AFRICA GUEST OF HONOUR

AFRICA GUEST Of HONOUR

In 2017, Art Paris Art Fair puts the spotlight on Africa

Under the leadership of cultural consultant and independent exhibition curator, Marie-Ann Yemsi, the invitation of Africa as guest of honour highlights a previously-unseen perspective of contemporary African artistic horizons, as well as other visions of purely African or wider-ranging influences.

Spread across the different sections of the fair, around twenty galleries from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Tunisia and Europe showcase the talented emerging generation of artists from both the African continent itself and its diaspora (Billie Zangewa, Garethy Nyandoro, Mohau Modisakeng, Moffat Takadiwa, Mario Macilau, Bili Bidjocka....)

On top of the galleries that are part of the focus, around ten western galleries have chosen to show the work of their African artists, in particular the Senegalese artist Omar Ba (Galerie Daniel Templon), South African Kendell Geers (ADN Galeria), and the artists represented by Magnin-A (Chéri Samba, Bodys Isek Kingelez...). In total, almost 70 artists will be presented by the participating galleries.

A very complete events programme will accompany our exploration of this continent in a state of artistic effervescence: A selection of videos entitled Les territoires du corps will be screened at the Grand Palais. These films explore the work of artists for whom the body is both the subject of their questioning and the means of expression of their art. The Colonie is “a new space designed to encourage free and independent thinking” created by the artist Kader Attia. It will host a day of conferences and meetings that will bring together key cultural figures who are committed to the promotion of artists from Africa and members of the African diaspora.

The VIP programme Springtime in Paris invites professionals and guest collectors to make the most of an ‘African spring’ in the museums of Paris. As part of its festival 100% Afriques, La Villette will showcase every aspect of contemporary African creation and put on an exhibition, Afriques Capitales, curated by Simon Njami. In collaboration with Hans Lemmen, an exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature will feature South African artist Roger Ballen, whereas the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac will be exploring L’Afrique des routes. The Musée Dapper has lent its walls to the Senegalese artist Soly Cissé, whereas the Galerie des Galeries hosts Le jour qui vient, an exhibition curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi, which promises an encounter with a whole new generation of African artists and echoes the fair’s special focus.

Galleries :
50 Golborne, London
Afriart, Kampala
Afronova, Johannesburg
Agence à Paris, Paris
ARTCO, Aachen
Art Twenty One, Lagos
Atiss Gallery, Dakar
Ed Cross fine art, London
ELA -Espaço Arte Luanda, Luanda
Galerie El Marsa, Tunis / Dubai
Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
Magnin-A, Paris
Galerie MAM, Douala
October, London
Omenka Gallery, Lagos
Tiwani Contemporary, London
Tyburn Gallery, London
Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town/ Johannesburg

