Finalists announced for the Norval Sovereign Art Prize
Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) announced the names of 30 artists shortlisted as finalists for the second edition of The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, an annual award for contemporary artists from Africa and its
diaspora. The finalists were selected from 326 entries and represent 15 countries from across the continent. A board of independent arts professionals – comprising curators and academics who work closely with artists in their respective regions – nominated artists to enter the Prize. The 30 finalists were then shortlisted by a panel of five art specialists: artist and Grand Prize Winner of The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2022 Bonolo Kavula; writer, curator, and museum director David Ellio; independent exhibition producer, Janine Gaëlle Dieudji; exhibition curator and contemporary art consultant, Marie-Ann Yemsi; and Chief Executive and Director, Design Museum, London, Tim Marlow.
The 30 finalists are: Alioune Diagne, Amy Rusch, Andrew Esiebo, Arébénor Basséne, Cinthia Sifa Mulanga, Dimakatso Mathopa, Esther Mahlangu, Famakan Magassa, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Hamedine Kane, Huda Lufti, Januario Jano, Jeanne Gaigher, Jess Atieno, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Lebohang Kganye, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Mário Macilau, Mbaye Diop, Micha Serraf, Michaela Younge, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Saïd Afifi, Serge Attukweii Clottey, Tegene Kunbi, Teresa Kutala Firmino, Tuli Mekondjo, Wallen Mapondera, Willie Bester and Yaw Owusu.
The shortlisted artworks will be presented to the public in a Finalists Exhibition at Norval Foundation from 25 January – 20 March 2023, where visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite artist. Together with online votes, the most popular artist will be awarded the Public Vote Prize (R25 000). The Grand Prize is a cash award of R500 000 and the opportunity for a solo exhibition at Norval Foundation in Cape Town.
South African galleries at Paris Photo
Stevenson, Goodman and Deepest Darkest will be showing work at this year’s Paris Photo, scheduled to take place 10-13 November 2022 at Grand Palace Ephemeral.
Ozangé announces selection of artists for the Biennial of African Photography in Spain
Agnes Essonti, Alice Mann, Alun Be, Amina Zoubir, Athi-Patra Ruga @athipatra, Bronwyn Katz, Cristina de Middel, Cyrus Kabiru, Dawit L.Petros, Dimakatso Mathopa, Edson Chagas, Elsa Bleda, Fabrice Monteiro, Fatima Mazmouz, Gosette Lubondo, Hassan Hajjaj, Januario Jano, Joana Choumali, Kevin Ochieng Onyango, Kudzanai Chiurai, Lebohang Kganye, Maheder Hailesellasie, Mario Macilau, Mohau Modisakeng, Monica de Miranda, Nandipha Mntambo, Nicola Lo Calzo, Omar Victor Diop, Phumzile Khanyile, Rahima Gambo, Ruth Seopedi Motau, Samuel Fosso, Stephen Tayo, Thania Petersen, Uche, Okpa-Iroha, Zanele Muholi, Bonolo Kavula and Lunga Ntila will be exhibiting at the first Spanish Biennial of African Photography. The exhibition will take place between November 4, 2022 and January 29, 2023 in Malaga. Later, it will travel to Madrid and other Spanish cities to be determined, to continue his journey through Africa in Abidjan and Essaouira, between 2023 and 2024.