Frieze Los Angeles 2023
Photo©Casey Kelbaugh. Courtesy Casey Kelbaugh and Frieze.


Featuring over 120 leading galleries from 22 countries, Frieze Los Angeles 2023 is the LA fair’s largest edition to date

 – A new partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) with performances of Simone Forti’s Huddle (1961) in connection with MOCA’s current exhibition ‘Simone Forti’

 – Frieze Los Angeles 2023  also hosts pop-ups from a selection of Los Angeles-based restaurants curated by acclaimed non-profit Regarding Her (RE:Her)



Baert Gallery
Focus, Frieze Los Angeles 2023
©Photo by Casey Kelbaugh/CKA. ©Courtesy of Casey Kelbaugh and Frieze.


Frieze Los Angeles 2023, which this year debuts the new location of The Santa Monica Airport and take place from February 16-19, 2023. Led by Christine Messineo, Frieze’s Director of Americas, the fair features over 120 galleries from 22 countries around the world, and includes major world-leading galleries alongside some of the most exciting emerging spaces. Positioned in the Southeast corner of the airfield, the fair takes place over multiple sites across the property and will once again be designed by Kulapat Yantrasast’s WHY studio.


The new location of the fair allows for an expanded footprint and a wider selection of galleries, alongside collaborations with nonprofit organizations, as well as a series of new ambitious activations, and pop-ups from some of Los Angeles’ most beloved restaurants. This year’s list of participating galleries sees an added emphasis on exhibitors with a specialism in the 20th century, particularly those who show work by artists who may have been previously overlooked. The Focus section of the fair, dedicated to galleries aged 12 years and younger, is curated for the second year by Amanda Hunt, alongside new Associate Curator Sonya Tamaddon,and have a broader remit, welcoming participants from across the US. The fair’s curated program, Frieze Projects, with new developments that embrace the expanded physical space and include collaborations with Art ProductionFund and Jay Ezra Nayssan, founder and director of Del Vaz Projects, as well as key initiatives such as the Frieze Impact Award.



Jennifer West,
Hologram Phantom Limbs(2023)
©Courtesy. Frieze


Frieze Los Angeles is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, which in 2023 celebrates 20 years in partnership with Frieze and a shared commitment to artistic excellence. The 2023 fair sees the return of the much-celebrated Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, a development program supporting emerging Los Angeles-based filmmakers.




Frieze Los Angeles 2022 -Art ProductionFund
©Photo by James Jackman / CKA. Courtesy of Frieze.



Christine Messineo, Director of Americas, Frieze, said:

‘I am proud that support for Frieze Los Angeles continues to grow as we move to a new, expanded location with many galleries participating for the first time.In 2023, we will also push beyond the borders of the fair and encourage our visitors to explore everything LA’s West Side has to offer, from major institutions to smaller spaces that form the fabric of LA’s art community.Together with my colleagues, I am delighted that Frieze will support and celebrate that community in 2023.’Kulapat Yantrasast,WHY, added: ‘Launching off from the Santa Monica Airport, the fourth Frieze Los Angeles represents the spirit of rejuvenation of this beloved airport and its neighborhood, as well as the broadest expansion of our communities of art and cultures in California.’





David Kordansky
Chase Hall Right, Under The Moon, 2022
Acrylic and coffee on cotton canvas
©Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery



The main section of the fair with a strong line-up of galleries from across the greater Los Angeles region namely: Blum & Poe, The Box, Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Jeffrey Deitch, David Kordansky Gallery, Regen Projects and Various Small Fires (VSF). This selection of exhibitors is complemented by leading international names such as Sadie Coles HQ, Paula Cooper Gallery, Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Gallery Hyundai, Pace Gallery, Thaddaeus Ropac, and David Zwirner, alongside first-time exhibitors including Canada, Tiwani Contemporary, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Kukje Gallery, Proyectos Monclova, Nicola Vassell and Welancora Gallery. In a new development, the expanded footprint of the fair allows for a wider selection of galleries featuring 20th-century art, with an emphasis on showing work by overlooked figures and rarely seen practices. These participants are shown in the Barker Hanger and include Berggruen Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Donald Ellis Gallery, Hakgojae Gallery, L.A. Louver, Luhring Augustine, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, and Parrasch Heijnen.




