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New Exhibition: Norval Sovereign African Art Prize

19 February 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 28 February 2022

Cape Town, South Africa – Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) is proudly hosting the inaugural edition of an annual award for contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora. 30 finalists in the running for this year’s Prize hail from 18 countries, of which South Africa has the strongest representation, followed by Zimbabwe, Angola, Morocco, and Nigeria. A total of 336 entries were received from artists from 37 countries. A board of 53 independent arts professionals – comprising curators and academics who work closely with artists in their respective regions – nominated 158 artists for the Prize. The 30 finalists were then shortlisted by a panel of five world-class art specialists, namely: writer, curator, and museum director David Elliott; Exhibitions Director, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Janine Gaëlle Dieudji; Curator, Norval Foundation, Khanya Mashabela; exhibition curator and contemporary art consultant, Marie-Ann Yemsi; and Chief Executive and Director, Design Museum, London, Tim Marlow. The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize celebrates the practices of leading contemporary artists and aims to benefit them by further increasing their exposure to an international audience. 

This exhibition opens on 26 January 2022 and runs until 28 February 2022. Plan your visit and place your public vote. Grand Prize winner announcement is on 15 February 2022.

Book your ticket to visit us for this exceptional exhibition.