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Afikaris

Afikaris

Afikaris

Afikaris

Afikaris is a young contemporary art gallery created in 2018, promoting emerging artists whom Africa has been influencing life and work.


From young talents to already renowned artists, Afikaris fosters many different perspectives on Contemporary Africa in its various facets. The objective is of gathering all these talents and their respective visions into a large community of artists where the established generation and the new one both learn from each other. With this in mind, Afikaris also focuses on supporting undiscovered artists living on the continent.


3D Ausstellungen

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    Some things mysterious boys do

    27 May 2020 – 14 Jun 2020

    Afikaris offers a breath of fresh air and freedom with a solo show of Ghanaian photographer Nana Yaw Oduro. “Some things mysterious boys do” perfectly illustrates Nana Yaw Oduro’s poetical images that showcase male characters in situations both quirky and graphical, underlining their bodies’ geometry. Through his work, Ghanaian photographer Nana Yaw Oduro - born in 1994 - translates his emotions and materialises his vision of life. His photographs share his feelings and give life to his imaginary worlds, between infinite beaches and desert plains.

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    Intersect Aspen Art Fair

    22 Jul 2020 – 26 Jul 2020

    On its virtual booth at Intersect Aspen Art Fair, Afikaris showcases works by Asiko, Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne, Jean David Nkot and Marc Posso.

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    WE PAINT HUMANS

    16 Jul 2020 – 16 Aug 2020

    With the exhibition “We paint humans, a focus on the Cameroonian contemporary art scene”, Afikaris sheds light on this revival of the Cameroonian art scene, whilst underlining its richness and diversity, through the gaze of Boris Anje (Anjel), Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, Salifou Lindou, and Jean David Nkot. Despite very different aesthetics, all opt to use the human figure at the heart of their work. If Jean David Nkot aims to depict the human condition, Salifou Lindou reveals his characters’ demons, showcasing their strengths as weaknesses. Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, influenced by Salifou Lindou, emphasizes the human nature within all of us. Anjel’s characters are, for their part, the face of his generation, carrying its calls and indignations.

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    Revival

    17 Jun 2020 – 12 Jul 2020

    The notion of “revival” came to Hyacinthe Ouattara’s mind during the coronavirus health crisis. It evokes a world on the verge of collapse in his eyes. Far from presenting an apocalyptic vision, he celebrates life whilst paying a tribute to those who have left us, alongside a reflective questioning of his inheritance in this world. His works convey hope and challenge existence. While underlining their fragility, he sees his creations as messages, instilling in the viewer a desire to live. Through the exploration of matter, he studies social relations and questions man’s place in the universe. The experimental field of this prolific artist, energized with transformation, is not bound to limits. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, and installations attract the viewer inside his explorative world between dream and reality.

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    1-54 New York

    06 May 2020 – 30 May 2020

    Entitled “Contemporary gazes” Afikaris’ virtual booth aims to shed light on the vision that four different artists have of the world and their country. As Henri Bergson pointed out, the artist is, here, the person who, beyond expressing reality, disturbs and invites viewers to challenge their vision. Salifou Lindou, Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne, Ousmane Niang and Nyaba Ouedraogo, each through their specific practice, narrate the story of their country, alternately focusing on specific aspects of their culture, traditions, and society. They mix contemporary history with their own roots, writing all together a new story and proposing new reading avenues. Thus, they contrast their country’s history or traditions within a globalized world, dealing with contemporary issues.

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    Origines

    28 Apr 2020 – 25 May 2020

    In the context of the international health crisis that questions the notion of borders, Afikaris proposes to feature the work of five African artists: Asiko, Ibrahim Ballo, Roméo Mivekannin, Jean David Nkot and Marc Posso, whose practice tends to question or inspire their culture, identity and the very notion of borders. In the context of cultural globalization, migratory fluidity, and universal crisis, is there sense in being attached to a territory? What is the artist’s place in this cultural amalgamation? While artists like Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, Gastineau Massamba or Ivanovic Mbaya do not wish to be considered as “contemporary African artists” in order to stand out as artists in a globalized world, others pay tribute to their roots through their work and aim to be the witnesses of the history of their country. The artworks by the five artists deal, each in their own way, with the notion of territory and roots.

