Moniker Art Fair | London’s Premiere Event for Contemporary Art


MONIKER ART FAIR, London’s premiere event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture, returns this October for its fourth annual edition in a brand new East London location – Brick Lane’s iconic Old Truman Brewery.

Moniker attracts some of the most renowned and talked about artists, galleries and curators from an increasingly diverse contemporary art movement, forged by its subversive and innovative spirit.

Over four days Moniker shines a spotlight on a generation of artists influenced by the urban environment and its related subcultures, showcasing established and emerging artists along with a creative programme of events including live painting, talks, tours, film screenings and exclusive art releases.

For the first time, MONIKER ART FAIR will be sharing its exhibition space with London’s leading artist-led fair – The Other Art Fair. Together they will form a major destination during London’s Autumn art week, showcasing a cross-section of artists to challenge the traditional art establishment.

Working with sixteen galleries, MONIKER ART FAIR will build on its growing reputation as a focal point for collectors, galleries, artists and enthusiasts to explore and discuss the multi-disciplinary art forms represented. Galleries confirmed for 2013 include London-based STOLEN SPACE, who represent celebrated artists D*Face and Shepard Fairey, Netherlands LOOK FOR ART who will bring the much-admired duo The London Police back to UK shores, and HANG UP GALLERY who will sell new works by Mark Powell, Joe Webb and Magnus Gjoen, as well as secondary market Banksy works.


DAVID SHILLINGLAW at MONIKER ART FAIR 2013 from arlen figgis on Vimeo.


As ever, Moniker will retain its experiential focus, in contrast to the traditional art fair format. Trademark ‘artist project spaces’ – now a common feature of art fairs across the globe – will once again punctuate the fair, with politically charged artist Beejoir set to recreate an Apocalypse Now-style bunker to house various works, London-based artists Jo Peel and David Shillinglaw both creating site-specific installations, and world-renowned 3D street painter Leon Keer producing one of his painstaking and perspective-defying artworks in nearby Ely’s Yard.

JEALOUS PRINT STUDIOS return again to host live screen printing, with limited edition prints and affordable editions created and signed by artists on site, whilst ALTERNATIVE LONDON will lead street art tours of the surrounding area and fair walk-throughs with their resident experts.

To supplement the artworks and installations, Moniker will present a series of topical talks, discussions and screenings, with artists, curators and gallerists invited to discuss and debate the burning issues and main talking points currently facing the movement.

Since its inaugural year in 2010, Moniker has championed numerous artists who have gone on to become key players in the contemporary art world , including the likes of Ben Eine, Herakut, and Polly Morgan. This next edition of MONIKER ART FAIR promises to cement its reputation as a leading, taste-making and opinion-forming touchstone in the annual art calendar.


We present you a small sample of what you will see at the MONIKER ART FAIR.

Deedee Cheriel
Deedee Cheriel
Greg Lamarche
Greg Lamarche
Greg Lamarche
Stanley Donwood - Anaheim courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
Stanley Donwood - Intolerance courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
Stanley Donwood - Metallic Manhattan courtesy of TAG Fine Arts Lrg
Stanley Donwood - The End courtesy of TAG Fine Arts


Editor’s Notes:

Moniker Art Fair 2013: October 17 – 20 2013
Opening night press preview: 17 October from 5-7pm
Old Truman Brewery
Brick Lane
London E1 6QL


List of Exhibiting Galleries:

Stolen Space (UK)
Look for Art (Netherlands)
Tag Fine Art (UK)
Artaz (Greece)
Scream Editions (UK)
Andenken Gallery (Netherlands)
Coates and Scarry (UK)
Souled Out Studios (Thailand)
Hang Up Gallery (UK)
Jealous Gallery (UK)
St. Art Gallery (Netherlands)

For more information, image & interview requests, please contact Stephanie Knox or Emma Pettit at Margaret_ [email protected] / [email protected] +44 (0)20 7923 2861


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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