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:
Karray is a Tunisian photographer. Her work explores confinement and identity with particularly striking black and white photographs.
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.
Dagnogo’s work is expressive, vibrant and loose. He layers his canvas with a range of objects including branded food, farm animals and furniture.
Ouattara, a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat, creates large-scale collaged paintings.
Nkanga tackles a variety of issues such as land use and human consumption through site-specific installations, photography and illustration.
Eshetu works in the medium of video and art. His installation BRAVE NEW WORLD creates a digital kaleidoscope from a video.