Disunited Sates of Africa travels to London: a conversation with Nú Barreto

Presenting ‘Etats Désunis d’Afrique!/Criblés’ as part of 1-54 Special Projects, artist Nú Barreto explores the universality of poverty, violence and corruption focused on the socio-political landscape of the African continent.
His work is a revision of the American flag, with a pan-African colour palette embedded with symbolism and cultural/historical references. In interview with 1-54, Barreto delves into his practice and creative approach.

Shiraz Bayjoo: Lounge designer at 1-54 London 2018

Multidisciplinary artist Shiraz Bayjoo will design the visitor’s Lounge for the sixth London edition of 1-54 at Somerset House. Drawing from the colonial histories of the Indian Ocean region, he presents multi-media works and archival material

Feast Your Eyes

After the success of last year’s edition, this summer Nando’s transformed one of its restaurants in a pop-up gallery between the 13 – 15 July for the second edition of ‘Feast Your Eyes’, exhibiting the works of five southern African artists…

Special Projects at 1-54 London 2018

The sixth edition of 1-54 London will showcase an extended programme of Special Projects amongst which a courtyard installation by Ibrahim El-Salahi, the first UK solo exhibition of Athi-Patra Ruga presented in collaboration with Somerset House…

Galleries announced for 1-54 London 2018

  Bringing together a diverse set of perspectives from around the world, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair has selected 43 leading international galleries for its …

FORUM talks from 1-54 NY 2018 are now online

You can now listen to all FORUM talks from this year’s edition of 1-54 New York online. The 4th edition of 1-54 New York presented panel discussions, artist talks and music sets curated by Omar Berrada, featuring Derrick Adams, Sophia Azeb, Babirye Leilah, Hatim Belyamani…

ABOUT 1-54

Founded in 2013, 1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Striving to promote diverse perspectives, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art, accompanied by a FORUM talks and Special Projects programme.

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