Chris Sharp
Edgar Ramirez
Un Raspado, Dos, 2022.
House paint on cardboard, mounted on canvas. ©Courtesy Chris Sharp and the artist.


The Focus section of the fair for 2023 includes participants from across the US, and include galleries from cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York. This is an expansion on the remit of previous years which saw exhibitors hailing from just the Los Angeles region. This section of the fair is overseen by Amanda Hunt(Head of Public Engagement, Learning and Impact (PELI) at Walker Art Center) and Sonya Tamaddon(Independent Curator) and showcases some of today’s most exciting emerging spaces such as Chris Sharp, Dreamsong, Kristina Kite, Make Room, Nonaka Hill, Ochi Projects, Parker Gallery, Patron, Paul Soto/ParkView, regularnormal, Sebastian Gladstone, Sow & Tailor, and Stars.


Galleries participating in the fair also benefitS from the digital reach of Frieze Viewing Room, which opened February 9, ahead of the fair, offering a first look at the galleries and programming, and close February 20.


The fair features a strong line up of leading local and international galleries showing solo presentations and curated exhibitions of work by today’s most exciting emerging artists, as well the most celebrated names in contemporary art today. This year’s list of participants will also see a stronger emphasis on galleries showing 20th-century artists as well as major contemporary names.




Ed Ruscha
Standard Station, 1966
Color screenprinton commercial buff paperImage
©Courtesy of Berggruen Gallery


Highlights include:

 – Andrew Kreps and Ortuzar Projects collaborating on a solo exhibition of significant works by Ernie Barnes.The works span over five decades of Barnes’ career and feature the genre scenes that are at the heart of his oeuvre, including sports, musical performance, and the joys of everyday life.


 – In a joint exhibition, Various Small Fires showing new works by Los Angeles-based Diedrick Brackens and Minneapolis-based Dyani White Hawk, who is showing an exhibition of weavings, paintings, and sculptures that draw on and contend with their personal history, cultural heritage, marginalized craft traditions, and social injustices. Each artist will premiere new works and collaborate on the booth presentation.


 – Donald Ellis Gallery presents ‘Fast Ponies: Past and Present’, placing a new body of photographic work by critically acclaimed Lakota artist and filmmaker Dana Claxton (b. 1959) in dialogue with early 20th century Plains pictographic drawings. By staging the human figure in an open space evocative of the vastness of the Great Plains, both historical Plains drawings and Claxton’s photographs foreground the dress and personal belongings of their respective protagonists.


 – Chase Hall, whose paintings and sculptures respond to celebrations and traumas from generations of American history, is presented in a solo presentation by David Kordansky Gallery: Los Angeles. Hall’s recent shows include: Black American Portraits at LACMA (2021) and a major commission for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Medea Act I & II (2022), which is on view at the opera house through June 2023


 – LA Louver  is mounting a solo exhibition of rarely seenworks by the American artists Edward and Nancy Kienholz; Titled ‘American Exceptionalism’, this focused exhibition of works created between the years of 1961 and 2008 platforms the couple’s aesthetic criticisms of American ideology, society, and government.



La Louver
Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz
The Potlatch, 1988
Plaster cast, deer head, wool blanket, galvanized sheet metal, bobcat skin, rawhide, other mixed media
©Courtesy of the artists and LA Louver



 – A solo presentation of new paintings by Doron Langberg  is exhibited by Victoria Miro, London. Prominent among a new generation of figurative painters, Langberg creates works that, luminous in color and often large in scale, celebrate the physicalityof touch –in both subject matter and process


 – A solo presentation of recent paintings and works on paper by Rick Lowe is shown by Gagosian. The booth is featuring Rotation (Revolution)(2023), a monumental 12-by-27-foot multi-panel painting, alongside other works that explore line, color, and space with reference to the impact of rural and urban development


 – Proyectos Monclova shows a solo presentation of Hilda Palafox, whose works across painting, drawing, ceramics, and textiles, use the female figure as a tool of expression.



