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Since being founded in 2014 by David and Serenella Ciclitira, START Art Fair has helped springboard a wealth of exciting young talent and is now arguably the most international of contemporary art fairs with galleries and creatives from every continent, the event is widely known for showcasing tomorrow’s stars.

The fair continues to act as a snapshot of new art from around the world in an intimately sized event with the aim to help navigate critics and collectors through the rapidly growing geographical expansion of the art world.

In 2020 the event was the only art fair to go ahead as planned despite COVID-19, the team implemented social distancing, timed ticketed admission, a one-way route and strict safety measures resulting in an event attended by more than 6,500 collectors and art enthusiasts with zero reported cases of coronavirus.

Hosted in London’s Saatchi Gallery START remains an independent art fair, with a global audience. Complementing START’s ethos of presenting up and coming artists and galleries are a series of curated projects that reflect the Fair’s global agenda.

This year START Projects include Kpop.art featuring the artistic practice of two of Kpop’s biggest stars, The 2020 Global Eye Award winner, Spotlight Italia supported by the Italian Embassy, London, Southern Africa Eye and the Best of Cape Town, art, food and wine as well as the annual Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts graduate and winner of the Ciclitira Prize.

The entire START team looks forward to START 2021 at Saatchi Gallery and to this year’s fair being hugely successful in spite of adversity.

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