Cape Town Art Fair 16-18 February 2018

Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent.

Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.



CTAF2017 Highlights | CTAF2018 Call For Entry

May 12, 2017

The 5th edition of Cape Town Art Fair showed exponential growth. Over 80 exhibitors, including leading galleries from South Africa, the African continent, the Middle East, and Europe exhibited presentations of contemporary art produced by established and emerging artists from all over the world. CTAF has proven to be an effective access point for international…

10 Things Not to Miss

February 7, 2017

An Insiders’ Guide to the Fair With an ambitious events programme and over 80 exhibitors spanning two large halls at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) 2017 is the largest incarnation of the event to date. Now in its fifth edition, CTAF brims with a wealth of visual and…

Talks Programme Announced

January 25, 2017

The following talks are hosted in a dedicated Talks auditorium inside the CTICC. We recommend attending 15 minutes before each event starts to guarantee a space. Overview The Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Talks Programme is an undeniable highlight of the fair, which runs from 17-19 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).…

Education x Lalela

January 24, 2017

At the Cape Town Art Fair this year, a partnership with Lalela Project is taking meaningful shape. Lalela is an educational arts programme for at-risk South African youth to spark creative thinking and awaken entrepreneurial spirit. Lalela has had a longstanding relationship with the V+A Waterfront, and during the Cape Town Art Fair (17-19 February…

VIP Programme extended to Johannesburg

January 22, 2017

In past editions of the fair, visiting groups from the Tate Modern (UK), Guggenheim Museum (USA) and leading advisory firms have worked with CTAF to explore South Africa’s art scene via the CTAF’s guided VIP Programme. This year, and for the first time, CTAF has added a day of studio visits and talks in Johannesburg…

New to the Cape Town Art Fair, the Unframed Section Puts Large-Scale Installations in the Picture

January 20, 2017

Four extraordinary works by four local artists will provide the pioneering footprint of the first Unframed presentation at the Cape Town Art Fair, in association with the Sovereign Group, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 17-19 February 2017. New to the fair line-up, the introduction of the Unframed section is…

Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Presents A Diverse Display of Contemporary Art

January 15, 2017

The upcoming fifth edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) will offer a diverse display of contemporary art from leading local and international galleries. Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres including London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Lagos, Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Harare, Nairobi, Accra and Dubai are participating in CTAF 2017. Taking place in…

Artists who explore the urban environment feature in Tomorrows/Today 2017

December 23, 2016

Tomorrows/Today, a special project of the 2017 Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF), brings together rising contemporary artists who explore the urban environment in multiple ways. A key feature of the fair, this showcase solo presentations by a range of artists is curated by leading international curator, Tumelo Mosaka. Tomorrows/Today features work by emerging artists from Africa and…

Cape Town Art Fair continues its international growth and appoints a new curator

December 19, 2016

The highly successful Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) is returning in February 2017. This fitfth edition promises to be bigger and bolder in size and scope, exhibiting an extraordinary blend of top quality contemporary artworks from galleries in Africa and around the world. In keeping with its growth and positioning, the organisers have appointed a chief…


December 11, 2016

A newly gathered team directed by Chief Operating Officer Laura Vincenti and Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka, will make use of their knowledge of the art world to reiterate Cape Town Art Fair’s (CTAF) position as Africa’s leading fair. CTAF, currently in its 5th edition, will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from…