Hilda Palafox, Naturaleza Viva, 2021
©Courtesy of the artist and Proyectos Monclova Photo ©Ramiro Chaves



 – In a solo booth, Massimo de Carlo shows new paintings by Chicago-born artist Ferrari Sheppard that expand on his ongoing research into domesticity and intimate relationships


 – Jeffrey Deitch presents a solo exhibition with Peter Shire, showcasing both new and classic work by the artist, highlighting how craft, fine art and industrial design all collide in his daily studio practice


 – Nicola Vassell Gallery presents ‘The Things She Knows’, a series of rare and never before-seen works by the photographer Ming Smith


 – Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents paintings and drawings by Bob Thompson (1937–1966), following the traveling retrospective, ‘Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine’, which recently concluded at the Hammer Museum




Yun-Hee Toh Untitled 2017-2019
Oil on canvas
©Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Hyunda


Gallery Hyundai shows a solo presentation of new work by artist Yun-Hee Toh, one of Korea’s premier female artists who has constructed a singularly poetic visual language over the last three decades.


 – Tiwani Contemporary is dedicating their booth to Michaela Yearwood-Dan’sendeavor  to create accessible and safe spaces. Her compositions, colors and forms invite the viewer to slow down, feel present in the space and engage with the work and ideas represented in her paintings, works on paper and furniture.


 – New York gallery Welancora is showing ‘Seen and Unseen’, a presentation of work by Chris Watts and Helen Evans Ramsaran that builds on their interest in exploring the precarity of representation, the Black body and indigenous cultures.




Clifford Prince King
Act I, 2022
Archival Pigment Print on Canson Rag
©Courtesy Stars and the artist.


Frieze Los Angeles also features Focus, a section dedicated to emerging galleries and artists, showcasing the work of some of the most promising talents from across the US. This section is curated for the second year by Amanda Hunt, alongside new Associate Curator Sonya Tamaddon,and includes solo presentations by artists such as Greg Breda, Kyoko Idetsu, Edgar Ramirez, Sophie Wahlquistand Hana Ward.


One of the highlights in Focus –  a dual presentation by LA-based gallery Stars, who is showing a selection of photographs by LA-based photographer Clifford Prince Kingand ceramicist Andrés Monzón who works between Medellín and New York City. King will present a new body of work that represents a continuation of his explorations into care, intimacy and vulnerability within his community. Monzón is producing a new body of work exploring softness and vulnerability, qualities often culturally denied to people who identify as male or assigned male at birth.




Bony Ramirez
And Is It My Fault If The Coconuts Don’t Sell?, 2022
Acrylic, soft oil pastel, color pencil, wallpaper, Bristol paper on wood panel.
©Courtesy regularnormal and the artist.


Another highlight in this section includes Paul Soto’s presentation of new works by Los Angeles-based artists Mark McKnight and Kate Spencer Stewart, comprising two large scale paintings by Stewart and a suite of medium and large-scalesilver gelatin photographs by McKnight. Regular normal also shows a two-artist presentation featuring mixed media paintings by Melissa Joseph and Bony Ramirez that explore the complex concepts of identity, heritage, and the cultural difficulties that come from mobility.


Frieze Los Angeles and MOCA CollaborationSimone Forti’s Huddle Frieze Los Angeles 2023 is also debuting a special partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). As an extension of a landmark exhibition surveying Simone Forti’s work, MOCA will present Huddle (1961) where performers navigate their physical relationship to one another. Performances of Huddle takes place on Friday, February 17, 11:15am and 12pm; and Saturday, February 18, 3:15pm and 3:45pm.




Sadie Barnette, Mirror Bar, 2022
Neon, vinyl on mirror plexiglas in arched frame, holographic vinyl upholstery, and glitter plexiglas
©Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman


Eating and Drinking

Frieze Los Angeles hosts pop-ups from a selection of Los Angeles-based restaurants curated by acclaimed non-profit Regarding Her (RE:Her), participants include Ayara Thai, Bridgetown Roti, Clementine, Uli’s Gelato, Gogo’s Tacos, Hotville Chicken,Monroe Place and more. The official catering partner for this year’s fair, RE:Her is a national organization driven by women restaurateurs with the goal to empower and advance women, women of color, indigenous women, and LGBTQ+ identifying women food and beverage entrepreneurs by way of innovative platforms that uplift the community, support businesses and advocate within the industry.


