About

Calabar Gallery showcases contemporary African Artists and African Diaspora artists globally. Curated by Atim Annette Oton, each artist selected has work that deals with the complexities of the African experience.

Based in Harlem, work featured is inspired and influenced by black African culture globally with a focus on dynamic ideas about art and society. Work will include: paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations.

Atim Annette Oton is a Nigerian-born, American and British educated designer turned curator who grew up in Nigeria with her mother collecting and buying contemporary art in Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu and Calabar.

What People Say

African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It’s not a dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy.

MOS DEF

I just decided, when someone says you can’t do something. DO MORE OF IT.

FAITH RINGGOLD

Art is a reflection on life. Life isn’t something we can cut and fix. It’s always in a state of flux. I wish that I spoke more languages because I think each language is a window completely.

EL ANATSUI

Let’s build something together.


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