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The ‘BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS’ Award and Residency Programme was created by ART AFRICA to support and celebrate the new contemporary art vanguard: bright, young, unapologetic – artists who deserve opportunity.

In 2017 ART AFRICA invited eight artists, among the most promising and talented of their generation, to unveil exclusive recent work to the public. They come from Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, DRC, and Ivory Coast. Firmly committed to ‘becoming themselves’, they are all headed to play a significant role in today’s society, and exemplify: ART AS A WAY TO TAKE ACTION.

– Salimata Diop, Curator Bright Young Things



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Dean Hutton, Fuck White People, 2016. © Dean Hutton, image courtesy of the artist.

Radical Moralism

Wole Lagunju, Detail of Poise, 2017. Oil on Canvas, 121 x 106cm. © Wole Lagunju Courtesy Wole Lagunju and EBONY CURATED

AKAA 2017 in Review

Tamara James, Clench, 2010. Archival inkjet prints on Enhanced Matt Paper, 42 x 59,4 cm. Edition of 25. Image courtesy of the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery.

Bodily Reflection

  • Namibian Art - Shape of Life


  • Namibian Art - Shape of Life