About ART FAIR TOKYO

ART FAIR TOKYO is the largest art fair in Japan and the oldest in Asia, featuring a wide range of art from antiques and crafts to nihonga painting, modern art and contemporary art.

The fair continues to evolve and expand as a platform for the art market, connecting past and present, Asia and the West, and presenting historically inspired artistic contexts.


History

ART FAIR TOKYO’s history goes back to Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair (NICAF), which started in 1992 at Pacifico Yokohama as the first major contemporary art fair in Asia. NICAF struggled in Japan’s then inhospitable economic climate and was held for the eighth and final time in 2003.

After NICAF disbanded, many wanted to re-launch the fair and set about analyzing the art market in Japan. They realized that what was needed was an art fair that featured not only contemporary art but also Japan’s unique heritage of antiques and crafts, and nihonga painting and modern art. The result was ART FAIR TOKYO.

Launched in 2005, the fair expanded its venue in 2012 and attracted over 50,000 visitors.

In 2015, the fair celebrated its tenth anniversary and also established Art Tokyo Association to organize the fair.

Archives

ART FAIR TOKYO 2015

Dates: March 20,2015 – March 22,2015
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:160

ART FAIR TOKYO 2014

Dates: March 7,2014 – March 9,2014
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:180

ART FAIR TOKYO 2013

Dates: March 22,2013 – March 24,2013
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:176

ART FAIR TOKYO 2012

Dates: March 30,2012 – April 1,2012
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:138

ART FAIR TOKYO 2011

Dates: July 29,2011 – July 31,2011
1ST Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
2ND Venue「PROJECTS」: Tokyo International Forum,Lobby Gallery 1,2
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:133

ART FAIR TOKYO 2010

Dates: April 2,2010 – April 4,2010
1ST Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
2ND Venue「PROJECTS」: Tokyo International Forum,Lobby Gallery 1,2
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:138

ART FAIR TOKYO 2009

Dates: April 3,2009 – April 5,2009
1ST Venue(@FORUM): Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
2ND Venue(@TOKIA): Tokyo Building TOKIA Galleria
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:143

ART FAIR TOKYO 2008

Dates: April 4,2008 – April 6,2008
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:108

ART FAIR TOKYO 2007

Dates: April 10,2007 – April 12,2007
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:98

ART FAIR TOKYO 2005

Dates: August 6,2005 – August 8,2005
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:83

Organizer

Company NameTV TOKYO Corporation
Corporate Websitehttp://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/
EstablishedApril 12th, 1964
Corporate Headquarters4-3-12, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8012 Japan
Telephone Number+81-(0)3-5470-7777
RepresentativeYuichi Takahashi
Main BusinessTV broadcasting
Corporate NameArt Tokyo Association
Corporate Websitehttp://art-tokyo.jp/
EstablishedMay 1st, 2015
Corporate HeadquartersIikuradai Bldg. 4F, 1-9-12 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041 Japan
Telephone Number+81-(0)3-5797-7912
RepresentativeNaohiko Kishi
Main BusinessPlanning and operation of Art events, Art education programs, workshops and symposiums. Supporting artists and galleries.

Production

Company NameaTOKYO Co., Ltd.
EstablishedMarch 3rd, 2006
Corporate HeadquartersIikuradai Bldg. 4F, 1-9-12 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041 Japan
Telephone Number+81-(0)3-5797-7911
RepresentativeKiichi Kitajima
Main BusinessPlanning and operation of Art Fair, Art events and seminars