1-54 New York : Booth 14

20 - 22 May 2022 

For 1-54 New York, Richard Saltoun Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery hold a joint stand bringing together the unique vision of three African artists: Moshekwa LANGA, Bertina LOPES, and Everlyn NICODEMUS. 


Moshekwa Langa, born in South Africa, and now currently living and working in Paris and Amsterdam, makes poetic and sentimental work that seeks to create visualisations of events and feelings not translatable to language, and grapple with the slippery qualities of meaning. 


Considered the mother of contemporary African painting, Bertina Lopes was one of the earliest pioneers to bridge the gap between African and European art, and her work has become a symbol of political activism and social criticism. Like Lopes, Everlyn Nicodemus is one of the strongest feminist voices to emerge from Eastern Africa in the past 50 years. Born in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, and now residing in Edinburgh, she produces powerful works centred on personal and cultural trauma.