Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African art encompasses art from 54 countries, 1.1 billion people, and over 2,000 spoken languages. In recent decades, the market for contemporary African art has grown internationally with the rise of auction departments, art fairs, biennials, galleries, and museum exhibitions dedicated to showcasing African artists. Some of the most celebrated African artists include Njideka Akunyili Crosby from Nigeria, El Anatsui from Ghana, Wangechi Mutu from Kenya, Ghada Amer from Egypt, Julie Mehretu from Ethiopia, William Kentridge from South Africa, and Ibrahim El-Salahi from Sudan, among many more. From emerging painters to renowned photographers, discover a wide variety of works by contemporary African artists below.