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A Gathering of the Clan: Uche Okeke at Newark Museum, Obiora Udechukwu at Skoto Gallery, 2006 by
Sylvester Ogbechie
Skoto Gallery
listed among the
10 Top Places to see African Art in the US
, January 2015.
Recent Acquisition
, 2014: Art in Embassies acquires three mixed media works by
Ifeoma Anyaeji
for the US Embassy, Abuja, Nigeria
Ibrahim El Salahi: Selected Works, 1962-2010  -
a review by Holland Cotter (New York Times)
Ibrahim El Salahi:
A Visionary Modernist reviewed by Kay
e Whiteman for Business Day Online
Ibrahim El Salahi:
A Visionary Modernist at the Tate Modern reviewed by Kaye Whiteman for Business Day Online

Ibrahim El Salahi:

A Visionary Modernist at the Tate Modern reviewed by The
Culture Trip.

Ibrahim El Salahi

: A Visionary Modernist at the Tate Modern reviewed by
The Oxford Times

Ibrahim El Salahi

: A Visionary Modernist, Tate Modern, through September 2013, reviewed by The
Independent UK.

Ibrahim El Salahi

: A Visionary Modernist at the Tate Modern reviewed by
Financial Times.

Ibrahim El Salahi

: A Visionary Modernist-Another nice review of his Tate Modern London's retrospective exhibition...with installation photos by
Rooms Magazine

Go Slow: Diaries of Personal and Collective Stagnation in Lagos

, a group exhibition of photographic works by ten Nigerian contemporary Photographers, May 30th - July 31st, 2013 reviewed by
Holland Cotter (NY Times)

Ibrahim El Salahi

: A Visionary Modernist, A retrospective exhibition, Tate Modern, London, July 3rd - September 22nd reviewed by
London Metro News

Ibrahim El Salahi

: A Visionary Modernist, A retrospective exhibition by the Sudanese-born pioneer modernist at the Tate Modern, July 3rd - September 22nd, 2013 reviewed by
The Guardian UK.

Aime Mpane's Rape/Le Viol exhibition

, February 28th - April 13th, 2013, covered by
Art Observer

Osaretin Ighile's

work listed among the most impressive by emerging artists at Volta NY by
Art Observer

Art Observer

reviews
Osaretin Ighile
at Volta NY, March 17th-10, 2013

Skoto Gallery

will present
Sculpture and drawings by Osaretin Ighile
in the invitational solo artist project at the
Volta NY
, March 7th-10th, 2013.

Aime Mpane's

sculptural installation
Congo: Shadow of the Shadow
, 2005, Collection National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC is included in the upcoming exhibition Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, at LACMA, Los Angeles, July 7, 2013-January 5, 2014

The traveling retrospective exhibition "
Ibrahim El Salahi: A Visionary Modernist"
will be on display at the Tate Modern, London, July 3rd - September 22nd, 2013

A new website for
Donald Locke
has been launched. It consists of a comprehensive survey of his work in several media over the last fifty years. Designed by
Lantre Barr
and produced by
Anna George
, it will be updating over the next several months as photographs of more of the large-scale work are added.

Amber Croyle-Ekong

(ThisDay Live Nigeria) reviews
Bruce Onobrakpeya
; Jewels of Nomadic Images, October 18th - December 1st, 2012

Holland Cotter

(New York Times)  reviews
Bruce Onobrakpeya
: Jewels of Nomadic Images, October18th - December 1st, 2012

Congratulations
Aime Mpane
, winner of 2012
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel award
, for the acquisition of his work by the Phillips Collection, Waashington DC

Ibrahim El Salahi: A Visionary Modernist

, October 4th - November 27th, 2012 a traveling exhibition opens in Doha.

Skoto Gallery

at
Art Greenwich Seafair 2012
, Greenwich, Connecticut, September20th - 23rd, 2012

Holland Cotter

(NY Times)
reviews
Skoto Gallery's 20th Anniversary Exhibition, January 26th - February 25th, 2012

Moyo Okedijireviews

Drawings, December 8th, 2011 - January 21st, 2012, published in the Mid-week magazine of the Nation Daily, Lagos, Nigeria

Kendall Shaw

: Back Seat at the Drive-in exhibition included in Walter Robinson's
ArtNet Weekend Update
.

