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photo basel 2018

photo basel 2018

Fair: 12 Jun – 17 Jun 2018

Tue 12 Jun

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photo basel – Switzerland’s first art fair dedicated to photography returns for its fourth edition to the newly renovated Volkshaus Basel on June 12 – 17, 2018 – parallel to Art Basel.

photo basel art fair is now accepting applications for it’s 4th edition in June 2018.

Since its inauguration in 2014 photo basel has proven to be the ultimate destination for collectors, visitors and art aficionados.

Here is what the 2017 participating galleries have to report:

Juan Curto, director of camara oscura (Madrid) said:
“I can only say that I got exceptional results in sales and contacts (especially with collectors from Europe and Latin America) and that I look forward to come back next year.”

Baudoin Lebon (France) made several important sales including the sale of a Robert Mapplethorpe. The gallery’s curator Judith Peyrat said:
“We are very happy. We had a lot of collectors and museums visiting us and we did very well.”

photo basel’s newcomer and winner of the Armory show’s ‘Presents’ prize in March 2017, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (USA) sold works by Sofie Knijff and Scarlett Coten, who won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award back in 2016. The gallery also sold two editions of Fabrice Monteiro’s work for $10,500 each. The Director of the gallery, Mariane Ibrahim, commented:
“There were a lot of very interesting people. The fair is young and I really wanted to contribute to it. We did very well.”

In 2017 photo basel welcomed 37 exhibitors from 16 countries and 4 continents. This year’s visitor attendance was up 34% comparing to the previous year - confirming photo basel’s „raison d’être“.

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As could be read in the press:

“[The] boutique satellite fair dedicated to photography, is becoming one of the top international photography events and shows that Art Basel’s collateral shows are as worthy a visit as the main exhibitions.
Harpers’s Bazaar Arabia

“photo basel…is a must if you’re in Switzerland.”
i-D Magazine

‘...the upcoming photo basel event in Switzerland, is one of the most exciting events in the photographic calendar.’
City A.M., Bespoke

“Satellitenmessen Liste - Art Fair, Photo Basel und Design/Miami sind drei hochkarätige Messen, die neben der Art Basel einen Besuch verdienen.“
Handelszeitung

„Bilan positif également pour Photo Basel, qui après seulement trois rendez-vous affiche un beau succès pour ses trente-quatre exposants.“
La Gazette Drouot

‘...to get a sense of what’s trending in the photography world come to Basel“
Forbes

“If you’re in Switzerland for Art Basel you’d be sorry not to spend some time at photo basel too. (Dare we say ‘two birds, one stone’?)
AnOther Magazine


For the third consecutive time, photo basel has the privilege to occupy Volkshaus Basel (which is located less than 700 meters away from Art Basel’s fairground). Furthermore, photo basel’s advisory committee circle and curatorial experts remain on board to guarantee photo basel’s long term goal: to be an art fair of exceptional quality.

Applications for the 2018 fair are accepted as of now - please get in touch with us in order to receive your application-kit: application@photo-basel.com


Deadline: January 31st, 2018.