17 February 2021: A pair of Mayfair townhouses are being converted into Frieze’s first permanent London outpost, No 9 Cork Street, which will host exhibitions from galleries outside of the capital.
In the wake of cancelled art and design fairs around the world, Frieze hopes the space will help galleries boost their presence outside their home countries. Architecture firm Matheson Whitely is overseeing the conversion of two buildings to create the gallery, which will span 600 sqm over three floors.
Galleries can either hire the space for four-week-long exhibitions or use it to host talks, screenings and other events. Priority goes to Frieze exhibitors, and there’s a discount available for younger organisations or those focused on emerging artists. Prices start at £29,200 for No 9 Cork Street’s smaller gallery, with the space set to open October 2021.