1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London 2023

October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Exhibiting Artists: April Kamunde, Emmie Nume, Kaleab Abate

Afriart Gallery is proud to present three artists at this year’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London: April Kamunde (*1988, Nairobi), Emmie Nume (*1999, Kampala), and Kaleab Abate (*1998, Addis Ababa).

The three artists’ process is driven by vulnerability in terms of both use of the material and internal investigations of their subject matter. For Nume, his mental predicaments and experience of life itself dictate action. Abate’s reflection of how young Africans, like himself, are enslaved by systematic uncertainty in form of politics, social systems, economic crises, miseducation, and past and present historical ambiguities. Kamunde’s recent body of work explores meanings of rest and the pursuit of it, from a personal and feminist angle. The work is driven by personal reflection and response to feelings of weariness triggered by her recent experiences of the pandemic, a rapidly changing world and the endeavor to live a successful and fulfilling life in fast-paced Nairobi, one of Africa’s mega cities.



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