Sammy Baloji (All The World's Futures)

Sammy Baloji’s investigation into the paradigmatic rupture of colonialism and the image began in the South-Eastern Katanga. After graduating with a Humanities degree from the University of Lubumbashi, the artist began specializing in photography. Having recognized the lack of ...

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Inji Efflatoun (All The World's Futures)

While Inji Efflatoun’s life was marked by phases of colour and agony, her paintings vibrate with the spirit of revolution. In 1964, the French artist Jean Lucrat summed up Efflatoun’s impetus as follows: “She does not listen except to the Egyptian voice which is her profound heritage...

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Lavar Munroe (All The World's Futures)

Over the past decade, Lavar Monroe has cultivated a unique visual language born of a collision between reality and fiction. The interdisciplinary artist has explored the spaces between the sculptural field and theatrical installation, opening up a world in which monsters, creatures and ...

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Joachim Schonfeldt (All The World's Futures)

Joachim Schönfeldt’s practice has been long concerned with the relationship between objects and oral discourse. After graduating from the University of Witwaterand, Schönfeldt began his artistic career as a curator and researcher of historical African art before becoming a full-time ...

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Aboudia (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

Aboudia’s unhinged imagination gives way to a world in which images, signs, and gestures are coded into ambiguity. His deceptively crude paintings are in fact typologies of an African identity. They emerge out of the fractional divisions of ethnic, tribal and religious tensions that ...

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Dawit Adebe (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

In Dawit Abebe’s observations of human kind, strange figures turn away from the world. As silent witnesses, their often-gaunt affliction and melancholic surroundings suggest they are bodies in exile, or the subjects of an unknown trauma. Together, they command the foreground ...

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Eduardo Berliner (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

Eduardo Berliner had originally resisted using oil on canvas because of its weighted tradition, loaded with social, political and cultural associations. Eventually he came to recognise that the medium’s resilience lay in a unique temporality, unlike the uninterrupted flow of photographic...

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Armand Boua (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

Armand Boua deals with the human condition, as a response to the inhumanity he sees in the world around him. His recent works, depicting the formless figures of forgotten children, testify to the violence that continues to characterise the political struggles of West Africa...

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Pia Camil (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

Pia Camil’s objects are never quite what they seem, meaning that they are almost always misunderstood. The artist draws from the symbolic universe of contemporary consumerism, incorporating the signs, objects and things that form part of everyday life. Compelled by the ...

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Alida Cervantes (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

Alida Cervantes’ paintings reimagine the perceived boundaries upon which social, economic, and political conditions remain contingent. Born in the border city of Tijuana, the artist’s home environment meant that she had domestic servants for the best part of her life, instilling an ...

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Jorge Mayet (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

As a Cuban exile living in Mallorca, Jorge Mayet’s photographic memory has allowed him to conceive startlingly realistic landscapes and natural forms based on visions of his distant home country. Lifelike trees stand in for the artist’s feelings of nostalgia and yearning for his ...

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Boris Nzebo (Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America)

Boris Nzebo’s visual language began as no more than an urban vernacular drawn from Douala’s bustling streets and commercial market places. upon receiving an offer from his brothers to design signs for their barbershop, the artist began producing graphic illustrations to entice ...

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Mikhael Subotzky (Pangaea II: New Africa and Latin America)

In Mikhael Subotzky’s photographs, a representation of South Africa’s socio- political landscape is filtered through the optic nerve of a self-reflexive lens. Adopting documentary techniques, Subotzky’s candid insights are in fact constructed, often made up of individual ...

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