Art Basel reveals line-up of 284 of the world’s leading galleries for its 2023 edition in Basel by undefined

Press Release


Art Basel reveals line-up of 284 of the world’s leading galleries for its 2023 edition in Basel, plus a participatory, site-specific installation by Latifa Echakhch on the city's Messeplatz

  • With 284 leading galleries from 36 countries and territories, Art Basel will once again bring together the international art world for a premier edition of its flagship fair
  • 21 galleries from across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas join the fair for the first time
  • Renowned Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch will activate Basel’s Messeplatz with an expansive installation curated by Samuel Leuenberger, curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector
  • Extending beyond the fair, Basel's world-class cultural institutions will stage an exciting program of exhibitions and events throughout the week
  • Art Basel, whose Global Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at Messe Basel from June 15 to 18, 2023, with Preview Days on June 13 and 14

For its 2023 edition in Basel, Art Basel will bring together 284 leading international galleries to present the highest quality artworks across all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early-twentieth-century Modern pioneers to contemporary practitioners. A strong line-up of galleries from across Europe will be joined by new and returning exhibitors from around the world. 

The 2023 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 21 first-time participants, including three galleries entering directly into the main Galleries sector of the show: blank projects from Cape Town, Empty Gallery from Hong Kong and Offer Waterman from London. 18 galleries will join the fair for the first time in the Feature and Statements sectors.

First-time exhibitors in Feature:

  • acb (Budapest)
  • David Castillo (Miami)
  • Thomas Erben Gallery (New York)
  • Gajah Gallery (Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Singapore)
  • M77 Gallery (Milan)
  • Martos Gallery (New York)
  • Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt)
  • Galerie Bene Taschen (Cologne)

First-time exhibitors in Statements:

  • Broadway (New York)
  • Cooper Cole (Toronto)
  • Gaga (Mexico City and Los Angeles)
  • Hua International (Beijing and Berlin)
  • Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai)
  • LC Queisser (Tbilisi)
  • Kendra Jayne Patrick (Bern and New York)
  • sans titre (Paris)
  • SMAC Art Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Stellenbosch)
  • Soft Opening (London)


Art Basel will also stage a site-specific presentation by Moroccan, Swiss-based sculptor and installation artist Latifa Echakhch on the city’s Messeplatz, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Curator for Parcours, Art Basel's sector for site-specific works. Echakhch, who represented Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, has a long tradition of working with deconstructed stages – the symbol of wreckage and ruins – to uncover the hope and possibilities that lie within them. A sprawling superstructure situated in the Messeplatz will act as the backdrop for a series of live concerts and performances organized in collaboration with Luc Meier, Director of La Becque Artist Residency. The musical acts interrogate the fundamentals of sound and music-making as a shared experience between the artist and the audience. Beyond the performances, the various islands and stage settings will be available for the public to sing, recite poetry, share knowledge, or simply come to rest.

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