Based in Accra and working internationally, Gallery 1957 is dedicated to contemporary art. With a curatorial focus on West Africa, the gallery presents a programme of exhibitions, installations and performances by the region’s most significant artists. Gallery 1957 works with artists currently bridging the gap between local and international practices, including Serge Attukwei Clottey, Jeremiah Quarshie, Yaw Owusu, Gerald Chukwuma, crazinisT artisT and Godfried Donkor. Founded by Marwan Zakhem in 2016, the gallery has evolved from over 15 years of private collecting. Named after the year Ghana gained independence, the gallery’s initial space, located within the Kempinski Hotel in Gold Coast City, opened on Independence Day 2016, with an exhibition from Serge Attukwei Clottey. In 2017 they inaugurated their second exhibition and project space in Accra’s new Galleria Mall with a solo exhibition by British-Ghanaian artist Godfried Donkor. Gallery 1957 offers both local audiences and international visitors the opportunity to discover artists, and to gain a deeper understanding of the breadth of their practice. Their work expands outside of the gallery walls through a public programme that includes talks, off-site projects, residencies, performances, commissioning new site-specific installations, and supporting cultural initiatives in Ghana and beyond. The presence of Gallery 1957 adds another layer to existing independent arts structures currently thriving in Ghana.
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
PMB 66 – Ministries
Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
Ridge – Accra
Tel: +23 (0) 330 396 7575