Seni Camara  Sans titre , 1992 Sculpture 121 x 35 x 25 cm Magnin-A, Paris
  • Seni Camara Sans titre , 1992 Sculpture 121 x 35 x 25 cm Magnin-A, Paris
Nico Krijno  Sculpture Study Figure 2, 2015 Photographie 50 x 41 x 3 cm The Ravestijn Gallery
  • Nico Krijno Sculpture Study Figure 2, 2015 Photographie 50 x 41 x 3 cm The Ravestijn Gallery
Patrick Joël Tatcheda Yonkeu  Abyssinie, 2016 Peinture, Mixed media 50 x 70 cm Galerie MAM, Douala
  • Patrick Joël Tatcheda Yonkeu Abyssinie, 2016 Peinture, Mixed media 50 x 70 cm Galerie MAM, Douala
Ayana V. Jackson  Don't look at me / Why ? - série Archival Impulse, 2013 Photographie 84 x 78 cm Baudoin Lebon
  • Ayana V. Jackson Don't look at me / Why ? - série Archival Impulse, 2013 Photographie 84 x 78 cm Baudoin Lebon
Billie Zangewa, Every Woman, 2017, Silk Taperstry - Afronova Gallery
  • Billie Zangewa, Every Woman, 2017, Silk Taperstry - Afronova Gallery
Moke  Sans titre , 1978 Peinture 90 x 140 cm Magnin-A, Paris
  • Moke Sans titre , 1978 Peinture 90 x 140 cm Magnin-A, Paris
Chéri Samba Si toutes les étoiles brillaient , 2016 Peinture 135 x 200 cm Magnin-A, Paris
  • Chéri Samba Si toutes les étoiles brillaient , 2016 Peinture 135 x 200 cm Magnin-A, Paris
Sadikou Oukpedjo  Mue #12, 2017 Technique mixte sur toile 155 x 135 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury , Abidjan
  • Sadikou Oukpedjo Mue #12, 2017 Technique mixte sur toile 155 x 135 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury , Abidjan
Aliou Diack  Sambara, 2016 Peinture 130 x 220 cm Galerie ATISS, Dakar
  • Aliou Diack Sambara, 2016 Peinture 130 x 220 cm Galerie ATISS, Dakar
Conrad Botes  Trouble in Paradise I, 2016 Oeuvres sur papier 50 x 70 cm Huberty & Breyne Gallery
  • Conrad Botes Trouble in Paradise I, 2016 Oeuvres sur papier 50 x 70 cm Huberty & Breyne Gallery
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga  Chemi Chemi- Springs that Nurture, 2014 Sculpture 264 x 183 x 117 cm October Gallery
  • Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga Chemi Chemi- Springs that Nurture, 2014 Sculpture 264 x 183 x 117 cm October Gallery
Jems Robert Koko Bi No man's land #1, 2016 Bois de teck 39 x 19 x 25 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
  • Jems Robert Koko Bi No man's land #1, 2016 Bois de teck 39 x 19 x 25 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Atef Maatallah  Afala Yandhoroun , 2014 Oeuvres sur papier, Dessin 40 x 150 cm ELMARSA Gallery, Tunis
  • Atef Maatallah Afala Yandhoroun , 2014 Oeuvres sur papier, Dessin 40 x 150 cm ELMARSA Gallery, Tunis
Monsengo Shula  La révolution numérique, 2016 Peinture 1,242 South-East
  • Monsengo Shula La révolution numérique, 2016 Peinture 1,242 South-East
El Anatsui  Focus, 2015 Installation 284 x 320 cm October Gallery , londres
  • El Anatsui Focus, 2015 Installation 284 x 320 cm October Gallery , londres
Nathalie Bikoro  Red Hands White Feet, 2011 Oeuvres sur papier 30 x 21 cm Omenka Gallery, Lagos
  • Nathalie Bikoro Red Hands White Feet, 2011 Oeuvres sur papier 30 x 21 cm Omenka Gallery, Lagos
Cameron Platter  Purpl Monster, 2015 Sculpture 120 x 150 x 50 cm Galerie Ernst Hilger
  • Cameron Platter Purpl Monster, 2015 Sculpture 120 x 150 x 50 cm Galerie Ernst Hilger
Bili Bidjocka  Dis-ambiguation , 2012 Mixed media 50 x 50 cm L'Agence à Paris
  • Bili Bidjocka Dis-ambiguation , 2012 Mixed media 50 x 50 cm L'Agence à Paris
Eria Sane Nsubuga  Passion of the Christ, 2016 Dessin 70 x 100 cm Afriart Gallery Kampala
  • Eria Sane Nsubuga Passion of the Christ, 2016 Dessin 70 x 100 cm Afriart Gallery Kampala
Boris Nzebo  Arrête de mentir, 2016 Mixed media 150 x 150 cm Galerie MAM, Douala
  • Boris Nzebo Arrête de mentir, 2016 Mixed media 150 x 150 cm Galerie MAM, Douala
