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Gallery 1957 Opens Applications for the Fourth Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize

The Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize Jury

Gallery 1957 is delighted to announce the launch of the fourth edition of The Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize. This prestigious award, named after the illustrious Ghanaian Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa, continues to champion and celebrate the contributions of Ghanaian women artists both in Ghana and across the diaspora. The prize underscores Gallery 1957’s commitment to […]

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Lebohang Kganye Wins 2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Lebohang Kganye, Mohlokomedi wa Tora, Scene 2, 2018. Photo: Lebohang Kganye/Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

South African multimedia artist Lebohang Kganye has been awarded the 2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her 2023 exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam, “Haufi nyana? I’ve come to take you home” (Too Close? I’ve come to take you home). The exhibit explores themes of home, belonging, heritage, and identity through life-size cutouts of the

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Ghanaian Toddler Becomes World’s Youngest Male Artist at Just 1 Year and 152 Days

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In a remarkable achievement, Ace-Liam Nana Sam Ankrah from Ghana has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s youngest male artist at the tender age of 1 year and 152 days. The young prodigy’s journey into the art world began serendipitously when his mother, Chantelle Kukua Eghan, an artist herself, noticed his keen

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Weaam El Masry Receives Public Vote Prize at NSAAP 2024 for “Fragments”

Weaam El Masry, Fragments

Egyptian visual artist Weaam El Masry has been awarded the Public Vote Prize of The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize (NSAAP) 2024 for her poignant work, “Fragments”. The piece, which resonates with personal memories and the concealed aspects of her femininity and vulnerable inner child, garnered the highest number of votes both online and in-person

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Photographic Legacy Project in Cape Town Receives Prestigious Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant

Zulu Women, Kwa-Zulu Natal, circa 1930. Glass plate negatives, 4 x 5 inches. Duggan-Cronin Collection, McGregor Museum, Kimberley, South Africa. © Duggan-Cronin Museum

In a significant acknowledgement of its efforts in preserving Africa’s rich photographic heritage, the Photographic Legacy Project (PLP) based in Cape Town has been announced as a recipient of the Bank of America Art Conservation Project 2024 grant. This grant will enable the PLP to collaborate with the McGregor Museum in Kimberley to conserve and

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Esther Mahlangu Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Iconic BMW Collaborations

BMW Group South Africa presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Esther Mahlangu at South African Creative Arts Awards.

Esther Mahlangu, the revered South African artist renowned for her fusion of traditional Ndebele painting with modern automotive design, has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by BMW Group South Africa. The accolade was bestowed upon her at the inaugural South African Creative Arts Awards (SACA) held at the Sandton Convention Centre on

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Botswana’s Kitso Lynn Lelliott Wins 2024 Henrike Grohs Art Award

Kitjo Lynn Lelliot, I was her and she was me and those we might become 1, Installtion View Chamarande. Photo: Henri Perrot.

Kitso Lynn Lelliott from Botswana has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Henrike Grohs Art Award for the year 2024. This award, initiated by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Grohs family, celebrates outstanding artists from the African continent. Kitso Lynn Lelliott will receive a cash prize of 20,000€ along with an additional

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces Gallery List for 2024 New York Edition

Prince Gyasi, The Power of Choice / The Choice of Power 2, 2024, Photograph, 80 x 120 cm, Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy of MAĀT Gallery.⁠

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair has unveiled its highly anticipated lineup for the 2024 New York edition, set to captivate audiences from May 1 to May 4. Held at The Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea, the fair promises a vibrant showcase of contemporary African artistry, featuring a diverse array of galleries and immersive programming. Spanning across

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