Frieze Week Radio Specials 2019

This year the Frieze Week Specials ran from 23-27th September, with exciting new and return guests on air, on digital radio and online.

The Frieze Week Specials examine the major art fairs at Regent’s Park as well as the breadth of satellite events brought to fruit solely because of the Frieze Art Fair drawing a large international crowd, for art week 2019 across London.

Produced and presented by artist Fari Bradley, drawing on her panel hosting and 5 years of Frieze Projects experience, when ResonanceFM would broadcast to FM, from within the fair.



Leyla Fakhr, freelance curator and mentor for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize discusses the art prize opening at Saatchi this week.

Alys Williams, Founding Director of Vitrine Gallery, Bermondsey, London on their presence in the Frieze Sculpture Park two years in a row, as well as the gallery space during Frieze Week.

Eugenie Dolberg, director of The Ridley Road Social Club working with Edge of Arabia for Frieze open a new centre on the Ridley Road market, and launch an EoA project about Iraq for Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.

Christine Takengny, a Curator and writer at Contemporary Arts Society, on the yearly Frieze purchase and gifting to a regional arts museum in the UK, as well as CAS talk programming at Frieze Masters.



Today’s show was guest-produced by Pierre D’Alancaissez, founder and director of Waterside Contemporary (now wednesday (, drawing in his background in finance as well as curating.

Kathrin Böhm, artist and creator of projects such as Company Drinks, on her yearly Frieze Commission to the bring the London community project to Frieze Contemporary.

Artist Ruth Beale, co-founder of The Alternative School of Economics on their various projects bringing art and new ideas in economy together.

Hilary Koob Sassen, a sculptor and filmmaker and singer of the band The Errorists (not the metal band). On his visions for the future, and commissioned with TBA Academy.




Niamh Coghlan, director at Richard Saltoun, London discusses artist Jagoda Buic, on show at Frieze Masters this year, and the Italian feminism duo show and performances at the gallery space opening during Frieze.

Nayrouz Tatanaki, director at Lisson Gallery, London; on the Susan Hiller and Joyce Pensato presentations at Frieze Masters and Contemporary, both of whom were unexpectedly deceased in 2019.

Cleo Roberts, a writer for Frieze Magazine and Art Asia Pacific on her contributions to Great Women Artists, published by Phaidon and her various articles and art reviews.



Guests were Hettie Judah, senior art critic at the British daily paper The I; discusses her very recent book Art London by Phaidon, and her research.

Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, CEO of Vastari a technology company facilitating exhibition loans and tours; on what’s on this year around London.

Louise O’Kelly, director of performance art commissioning body Block Universe – currently curating DRAF performances for Frieze 2019 comments on performance as a medium, and on the DRAF programme.

Thom O’Nions, ex-director of Supplement Gallery and now Director at the Sunday Art Fair discusses the free fair at Baker Street, and the focus section for 2019.