Armory Show Releases "Very Curated" 2012 Exhibitor List

Armory Show Releases "Very Curated" 2012 Exhibitor List
The Armory Show has released its roster for 2012
(Courtesy the Armory Show)

‘Tis the season to announce art fair gallery lists. The Armory Show, New York’s most established art fair, released its highly anticipated roster today. The list was subject to much speculation in recent weeks not only because it was released later than usual but also because of New York’s rapidly changing art fair landscape, which is growing more rivalrous by the day. To keep up with the competition, the Armory Show has pared down its list by 25 percent, added a new solo projects section for young dealers, and tried to lure back a few big names had that defected in recent years.

So, how did they do? The fair boasts a few exciting 'gets.' Gallery Hyundai, from Korea, will return to the fair for the first time since 2004 with a presentation by Lee Ufan and Ai Weiwei. Munich's Galerie Thomas, New York's Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, and Düsseldorf's Galerie Ludorff will anchor the modern section. London’s Sprueth Magers will return for the first time in a decade, and New York’s Greene Naftali and David Zwirner have also come back into the fold. (Many New York galleries, including Naftali and Zwirner, are doing multiple hometown fairs in addition to maintaining a presence on the international fair circuit. A rep from David Zwirner estimated the gallery does a fair about once every two weeks.)   

A handful of big names, many of which will show with the debut edition of Frieze New York, are not returning to the piers. A number of these are European galleries, including Yvon Lambert, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Simon Lee Gallery, and White Cube. Bartolami and Murray Guy opted for one hometown March fair, eschewing the Armory to show at the scrappier Independent. While alliances continue to shift, however, a few familiar local names — CANADA and Rachel Uffner Gallery among them — remain unattached to any fair, meaning that they will probably anchor NADA’s debut New York fair in May, which reportedly plans to host approximately 50 galleries.

What can visitors expect from this new and improved Armory Show? “Art fairs have a tendency to go bigger and bigger, but our new mission is to make it more boutique, and give the galleries a larger footprint,” Armory managing director Noah Horowitz told ARTINFO. He noted that both Pier 92, devoted to modern art, and Pier 94, devoted to contemporary, received an architectural makeover from design firm Bade Stageberg Cox. The aisles will be wider, the VIP lounge will be twice the size, and a new farm-to-table restaurant aims to give the fair a more organic feel. A new media lounge, presented in partnership with the Moving Image video fair, will serve as a venue for screenings and panel discussions. Most booths will focus on presentations of fewer than four artists. “They won’t be trying to squeeze their entire program into the booth. These will be very curated,” Horowitz said.

View the full list of galleries participating in the Armory Show, which runs from March 8 to 11, below. 


Pier 94: Contemporary

AMBACH & RICE, Los Angeles

Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

Angles Gallery, Los Angeles

Baró Galeria, São Paulo

Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin



Peter Blum, New York

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo

Cardi Black Box, Milan

Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin

Corkin Gallery, Toronto

Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

Corvi-Mora, London

CRG Gallery, New York

Galerie Crone, Berlin

Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Dirimart, Istanbul

Durham Press, Durham

Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin

Eleven Rivington, New York

Derek Eller Gallery, New York

Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

Fredericks & Freiser, New York

Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

González y González, Santiago

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York

Greene Naftali, New York

Kavi Gupta, Chicago

Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Hales Gallery, London

Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin

Leila Heller Gallery/JAMM, New York, London, Kuwait

Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Galerie Hussenot, Paris

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

JGM. Galerie, Paris

Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo

Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

mike karstens, Münster

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt

Klosterfelde, Berlin

Leo Koenig Inc., New York

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Ai Kowada Gallery x hiromiyoshii, Tokyo

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul, New York

Josh Lilley, London

Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires

Lisson Gallery, London

Loevenbruck, Paris

Loock Galerie, Berlin

Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

Marlborough Chelsea, New York

Mendes Wood, São Paulo

Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Victoria Miro, London

Mixografia, Los Angeles

moniquemeloche, Chicago


Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York

Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles

Carolina Nitsch, New York

Nyehaus / Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul

Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome

Other Criteria, London

Parkett Publishers, New York

Pi Artworks, Istanbul

Pierogi, Brooklyn

P K M Gallery, Seoul

Poligrafa, Barcelona

Praz-Delavallade, Paris

RAMPA, Istanbul

Ratio 3, San Francisco

Regina Gallery, Moscow

Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo

Rokeby, London

Mary Ryan Gallery, New York

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Galeria SENDA, Barcelona

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

Bruce Silverstein, New York

Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon

Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Starkwhite, Auckland

Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Two Palms, New York

Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore

Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City

Max Wigram Gallery, London

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

David Zwirner, New York 


Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

Beaver Projects, Copenhagen

Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

Crystal, Stockholm

D.O.R., Oslo

Dortmund Bodega, Oslo


Fruit & Flower Deli, Stockholm

i8, Reykjavik

IMO, Copenhagen

Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Christian Larsen, Stockholm

NOPlace, Oslo

Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen

Galleri Christian Torp, Oslo

V1 Gallery, Copenhagen 


Solo Projects

Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima: Sandra Gamarra

Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles / Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York: Patrick Jackson

Horton Gallery, New York: Wallace Whitney

KS Art, New York: Jocelyn Hobbie

Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto: Mike Bayne

On Stellar Rays, New York: Clifford Owens

SEVENTEEN, London: Kate Owens

TEAPOT, Cologne: Christian Eisenberger

Van Horn, Düsseldorf: Jan Albers / Wendy White

Winkleman Gallery, New York: Jennifer Dalton


Not-For-Profit Section

Art Dealers Association of Canada, Toronto

Art in General, New York

The Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik / Overgaden., Copenhagen

New Museum, New York

Whitechapel Gallery, London 


Pier 92: Modern

Galerie A.L.F.A., Paris

Babcock Galleries, New York

James Barron Art, South Kent

Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York

Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy

Jonathan Boos, Bloomfield Village

Browse & Darby, London

Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, New York

Chowaiki & Co., New York

Crane Kalman Gallery, London

Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto

Danese, New York

DC Moore Gallery, New York

DIE GALERIE, Frankfurt

Peter Findlay Gallery, New York

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

Forum Gallery, New York

Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna

James Goodman Gallery, New York

HackelBury Fine Art, London

Hackett | Mill, San Francisco

Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

Hill Gallery, Birmingham

Hirschl & Adler, New York

Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York

Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

David Janis Gallery, New York

James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

David Klein Gallery, Birmingham

Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago

LEVY Galerie, Hamburg

Galerie Ludorff, Düsseldorf

Marlborough Gallery, New York

McCormick Gallery/Vallarino Fine Art, Chicago, New York

Mireille Mosler, New York

Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte

Richard Norton Gallery, Chicago

O'Hara Gallery, Inc., New York

Oriol Galeria d'Art, Barcelona

Pace Prints, New York

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York

Galleria Repetto, Acqui Terme

Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York

Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin

Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York

Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York

Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Sicardi Gallery, Houston

Sims Reed, London

Spanierman Modern, New York

Springer & Winckler Galerie, Berlin

Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York

John Szoke Editions, New York

Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

Tasende Gallery, La Jolla

Galerie Thomas, Munich

Leon Tovar Gallery, New York

Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York

Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm

Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia

D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York

Amy Wolf Fine Art and Elrick-Manley Fine Art, New York

Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York