Call for Artists

Open Call Artrooms 2018

10 May 2017

Held in high esteem from participating artists and attendees, and with record-breaking sales on its third edition, Artrooms team is currently working towards its 4th edition and eagerly awaiting for the artists applications. For Founder Cristina Cellini Antonini: “Artrooms’ aim is to facilitate the quest for galleries and collectors to find tomorrow’s next big star”. Nonetheless, the fair is already fulfilling its purpose, in its last edition artists were selected by several galleries and acquired by important corporate collections.

Artrooms is the only fair in the world offering free exhibition space to independent artists looking to emerge into the London Art Market and eager to be scouted by art galleries. If you are an artist and wish to be part of Artrooms, we invite you to apply to the 2018 edition. Applications are now open!  

The deadline to apply for the 2018 edition is end of June 2017.


“An Open Letter to the Art Collector”

We also invite artists to join the “An Open Letter to the Art Collector” project which explores the relationship between the artist and art collectors. The project started on the Artrooms 2017 edition and it is a series of experiments, installations and essays investigating the complexity of the relationship between the artist and the collector. Artists around the world are invited to write a letter to express their ideas, feelings, experiences and maybe expectations towards the imaginary of the collector, the letter can be anything that the artist establish as one, there are no limits. The most interesting letters will be selected for an installation and/or other publication. If you are interested in being part of the project, please send us your kind of letter (hand-written/ hand-done or creatively-done) until the 15 of September 2017 to Artrooms Fair Ltd c/o Collective, 110 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 2LS.



“Call for Curators”

On the other hand, the “Call for Curators” is the leading light for Artrooms’ next edition. It is a fantastic opportunity for 8 emerging curators under the age of 30 to work with Artrooms. We are looking for curators that have the ability to develop a site-responsive project but also capable of presenting a proposal that is conceptually rigorous and focus on projects or innovative themes that are engaging and relevant to the concept of Artrooms. In addition to be working with us during the fair, our chosen curators will also take their places on our prestigious Selection Committee and write an essay for the Artrooms 2018 catalogue. Closing date for applications is 15 June 2017.

For receiving more information about applying to Artrooms 2018 edition, the Call for Curators and the Artrooms “An Open Letter to the Art Collector” project, email and follow @artroomslondon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

From Artrooms to the Venice Biennale

We are thrilled to announce that Artrooms 2017 artists are stepping up and leaving a mark in the international art market.

Artists Zoi Pappa and Maria Giovanna Morelli (aka Collettivo Instabile) have been selected among the 125 artists that will be exhibiting and competing for The Laguna Prize at the Arsenale in Venice this March 2017. The Arte Laguna Prize is an internationally renowned art award that, in the same spirit as Artrooms Art Fair, aims to enhance the contemporary art world.

To see Zoi Pappa’s work head to and for Maria Giovanna Morelli go to For more information about the Arte Laguna Prize go to

Also, Felix Baudenbacher’s show at the Exhibitionist Hotel will open on the 14th of March, while artist Ilsa Brittain has been selected by curator Monica Colussi for the “Kanojo”show at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Motor Village UK. To learn more about the artists, visit and .

For more news about Artrooms artists, and about submitting an application for Artrooms 2018, please follow @artroomslondon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.