For African Galleries Now 2021, Selma Feriani Gallery presents works by Ismaïl Bahri, Amel Bennys, Malek Gnaoui, and Thameur Mejri, bringing together paintings, drawings, prints and installations showcased alongside other artists from Africa.
The ‘African Galleries Now’ x Artsy collaboration brings together a network of 12 African Art Galleries Association members showcasing new emerging and mid-tier artists over three weeks from 9th until 27th June 2021.
Each gallery presents four visual artists, a total of 48 participants including: Pebofatso Mokoena and Helen Teede (First Floor Gallery, Zimbabwe), Aviwe Plaatjie and Wole Lagunju (Ebony Curated, South Africa), Tuli Mekondjo and Sizwe Sama Sibisi (Guns & Rain, South Africa), Mauro Pinto (Arte de Gema, Mozambique), Osvaldo Ferreira (This is not a white cube, Angola), Turiya Magadlela and Ayanda Mabulu (Kalashnikovv, South Africa), Mario Macilau and Antonio Ole, (MOVART, Angola), Charlene Komuntale and Eltayeb Delwabait, (Afriart Gallery, Uganda) and Amel Bennys and Thameur Mejri (Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis).
As international interest in African contemporary art continues to grow, the pan- African AAGA initiative brings together a broad community of arts professionals championing the growth and sustainability of contemporary African visual art on the continent and supports its future leaders. By building an African arts infrastructure and advancing the professional development of artists, curators, critics, art dealers, and collectors while creating networks that allow smaller galleries to prosper -- not just the corporate elites -- the pan-African AAGA initiative is supporting contemporary art sectors and infrastructure on all parts of the continent.