The 1:54 art fair, which held at Somerset House in London, took its name from the 54 countries across Africa. It featured stunning artwork put together by over 15 galleries representing over 70 artists. It was unarguably the most significant cross sectional insight into art EVER!

Designed by RIBA award-winning architect David Adjaye, it featured on display pieces of art by artists including Meschac Gaba, whose work has recently been bought by the Tate; Venice Biennale Golden-Lion-winner Edson Chagas; Aboudia, whose work has been bought by the Saatchi Gallery; Sammy Baloji whose work has been exhibited at the Tate and Sokari Douglas Camp (a leading metal artist) who is attracting a lot of attention in the international art market.

Sokari Douglas Camp Seeing the Green Light

Sokari Douglas Camp
Seeing the Green Light, 2007

For a full list of the artists in attendance and their bios, please visit the official 1:54 event website.


Boris Nzebo, Etat des Lieux, Acrylic on canvas, 230cmx200cm

Sokari Douglas Camp, Seeing the Green Light, 2007, steel-plexiglass, 57cm x 54cm x 74cm

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