Mother of Mankind

An exhibition in London showcases 18 black female artists

Photo: EPA Curator Adora Mba stands between the artworks Everyday Gets Hotter than the One Before by Sola Olulode (L) and Limbo (Diptych) by Emma Prempeh.

HOFA Gallery (House Of Fine Art) in London's Mayfair and ADA contemporary art gallery (Accra, Ghana) have joined forces to premiere a very special art exhibition of 18 all-female contemporary artists. The show, titled Mother of Mankind is the first of its kind to be showcased by both galleries. Curator of the exhibition is Adora Mba, Founder of ADA contemporary art gallery.

Award-winning artists such as Emma Prempeh, Jamilla Okubo and Adebunmi Gbadebo will appear alongside 13 other headline artists hailing from Nigeria, Canada, UK, South Africa, Ghana, US and France. Their works collaboratively create a rich tapestry of themes including identity, gender, family, society, sexuality, empowerment, and consumerism, from the perspectives of black femininity. The artists share a bold figurative approach and a courageous, spirited embrace of mixed media that make the show a spectacular display of colours, lighting contrasts, and styles of portraiture that range from classic, austere and prestigious to surreal, sensual and playful.

The exhibition runs until 31 August.

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