Texas Contemporary: Houston’s Display of Modern Art

The sixth edition of Texas Contemporary returns to Houston on September 29, with the usual unexpected crop of contemporary artworks from 65 local, national and international gallery partnerships at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It will remain open until October 2.


Over six extraordinary years, Texas Contemporary has grown so much that Houston is now recognised as an international influencer and a powerful representation of the artistic patronage that is so inherent to the city.

Joining the fair’s sixty­five top local, national, and international galleries for this year’s fair are New York City’s ZIEHERSMITH and Henrique Faria Fine Art, both making their Texas Contemporary debut this fall. Galeria Enrique Guerrero returns to build on the gallery’s success as a participant of last year’s The Other Mexico focus section. Also returning to Texas Contemporary are Manhattan’s Other Criteria and Joseph Gross Gallery, New Orleans’ JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, and Montreal ­based Galerie Nicolas Robert along with Houston tastemakers Moody Gallery, Barbara Davis Gallery, and David Shelton Gallery.


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Baker Sponder Gallery: Donald Martiny ‘Shudit’



Texas Contemporary will again partner with Houston’s top cultural institutions and patrons, including a new collaboration with Gensler, the designer of this year’s VIP lounge and cafe, and the renewal of long­standing partnerships with MFAH, The Asia Society, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, FotoFest, and DiverseWorks, among others. Chaired by John Thrash and Becca Cason Thrash, the fair’s opening night will benefit close partner Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The fair will also collaborate with Gracie Cavnar’s foundation Recipe for Success.

Duane Reed Gallery: Garrett Nova Central



The fair’s sixth edition marks the return of Texas Contemporary’s celebrated focus section The Other Mexico, this year featuring five emerging spaces from four different cities ­ Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, and Monterrey ­including Parallel Oaxaca, Lulu, and Fifi Projects. It is produced in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Houston, and Houston’s Department of Cultural Affairs, highlighting Houston’s special ties to the galleries, artists, collectors, and tastemakers of Mexico and South America.

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FIFI PROJECTS: Exhibition View de Abstraction And Nothing show



Art Market Productions is a Brooklyn-based production firm owned and operated by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause. Working alongside a talented and passionate network of dealers, curators, and arts professionals, Art Market Productions is proud to present forward thinking, progressive, and successful events across the United States.

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Jonathan Ferrara Gallery: Ascension In The Mind Of Voltaire by Margaret Evangeline

Need to know:

  • Location
    • George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010
  • Hours
    • Opening Night Preview Thursday, September 29 | 6pm – 10pm
    • Public Fair Hours Friday, September 30 | 11am ­ 7pm Saturday, October 1 | 11am ­ 7pm Sunday, October 2 | 12pm ­ 6pm
      Learn more at txcontemporary.com
  • Buy tickets here


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Pictured at top: MORTON FINE ART: Vonn Sumner Neo Byzantine

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