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Galleries to Watch | 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Marrakech

1-54 Contemporary African Art, opening to the public on February 9, is one of the main attractions for many in Marrakesh this week. Solidifying its position as a pivotal event in the world, the leading art fair dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, continues to play a significant role in elevating Marrakech's contemporary art scene.

With 27 exhibitors, including 14 galleries from the African continent, eight of which are based in Morocco, we have narrowed down 6 galleries to view this weekend.

 

1.Kò Artspace | Booth 15

Ngozi-Omeje Ezema, Sepideh Mehraban & Eva Obodo


NGOZI-OMEJE EZEMA Entities, 2022 Ceramics, acrylic, monofilament fishing line,metal 84 x 60 x 12 in. | 213.3 x 152.4 x 30.4 cm. (ADAF-019)
NGOZI-OMEJE EZEMA Entities, 2022 Ceramics, acrylic, monofilament fishing line,metal 84 x 60 x 12 in. | 213.3 x 152.4 x 30.4 cm. (ADAF-019)

 

2.Afikaris | Booth 12

Ozioma Onuzulike, Nasreddine Bennacer,Hervé Yamguen & Jean David Nkot



 

3.Primo Marella Gallery | Booth LM17

Joël Andrianomearisoa, Hako Hankson, Abdoulaye Konaté, Samuel Nnorom, Mohamed Larbi Rahhali



 

4.Retro Africa | Booth LM13

Ayanfe Olarinde, Uthman Wahaab, and Adewale Kolawole John


Adewale Kolawale John Portrait of Oseni Ejire 2023 Oil and acrylic on canvas 157 x 157cm  | Courtesy of Retro Africa
Adewale Kolawale John Portrait of Oseni Ejire 2023 Oil and acrylic on canvas 157 x 157cm | Courtesy of Retro Africa

 

5.This is not a white cube | Booth 11

Cássio Markowski, Cristiano Mangovo & Samuel Nnorom


Open a larger version of the following image in a popup:Cássio Markowski, Guerreira e Jacaré, 2023 CÁSSIO MARKOWSKI BRAZIL, B. 1972  GUERREIRA E JACARÉ, 2023 Graphite, vinyl paint, colored pencils, and gouache on linen 120 x 95 cm / 125 x 100 x 3,5 cm (framed) CMK44
Cássio Markowski, Guerreira e Jacaré, 2023 CÁSSIO MARKOWSKI BRAZIL, B. 1972 GUERREIRA E JACARÉ, 2023 Graphite, vinyl paint, colored pencils, and gouache on linen 120 x 95 cm
 

VIP Preview: Thursday 8th Feb

Public Viewing: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th Feb


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Galleries to Watch | 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Marrakech

February 6, 2024

Sunshine Alaibe

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