Partner Initiatives

Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award

Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award fellows are Aidan Bae, Matthew Cotom, Shandrea Evans, Eugina Gelbelman, Irene Gil-Ramon, Tiffany Lin, Jessica Liu, ByronMason II, and Malik Sims. Having undertaken an intensive three-month program led by Ghetto Film School and FIFTH SEASON, the fellows have produced individual shortnarrative films that interrogate the idea of identity. The winner will be selected by a jury of leading art and entertainment industry figures and announced at a ceremony during Frieze Los Angeles 2023. In addition, the Audience Award returns allowing the public to vote for their favorite entry. Voting runs through February 12, to watch the films and learn more about the initiative visit Commission

Stanya Kahn is the artist selected for the 2023, an annual initiative that invites a Californian artist to realize a commission in the Ruinart lounge at Frieze Los Angeles. Drawing on her 2022 exhibition at Vielmetter Los Angeles, ‘Forest for the Trees’, Kahn’s commission, Understory takes the form of an installation in which elements of the natural world frame paintings and sculptures depicting lone animals in imagined wilds. Visitors to the installation are invited to take away unique hand-thrown porcelain cups especially created by Kahn in a limited edition of 100 to accompany the installation.




Stanya Kahn
“Forest for the Trees”
Vielmetter Los Angeles, June 3 –July 23, 2022 Installation view
©Courtesy of the artists and Vielmetter Los Angeles



Breguet presents Pablo Bronstein, Scenic Wallpaper with Important Machinery of the 18th Century Gold Rust, 2022

For the final iteration of a year-long collaboration with Breguet, artist Pablo Bronstein presents the conclusion to his four-part series of panoramic wallpaper inspired by the watchmaking brand’s proud heritage. In this final chapter, we find Bronstein’s world of gilded machinery recumbent following their global journey, and ready for the next era of human innovation. The work is displayed alongside historical watches from Breguet’s archives, as well as new timepieces from their collections. An artisan from Breguet’s workshop is also present at the booth performing guillochage demonstrations.


LG collaborate with Barry X Ball

At Frieze Los Angeles 2023, LG presents their artist collaboration with American sculptor Barry X Ball at the LG OLED lounge, where the artist is showcasing his newest NFT artwork series, alongside a number of digital and sculptural works. The NFT artworks can be purchased at LG Art Lab marketplace starting from Frieze Los Angeles.


Maestro Dobel Artpothecary

Returning to Frieze Los Angeles, Maestro Dobel bringS to life its second iteration of Maestro Dobel Artpothecary—a creative platform which celebrates Mexico’s contemporary art and hospitality scene, brought to life through a series of live events, experiences and partnerships across the United States. In collaboration with Mexico City-based design studio Clásicos Mexicanos and at the direction of Creative Director Alejandra Martinez, Maestro Dobel Artpothecary will execute ‘The Mexican Golden Age’ thematic, inspired by the period when the Mexican design aesthetic that we know and cherish today was first established.


Illycaffè Art Collection by Pascale Marthine Tayou

Illycaffè returns to Frieze Los Angeles where it will introduce the new illy Art Collection and matching cans designed by artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. In the illy lounge, visitors will be able to discover the illy Art Collection in a custom designed setting inspired by the lines of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s work.




The Pit
Kelly Lynn Jones
ChristmasChase in the Desert, 2022
Acrylic, oil, oil stick on canvas
©Photo credit Ed Mumford
©Courtesy of the artist and The Pit



In addition, an expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city begun on February 13 and run throughout the fair. Frieze Week encompasses 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: ‘Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 –1971’at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; ‘William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows’at The Broad;‘Alicia Piller: Within and Strings of Desire’ at Craft Contemporary;‘Uta Barth: Peripheral Vision’at The Getty Center; ‘Bridget Riley Drawings: from the Artist’s Studio’ at The Hammer Museum;‘Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequencyat Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; ‘Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982’and ‘New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions’ at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); ‘Henry Taylor: B Side’ and‘Simone Forti’ at MOCA Grand Avenue.



Robilant Voena
John Chamberlain Untitled, 1962 Painted copper Image
©Courtesy of Robilant+Voena



16-19 February

The Santa Monica Airport. Los Angeles, CA.US




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