Holland Cotter

(New York Times)
reviews
Ibrahim El-Salahi: From Time to Time exhibition at the gallery, April 14th - May 21st, 2011

Kainebi Osahenye

is included in
Afropolis
- an exhibition that explores the interconnectedness between urban histories, scientific and artistic concepts in five African metropolis Cairo, Lagos, Kinshasa, Nairobi and Johannesburg, curated by
Kerstin Pinther
,
Larissa Forster
and
Christian Hanussek
at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne, Germany through March 13th, 2011

Congratulations
Ibrahim El Salahi
- his masterpiece painting
Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams
dating back to 1962, and has been roled up in Khartoum during his years of imprisonment and exile in on public display for the first time in more than four deecades at the newly-opened Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

Jesse Castellote

, a Spanish architect living in Nigeria visits
Olu Amoda's studio
in Lagos.

A conversation between
Paula Zahn
(SundayArts, Thirteen.org) and curator
Lowery Stokes Sims
on the
Global Africa Project
at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, November 17th, 2010 - May 15th, 2011

Tesfaye Tessema

is featured in
Traditional Home Magazine
, December 2010 issue.

Ibrahim El Salahi

is included in the inaugural exhibition -
Interventions: Dialogue between the modern and the contemporary
, curated by Nada Shabout at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, opens December 30th, 2010

Olu Amoda

at the Global Africa Project in New York.

The Global Africa Project

, curated by Lowery Stokes Sims and Leslie King-Hammond opens at the Museum of  Arts and Design, New York City opens November 17th, 2010

Ibrahim El Salahi

is included in the exhibition
The Future of Tradition - The Tradition of Future, 100 Years after the groundbreaking exhibition Masterpieces of Muhammadan Art
, 17th September 2010 - January 9th, 2011, at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

Aime Mpane

is included in the 6th edition of
Liverpool Biennia
l International Exhibition, Touched, curated by Lorenzo Fusi, September 17- November 28th, 2010.

Fathi Hassan

is included in the exhibition
Arabicity: Such a Near East
, curated by
Rose Issa
at The Blue Coat, Liverpool, July 2rd - September 5th, 2010. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the award winning Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, an annual celebration of Arabic Arts and Culture.

Bernard Guillot

is included in a group show
Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present
, June 10th - September 27th, 2010, curated by Lynne Cooke and Douglas Crimp at the Museo Naconal Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

Aime Mpane

is in a group exhibition
'Perceptions"
curated by Alite Thijsen at Glazenhuis Amstelpark, Amsterdam, Holland, June 6th - 27th, 2010.

Sumayyah Samaha

is in a solo exhibition
Aesthetics: Art and Politics
at the Art Circle Beirut, Lebanon through June 24th, 2010

Works by
Aime Mpane
(Lots 6 and 7),
Wosene Worke Kosrof
(Lot 99),
Souleymane Keita
(Lot 123) and
Olu Amoda
(Lot 126) are included in the AFRICA auction by
Phillips de Pury New York 2010
, May 15th, 2010

Olu Amoda

(Nigeria) has been selected as one of the participating artists for
The Global Africa Project
at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York City, November 17th, 2010 - May 15th, 2011. The exhibition will include the work of over 60 artists in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, and survey the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world.
Olu Amoda
will create a site-specific installation for the exhibition.

SoHyun Bae'sEgg Woman II

goes on view at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - March 16 through November 14 2010. Bae's painting is a recent museum acquisition.

