“1-54” fair showcases the most outstanding contemporary African artists

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place in London for the 11th consecutive year over four days, from 12 to 15 October 2023. Billed as the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, 1-54 London 2023 will host more than 60 international exhibitors, the largest number […]

Nigeria reveals plans for Venice Biennale 2024 pavilion

Nigeria has lifted the veil on plans for its pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale, which will take place from 20 April to 24 November 2024. This will be the country’s second time at the event, following its inclusion in the fifty-seventh edition in 2017. Curated by Nigerian-British art historian Aindrea Emelife, who is curator […]

Yassmin Forte among winners of the Contemporary AfricanPhotography Prize

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Mozambican photographer Yassin Forte is among the five winners of the CAPPrize, an international award for Contemporary African Photography 2023, withthe work entitled “this is a story about my family”, with photographic collage.The photographer takes a journey to her roots to reflect on the effects ofcolonialism and migration on her family history (as can be […]

Ethiopians return to unrestricted internet use after 5-month lockdown

After five months of blocking access, the Government of Ethiopia has lifted internet restrictions on major social media platforms. Services such as Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, TikTok and YouTube were all affected by the restrictions initially imposed on February 9th, 2023. The measure was imposed in response to anti-government protests stemming from tensions within the Ethiopian […]

Black Rock 2023-2024 welcomes 16 artists in residence in Senegal

The Black Rock residency programme in Senegal will host a group of 16 artistsfrom different practices from around the world in the edition starting in August2023 until May 2024.The residency will host the artists in differentiated periods lasting from one tothree months, at the Black Rock complex in the capital Dakar, which offersmulti-storey flats and […]