• Event date 26 - 30 March
  • Event location Hong Kong

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the pioneering international fair dedicated to contemporary art by African and African diaspora artists, is pleased to announce details of 1-54 Presents selling-exhibition Coalescent Lights at Christie's Hong Kong (26 – 30 March 2024). Since 2013, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair founded by Touria El-Glaoui, has contributed to the global, institutional and market recognition of contemporary African art. Marking the fair’s first-ever presentation in Asia, the exhibition is a continuation of 1-54 Presents program, a series of exhibitions by 1-54 which brings together an array of artists under a curated thematic.

Coalescent Lights at Christie’s Hong Kong draws on conceptual threads from across multiple generations of artists and highlights 1-54's unwavering commitment to expanding discourses on contemporary African art and contributing to the institutional and market recognition of African artists. Curated by Kami Gahiga, the exhibition is a poetic exploration of the rich tapestry of approaches and aesthetic philosophies embedded within contemporary African art. It spotlights distinct luminaries who have exhibited their works at previous global editions of the fair, many of whom have not shown in Asia before.

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Exhibited artists include:

Omar Ba, Ouattara Watts, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Barthélémy Toguo, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Ibrahim Mahama, Virginia Chihota, Tariku Shiferaw, Tesfaye Urgessa, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Tadesse Mesfin, Youssef Nabil, Abdoulaye Konaté, Sanaa Gateja, Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, Aboudia, Zanele Muholi, Seydou Keïta, Baya, Cheikh Ndiaye, Edson Chagas, Prince Gyasi, Samuel Nnorom, Cornelius Annor, Moffat Takadiwa, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Joana Choumali

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1-54 Hong Kong

1-54 Presents: Coalescent Lights

Public opening hours
26–30 March, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Christie’s Hong Kong
22/F Alexandra House
18 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

1-54 is the first and only international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. With three editions per year, in London, New York and Marrakech, and a pop-up fair in Paris, the name of the fair, 1-54, draws reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent.