Frieze New York
May 17–21, 2023
The Shed

FAQs | Frieze New York 2022

VISITOR INFORMATION 

What are the dates of the fair? 
Frieze New York takes place from May 18-22, 2022. The fair will be open to the public from Thursday, May 19. The invitation-only preview day will be held on Wednesday, May 18. 

What is the location of the fair?  
The fair is taking place at The Shed, located at 545 West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Transportation options:  
- 7 train to 34 St–Hudson Yards  
- A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 trains to 34 St–Penn Station  
- M11, M12, and M34 buses  
- Car drop-off and pick-up point is on West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.  

The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. The Shed produces and welcomes innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. Visit theshed.org for information on programs and events. 

What are the fair opening hours? 
Please check your ticket or pass for your entry time. 
Wednesday Preview, May 18 (invitation only): 11am – 7pm 
Thursday Preview, May 19 – Saturday, May 21: 11am – 7pm 
Sunday, May 22: 11am – 5pm  
Please adhere to the time on your ticket or pass for ease of entry. You will only be allowed to enter on the specific date and time listed on your ticket. There is strictly no re-admission. 

How do I get a ticket to the fair?
General admission tickets are now sold out, but you can still purchase a Frieze membership to visit the fair.

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During the fair, Frieze ticket and pass holders receive special discounts and offers at a selection of partner shops and restaurants in Hudson Yards and Brooklyn. Offer valid from May 18-22 on presentation of a valid ticket or pass. See full list here.

I have a question about In Person or Frieze 91 memberships
For any questions about In Person or Frieze 91 Memberships, please visit our membership FAQs page or please contact membership@frieze.com 

How should I prepare for my visit? / What are Frieze's COVID-19 guidelines? 
In order to access the fair: 

  • All visitors aged 12 and over must provide proof of full course COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ahead of their visit  
  • All visitors aged 5-11 must provide proof of at least one course of COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ahead of their visit  
  • All visitors aged 18 and over must also provide appropriate photo identification matching the name on the vaccination proof  
  • In addition, all visitors aged 2 and over shall wear a face mask

Please note, since national guidance can change, Frieze reserves the right to modify the required documents and protocols at any time. Please check back ahead of your visit.
If you feel unwell before your visit, please get in touch with us as soon as possible on frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice for more information on refunds.

What is your advice for ticket buyers who have COVID-19 symptoms/a positive test result – will you refund them if they are unable to attend?    
Anyone who is symptomatic or has a positive test result should remain at home and get in touch with us as soon as possible and before their visit, on frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with their booking reference number for more information on refunds. 

How do you define a full vaccination course?   
All WHO vaccines will be recognized if the full course has been completed more than 14 days before visiting the fair: Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, J&J.
We strongly recommend that visitors who are eligible for their booster vaccine ensure they receive it before attending the fair.  

I recently had COVID-19. Can I attend the fair?   
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and only recently recovered, then we ask that you refer to the most recent government health advice.  

Do I need a ticket for my child?
You can bring children under 2 years old without a ticket. If your child is 2 or over 2 years old, you will need to purchase a child or youth ticket for them. Please note that child and youth tickets are limited and only available on Saturday from 2pm and Sunday from 12.30pm, on a first-come, first-served basis.  

  • All children aged 2 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  
  • All children aged 2 and over are required to wear a face mask. 
  • Children aged 12 and over must provide proof of full course COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ahead of their visit.
  • Children aged 5-11 must provide proof of at least one course of COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ahead of their visit.
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge. 
  • Children under the age of 2 are exempt from face mask requirements.  

Please note, since national guidance can change, Frieze reserves the right to modify the required documents and protocols at any time. Please check back ahead of your visit.

Can I bring a buggy/stroller?  
Strollers and buggies are allowed into the fair.  

Where can I purchase a student ticket? 
Limited student tickets are available on Saturday from 2pm and Sunday from 12.30pm, on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid student ID will be asked upon entry. 

Are there any discounts for groups? 
There are no discounts available for group bookings. 

Can I bring my pet to the fair? 
There are strictly no pets allowed at the fairs, with the exception of assistance animals. 

I have another ticket related question 
For any ticket related inquiries, please get in touch with Seetickets at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with your booking reference number for further assistance.   

Accessibility 
The fair is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Companions/carers tickets are available free of charge. After booking your ticket, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice or via the chatbot on the Seetickets website to arrange a free ticket for your carer. 

Can I bring a bag into the fair? Is there a coat check? 
Please note that large bags (including, but not limited to, suitcases, backpacks, folding bicycles, scooters) or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches will not be permitted into the fair. Space for coats and small bags in the coat check is limited, and offered on a first come, first served basis. We request that where possible visitors keep their belongings with them. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you bring minimal personal belongings to the venue. 

Are there any cash machines at the fair? 
Frieze fairs are cashless events. Only card payments are accepted. 

Are there any toilets or baby changing facilities at the fair? 
There are toilet facilities available at the fair, including toilets with easy access for people with reduced mobility, and baby changing facilities. 

Is this year's fair map available? 
Yes, please find the map here.

What makes Frieze New York different from other art fairs? 
Frieze New York is distinguished from other international art fairs through innovative and rigorous programming, and focused high-quality gallery presentations that act as extensions of gallery exhibitions (either through one-, two-, or three-person presentations or themed group shows). Frieze New York offers the opportunity to encounter an exceptional quality and range of artwork, featuring the world’s most exciting emerging talents together with iconic names in contemporary art. 

What is the relationship between Frieze New York and other Frieze fairs? 
Frieze New York is a sister fair to Frieze London and Frieze Los Angeles contemporary art fairs. All Frieze fairs are separate editions and applications to each are a discreet process.  

Who is the Director of the fair? 
Christine Messineo is the Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York. 

How big is the fair? 
Frieze New York will bring together over 65 of the most significant and forward-thinking galleries from across the city and around the world. The fair experience will be completed by Frieze Week events across the city.  

How are the galleries selected for the fair? 
The selection is made by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the Fair Directors chair the meeting but do not vote. The Frieze New York 2022 Committee members are: Miguel Abreu (Miguel Abreu Gallery), Olivia Barrett (Chatêau Shatto), Andrew Hamilton (The Modern Institute), Andrew Kreps, (Andrew Kreps Gallery), Sophie Mörner (Company Gallery), Jacqueline Tran (Matthew Marks Gallery) and Matthew Wood (Mendes Wood DM). 

What are the gallery sections at Frieze New York? 
Frieze New York at The Shed is made up of the main gallery section and Frame

What is Frame
Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than 10 years ago. Galleries are selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation. Frame allows visitors and collectors to see work by artists who have not previously benefitted from an international platform to show their work. Frame is advised by Olivia Barrett (Chatêau Shatto, Los Angeles) and Sophie Mörner (Company Gallery, New York). 

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