Dream African Art !

Let’s imagine what a dream African art collection would be ♥️ share the pieces you would own in your wildest dreams!

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Billie Zangewa: Using samples of vibrant silk, the artist hand sews her sprightly embroideries who take inspiration from contemporary life scenes. Some sort of extraordinary textile diary. Born in 1973 in Malawi, Billie Zangewa lives and works in Johannesburg.
Galerie Daniel Templon
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Toyin Ojih Odutola is best known for her multimedia drawings and works on paper, which explore the malleability of identity and the possibilities in visual story-telling. I especially adore when she uses pastels.
Jack Shainman Gallery
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Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (b. 1980 in Mochudi, Botswana, she currently lives between South Africa and Canada)
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Omar Ba (b. 1977 in Senegal, Omar Ba lives and works in Dakar and New York)
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Slimen El Kamel: Nurtured in the popular narrative, his colorful narrative paintings reference myths and daily life of Northern Africa.
Sulger-Buel Gallery
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Malick Sidibé was a photographer known for his black-and-white images chronicling the exuberant lives and culture, often of youth, in his native Bamako, Mali in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. His most famous one, "Nuit de Noel", is also my favorite. Sidibé was born in Mali in 1936, where he was based.
MAGNIN-A
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Admire Kamudzengerere (b. 1981, Harare, Zimbabwe)
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Lebohang Kganye was 20 years old when her mother passed. A couple of years later, while looking at photos taken before she was born, she realized she still had her mother’s clothes and could re-enact those snapshots, literally putting herself in her mum’s young self’s shoes. She is from South Africa.
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Chioma Ebinama is a Nigerian-American artist interested in how animism, mythology, and precolonial philosophies - her works present a space to articulate a vision of freedom outside of Western social and political paradigms. Her ethereal figurative drawings explore themes of identity, femininity, metamorphosis, and the natural world. Her practice is centered around watercolors on paper, which explore drawing and visual narrative as a meditative practice and tool for self-liberation.