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    DIALOGUES, Techniques mixtes sur papier

    29 Mar 2020 – 27 Apr 2020

    In parallel to Paris Drawing Week, Afikaris presents a selection of works on paper by artists Bruce Clarke, Saïdou Dicko, Salifou Lindou, Onyis Martin and Hyacinthe Ouattara. While works on paper are traditionally associated with preparatory drawings and graphic studies, contemporary works on paper emancipate from this unique function. If the words of William Kentridge, regularly quoted, “I tried being an actor, I failed. I tried being a painter. I failed (…) So I was reduced to being an artist working in charcoal drawings” testify of drawing as a poor alternative to painting, there is a body of institutions, collectors and galleries aiming to valorize the wide range of options offered by technics on paper. Drawing as an end in itself, as an artwork: that is the scream for the emancipation of a discipline as rich as complex, multiplying the mediums and supports. From the black frescos by Abdelkader Benchamma to mesmerizing pastels by Berthe Morisot, drawing does not have any limit in the mutation of its techniques. With big names of African contemporary art as Frédéric Bruly Brouabré, Marcel Miracle, William Kentridge, Ataa Oko or Ernesto Shikani, drawing is a medium of choice, practice and economic, which gathers all the material and aesthetic possibilities of works on paper. The five artists on view embody a various and relevant range of the possibilities offered by the paper and its different mediums. Sometimes dreamy, political, tortured or joyful, their works represent as many forms of expression and dialogues. Discover all the works featured in the exhibition: https://www.artsy.net/show/afikaris-dialogues-techniques-on-paper Go further: https://youtu.be/Hu4_i8mNTHs

    neueste Werke

    • Marc Posso

      Untitled, 2019
      90 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital print
    • Marc Posso

      Self portrait (Untitled), 2020
      90 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital print
    • Marc Posso

      Les 3 frères, 2020
      90 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital print
    • Marc Posso

      Les 3 frères, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Digital print
    • Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne

      Hope, 2020
      150 x 106 cm (h x w)
      African wax print, Oil pastel, Acrylic, color pencil and threads on canvas
    • Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne

      Adidas series, 2020
      150 x 103 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic and khaki on canvas
    • Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne

      Adidas series, 2020
      140 x 140 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic and khaki on canvas
    • Jean David Nkot

      #life is in your hands#, 2019
      200 x 170 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic, Inidan ink, silkscreen printing and posca on canvas
    • Asiko

      Onijo, 2016
      76 x 51 cm (h x w)
      Metallic print
    • Asiko

      Ronu, 2016
      76 x 51 cm (h x w)
      Metallic print
    • Asiko

      Olokun, 2018
      89 x 58 cm (h x w)
      Metallic print
    • Moustapha Baidi Oumarou

      Portrait X, 2020
      100 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
    • Salifou Lindou

      Les collines rouges, 2018
      130 x 100 cm (h x w)
      pastel, Acrylic and collage on canvas
    • Salifou Lindou

      There is no darkness in you #5, 2020
      113 x 75 cm (h x w)
      PASTEL ON PAPER
    • Jean David Nkot

      www.l’electricien SNCF.com, 2020
      185 x 175 cm (h x w)
      Ink, acrylic and post on canvas
    • Jean David Nkot

      #coiffeuse d'Ivry#, 2020
      185 x 175 cm (h x w)
      Ink, acrylic and post on canvas
    • Jean David Nkot

      PO.Box Surface technician, 2019
      120 x 110 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic, Indian ink, silkscreen printing and post on canvas
    • Moustapha Baidi Oumarou

      Innocence, 2020
      120 x 180 cm (h x w)
      Posca and acrylic on canvas
    • Boris Anje (Anjel)

      Be human, 2020
      160 x 130 cm (h x w)
      Posca and acrylic on canvas
    • Hyacinthe Ouattara

      Gestes et Spontanéités, 2016
      30 x 42 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic and felt pen on paper
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