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• January 17th 2015 - International residency opportunity - Call for applications. Issue date: 21st October (annually)

• 2 year partnering announcement with Shammah Eco Centre 1st November 2013
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Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art (MICAA)

Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art (MICAA) is a 501 (c) (3) is a non-profit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, identification, documentation, and exhibition of work pertaining to the art, craft, and culture of Africa. Its goals are to educate the public, give visibility to African artists, promote and publish research, and act as a permanent repository for the works of contemporary African artists, books, publications, and related materials.Currently running a partnering initiative has invited The Little Project to be a part of engagement in the creative sector for Emerging talents from a continent on the move context and empowering and compelling programmes for African creative sector .

The Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art offers emerging and established African artists opportunities to exhibit their work in the United States. Director Mimi Wolford provides exhibition space in Washington, D.C., and organizes traveling and single-site exhibitions at museums and universities throughout the country.

In January of 2007, she organized her first group exhibit in Cape Town, South Africa.Mimi’s family lived in Africa for eight and a half exciting years. Both of her parents were artists who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright. Her mother, Jean Kennedy, published an important book, New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary African Art in a Generation of Change (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1), renowned as the authoritative survey of post-independence artists in sub-Saharan Africa.Mbari Institute, founded in 1995, is a non-profit arts organization which has showcased over thirty-six solo and group exhibitions. Featured artists include Hamid Kachmar of Morocco, Sane Wadu of Kenya, Rackie Dianka and Abdoulaye Ndoye of Senegal; Isaac Ojo, Peju Layiwola, Yinka Adeyemi and Wole Lagunju of Nigeria, Sanaa Gateja of Uganda and Bethel Aniaku of Togo. Mbari also exhibits some of Africa’s better known international artists such as Malangatana of Mozambique and Twins Seven Seven, Jimoh Buraimoh and Bruce Onobrakpeya of Nigeria. In addition to singleperson exhibits, Mbari has mounted major traveling exhibitions of Contemporary African Art for other institutions, the latest being an exhibition of eighty-five pieces by women artists of Africa.

EMMANUEL SOGBADJI and enjoy his paintings...
Saturday, September 29th, 2012, 1pm- 4pm
Sunday September 30th, 2pm – 4pm


5319 Potomac Avenue NW, WDC 20016
(Between Arizona Ave. and Galina in the Palisades)

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