Revealing the Details for Frieze Los Angeles 2023

Taking place for the first time at Santa Monica Airport, the fair expands to feature more than 120 galleries, including new specialists in 20th-century art, alongside restaurants and Frieze Projects spread across the multiple sites

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Frieze Los Angeles 2023 will feature more than 120 galleries from 22 countries around the world, debuting in the new location of the Santa Monica Airport. Taking place from February 16-19, the fair will happen over multiple sites across the airfield and is once again designed by Kulapat Yantrasast’s WHY studio.

Koichi Enomoto, Lights for animals, animals are lights, 2021. Oil on canvas, 112.2 x 146 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Taro Nasu

Led by Christine Messineo, Frieze’s Director of Americas, Frieze Los Angeles will include major world-leading galleries, alongside some of the US's most exciting emerging spaces. The new location of the fair will allow for an expanded footprint and a wider selection of galleries and collaborations with non-profit organizations, as well as a series of new ambitious activations, and pop-ups from some of Los Angeles' most beloved restaurants.

Galleries: Emerging Spaces to 20th-Century Specialists

Together with galleries showing the world's most exciting contemporary art, the fair introduces exhibitors with a specialism in the 20th century, particularly those showing work by artists who may have been previously overlooked.

Mimmo Rotella, Sorriso P, 1963 Décollage on canvas Image courtesy of Tornabuo
Mimmo Rotella, Sorriso P, 1963. Décollage on canvas. Image courtesy of Tornabuoni

The Focus section of the fair, dedicated to galleries aged 12 years and younger, will be curated for the second year by Amanda Hunt, (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis) alongside new Associate Curator Sonya Tamaddon, and have a broader remit, welcoming participants from across the US.

Explore the Galleries Here


The fair’s curated program, Frieze Projects, will see new developments that embrace the expanded physical space and include collaborations with Art Production Fund and Jay Ezra Nayssan, founder and director of Del Vaz Projects. 

Lorna Simpson, Frieze Projects at Frieze Los Angeles 2020
Lorna Simpson, Frieze Projects at Frieze Los Angeles 2020

The 2023 fair will see the return of the the Frieze Impact Award and the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, a development program supporting emerging Los Angeles-based filmmakers.

Full programming details will be announced soon.

Frieze Viewing Room

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

John Chamberlain Rochester, New York 1927–2011 New York City  Untitled, 1962  Painted copper  15.9 x 21.6 x 6.4 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
John Chamberlai, Untitled, 1962. Painted copper, 15.9 x 21.6 x 6.4 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.) Courtesy of Robilant + Voena

Frieze Week across Los Angeles

An expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city will begin on February 13 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: ‘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 Frequency at 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.


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Ruben Ochoa, ¡Vendedores, Presente!, 2021. LACMA x Snapchat AR Lens

Kelly Akashi, Time Twine (Red Poppy), 2022. Photo by Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of the artist 

Nicola L., Nous Voulons Entendre (detail), 1975. Courtesy Alison Jacques, London and Nicola L. Collection and Archive © Nicola L. Collection and Archive Photo: Makenzie L Goodman 

Tony Cokes, Evil.13.5 (4 OE), 2022, Installation views, On Clubbing, Mourning, and Critique, Greene Naftali, New York, 2022 Photo: Zeshan Ahmed. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York 

Nicola L., Sun & Moon Giant Penetrables, c. 1996. Courtesy Alison Jacques, London and Nicola L. Collection and Archive. © Nicola L. Collection and Archive. Photo: Makenzie L Goodman