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Dak’Art has also announced the theme for their 2020 iteration

The Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK’ART, will be held from May 28th to June 28th, 2020 in Dakar, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal. This fourteenth edition, which marks the 30th anniversary of the Biennial of Contemporary African Art, will have the general theme ‘Ĩ’Ndaffa / Out of the fire’.




Ĩ’Ndaffa, in Serer (a language spoken in Senegal), means to produce, to create out of the fire. It is a verb that denotes the dynamics and the action of creating, recreating and kneading. This general theme refers to the creation of a new and autonomous world, which nourishes the diversity of contemporary African creativities, while projecting new ways of telling and apprehending Africa, in a constant dialogue and interaction with the rest of the world.

The open call for applications for the International Exhibition of the Biennial is open from July 1st to September 15th, 2019 to all African artists and the Diaspora, working on all aesthetic expressions and different forms of contemporary art.




Applications must be sent by email to the address to candidature2020@biennaledakar.org and by mail before September 15th 2019 to Secrétariat Général de la Biennale de Dakar, 19 Avenue Hassan II, 1er étage, BP: 3865, Dakar, SENEGAL.

The conceptual note and application form are available online at www.biennaldedakar.org only.

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