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Far off from its ethnic and tribal aspect, contemporary African art has conquered, little by little, a western audience in search of artistic discoveries coming from somewhat exotic destinations.

Its fascinating emergence is due to new art fairs, exhibitions, artistic practices but also new players in art promotion, often accountable for what is shown.

Indeed last year, the Cartier Foundation held a beautiful retrospective exhibition - Beauté Congo - on contemporary Congolese artists. The same year, Tate Modern hosted an exhibition on Ivorian artist Frédérick Bruly Bouabré. This year it was the Louis Vuitton Foundation’s turn with a major exhibition of the Pigozzi collection. Africa was also in the spotlight at the Art Paris Art Fair this past April.

From November 11 to 13, the contemporary art and design salon AKAA as in Also Known As Africa, focused on Africa, will take place at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The 29 galleries will present works in all mediums, paintings, sculptures, artworks on textile, digital art, performances and photographs.

The year ahead will offer a wonderful trip to discover contemporary African artists, and so does this selection!

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David Uzochukwu, Castaway, Photography

David Uzochukwu

Castaway, 2013
50 x 50 cm
Photography

€1 250

Martine Barrat, Gone Daddy's Bone 1, Photography

Martine Barrat

Gone Daddy's Bone 1, 1982
42 x 52 x 1 cm
Photography

€6 600

Justin French, Heroïne, Photography

Justin French

Heroïne, 2016
76.2 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€1 050

Kura Shomali, Cabine telephonik, Drawing

Kura Shomali

Cabine telephonik, 2011
42 x 30 x 4 cm
Drawing

€1 800

Chéri Chérin, Nelson Mandela, Painting

Chéri Chérin

Nelson Mandela, 2010
99 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€4 000

Laetitia Lesaffre, Ses ailes, Photography

Laetitia Lesaffre

Ses ailes, 2016
60 x 40 x 3 cm
Photography

€900

Francis Mampuya, Les réfugiés, Painting

Francis Mampuya

Les réfugiés, 2016
100 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€3 000

Steve Bandoma, Share... do not share, Drawing

Steve Bandoma

Share... do not share, 2011
75 x 105 cm
Drawing

€3 500

Mosengo Ekoko, Mon amour, Painting

Mosengo Ekoko

Mon amour, 2009
109 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Kokouvi Adoku, L'identité. The identity., Painting

Kokouvi Adoku

L'identité. The identity., 2016
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€900

Chéri Benga, Lumumba, Painting

Chéri Benga

Lumumba, 2011
53 x 33 x 2 cm
Painting

€800

John Kenny, After the rains, Photography

John Kenny

After the rains, 2012
81.3 x 119.4 cm
Photography

€2 450

Gerry Cranham, Still Cassius Clay I, Photography

Gerry Cranham

Still Cassius Clay I, 1963
40 x 60 x 2 cm
Photography

€3 000

David Uzochukwu, Wildfire, Photography

David Uzochukwu

Wildfire, 2015
40 x 35 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 600

Kura Shomali, Fula fula, Drawing

Kura Shomali

Fula fula, 2012
53 x 43 x 4 cm
Drawing

€1 800

Justin French, Patriot, Photography

Justin French

Patriot, 2016
76.2 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€1 050

Lola Khalfa, Éphémère 5, Photography

Lola Khalfa

Éphémère 5, 2013
90 x 140 cm
Photography

€1 400

Tony Frank, Ike and Tina Turner, Photography

Tony Frank

Ike and Tina Turner, 1969
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Photography

€6 900

Moke fils, Les sapeurs, Painting

Moke fils

Les sapeurs, 2011
106 x 137 x 2 cm
Painting

€4 000

Ivan Forde, Untitled, (Punch), Photography

Ivan Forde

Untitled, (Punch), 2013
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€490

James Sparshatt, Maiden of Tsonga, Photography

James Sparshatt

Maiden of Tsonga, 2004
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€695

Pierre Bodo, Adam et Eve noirs, Painting

Pierre Bodo

Adam et Eve noirs, 2008
70 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 500

Steve Bandoma, Colonized, Drawing

Steve Bandoma

Colonized, 2012
100 x 70 x 2 cm
Drawing

€5 000

James Sparshatt, La Santiaguera, Photography

James Sparshatt

La Santiaguera, 2002
50 x 40 cm
Photography

€695

John Kenny, Tuareg vision of intensity, Photography

John Kenny

Tuareg vision of intensity, 2009
67 x 45 x 2 cm
Photography

€1 739

Mahjoub Ben Bella, Corail Rouge, Drawing

Mahjoub Ben Bella

Corail Rouge, 1999
40 x 30 x 1 cm
Drawing

€2 000

Lola Khalfa, Éphémère 12, Photography

Lola Khalfa

Éphémère 12, 2013
70 x 105 cm
Photography

€1 400

Souhila Bel Bahar, Eternel féminin, Drawing

Souhila Bel Bahar

Eternel féminin, 2016
43 x 30 cm
Drawing

€1 400

Francis Mampuya, Le dictateur, Painting

Francis Mampuya

Le dictateur, 2007
157 x 157 x 3 cm
Painting

€6 500

Munir El Saadawi, Viaje II, Print

Munir El Saadawi

Viaje II, 2000
70 x 65 cm
Print

€260

Gerry Cranham, Ali II, Photography

Gerry Cranham

Ali II, 1965
30 x 45 cm
Photography

€950

Yves Regaldi, Tag Togo, Photography

Yves Regaldi

Tag Togo, 2016
55 x 68 x 1 cm
Photography

€650

Kokouvi Adoku, L'influence. Influence., Painting

Kokouvi Adoku

L'influence. Influence., 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

€900

Ivan Forde, Untitled, (Peace), Photography

Ivan Forde

Untitled, (Peace), 2013
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€490

