Africa's contemporary art scene is characterized by a dynamic list of exceptional artists whose aesthetic innovation and conceptual profundity has paved the way for the next generation.
Using their creations to interpret and portray Africa's socio-economic realities, political challenges, rich traditions and diverse beauty, these leading and emerging artists continue to influence the evolution of contemporary art in Africa.For our Summer Group Show OOA Gallery will profile nine contemporary African artists: ANJEL - BODO FILS - Ilídio CANDJA CANDJA - MÉNÉ - Wycliffe MUNDOPA - Sadikou OUKPEDJO - SAADIO - Rémy SAMUZ - Médéric TURAY
Contemporary and tribal African art
Director: Sorella Acosta
Address: Carrer Nou 1
Location: 08870 Sitges
Timetable: Monday - Sunday: 11 - 14h and 18 - 20.30h; Saturday: since 21h; Tuesday and Wednesday, only afternoon
A very good artist from Ivory Coast
Following the production of a mural at the Sicap Baobab of Dakar in 1990, Saadio settles on Ngor Island in 1997. A regular visitor to the workshops of local artists, Saadio becomes the organiser of art festivals on the island. Tracked down by gallery owner Aude Minart in 2004, he participates in a group show at the «Galerie Africaine » in Paris. He also participates in numerous editions of the DAK’ART OFF in cooperation with Arte gallery, Horizon channel and Agora gallery. In 2008 the Ministry of Culture selects him to represent Senegal in the French Pavilion at the Exposición Universal in Zaragoza (Spain). From 2011 the artistic world began to discover his style and in that same year he participated in group exhibitions in Fribourg (Germany), on Gorée Island (Senegal) as part of the « Regards sur cours » art festival, was invited by the company Eiffage for its 85th anniversary and participated in the XEEX Art Festival at the Dakar city hall. It is however in 2012 with the « Y’en a marre » series, when Saadio gets involved with the mobilisation in favour of the new government of President Macky Sall and Minister of Culture Youssou N’Dour, that the art critics recognise his artistic value.
The artist Wycliffe Mundopa from Zimbabue is undoubtedly the most passionate and committed to the life of the women and children from the disadvantaged neighborhoods of Harare. His works speak with passion and ire, with cynicism and compassion, but above all, with an unrelenting commitment to the recognition of this part of society too often hidden.