HOFA Gallery & ADA Contemporary Artwork Gallery Existing ‘Mother of Mankind’

Established to Flourish II by Marcellina Akpojotor, Cloth and acrylic on canvas, 2021 (121.9 x 152.4 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Rele Artwork Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria.

HOFA Gallery and ADA modern art gallery (Accra, Ghana) are established to premiere an all-woman team exhibition titled ‘Mother of Mankind’ which showcases the wealthy cross-continental dialogues all around the subject matter of black femininity how it is produced, perceived, and deconstructed by artwork.

On check out from July 22 – August 31 at HOFA’s Mayfair room in London, this exhibition is specifically curated by Adora Mba, Founder and Director of ADA modern artwork gallery.

Award-winning artists such as Emma Prempeh, Jamilla Okubo and Adebunmi Gbadebo will appear alongside 15 other headline artists hailing from Nigeria, Canada, British isles, South Africa, Ghana, US and France. Their works collaboratively produce a wealthy tapestry of themes such as identification, gender, household, modern society, sexuality, empowerment, and consumerism, from the views of black femininity. The artists share a bold figurative approach and a courageous, spirited embrace of mixed media that make the present a impressive screen of colours, lights contrasts, and designs of portraiture that assortment from vintage, austere, and prestigious to surreal, sensual, and playful.

Commenting on the display, ADA Contemporary’s Founder and Director, Adora Mba, says, “At a time when singular voices exhibit their power when united, I really feel privileged to showcase the functions of these remarkably proficient artists in one of the metropolitan areas I contact home. The females presented in this present are in the early times of their artistic occupations, however presently building waves and drawing focus amidst an sector which tends to be far more supportive of their male counterparts. ADA and HOFA are instituting a space for their, for our, voices to be read our tales to be advised our innovative spirits to conceive, unbound, forging our very own narratives. Over and above getting artists that I personally admire, these ladies are my sisters, my kin from across the globe.”

Even though We Hold out by Sophia Oshodin, Acrylic on canvas, 2021 (91.4 x 91.4 cm). Courtesy of the artist and of ADA present-day art gallery.

HOFA Gallery Co-founder Elio D’Anna stated, “It is essential that these stories are told, giving the artists with a area for their good will work to be noticed and voices to be read. ‘Mother of Mankind’ is one of our most far-achieving and crucial exhibitions of the yr. We hope that individuals who see the display will continue to feel about, and be challenged by, the themes of this exhibition and carry on to take a look at the talented artists for many years to come.

Other taking part artists involve Ekene Emeka-Maduka, Cece Phillips, Chinaza Agbor, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, Marcellina Akpojotor, Sola Olulode, Alexandria Sofa, Muofhe Manavhela, Cinthia Sifa Mulanga, Mookho Ntho, Bria Fernandes, Sophia Oshodin, Damilola Onosowbo Marcus, Tobi Alexandra Falade and Dimakatso Mathopa

‘Mother of Mankind’ will run for 6 weeks from 22 July till 31 August at HOFA Gallery, London. 

The press preview will just take put on 21 July from 10am – 6pm.

ADA Present-day Artwork Gallery

HOFA Gallery

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