Tuesday 2 February 2021

Kehinde Wiley announces artists for Black Rock Senegal 2021

Black Rock Senegal, Dakar, Senegal

Black Rock Senegal has revealed the participants for the second year of its artist-in-residence programme. Founded by Kehinde Wiley in 2019, Black Rock Senegal seeks to support new artistic creation through collaborative exchange and to incite change in global discourse about Africa. The second year of the programme will run between February and December 2021.

Wiley said, “I am thrilled to invite the next class of artists to join me in Dakar. Each is pushing the possibilities of representation in a unique way, together exploring a range of perspectives that span the globe.”

The selected artists for Black Rock 2021 are: Tyna Adebowale (Nigeria, Mixed Media), Abbesi Akhamie (Germany, Film), Delali Ayivor (Ghana, Writing), Hilary Balu (DR Congo, Painting), Mbali Dhlamini (South Africa, Mixed Media), Abdi Farah (USA, Painting), Moses Hamborg (USA, Painting), Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria, Writing), Cristiano Mangovo (Angola, Painting/ Sculpture/ Installation/ Performance), Esmaa Mohamoud (Canada, Sculpture/ Installation), Katherina Olschbaur (Austria, Painting), Irene Antonia Diane Reece (USA, Photography), Curtis Talwst Santiago (Canada, Mixed Media), Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (USA, Photography), and Stephanie J. Woods (USA, Mixed Media).

The residents have been selected by an esteemed committee of creative professionals including: Sir David Adjaye OBE, Architect; Amoako Boafo, Artist; Naomi Campbell, Model and Activist; Yagazie Emezi, Artist and 2019 Black Rock Senegal Resident; Christine Kim, Curator, LACMA; and Anne Pasternak, Director, The Brooklyn Museum.


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