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It's a huge drop from the nearly 200 galleries that participated in 2019.

Red Grooms, The Bus (1995). Mixed media. Exhibition view: Marlborough, Spotlight section, Frieze New York 2019. Photo by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Bower/Frieze.

Just 66 galleries will exhibit at Frieze New York when the fair takes place at The Shed in Manhattan for the first time from 5 to 9 May. In 2019, nearly 200 galleries exhibited at the fair's former location on Randalls Island.

That a physical fair is taking place at all is something of a surprise given an uptick in Covid-19 cases in the city. An average of 16,424 new cases per day have been reported in New York over the past week, an increase of 42 percent from the average two weeks earlier, according to the New York Times. Vaccines are being administered in the city but currently only those aged 65 or over or working in high risk professions are eligible.

Frieze New York was cancelled last year but 200 galleries joined the digital Frieze Viewing Room, where sales exceeded galleries' expectations. Frieze Viewing Room will again take place in parallel to the physical fair.

'I am hopeful that Frieze New York 2021 at The Shed will be a spark to re-ignite our collective creative spirit in New York City this spring,' said Loring Randolph, Director of Programming, Frieze New York.

She noted that the fair coincides with 'great exhibitions planned to open throughout the city, including: Deana Lawson's Hugo Boss prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Yayoi Kusama's exhibition "Cosmic Nature" at the New York Botanical Gardens, and El Museo del Barrio's first triennial, a national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art.'

In addition to major galleries such as Gagosian, David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Pace Gallery, participants include 12 galleries who have been active for 10 years or fewer. These younger galleries will each present one artist as part of the fair's Frame section.

Additional programming details such as the participants in Frieze Talks and the nominees of the 2021 Frieze Artist Award will be announced in the coming months, Frieze said.

The full list of participating galleries is included below.

Participating galleries

Miguel Abreu Gallery
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
James Cohan
Massimo De Carlo
Donald Ellis Gallery
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel
François Ghebaly
Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Alexander Gray Associates
Kavi Gupta
Hauser & Wirth
Xavier Hufkens
Gallery Hyundai
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Jhaveri Contemporary
Casey Kaplan
Sean Kelly Gallery
Tina Keng Gallery
Tina Kim Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Lehmann Maupin
David Lewis
Lisson Gallery
Luhring Augustine
Matthew Marks Gallery
Mendes Wood DM
Victoria Miro
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
The Modern Institute
mor charpentier
Nature Morte
Pace Gallery
Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Parrasch Heijnen
Peres Projects
Proyectos Ultravioleta
Thaddaeus Ropac
Salon 94
Esther Schipper
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Vielmetter Los Angeles
White Cube
David Zwirner

Frame galleries (featured artist)
Barro (Agustina Woodgate)
Château Shatto (Zeinab Saleh)
Clima (Dana Lok)
Company Gallery (Wang Shui)
Bridget Donahue (Olga Balema)
Gordon Robichaux (Otis Houston Jr.)
Hannah Hoffman (Olga Balema)
Instituto de Visión (Wilson Díaz)
Galeria Bruno Múrias (Henrique Pavão)
PM8 / Francisco Salas (Elena Narbutaitė)
Unit 17 (Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill)
Wilding Cran Gallery (Karon Davis) —[O]

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