The links between the United States and Africa are a historical reality but it is not until recently that American institutions and collections have started to show an interest in the African contemporary art production. MAGNIN-A gallery was created to promote the artists from the African continent. It is pleased to unveil for its first participation to the Armory Show in New-York the work of 8 artists from 4 African countries. They are photographers, sculptors, painters, renowned and emerging artists and will show the vitality and strength of their work and their universe to the public of New-York.
The presence of African artists in the main artistic events is constantly growing and their position on the art market is becoming steadier and shows encouraging signs of growth.
In 2007, Malick Sidibé was the first African artist to be rewarded with the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. In 2018, Bodys Isek Kingelez was the first African artist to have a solo show at the MoMA in New-York. In 2019 the MoMA receives a donation with 45 works from 6 artists among which Romuald Hazoumè, Chéri Samba, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Seydou Keïta, Moké and Ambroise Ngaymoko. All these artists are represented by MAGNIN-A. The gallery is also the exclusive representative of Chéri Samba and the estate of Malick Sidibé. This acknowledgment is the result of a great expertise and of 30 years of research in Africa, of support of the artists and promotion of their work.