This third edition of Marker, curated by Lagos-based Bisi Silva for the seventh edition of Art Dubai, describes the societal changes sparked by the rapid development of West African cities. The founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, she chose five West African artspaces — Centre for Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria); Espace doual’art (Douala, Cameroon); Maison Carpe Diem (Ségou, Mali); Nubuke Foundation (Accra, Ghana); and Raw Material Company (Dakar, Senegal) for her project.
Hank Willis ThomasBorn in 1976
Thomas is a photo conceptual artist whose works address race and identity in history and pop culture.
Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
Hinkle incorporates historical research, cultural criticism and personal narrative to explore race and power structures and how they affect the formation of the self.