In conjunction with Black Rock Senegal and GOAT, the exhibition brings together a group of contemporary African artists living throughout the world who have each been tasked to create a self-portrait. Similar to Wiley’s rendition of the presidential portrait, vibrant motifs and striking compositions dominate the work on display — offering a new exploration into identity, perception, authorship and control within the global stage.
By bringing together a range of international talent, “Self-Addressed” surveys the myth of the ‘monolithic’ Africa and what it means to be African for these artists. Full sales commissions will be donated to Black Rock Senegal — a one-to-three month artist residency program that Wiley founded in Dakar, Senegal. “Self-Addressed” will be on view at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery until December 23.
Also on view, KAWS unveils a new solo exhibition at Skarstedt Gallery.
Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
925 N Orange Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
The artists participating in Self-Addressed are:
Stacey Gillian Abe
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar
Teresa Kutala Firmino
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe
Chukwudubem Busayo Ukaigwe