FNB Art Joburg
Online art fair 
broadcasting from
South Africa
FNB Art Joburg
Online art fair, 
broadcasting from
South Africa

Visitor Info

The 2020 exhibitor list for the online
edition will be announced end of Sept.

2019 exhibitor list below.

To apply for the 2020 main section,
click here (deadline 1 Sept). To submit
a proposal for Gallery LAB, click here
(deadline 11 Sept).

NB the 2020 Gallery LAB is open
to proposal submissions from
* both* gallerists + independent
curator/artist duos.

If selected to either section, particiption
in the 2020 online edition is free.

For more information on each
section (including invitation criteria),
click on the More Information tab.  

blank projects

Cape Town

Everard Read

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Franschhoek, London

Gallery MOMO

Johannesburg, Cape Town

Goodman Gallery

Johannesburg, Cape Town



SMAC Gallery

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch


Cape Town


Cape Town, Johannesburg


Cape Town

  More Information

The main section of the fair showcases contemporary galleries. Invitation criteria is in line with international standards of art fairs worldwide and is set to align the fair and its galleries with international dialogues and to ensure the responsible patronage of artists. FNB Art Joburg evaluates potential exhibitors based on an essential and secondary round of criteria, as follows:

    Essential Criteria

All of which must be met for a gallery to be considered in the main section.

  1. Representation of artists. In order to qualify, galleries need to represent artists.
  2. Physical gallery space. The applicant needs to have a physical space in which they show artists and have exhibitions.
  3. Exhibitions. Galleries must present a regular exhibition schedule.
  4. Primary business is a contemporary art gallery. Those in consideration for Central must primarily be in the business of selling art.

    Secondary Criteria

Once galleries have passed the essential criteria they are evaluated and ranked according to substantive criteria that are aimed at evaluating the professional practices and overall activities.

  1. Exhibition Programme. A gallery’s exhibition programme is evaluated on the type of exhibitions, curatorial strength of exhibitions and if the artists and themes of the exhibitions reflect the cultural breadth of the context in-which it functions.
  2. Artists represented. The roster of each gallery will be considered for the strength, level of institutional representation and the sociopolitical relevance of the artist.
  3. Publishing and writing. Considered galleries should support and participate in the publishing of researched material which makes an academic or art-historical contribution to artistic discourse.
  4. Art fairs. A gallery’s art fair participation is reviewed – looking at which fairs they may also participate in.
  5. Gallery outreach. Does the gallery show the potential to function beyond a local context by virtue of the quality and strength of their programme? Is work being done by the gallery of broader significance or will it always function within a local environment?
  6. Best practice. Considered galleries must in principle endorse and follow industry standards in the matter it functions both curatorially and commercially.

Invitations are sent from the selection committee. The 2019 selection committee is made up of Jonathan Garnham (blank projects), Mark Read (Everard Read), Monna Mokoena (Gallery MOMO), Liza Essers (Goodman Gallery), Baylon Sandri (SMAC Gallery) and Joost Bosland (Stevenson).


16/16 and hFACTOR

Lagos, Nigeria presenting Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, Osione Itegboje, Musa Ganiyy, Sheila Chukwulozie/Heauxmosapians, Aadesokan and Terrence Musekiwa. 


Johannesburg, South Africa  presenting Lunga Ntila, Tatenda Chidora, Jodi Beiber, Andila Buka, Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Anne Gollifer, Matt Hazel, Ke Neil We, Anthony Bila, Cole Ndelu, Seth Pimentel and Natalie Paneng

Eclectica Contemporary

Cape Town  presenting Hussein Salim and Loyiso Mkize 

ELA — Espaço Luanda Arte

Luanda, Angola  presenting Van, Ricardo Kupaka, René Tavares and No Martins

Modzi Arts

Lusaka, Zambia  presenting Aaron Samuel Mulenga, Agness Buya Yombwe, David ‘Daut’  Makala, Nomes Dee and Stary Mwaba

NO END Contemporary

Joburg, South Africa  presenting Balekane Legoabe and MJ Turpin

Rele Gallery

Lagos, Nigeria  presenting Sejiro Avoseh, Tonia Nneji and Marcellina Akpojotor

Yebo Contemporary

Ezulwini, Eswatini  presenting Khulekani Msweli

  More Information

The first of its kind worldwide, Gallery Lab will showcase galleries and hybrid spaces from around the continent and beyond. Gallery Lab will serve as an incubator, a space for emerging galleries and programs as well as a space for exploration; to present and test new artists, ideas and business models relevant to the contemporary African arts landscape.

The section is curated by Nicole Siegenthaler (Fair Manager, FNB Art Joburg) and Banele Khoza (Founding Director, Bkhz) on an invitation basis. While invitation criteria is less stringent than the main section of the fair, they include:

  • Conceptually rigorous exhibition programme of at least four exhibitions a year
  • Demonstrated continuity and growth of the space
  • The use of a physical space (no online platforms).


Igshaan Adams

presented by blank projects

Brett Murray

presented by Everard Read

Misheck Masamvu

presented by Goodman Gallery

Jody Paulsen

presented by SMAC Gallery

Zanele Muholi

presented by Stevenson

AthiPatra Ruga


  More Information

MAX is dedicated to artworks that use scale and/or medium in a way that makes them difficult or impossible to present in a regular art fair booth. Each large booth in the Central section is eligible to present a single workin MAX.