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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Celebrates its 10th anniversary in London

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary in London, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is delighted to return to Somerset House with its flagship edition over the course of four days from 13 – 16 October 2022 (Press & VIP Preview on 13 October). 1-54 London 2022 will host 50 international exhibitors across 21 countries, its largest number of countries to date! […]

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Priscilla Kennedy wins the second edition of the Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize

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Priscilla Kennedy wins the second edition of the Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize, an art prize dedicated to women artists living and working in Ghana and its diaspora organized by Gallery 1957 in Ghana. Priscilla wins a GH₵40,000 cash prize alongside an artist residency and exhibition at Gallery 1957. The second and third prizes of GH₵20,000

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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art celebrates Nigerian Culture and Creativity with +234 Connect Festival

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will host +234 Connect, a unique five-day cinematic and exhibition experience celebrating the art, people and cinema of Nigeria, Wednesday, 28th of September through Sunday, 2nd of October 2022. The festival, which runs through Nigerian Independence weekend, will feature exhibitions, film screenings, master classes, conversations with filmmakers and

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Bonolo Kavula is awarded the 2022 Norval Sovereign African Art Prize

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South African artist Bonolo Kavula was named as the Grand Prize Winner of the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize for her artwork Tswelopele, a textile-based sculptural piece crafted from a red shweshwe dress. Bonolo is the first artist to receive this annual award for contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora, which was launched in 2021 as

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Osinachi’s work to be first NFT auction for an African artist

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Nigerian crypto-artist Osinachi’s NFT series Different Shades of Water will be the first NFT by a contemporary African artist to be sold by Christie’s, London, with an online-only auction taking place from 5-19 October. In collaboration with Christie’s, the series will be also shown on screens at the 1-54 London fair at Somerset House from 14-17 October.  Osinachi (born

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