Owen Martin's Curated Picks from African Galleries Now

African Galleries Now
Mar 28, 2022 1:41PM

Owen Martin

Owen Martin is the Director and Chief Curator of Norval Foundation (Cape Town), where he has organised major exhibitions of Michael Armitage, Lisa Reihana, and Ibrahim Mahama, as well as co-curated exhibitions of William Kentridge, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare, among others. Accompanying Kentridge’s exhibition, he edited a corresponding 360-page catalogue raisonné of Kentridge’s sculptural practice that has been distributed by Koenig internationally.

Martin serves as Trustee of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation. From 2015 to 2017 he was Registrar and Curator of Moving Image at Zeitz MOCAA (Cape Town, South Africa). Prior to that, he worked with the British Council (London, UK), Zeitz Collection (Segera, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa), PUMA.Creative (Herzogenaurach, Germany), and the H&R Block Artspace (Kansas City, USA). Martin holds a Master of Arts in Art History from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Art History and Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, USA).

Below, discover Owen Martin's selection of highlights from African Galleries Now 2022.

Ethel Aanyu
Aitun, 2022
Afriart Gallery
Wasswa Donald Augustine
XWAMALA , 2020
Afriart Gallery
David Olatoye
In my father’s house I, 2022
African Arty
Hugh Byrne
As Far As I Can Tell, 2022
Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude
Faith in Humanity Part 1, 2021
First Floor Gallery Harare
Pamina Sebastião
Só belo mesmo, 2021
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