Mahjoub Ben Bella, Drop A, Print

Mahjoub Ben Bella

Drop A, 1998
50 x 32 x 1 cm
Print

€1 000

Justin French, Dutiful citizen, Photography

Justin French

Dutiful citizen, 2016
76.2 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€1 050

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Kraftwerk Made in Cotonou, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Kraftwerk Made in Cotonou, 2010
75 x 50 cm
Photography

€3 120

Sadek Lamri, Haraga au port, Drawing

Sadek Lamri

Haraga au port, 2015
53 x 67 x 3 cm
Drawing

€1 250

Adel Abdessemed, Jardin d'Hélène, Print

Adel Abdessemed

Jardin d'Hélène, 2013
20 x 25 cm
Print

€1 500

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Stories, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Stories, 2012
75 x 50 cm
Photography

€2 600

Yazid Oulab, Mektoub, Sculpture

Yazid Oulab

Mektoub, 2012
30 x 110 x 4 cm
Sculpture

€2 500

Nouna, Buste, Sculpture

Nouna

Buste, 2013
66 x 36 x 10 cm
Sculpture

€5 500

Huw Morris, Car wash, Photography

Huw Morris

Car wash, 2013
51 x 78 cm
Photography

€750

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #004 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

#004 foulard, 2015
45 x 45 x 5 cm
Painting

€700

Huw Morris, Birds eye view, Photography

Huw Morris

Birds eye view, 2015
75 x 100 x 4 cm
Photography

€750

Tom Dixon, Harley Davison en osier, Sculpture

Tom Dixon

Harley Davison en osier, 2000
117 x 180 x 80 cm
Sculpture

€4 900

Samir Tlatli, Femme et lumière, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Femme et lumière, 2013
60 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 500

Pascal Ouedraogo, Sans titre 2, Painting

Pascal Ouedraogo

Sans titre 2, 2008
44 x 33 x 1 cm
Painting

€300

Hatem Akrout, J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, Painting

Hatem Akrout

J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, 2003
184 x 137 x 1 cm
Painting

€3 500

Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Au voleur, 1996
57 x 72 x 1 cm
Painting

€1 400

Bardi, Dessein I, Drawing

Bardi

Dessein I, 2014
30 x 45 cm
Drawing

€600

Yves Regaldi, Sur le pont 03, Photography

Yves Regaldi

Sur le pont 03, 2010
50 x 125 x 1 cm
Photography

€2 400

Ange Kumbi, Diplômé d'Etat, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Diplômé d'Etat, 1996
70 x 56 x 1 cm
Painting

€1 200

Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
113 x 150 cm
Painting

€2 500

Samir Tlatli, Les laboureurs, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Les laboureurs, 2013
60 x 90 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 800

Barthélémy Toguo, Celebration of Love, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Celebration of Love, 2014
75 x 105 cm
Print

€1 450

Liliane Danino, Land, Painting

Liliane Danino

Land, 2015
70 x 130 cm
Painting

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Lisa Roberts, African Geisha , Painting

Lisa Roberts

African Geisha , 2015
69 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

€720

Rémy Haardt, Blue, Drawing

Rémy Haardt

Blue, 2016
172 x 89 x 3 cm
Drawing

€2 000

Kathia Mohl, Sillon Vert, Photography

Kathia Mohl

Sillon Vert, 2015
125 x 83 x 3 cm
Photography

€2 450

Kura Shomali

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ivan Forde

United States

Justin French

United States

David Uzochukwu

Belgium

Francis Mampuya

Democratic Republic of Congo

Moke fils

Democratic Republic of Congo

Mosengo Ekoko

Democratic Republic of Congo

Steve Bandoma

Democratic Republic of Congo

Chéri Chérin

Democratic Republic of Congo

Pierre Bodo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Chéri Benga

Democratic Republic of Congo

Souhila Bel Bahar

Algeria

Benyounès Semtati

Morocco

Bardi

Algeria

Vincent Osemwegie

Nigeria

Lola Khalfa

Algeria

Moyo

Congo

Tom Dixon

Tunisia

Samir Tlatli

Tunisia

Rémy Haardt

Cameroon

Pascal Ouedraogo

Burkina Faso

Wilfried Balima

Burkina Faso

Kokouvi Adoku

Burkina Faso

Liliane Danino

Morocco

Munir El Saadawi

Morocco

Anet Duncan

South Africa

Christo Doherty

South Africa

Magdy Basstorous

Egypt

Huw Morris

Zimbabwe

Yves Regaldi

France

Kathia Mohl

Congo

Eric Dalbis

Algeria

Barthélémy Toguo

Cameroon

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

France

Thijs Nel

South Africa

Nathaniel Mokgosi

South Africa

Lisa Roberts

South Africa

Ange Kumbi

Congo

Pieter Bauermeister

South Africa

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Cote D'Ivoire

Hatem Akrout

Tunisia

Laetitia Lesaffre

France

Ben Heine

Cote D'Ivoire

Benjamin Deguenon

Benin

Katherine Van Uytrecht

South Africa

Marthe Bolda

Cameroon

Adel Abdessemed

Algeria

Nouna

France

Sadek Lamri

Algeria

Ilse Black

South Africa

Rom Isichei

Nigeria

Uche Okpa-Iroha

Nigeria

Willis From Tunis

Tunisia

Martine Barrat

Algeria

James Sparshatt

United Kingdom

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Togo

John Kenny

United Kingdom

YZ (Yzeult)

France

Gerry Cranham

United Kingdom

Bruce Clarke

South Africa