Mario Macilau  Untitled, Faith Series , 2016 Photographie 80 x 120 x 10 cm Ed Cross Fine Art, londres
  • Mario Macilau Untitled, Faith Series , 2016 Photographie 80 x 120 x 10 cm Ed Cross Fine Art, londres
Olalekan Jeyifous, Onions are My Husband, 2016, Oeuvres sur papier 56 x 76 cm, 50 Golborne, Londres
  • Olalekan Jeyifous, Onions are My Husband, 2016, Oeuvres sur papier 56 x 76 cm, 50 Golborne, Londres
Hicham Benohoud La Salle de Classe, 2002 Photographie 60 x 50 cm Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
  • Hicham Benohoud La Salle de Classe, 2002 Photographie 60 x 50 cm Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
Joel Mpah-Dooh  Nothing to see, nothing to say, 2013 Mixed media 60 x 57 cm - Omenka Gallery, Lagos
  • Joel Mpah-Dooh Nothing to see, nothing to say, 2013 Mixed media 60 x 57 cm - Omenka Gallery, Lagos
Emo de Medeiros  Saint Jmanbatis, 2016 Photographie 150 x 100 cm 50 Golborne, Londres
  • Emo de Medeiros Saint Jmanbatis, 2016 Photographie 150 x 100 cm 50 Golborne, Londres
Ousmane Sow  Couple de lutteurs corps à corps, 2005 Sculpture 85 x 50 x 60 cm Bogéna Galerie
  • Ousmane Sow Couple de lutteurs corps à corps, 2005 Sculpture 85 x 50 x 60 cm Bogéna Galerie
Delio Jasse, Terreno Ocupado, 2014, Photographie - Tiwani Contemporary
  • Delio Jasse, Terreno Ocupado, 2014, Photographie - Tiwani Contemporary
Franck Abd-Bakar Fanny  Série Another Day Without You, 2013 Photographie 78 x 140 cm Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan
  • Franck Abd-Bakar Fanny Série Another Day Without You, 2013 Photographie 78 x 140 cm Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan
Mohau Modisakeng  Lefa 2 II, 2016 Photographie 170 x 150 cm WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
  • Mohau Modisakeng Lefa 2 II, 2016 Photographie 170 x 150 cm WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Pedro Pires  Here#1, 2017 Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 76 x 56 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte, Luanda
  • Pedro Pires Here#1, 2017 Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 76 x 56 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte, Luanda
Paul Ndema  Sans titre , 2016 Peinture 120 x 120 cm L'Agence à Paris
  • Paul Ndema Sans titre , 2016 Peinture 120 x 120 cm L'Agence à Paris
Virginia Chihota, Kuzvirwisa (Fighting Self), 2016, Oeuvres sur papier 180 x 130 cm - Tiwani Contemporary
  • Virginia Chihota, Kuzvirwisa (Fighting Self), 2016, Oeuvres sur papier 180 x 130 cm - Tiwani Contemporary
Kapela Paulo The Best Is Yet To Come, 2017 Peinture, Installation, Oeuvres sur papier, Dessin, Mixed media 180 x 3000 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte, Luanda
  • Kapela Paulo The Best Is Yet To Come, 2017 Peinture, Installation, Oeuvres sur papier, Dessin, Mixed media 180 x 3000 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte, Luanda
Afi Nayo  Pour la Joie, 2012 Sculpture, Installation 40 x 40 x 40 cm Galerie ATISS, Dakar
  • Afi Nayo Pour la Joie, 2012 Sculpture, Installation 40 x 40 x 40 cm Galerie ATISS, Dakar
Gareth Nyandoro Kuguruguda Stambo (Hypnotic Lollipop Eaters), 2015 Peinture, Mixed media 260 x 410 x 110 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
  • Gareth Nyandoro Kuguruguda Stambo (Hypnotic Lollipop Eaters), 2015 Peinture, Mixed media 260 x 410 x 110 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
Marion Boehm  SPIRITUAL DANCER, 2016 168 x 119 cm ARTCO Gallery, Aachen
  • Marion Boehm SPIRITUAL DANCER, 2016 168 x 119 cm ARTCO Gallery, Aachen
J-P Mika  Beauté scooter, 2016 Peinture 150 x 119 cm Magnin-A, Paris
  • J-P Mika Beauté scooter, 2016 Peinture 150 x 119 cm Magnin-A, Paris
Anton Kannemeyer  N is for Nightmare (House), 2015 Oeuvres sur papier 57 x 64 cm Huberty & Breyne Gallery
