Cape Town Art Fair 2017

Genre : Market | Cape Town

From friday 17 to sunday 19 february 2017

Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Photo

From the 17th - 19th of February 2017, the 5th edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, CTAF 2017 will include the foremost galleries from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad.

Cape Town Art Fair's curated programme will be guided by the newly appointed Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka.

Also new is the introduction of the Unframed section, which will exhibit large-scale, museum-quality sculptures and new media installations.

Once again, Tomorrows/Today will present solo presentations by some of the most exciting emerging artists from Africa and the diaspora.

The programme will also include the Cultural Platforms section, showcasing art institutions and non-profit organisations, as well as curated walkabouts and talks by art professionals.


To showcase new trends in art emerging from Africa and its diaspora

To introduce collectors to an array of new artists, and facilitate relationships between galleries, collectors, and institutions

To adapt the best international practices to build a sustainable economic platform for the art market

To encourage innovation in art collection and production.

To educate the public and motivate greater participation in the arts

To further develop skills and professionalism within the arts sector

The allure of Cape Town Art Fair is its content and its placement on the African continent. With the advent of its 5th edition, the market has proven that art fairs are a sustainable economic model for trade in contemporary art.

The city's geography is an integral part of Cape Town Art Fair's success. Cape Town is a vibrant cultural hub, attracting international collectors with the novelty of diverse, cutting edge art and a favourable exchange rate.

Information / Venue


The fifth edition of Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) takes place from 17 - 19 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Friday 17 FEB: 11am - 7pm

Saturday 18 FEB: 11am - 7pm

Sunday 19 FEB: 11am - 7pm


Adults: Early bird discount until 13 February 2017: R126 (R140 from 14 February 2017)

Pensioners and Students: R100

Children over 12: R100

Children under 12: R50


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of