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Design is the Personality of an Idea

African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) is pleased to announce the Female Artists’ Platform exhibition “Design is the Personality of an Idea“

Design is the Personality of an Idea

We are all deluded. In the most dangerous ways, the most beautiful ways and the most banal
and benign ways we all exist in a world of our own design, our own creation, our own filter.
Built with our beliefs, our histories, our traumas, our consumption, our interactions, our
societies, our habits, our opportunities and dreams, we design our own reality.

Art is an expression of our reality, and design is the personality of our ideas. The artists
brought together here use diverse media - film, fashion, paint, photography, digital collage, and
sound - to create full worlds with the precision and intentionality inherent in the concept of

Yet all of us, with our unique delusions, perceptions and experiences, exist in the same
physical world. The exhibition is an exploration of this kaleidoscopic amalgamation of our

The featured artists show the diversity and complexity of each of our worldviews: complete,
distinct, nuanced and fantastical. They design and manifest their own distinct realities.

The intention is to leave the viewer with no one thing to say about female African artists. The more you see, the less you know.

Exhibiting Artists
Joana Choumali (Côte d'Ivoire)

Nkechi Ebubedike (Nigeria/USA)

Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria)

Modupeola Fadugba (Nigeria)

Selly Raby Kane (Senegal)

Nkiruka Oparah (Nigeria)

Moonchild Sanelly (South Africa)

The Venus Bushfires (Nigeria)

Exhibition Dates:

July 20 - August 3, 2015


Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 6pm

Ford Foundation

105 Close, Banana Island, Lagos


10 am - 4 pm