April 21, 2004 - Dak'Art - The Biennial of Contemporary African Art
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April 21, 2004

The Biennial of Contemporary African Art

DAK’ART 2004: The Biennial of Contemporary African Art
07 May – 07 June 2004

For more information contact:
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T:+221 823 09 18 F:+221 821 16 32

www.dakart.org

DAK’ART is the only event of note in the continent to consecrate its selection in particular to living artists in and outside the continent.

Twelve years of existence, 6th edition, DAK’ART mission is to fit out and to consolidate a framework of promotion for African artists in the continent.

DAK’ART during the last editions, has proved its capacity to keep creativity, to favour exchange and discovery, a necessity for a new position of the artists and their works on the international scene.

DAK’ART , the biennial of contemporary african art is placed under the supervision of the Senegalese Ministry of Culture. The General Secretariat is the executer.

The Scientific Council proposes guidelines and content and nominates the International Committee of Selection (Sara Diamond, President).

DAK’ART 2004 , 33 artists, 5 designers selected who come from 16 African countries, 3 curators, (Yacouba Konate, Ivo Mesquita, Hans Ulrich Obrist), presenting 18 artists from Africa, the Diaspora and the World.

DAK’ART 2004, Meetings and Exchanges has a topic “Contemporary African art and globalization : problems, possibilities and prospects”.

DAK’ART 2004, meetings and questions about digital arts, about urban aesthetics, about cultural places emerging in Africa…

DAK’ART 2004, exhibition spots which transform Dakar into the capital of contemporary Art

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (SELECTED ARTISTS)
South Africa:
Thando Mama
Gregg Smith
Mgicineci Sobopha
Doreen Southwood
Sue Williamson
Algeria:
Samta Benyahia
Zoulikha Bouabdellah
Benin:
Pelagie Gbaguidi
Cameroon:
Isaac Essoua dit Malam
Achilleka Komguem
Congo Brazzaville:
Bill Kouelany
Gaston Massamba M’Bongo
Democratic Republic of Congo:
Michele Magema
Egypt:
Amal El Kenawy & Abd El Ghany El Kenawy
Hala Elkoussy
Khaled Hafez
Maha Maamoun
Moataz M. Nasr
Ethiopia:
Assefa Gebrekidan
Elias Sime
Ivory Coast:
Azieman Louis-Marcel Wanoumi
Madagascar:
Jeriarimanjato Razafindranaivo
Morocco:
Asmae Lahkim Bennani
Younes Rahmoun
Nigeria:
Toyin Loye
Toyosi Odunsi
Senegal:
Aicha Aidara
Bassirou Dieng dit Diego
Fatou Kande Senghor
Cheikh Niass
Mohamadou N’Doye dit Douts
Togo:
Sokey Edorh
Tunisia:
Fatma Charfi

SALON FOR DESIGN (SELECTED ARTISTS)
Algeria :
Mohamed Yahyaoui dit Yamo
Cameroon:
Jules Bertrand Wokam
Mali:
Cheick Diallo
Madeleine Bombote
Togo:
Amivi Homawoo

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
Curator : Yacouba Konate (Ivory Coast)
Tapfuma Gutsa (Zimbabwe)
Christian Lattie (Ivory Coast)
Joseph Francis Sumegne (Cameroon)
Curator: Ivo Mesquita (Brasil)
Jose Bedia (Cuba)
Mario Cravo Neto (Brasil)
Odili Donald Odita (Nigeria)
Curator: Hans Ulrich Obrist (Switzerland)
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla
Trisha Donnelly
Yang Fudong
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Carsten Holler
Isaac Julien
Multiciplicity (agence)
Philippe Parreno
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Anri Sala
Anton Vidokle

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