It is no news that African art has witnessed a season of flourishing. International galleries have learned to embrace those who create and interpret traditional aesthetics, socio-economic realities, diverse beauty and navigating mental health crises in their community. Today, we take you through a journey of discovery to…

In light of the recent announcement by the National British Museum to return some Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. An online database has been created, called Digital Benin. This online platform highlights and catalogs the bronzes that are all over the world. The known origin of the Benin Bronzes…

Every year, ARTnews releases a Top 200 Collectors List. Highlighting the collector’s profiles from across the world and the art genre of their interest. This year, a few collectors from Africa made the list. Check them out below; Louis Norval – Cape Town, South Africa Genre: Contemporary African…

One of the biggest art events in Dakar, Senegal is returning for its 11th edition. It will take place from November 25 to 11 December 2022. Partcours will open its doors to 30 different establishments to showcase their talents. An array of art forms including; painting, sculpture, architecture,…

Art season is in full swing in Lagos, Nigeria. The 13th edition of the Lagos Photo Festival is taking place. The theme; “Remember Me – Liberated Bodies, Charged Objects”, Opened on October 29, in Alliance Francaise/Mike Adenuga Center, Ikoyi, Lagos, and it will still run till 12 November.…

The biggest annual art fair in West Africa rounded up this Sunday. Galleries from within the host country, Nigeria, and those from far across the world were all in attendance. In fact: 110 artists represented by 31 different galleries made it the largest edition of the international fair…

In this spotlight series, we interview and showcase artists and their work to our community AFIKARIS Gallery presents Figures of Power, a joint exhibition of rising Nigerian artist John Madu and Senegalese artist Ousmane Niang. On view from July 10—August 14, 2021, this new exhibition, the first in France for both artists,…

In this spotlight series, we interview and showcase artists and their work to our community Noldor Artist Residency is Ghana’s first independent arts residency and fellowship program for contemporary African artists, located in Accra, Ghana. Founded by contemporary African art specialist, social entrepreneur and philanthropist Joseph Awuah-Darko, the new senior and…

In this spotlight series, we interview and showcase artists and their work to our community Misheck Masamvu explores and comments on the socio-political setting of post- independence Zimbabwe, and draws attention to the impact of economic policies that sustain political mayhem. Masamvu raises questions and ideas around the…

In conversation with Collins Obijiaku, a young self-taught artist that lives and works in Suleja, capital of Niger State, Nigeria; I am able to gain insight into his personality and how creating art is a form of escape for him. The artist talks about how he used to…

Pitka was born in 1940 and grew up in Mpumalanga, South Africa. During the apartheid era Ntuli was arrested and made a political prisoner until 1978, when international pressure forced his release. Thus he embarked on a prodigious career in exile. Since completing a Master of Fine Arts,…

WEST AFRICA YINKA SHONIBARE, CBE Questions with Yinka Shonibare, CBE. Yinka Shonibare is a British-Nigerian contemporary artist known for his sculptural installations that explore issues of Post-colonialism. Shonibare’s work explores issues of race and class through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and film. Shonibare questions the meaning…

With the recent protests that began in America and has caused black communities all over the world to fight for justice, we recognise the importance of these battles we face. Sometimes words are not enough, action is needed. Representation, visibility and wealth, these are a few things that…

In the words of Hans Ulrich Obrist, “Today, curating as a profession means at least four things. It means to preserve, in the sense of safeguarding the heritage of art. It means to be the selector of new work. It means to connect to art history. And it…