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About ART FAIR TOKYO

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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.

Our Team

History

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

Poster 2018

ART FAIR TOKYO 2018

Dates: March 8,2018 – March 11,2018
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, Hall E and Lobby Gallery
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:164
Poster 2017

ART FAIR TOKYO 2017

Dates: March 16,2017 – March 19,2017
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, Hall E and Lobby Gallery
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:150
Poster 2016

ART FAIR TOKYO 2016

Dates: May 11,2016 – May 14,2016
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, Hall E and Lobby Gallery
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:157
Poster 2015

ART FAIR TOKYO 2015

Dates: March 20,2015 – March 22,2015
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:160
Poster 2014

ART FAIR TOKYO 2014

Dates: March 7,2014 – March 9,2014
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:180
Poster 2013

ART FAIR TOKYO 2013

Dates: March 22,2013 – March 24,2013
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:176
Poster 2012

ART FAIR TOKYO 2012

Dates: March 30,2012 – April 1,2012
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:176
Poster 2011

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
Poster 2010

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
Poster 2009

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
Poster 2008

ART FAIR TOKYO 2008

Dates: April 4,2008 – April 6,2008
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:108
Poster 2007

ART FAIR TOKYO 2007

Dates: April 10,2007 – April 12,2007
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall
Number of participant/collaborating galleries:98
Poster 2005

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

Arttokyo
Corporate Name Art Tokyo Association
Corporate Website http://art-tokyo.jp/
Established May 1st, 2015
Corporate Headquarters Iikuradai Bldg. 4F, 1-9-12 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041 Japan
Telephone Number +81-(0)3-5797-7912
Representative Naohiko Kishi
Main Business Planning and operation of Art events, Art education programs, workshops and symposiums. Supporting artists and galleries.
Tvtokyo
Corporate Name TV TOKYO Corporation
Corporate Website http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/
Established April 12th, 1964
Corporate Headquarters 3-2-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8007, Japan
Telephone Number +81-(0)3-6632-7777
Representative Shigeru Komago
Main Business TV broadcasting
Bs tvtokyo en
Corporate Name BS TV TOKYO Corporation
Corporate Website http://www.bs-tvtokyo.co.jp/
Established Dec. 14th, 1998
Corporate Headquarters 3-2-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8107, Japan
Telephone Number +81-(0)3-6635-0700
Representative Ichiro Ishikawa
Main Business Broadcasting & ancillary businesses utilizing BSAT-2 broadcasting satellite