in Frieze London , News | 28 JUN 24

‘Focus’ Returns to Champion Young Galleries at Frieze London 2024

The section features 34 solo and dual presentations from artists and galleries spanning five continents, including new spaces defining London’s cultural scene

in Frieze London , News | 28 JUN 24

Focus returns to Frieze London from 9 – 13 October 2024, showcasing emerging talent from the UK capital and around the world.

Frieze’s longstanding section dedicated to fostering a community of young galleries is this year advised by Joumana Asseily (Founder, Marfa’), Piotr Drewko (Founder, Wschód), and Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux).

Eva Gold, Open (amber), 2024. Photo: Jack Elliot Edwards. Courtesy: the artist and Rose Easton, London
Tania Ximena, Río de Niebla, Río de Adobe, Río de Sangre (Video Stills), 2019–2023. Courtesy the artist and LLANO, Mexico City

With a newly prominent placement right at the centre of the fair, Focus will feature numerous new spaces this year that define London’s vibrant young gallery scene, including Brunette Coleman presenting works by Nat Faulkner, Rose Easton with Eva Gold, Ginny on Frederick with Charlotte Edey, Harlesden High Street with Savannah Harris, Nicoletti with Divine Southgate-Smith, Public with Nils Alix-Tabeling, Soft Opening with Dean Sameshima, South Parade with Georgina Hill and Xxijra Hii with Hannah Morgan.  

Nils Alix-Tabeling, Candelabre, “Night Butterfly”, 2023. Courtesy: the artist, Public Gallery, London and Piktogram, Warsaw
Nils Alix-Tabeling, Candelabre, ‘Night Butterfly’, 2023. Courtesy the artist, Public Gallery, London and Piktogram, Warsaw

Complementing the strong contingent of local galleries, international exhibitors span five continents, with participants including 56 Henry (New York) showcasing works by Jo Messer, El Apartamento (Havana, Madrid) bringing Julia Fuentesal and Pablo M. Arenillas, Selebe Yoon (Dakar) showing Hamedine Kane, and Stars (Los Angeles) with Danny Bredar. 

Danny Bredar  Turin Horse, 2024   Oil on canvas   13 x 21  Courtesy of the artist and Stars
Danny Bredar, Turin Horse, 2024. Oil on canvas, 13 × 21 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Stars 

Focus is presented in collaboration with Stone Island, whose bursaries further aid young galleries’ participation in the fair alongside Frieze’s existing support. 


56 Henry, New York – Jo Messer 

80M2 Livia Benavides, Lima – Rita Ponce De León, José Vera Matos 

Nir Altman, Munich – Littlewhitehead (Craig Little & Blake Whitehead)   

El Apartamento, Havana, Madrid – Julia Fuentesal, Pablo M. Arenillas   

Gallery Artbeat, Tbilisi – Keti Kapanadze   

Brunette Coleman, London – Nat Faulkner   

Clima, Milan – Kelsey Isaacs   

diez, Amsterdam – Sands Murray-Wassink   

Rose Easton, London – Eva Gold   

Franz Kaka, Toronto – Lotus L. Kang   

Gianni Manhattan, Vienna – Kiki Furlan   

Ginny on Frederick, London – Charlotte Edey   

Gypsum, Cairo – Dimitra Charamandas   

Harlesden High Street, London – Savannah Harris   

Hot Wheels, Athens, London – CFGNY   

Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin – David L. Johnson   

Llano, Mexico City – Tania Ximena   

Madragoa, Lisbon – Jaime Welsh   

Marfa', Beirut – Stéphanie Saadé   

Nicoletti, London – Divine Southgate-Smith   

palace enterprise, Copenhagen – Benedikte Bjerre   

petrine, Paris – Florence Carr   

PM8 / Francisco Salas, Vigo – Gediminas Akstinas, Gediminas G. Akstinas   

Public, London – Nils Alix-Tabeling   

Selebe Yoon, Dakar – Hamedine Kane   

Soft Opening, London – Dean Sameshima 

Someday, New York – Peter Brock, Umico Niwa   

South Parade, London – Georgina Hill 

Stars, Los Angeles – Danny Bredar   

Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna – Anna Schachinger 

Towards, Toronto – Maria Trabulo   

Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai – Sun Woo   

Wschód, Warsaw, New York, Cologne – Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw   

Xxijra Hii, London – Hannah Morgan 

Further Information 

Frieze London and Frieze Masters, 9 – 13 October 2024, The Regent’s Park, London.

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Main image: Eva Gold, Open (amber), 2024. Courtesy: the artist and Rose Easton, London. Photo: Jack Elliot Edwards