kulapat Yantrasast and Landscape Director Mark Thomann of WHY — bringing together over 100 of the world’s leading galleries, in a gob-smacking display of virtuosity and innovation.

Thursday Preview, February 17, 2022 (invitation only): 10am – 7pm
Friday Preview, February 18, 2022: 11am – 8pm 
Saturday, February 19, 2022: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022: 11am – 6pm

Also new is the Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills, a public art initiative that has previously been realized in both London and New York, featuring major works by artists that work on a monumental scale, and will take place in the iconic location of Beverly Gardens Park as part of a program of events and public activities for Frieze Week in Beverly Hills. The sculptures will remain on public view in Beverly Gardens Park for three months.

Kehinde Wiley, Portrait of Aissatou Dialo Gueye, 2020, Oil on linen, 84 x 60 in (213.4 x 152.4 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects


Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors, and the general public alike. Frieze comprises three magazines – frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week – and five international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York, Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze Seoul (launching September 2022). In addition, this October, Frieze launched No.9 Cork Street, a hub for visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network.


Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) will steer Focus LA, the section of the fair that puts a spotlight on Los Angeles-based spaces aged 15 years or less. Focus LA will feature 11 of the city’s defining young galleries who will present solo or dual artist exhibitions. Focus LA galleries participating in the fair for the first-time include Baert Gallery, Garden, Gattopardo, In Lieu, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Marta, Stanley’s and Stars. Returning participants include Bel Ami, Charlie James Gallery and Parker Gallery.


In addition, an expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city will begin on Monday, February 14 and run throughout the fair. Frieze Week will encompass a broad spectrum of programming at galleries, museums, civic organizations, and other artist-driven spaces, celebrating and showcasing the many communities which make up LA’s dynamic art landscape. Major institutional exhibitions taking place throughout the week include: ‘Selected Acquisitions of a Decade’ at The Broad; ‘LaTroya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze’ at California African American Museum; ‘Lifes’ and ‘Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation’ at Hammer Museum; ‘Black American Portraits’ at LACMA; and ‘Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor’ at MOCA.

To keep up to date on all the latest news from Frieze, sign up to the Frieze newsletter at, and follow @friezeofficial on InstagramTwitter, and Frieze Official on Facebook. #FriezeLA #FriezeWeek

Judith Linhares, Fold, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires (VSF)

The 2022 fair features a focused selection of major galleries from across the globe, including a
strong contingent of Los Angeles-based exhibitors representing the best of the city’s arts scene:


47 Canal
Miguel Abreu Gallery
Blum & Poe
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
The Box
Chapter NY
Château Shatto
James Cohan
Sadie Coles HQ
Commonwealth and Council
Paula Cooper Gallery
Pilar Corrias
Thomas Dane Gallery
Dastan Gallery
Massimo De Carlo
Jeffrey Deitch
Stephen Friedman Gallery
François Ghebaly
Gladstone Gallery
Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Alexander Gray Associates
Hauser & Wirth
Herald St
Galerie Max Hetzler
Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Xavier Hufkens
Gallery Hyundai
Taka Ishii Gallery
Alison Jacques
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Casey Kaplan
kaufmann repetto
Kayne Griffin
Sean Kelly
Anton Kern Gallery
Tina Kim Gallery
König Galerie
David Kordansky Gallery
Kukje Gallery
L.A. Louver
Lehmann Maupin
Galerie Lelong & Co.
David Lewis
Lisson Gallery
Matthew Marks Gallery
Mendes Wood DM
Nino Mier Gallery
Victoria Miro
Modern Art
The Modern Institute
Night Gallery
Galleria Franco Noero
Ortuzar Projects
Overduin & Co.
Pace Gallery
Maureen Paley
Parrasch Heijnen
The Pit
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Project Native Informant
Almine Rech
Regen Projects
Roberts Projects
Nara Roesler
Thaddaeus Ropac
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Marc Selwyn Fine Art
Jack Shainman Gallery
Jessica Silverman
Southard Reid
Sprüth Magers
Craig F. Starr Gallery
Various Small Fires (VSF)
White Cube
Zeno X Gallery
David Zwirner


Baert Gallery, Iliodora Margellos, Paolo Colombo
Bel Ami, Ben Sakoguchi
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Rodrigo Valenzuela
Garden, Sarah Rosalena Brady
Gattopardo, Dirk KnibbeGabriel Madan
In Lieu, Ficus Interfaith, Pauline Shaw
Charlie James Gallery, Patrick Martinez, Jay Lynn Gomez
Marta, Minjae Kim, Chase Biado & Antonia Pinter
Parker Gallery, Melvino Garretti, Troy Lamarr Chew II
Stanley’s, Timo Fahler, Amia Yokoyama
Stars, Eric-Paul Riege

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