The 65-strong line-up of artists for Dak’Art Biennale has been announced. 

The selection of artists come from over 20 countries and artistic director Simon Njami has picked a varied and rich group of artists to show this year.

Here are seven of the artists to look forward to this May:

Mouna Karray, Tunisia

Karray is a Tunisian photographer. Her work explores confinement and identity with particularly striking black and white photographs.

Noir#4, 2013
Francois-Xavier Gbré, Côte d’Ivoire

Gbré has taken photos of the built environment in various African cities including Lagos, Dakar and Bamako. His series in Bamako captures military monuments built by the government across the capital.

Republic of Mali, Sotuba, Bamako, 2012
Gopal Dagnogo, Portugal

Dagnogo’s work is expressive, vibrant and loose. He layers his canvas with a range of objects including branded food, farm animals and furniture.

Apéro Vache qui rit, 2014
Watts Ouattara, Côte d’Ivoire

Ouattara, a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat, creates large-scale collaged paintings.

Afro Beat, 2011
Otobong Nkanga, Nigeria

Nkanga tackles a variety of issues such as land use and human consumption through site-specific installations, photography and illustration.

Diaspore, 2014
Theo Eshetu, Ethiopia

Eshetu works in the medium of video and art. His installation BRAVE NEW WORLD creates a digital kaleidoscope from a video.

Heba Amin, Egypt

Egyptian visual artist Amin’s work is politically-charged. As part of the collective The Arabian Street Artists she managed to ‘hack’ US-series Homeland by graffitiing critical phrases in Arabic as part of the set design.

As Birds Flying, 2016

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