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Tafeta

Showcase

TAFETA is a London-based gallery specializing in 20th-century and contemporary African art.

Constituted as a gallery in 2013 and with a project space in Lagos, Nigeria, the gallery remains the leading purveyor of some of the most important 20th-century artists of African descent. TAFETA ‘s contemporary program actively seeks to discover and represent emerging, mid-career and established artists in Africa and the diaspora.

TAFETA has been featured in notable international publications such as the Financial Times, The New York Times, and the Art Newspaper and has worked to place contemporary African art in prominent public and private collections, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Arts, Washington D.C; the Hessel Museum of Art, New York; the Fitchburg Art Museum; the Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan; and the House of European History, Brussels to name a few.

TAFETA has participated in international art fairs and biennials such as TEFAF showcase, The Armory Show New York, Art Dubai Contemporary, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and, most recently, the 2018 Liverpool Biennial.

With a background in financial services, founder, Ayo Adeyinka has, over time, gained recognition as a leading specialist in contemporary African arts. Adeyinka is a seasoned cultural entrepreneur and has acted as a consultant for key contemporary African art projects, and in April this 2018, was a featured discussion leader at The New York Times Art Leaders Network conference in Berlin, Germany.

Insights From The Gallery

Exhibitions

Past
Hellal Zoubir | Early Works
London
Jul 3–30, 2020
Past
Babajide Olatunji | So far
In conjuction with Bridge Point Rye, Hastings
Rye, Hastings
Sep 30–Oct 30, 2020
Past
Marielle Plaisir | Malediction of Cham
London
Nov 14–28, 2020

Artists

  • Babajide Olatunji
  • Niyi Olagunju
  • Nkechi Ebubedike
  • George Osodi
  • Ben Enwonwu MBE
  • Yinka Shonibare CBE
  • Victor Ekpuk
  • Marielle Plaisir
  • Hellal Zoubir