GALLERY 1957 PRESENTS LEADING ARTISTS WORKING ACROSS WEST AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA.

 

  • Launched by Marwan Zakhem on Ghana Independence Day, 2016, Gallery 1957 has since expanded across three gallery spaces within Accra,...

    Launched by Marwan Zakhem on Ghana Independence Day, 2016, Gallery 1957 has since expanded across three gallery spaces within Accra, dedicating its programme to spearheading international exchanges between contemporary West African art practices and the rest of the world. Gallery 1957's London space opened in October 2020 and provides a further platform through which to exhibit Gallery 1957 artists working across Africa and the diaspora.

    Presenting a programme of exhibitions, installations and performances by the region's most significant artists, Gallery 1957 bridges the gap between local and international audiences. Beyond its roster of diverse artists and exhibitions, global gallery partnerships and the establishment of the artist residency programme have welcomed many international artists and arts professionals to Ghana, encouraging them to engage further with the country's rich contemporary art scene.

    Gallery 1957's work expands beyond the gallery walls through a public programme that includes fairs, talks, off-site projects and site-specific installations commissions as well as the publication of books and catalogues  - continuously supporting cultural initiatives in Ghana, and beyond.

    In 2021 the gallery launched the first ever dedicated art prize for women artists living and working in Africa: the Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize, which aims to further strengthen its commitment to and promotion of emerging and established artists across Ghana and the diaspora.

  • Opening Times

    Gallery 1957 Accra:
    Tuesday–Saturday
    11am–7pm during exhibitions

    Gallery 1957 London:
    Tuesday–Saturday
    10am–6pm during exhibitions

    Closed on Mondays & Sundays

    Contact

    Gallery 1957, I, II and III Accra
    Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast & Galleria Mall
    PMB 66 — Ministries
    Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
    Ridge — Accra
    Ghana

    +233 303967575
    info@gallery1957.com

    Gallery 1957, London
    1 Hyde Park Gate
    London
    SW7 5EW
    UK

    london@gallery1957.com

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    +44 20 8969 3959
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