Karen Rosenberg

(New York Times)
reviews
the exhibition
Souleymane Keita
: Ndokale Goree/Homage to Goree, May 7th - June 30th, at the gallery

Aime Mpane

has a large sculptural installation included in the group exhibition
Animal
at the Fondation Blachere, in Apt, South of France, June 19th - October 11th, 2009

Owusu-Ankomah

, Sokey Edorh and Wosene Worke Kosrof were included in thel exhibition
Unbound: New Art for a New Century
at the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, February 11th - August 16th, 2009

Artists in Dialogue:
António Ole
(Angola) and
Aimé Mpane
(DR Congo) is the first in a series of exhibitions whereby two artists create new work, each in response to the other, and focuses on the site-specific multimedia installations both artists at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Artists in Dialogue
February 4th - August 2nd, 2009.

Angele Etoundi Essamba

and
Etiye Dimma Poulsen
are included in the exhibition
Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, 
curated by
Barbara Thompson
- April 1st - August 10th, 2008 at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

SKOTO GALLERY

was voted BEST GALLERY IN CHELSEA by The VILLAGE VOICE reader's poll.
(VILLAGE VOICE October 17- 23, 2007).

Aime Mpane

is included in the exhibition
"Three One-Man Exhibition"
at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, May 26th - September 16th, 2007.

Holland Cotter

(New York Times)
reviewsAime Mpane
: Bach to Congo, December 7th, 2006 - January 27th, 2007 at the gallery.

R.C Baker

(Village Voice: Best in Show)
reviews
the exhibition
Aime Mpane
: Bach to Congo, December 7th, 2006 - January 27th, 2007, at the gallery.

"
Another Modernity: Works on Paper by Uche Okeke
at The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, February 1st

- July 20th, 2006 is a historic exhibition that explores the development of modernism Nigerian art through the work of one of the country's foremost artist. The show offers an intimate look at the artist's creative development from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Curated by Christa Clarke.

Chinua Achebe

,
Uche Okeke
and
Simon Ottenberg
were among the honored guests at the reception for
Obiora Udechukwu's solo show
at the gallery, June 1st 2006. The artist also turned 60 on that day.

Chinua Achebe, Uche Okeke: Artist and Author in Conversation

with Curator Christa Clarke at the Newark Museum on Friday, June 2nd, 2006.

Sokey Edorh

,
El Anatsui
and
Etiye Dimma Poulsen
were included in a group show
Expanding Africa: New Art, New Directions
New Art, New Directions", September 15th, 2006 - March 18th, 2007 at the Newark Museum.

SoHyun Bae

was awarded a
2007 Guggenheim Fellowship (Visual Arts)
. Congratulations!

Fathi Hassan

,
Owusu-Ankomah
and
Wosene Kosrof
are included in a group exhibition Inscribing Meaning:
Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art
at the National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (May 9th - August 26th, 2007) Curator: Christine Muller Kreamer. Aime Mpane is included in a three-person solo exhibition at the Station Museum in Houston, TX

May 26th - September 16th, 2007

Olu Amoda

is included in a group show
Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft
(November 13th, 2007 - February 17th, 2008) at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Owusu-Ankomah

is included in a group show
Tapping Currents: Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora
,

(November 17th, 2007 - April 13th, 2008), at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MI. Curator: Leesa Fanning

Holland Cotter

(New York Times)
reviews
the exhibition Pefura: Frontale Particuliere, Internal/External Volume II, March 31st - May 7th, 2005, at the gallery.

Fathi Hassan

is included in
Textures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art
, February 11 - September 4, 2005 at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Etiye Dimma Poulsen

and
Wosene Worke Kosrof
are included in the exhibition
Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora
May 2nd - December 7th, 2003 at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Insitution, Washington DC

Holland Cotter

(New York Times)
reviews
the exhibition This is Lagos: Yabis Night, Music and Fela, July 17th - September 13tyh, 2003, at the gallery.

Bright Bimpong

,
Owusu-Ankomah
and
Osi Audu
are included in
Journeys and Destinations: African Artists on the Move
on the Move, January 31st - November 30th, 2003 at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Holland Cotter

(New York Times)
reviews
the exhibition
Wosene Worke Kosrof
: The Color of Words, April 18th - May 25th, 2002, at the gallery.

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