Mailing List
Designing Africa: Appropriating Culture, Mediums and Meanings Image

Designing Africa: Appropriating Culture, Mediums and Meanings

A group design exhibition on contemporary African design

Designing Africa: Appropriating Culture, Mediums, and Meanings presents a survey of the vital yet often under-appreciated emerging tendencies in contemporary design on the African continent. With a particular focus on Nigeria, Designing Africa examines the work of a diverse group of artists in the country who explore avenues of the vast design field, including product design, furniture design, graphic design, typography, and constructed surfaces. While their practices span wide spectrums of art and design, their work shares a commonality in a particular design sensibility, one that can be traced back to a shared interest in process, experimentation, and presentation.Designing Africa investigates the blurred boundaries between the definition of artist and designer in contemporary art and the ways in which design is articulated through both a regional (African) paradigm and a more inclusive global conversation.

Participating Artists: Native Almaqri, Chinenye Emelogu, Ifeanyi OganwuAlafuro Sikoki-Coleman, thanksthanksafrica

Exhibition Dates:

8 March - 5 April 2013


8 March at 6 PM

AAF Gallery

54 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: +234 1 745 0750



10:00 - 16:00