  • Anton Kannemeyer N is for Nightmare (House), 2015 Oeuvres sur papier 57 x 64 cm Huberty & Breyne Gallery
Leila Alaoui  Les Marocains, 2014 Photographie 120 x 80 cm Wild Project Gallery
  • Leila Alaoui Les Marocains, 2014 Photographie 120 x 80 cm Wild Project Gallery
Maory Prince  Mensonge téléphonique, 2016 Peinture 133 x 113 cm 1,242 South-East
  • Maory Prince Mensonge téléphonique, 2016 Peinture 133 x 113 cm 1,242 South-East
Romuald Hazoumè  Elf rien à foutre, 2005 Installation Magnin-A, Paris
  • Romuald Hazoumè Elf rien à foutre, 2005 Installation Magnin-A, Paris
Hatim Elmekki] Untitled, 1950 Peinture 65 x 54 cm ELMARSA Gallery
  • Hatim Elmekki] Untitled, 1950 Peinture 65 x 54 cm ELMARSA Gallery
Kura Shomali  Sans titre , 2015 Peinture 100 x 73 cm Magnin-A, Paris
  • Kura Shomali Sans titre , 2015 Peinture 100 x 73 cm Magnin-A, Paris
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Statues Also Love, 2015, Oeuvres sur papier 150 x 240 cm, 50 Golborne
  • Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Statues Also Love, 2015, Oeuvres sur papier 150 x 240 cm, 50 Golborne
Peterson Kamwathi  Study VIII, 2012 Oeuvres sur papier 140 x 114 cm Galerie Ernst Hilger
  • Peterson Kamwathi Study VIII, 2012 Oeuvres sur papier 140 x 114 cm Galerie Ernst Hilger
Dominique Zinkpè  Abomey, 2014 Peinture 150 x 150 cm Galerie Vallois
  • Dominique Zinkpè Abomey, 2014 Peinture 150 x 150 cm Galerie Vallois
Olu Amoda Capsule iii: Rosemary, 2009 Sculpture 196 x 196 cm - Art Twenty One, Lagos
  • Olu Amoda Capsule iii: Rosemary, 2009 Sculpture 196 x 196 cm - Art Twenty One, Lagos
Romuald Hazoumè  Ziggy, 2015 Mixed media 33 x 14 x 19 cm October Gallery, londres
  • Romuald Hazoumè Ziggy, 2015 Mixed media 33 x 14 x 19 cm October Gallery, londres
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar  Untitled #1, série Soléman, 2015 Huile sur toile 50 x 40 cm - Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
  • Dalila Dalléas Bouzar Untitled #1, série Soléman, 2015 Huile sur toile 50 x 40 cm - Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Namsa Leuba  Thumbs Up, from the series Zulu Kids, 2014 Photographie 140 x 112 cm - Art Twenty One, Lagos
  • Namsa Leuba Thumbs Up, from the series Zulu Kids, 2014 Photographie 140 x 112 cm - Art Twenty One, Lagos
Mohau Modisakeng Untitled (Metamorphosis 7), 2015 Photographie 120 x 120 x 2 cm Tyburn Gallery, Londres
  • Mohau Modisakeng Untitled (Metamorphosis 7), 2015 Photographie 120 x 120 x 2 cm Tyburn Gallery, Londres
Gossette Lubondo  Imaginary Trip , 2016 Photographie 50 x 75 cm L'Agence à Paris
  • Gossette Lubondo Imaginary Trip , 2016 Photographie 50 x 75 cm L'Agence à Paris
Emeka Okereke Madiba, 2014 Photographie 20 x 20 cm L'Agence à Paris
  • Emeka Okereke Madiba, 2014 Photographie 20 x 20 cm L'Agence à Paris
Kendell Geers  The Age of Iron, 2014 Oeuvres sur papier 103 x 63 cm ADN Galería
  • Kendell Geers The Age of Iron, 2014 Oeuvres sur papier 103 x 63 cm ADN Galería
Ndidi Emefiele  Untitiled, 2015 Mixed media 100 x 80 cm Omenka Gallery, Lagos
  • Ndidi Emefiele Untitiled, 2015 Mixed media 100 x 80 cm Omenka Gallery, Lagos
Alexis Peskine  Under Construction, 2016 Installation 100 x 100 cm October Gallery, londres
  • Alexis Peskine Under Construction, 2016 Installation 100 x 100 cm October Gallery, londres
Sanaa Gateja  Mentors, 2016 Mixed media 190 x 127 cm Afriart Gallery, Kampala
  • Sanaa Gateja Mentors, 2016 Mixed media 190 x 127 cm Afriart Gallery, Kampala
Thameur Mejri  God is a hole.3, 2011 Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 170 x 100 cm	 ELMARSA Gallery
  • Thameur Mejri God is a hole.3, 2011 Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 170 x 100 cm ELMARSA Gallery