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11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art
Produire le commun – Producing the common
9 May - 8 June 2014
The International Exhibition of African and African diaspora artists is the main event of the Biennale.
The selection is entrusted to the curators:
Elise Atangana for selecting the diaspora,
Abdelkader Damani for North Africa,
Smooth Ugochukwu Nzewi for sub-Saharan Africa
The selection is the combined result of artists invited by the curators, and artists selected on the basis of portfolios provided by the artists from an open call.
For the 2014 edition, the International Exhibition gathers 61 artists:
John Akomfrah, Rashid Ali & Andrew Cross, Sidney Amaral, Olu Amoda, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Kader Attia, Fayçal Baghriche, Radcliffe Bailey, Mahi Binebine, Meriem Bouderbala, Halida Boughriet, Bourouissa & Selmani, Candice Breitz, Nidhal Chamekh, Gopal Dagnogo, Jonathas de Andrade, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Sidy Diallo, Amary Sobel Diop, Victor Ekpuk, Andrew Esiebo, Ali Essafi, Ismaïla Fatty, Olivier Fokoua, Justine Gaga, Houda Ghorbel, Milumbe Haimbe, Sam Hopkins, Tam Joseph, Samson Kambalu, Kira Kemper, Edmon Khalil, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Marcia Kure, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Simone Leigh & Chitra Ganesh, Nomusa Makhubu, Ato Malinda, Julie Mehretu, Amina Menia, Naziha Mestaoui, Baudouin Mouanda, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Wangechi Mutu, Assane Ndoye, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Chike Obeagu, Emeka Ogboh, Driss Ouadahi, Bouchra Ouizguen, Io Palmer, Éric Pina, Slimane Raïs, Jimmy Robert, Faten Rouissi, Massinissa Selmani, Wael Shawky, Mohamed Shoukry, Arlene Wandera, Ezra Wube, Kamel Yahiaoui.
The 11th Dak'Art Biennale has repositioned itself on the global stage. The review values its achievements, interrogating it also from the perspective of its curatorial concept.