Moniker International Art Fair Announces Full Programming


Lainya Magaña | A&O PR

Release Date

Thursday, April 26, 2018


 Moniker International Art Fair presents highlights and a full list of programming for the inaugural New York fair. Held in the cavernous industrial space of Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, its stateside edition will embrace a carnival theme with interactive, immersive, and participatory elements. Moniker’s 2018 New York debut will offer a sensational environment for visitors to appreciate the excitement of this variety of work.


VIP guests will have a first look at Moniker New York during the fair’s opening night preview on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. During the VIP Opening, Fair Director, Tina Ziegler, will host aDirectors Talk and Guided Tour of Moniker Art Fair at 3:30 pm. The Private View takes place from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. Short film compilations by Lek & Sowat will be screening in the Juxtapoz Magazine VIPlounge by at 5:15 pm. Collectors will get the first opportunity to purchase original artworks and a range of limited edition prints from exhibiting artists.


As part of the curated carnival theme, interactive installations can be found throughout the fair. Highlights of the theme include: Lithuanian artist Egle Zvirblyte has designed a Hand-Painted Carnival themed circular bar, and UK street artist INSA, a fully immersive mechanical installation  titled “Temporal Infinity”.


Moniker presents galleries and artists from around the world including Hong KongFranceIran,Lithuania, the PhilippinesSouth AfricaSpainUK, and USA.

Moniker will present the first NYC solo installations by European Urban Contemporary artists, Vermibus(Spain), BOM.K and Brusk from the notorious Da Mental Vaporz crew (France). Skewville (NYC), Hera(Germany), Hebru Brantley (Chicago), Egle Zvirblyte (Lituania), Derek Gores (FL), ASVP (NYC) andJose Miguel Mendez (Spain) will have solo exhibitions of new works.

Creative Debuts presents an all African art show with work by Papay SolomonKen Nwadiogbu,Ayogu KingsleyAlex Peter, and Chicanery.

Video Installations by artist FaithXLVII (South Africa) and Specter (USA). Sculpture Installation by ICY & SOT (Iran) will be presented inside the fair, while outside D’FACE (UK) has created a large scale mural.


Paddle 8 will host a curated art sale prior to the opening of Moniker International Art Fair on April 25th, which will be live until May 7, 2018.

The Heliotrope Foundation will hold an auction with Paddle 8 inside their booth. The Heliotrope Foundation was started by artist Caledonia Curry (aka Swoon) to help communities respond and heal after natural disasters and other urgent social crises.

Bespoke food and drinks by CIRCA Brewery including a one of a kind ‘Moniker’ Craft Beer on tap and a curated menu of street inspired foods.

Juxtapoz Magazine presents a Reading Room equipped with reading material and selected magazines from the history of Juxtapoz as a place to sit and relax at the fair.

Three days of curated talks, panel discussions and short films hosted by The Art Conference, an educational platform founded in London in 2016.

SOLD Magazine will conduct one on one interviews with artists and galleries at Moniker International Art Fair which will be broadcasted as live interviews and podcasts.


Saturday at 3pmMoniker presents The Rise and Fall of 5 Pointz, A look over the history and legacy of 5Pointz with New York graffiti artist Meres One.

Official fair After Party with Princess Nokia at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237),
May 5th & 6th at 6 pm

During the Fair days, visitors to Greenpoint Brooklyn will be invited to walk around the local area to visit the Moniker Outdoor Mural programme in partnership with The L.I.S.A Project. Internationally recognised artists such as D’FaceFaithXLVIIFinDac and Brusk will be leaving their mark on the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Thursday 3 May
 | VIP & Press Preview (Invite only):  3pm-5pm
Private View | 5pm-10pm | $25

Friday 4 May |  12pm-10pm | $15
Saturday 5 May |  12pm-8pm | $15
Sunday 6 May |  12pm-6pm | $15

Day by day:
Thursday May 3rd 2018
3pm - 10pm

3pm: Fair Opens for the VIP Collectors Preview & PRESS Preview
3:30pm: Directors Talk and Guided Tour of Moniker Art Fair with Fair Director, Tina Ziegler
5pm: Official Private View Opening of Moniker Art Fair
7:30pmLek & Sowat short film compilations screening in the lounge
10pm: Fair Closes

Friday May 4th 2018
Fair Opens
12:30pm: Curatorial Fair Tour and Walk through with Fair Director, Tina Ziegler
2:30pmStreet Heroines screening and panel discussion with Director, Alexandra Henry; Director of Photography, Diana Eliazov  and Executive Producer, Zarha Sherzad.
Street Heroines is a documentary film that looks at the courage and creativity of female graffiti and street artists from around the world. From New York City, where Lady Pink and Claw $$ paved the way for female artists to use the streets as canvas, to São Paulo and Mexico City, Street Heroines gives voice to women fighting social injustice with creativity in the male-dominated subculture.
4pm: Lek & Sowat short film compilations screening
6:30pmThe Art Conference x Moniker Friday Focus: Short film and Talk with Brooklyn Based street artist, Specter
Fair Closes

Saturday May 5th 2018
Fair Opens
1pm: A Change Game: Social Media and Selling Art, a curated panel discussion and talk hosted by Young Professionals in the Arts
3pm: The Legacy of 5 Pointz:  A look over the history and legacy of 5Pointz with New York graffiti artist Meres One and Renee Vara from Vara Art
8pm: Fair Closes
8 pm: Official fair afterparty with Princess Nokia at Elsewhere Brooklyn

Sunday May 6th 2018
Fair Opens
12:30pm - Back to Work: activating business through Art
Film screening and panel discussion with Headline Fair Partner, Kaspersky Lab about their passion and support for urban and street art.
Lek & Sowat short film compilations screening in the lounge
6pm: Fair Closes
8pmOfficial fair closing party with Princess Nokia at Elsewhere Brooklyn

2018 Exhibitors:
Galleries: Azart Gallery (USA), COX Gallery (France), Creative Debuts (UK), Heliotrope Foundation(USA), INSA (UK) Janet Lehr Fine Art (USA), Jewel Goodby Contemporary (UK), Jonathan Levine Projects (USA), Le Grand Jeu (France), Merc’art (Portugal), Nelly Duff (UK), Over the Influence (USA & Hong Kong), PDP Gallery (France), Roman Fine Art (USA), Spoke Art (USA), Superchief Gallery(USA), TAG Fine Arts (UK), Thinkspace Projects (USA), Vertical Gallery (USA), Vinyl on Vinyl (the Philippines), 5 Pointz Creates (USA), Open Studios: Egle Zvirblyte (Lithuania) ,Bom.K (France) Jose Miguel Mendez (Spain), Vermibus (Spain), Faith XLVII (South Africa), Derek Gores (California), ASVP(NYC)

Special featured artists: Icy & Sot (Iran) and Gabriel Specter (NYC)

Venue: Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 73 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

About Moniker International Art Fair

Now in its 9th year, Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Staged for the first time during New York’s most important art week in May, Moniker International Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

Moniker rallies against the familiar grind of the art fair season with a curated, experiential and immersive focus, creating unique settings for the display of artists and their work. With a proven track record of delivering a rich and varied program since its formation in 2010, the fair has grown significantly since its inception both in terms of audience and relevance.

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