Dakar Biennale 2018

Dakar Biennale 2018
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From May 3 to June 2, The Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK’ART will hold in Dakar, under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal. The bi-annual event is organised by the General Secretariat of the biennale and this year’s edition will celebrate its 26th anniversary.

Following the theme, The City in the Blue Day which refers to a poem by Léopold Sédar Senghor, this edition bears the seal of another father of Negritude, Aimé Césaire who has borrowed the term “red hour.” Extracted from his play And the dogs were silent, “red hour” speaks of emancipation, freedom and responsibility.

75 artists have been selected from the 500 applications and to ensure consistency, the artistic director of the 2016 edition, Simon Njami, was renewed. Alongside Njami, Dak’Art has invited Elvira Dyangani Ose, Marisol Rodriguez, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Alya Sebti and Hou Hanru as guest curators. Each of them will curate a collective show with 3-5 selected artists.

 

Selected artists are as follows:

South Africa

Beathur Mgoza Baker aka Bea

Frances Goodman

Moshekwa Langa

Amita Makan

Ledelle Moe

Andrew Tshabangu

Mary Sibande

James Webb

Algeria

Sonia Kessi

Amina Zoubir

Angola

Januario José Jano Aka

Belgium

Chahrazède Lhadj Mohand

Benin

Laeila Adjovi

Emo Medeiros

Meschac Gaba

Pélagie Gbaguidi

Brazil

Rose Mara Rose Da Silva aka Silva

Cameroon

Guy Bertrand Wouete Lotchouang aka Guy Wouete

Patrick aka Joel Yonkeu Omraam Tatcheda

Yvon Léolein Ngassam Tchatchoua

Republic of Congo

Paul Alden Mvoutoukoulou aka M’vout

Géraldine Tobe

Ivory Coast

Franck Fanny,

Watts Ouattara

Cuba

Juan Milanes Adres Benito aka Milanes,

Glenda Leon

Egypt-Iran

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkondeh

Egypt

Ibrahim Ahmed

Rana Ashraf

Asmaa Barakat

Marianne Magdy Fahmy

Magdy Elsayed Mohamed Mostafa

United States

Angela Franklin Faye

Kara Walker

Ethiopia

Loulou Cherinet

Ermias Kifleyesus

Emmanuel Tegene

Zaudito Yosef

France

Téo Betin,

Katia Kameli

Gabon

Nathalie Mba Bikoro

Ghana

Godfried Donkor

Haiti

Pascale Monnin

Jamaica

Oneika Russell,

Arlene Wandera

Kenya

Jackie Karuti

Paul Onditi

Madagascar

Rina Ralay Ranaivo

Morocco

Yasmina Alaoui

Balbzioui Yassine

barek Bouhchichi

Mounir Fatmi

Mohssin Harraki

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou

Randa Maroufi

Mohamed Ziad Naitaddi

Younes Rahmoun

Maurice

Shiraz Ali Bayjoo

Martinique

David Damoison

Nigeria

Ndidi Dike,

Tejuoso Olanrewaju aka Olan

Emeka Udemba

Dominican Republic

Marcos Lora-Read

Rwanda

Christian Nyampeta

Senegal

Bliss Codjo

Ibrahima Kébé

Cheikh Ndiaye

Alioune Badara Sarr

Amadou Kane Sy

Sudan

Hassan Musa

Tanzania

Rehema Seithy Chachage

TNANI Ali

Tunisia

Kudzanai Chiurai

Zimbabwe

Admire Kamudzengerere

Dana Whabira

 

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