Opened in September 2012 and located in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, the Cécile Fakhoury gallery’s mission is to promote contemporary art on the African continent by developing a locally based dynamic structure.
Its space of 600 sq m, entirely dedicated to contemporary artwork, is a place for discoveries, exchanges, and encounters. The gallery will showcase individual and collective exhibitions, some of which will be itinerant to help connect the continent to the rest of the world and reach a worldwide audience as well.
At the heart of this approach is the desire of universality and sharing. Strongly rooted in their respective identities and stories, the artists represented by the gallery distinguish themselves through the use of a language that abolishes barriers while rejecting geographical stigmatisation.
The dialogue created by the gallery’s artists aims at being decisively contemporary, strong, passionate, and sometimes committed. Observers of the world they live in, these men and women take a lucid and sharp look at our society and record its history while being a part of the internal memory of their country, which defines their connection to the world.