Frieze Los Angeles is a leading international art fair that was launched in 2019. Christine Messineo is the Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York.
Frieze Los Angeles largely focuses on contemporary art and celebrates the exceptionally dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts.
Following two sold-out editions, the third edition of the fair took place from February 17-20, 2022 in a new location in the heart of Beverly Hills. Situated at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, adjacent to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the new location saw the fair occupy a prime position between the Hammer Museum and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The fair was hosted in a bespoke structure designed by WHY Architecture’s Creative Director, Kulapat Yantrasast, and Landscape Director, Mark Thomann.
Bringing together over 100 of the most significant galleries from LA and around the world, the fair experience was completed by Frieze Week events across the city. Focus LA, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries aged 15 years or younger was curated by Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) and featured 11 of the city’s defining young galleries.
A highlight for Frieze Los Angeles 2022 was Frieze Projects, an anchor program of the fair that brought together a compelling program of artists and initiatives within the fair. As part of this, artist Tanya Aguiñiga, founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides (AMBOS), curated BIPOC Exchange. In addition, large- scale multi-disciplinary works were displayed in and around the fair as part of Frieze Projects.