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Meschac Gaba  1961, BJ

Rank (2014): 1497 – 

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Netherlands 21
United Kingdom 12
USA 11
Italy 10
Germany 8

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Artist Rank
Yinka Shonibare, MBE  314 16
Zineb Sedira  1153 15
Pascale Marthine Tayou  664 15
Bodys Isek Kingelez  4767 14

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  Lumen Travo, Netherlands 7
  Stevenson, South Africa 5
  Artra, Italy 4

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1961 Born in Cotonou (BJ)

Lives and works in Rotterdam, ZH (NL)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 106  Please report missing Information

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   Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art - Tate Modern, London (England)
   Meschac Gaba - Le Monde - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Lac De Sagesse – Wisdom Lake - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
   Meschac Gaba - in SITU/FABIENNE LECLERC, Paris

   Meschac Gaba - Souvenir Palace - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

   Meschac Gaba - Museum of Contemporary African Art y mas - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

   Meschac Gaba: The Street - Stevenson, Cape Town
Description  Meschac Gaba - Museum of Contemporary African Art - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
   Meschac Gaba: Sweetness - UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
   Meschac Gaba - Museum of Contemporary African Art & More - Museum De Paviljoens, Almere

   MESCHAC GABA - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
   Perruques Milan - Artra, Milan

   Meschac Gaba: Tresses - Stevenson, Cape Town
   MESCHAC GABA - sweetness - Galleria Continua - San Gimignano, San Gimignano

   Level 2 Gallery - Meschac Gaba - Tate Modern, London (England)
Description  Meschac Gaba - Tate Britain, London (England)
   Le pain migrateur - Artra, Milan
Description and image  Meschac Gaba - Tresses - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY

   Bibliotheque - Falaki Gallery, Cairo

Description and image  Meschac Gaba - Museum of Contemporary African Art - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Description  Meschac Gaba - "Spielregeln" - Galerie Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin

Description and image  Salle de Jeux du Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent


to top Group shows   84

   A Sculptural Premise - Stevenson, Cape Town
   12. Triennale Kleinplastik - v - Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach
   When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes - Museum of Contemporay Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

   People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it - Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
   Biennale Bénin 2012 - Biennale Bénin, Cotonou
   (Re-) Cycles of Paradise - LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   Africa/Africa - Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
   Cer variabil - Collectors House, Heerlen

   Connect - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
   TRENTATRE - Artra, Milan
   Museum Show Part 1 - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)
   The Global Contemporary, Art Worlds After 1989 - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   Tijdelijk Verblijf - Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
   Summer Show - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

   Aware: Art Fashion Identity - Royal Academy of Arts, London (England)
   Body Language - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
Description  The Global Africa Project - Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY
   Exhibition Models - Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges
   This is Our Time - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Dialogues: Artists of the gallery - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
   Individual memory in glocal economy - Artra, Milan

   El tiempo del Arte - Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires
   Saccharum BA - MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador
Description  Take the Money and Run - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam
   Esposizione Universale - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo

   Port City - A Foundation - Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
   port city - A Foundation - Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
   Sonsbeek 2008 - Carried Away Procession in Art - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
   Glück- welches Glück - Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
   Biennale Cuvée - OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, Linz

   Port City - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (England)
   Brocken Memory - Ghana National Art Museum, Accra
   Résidents - Espace Fondation EDF, Paris
   Port City: On Mobility and Exchange - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)
   Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg
  P74 Center and GallerySuitcase Illuminated#5 Parallel Economies - P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana Send message

   27° Bienal de Săo Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, Săo Paulo
   Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
   A Fiction of Authenticity - Contemporary Africa Abroad - Blaffer Gallery - The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX
   6th Gwangju Biennale 2006 - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Description  15th Biennale of Sydney 2006 - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
   De Kleine Biennale 2006 - KAAP (former De Kleine Biennale), Utrecht
Description and image  Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   Meschac Gaba & Hermann Pitz - Centre d´art contemporain d´Ivry - le Credac, Ivry sur Seine
   9. Bienal de La Habana - La Bienal de La Habana, Havana

   Global Tour - W139, Amsterdam
   War is over - 1945 - 2005 la libertá dell'arte da Picasso a Warhol a Cattelan - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
   Identitá & Nomadismo - SMS Contemporanea, ex Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena
   African Remix - l'art contemporain d'un continent - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Description and image  Monuments to the USA - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Africa Remix – Contemporary Art of a Continent - Hayward Gallery, London (England)

   Strange Planet - Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA
   A Fiction of Authenticity - The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
   Afrika Remix - Zeitgenössische Kunst eines Kontinents - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

   Les afriques, Lille 2004 capitale de la culture - Tri Postal, Lille
   Grensgangers - Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
   A Fiction of Authenticity - Contemporary Africa Abroad - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Description and image  Gelijk het leven is - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
   Prague Biennale 1 - Prague Biennale, Prague
   Models & mavericks - Museum het Domein, Sittard
Description and image  50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   Rijksakademie Show - Victoria Miro Gallery, London (England)

   Politically Correct? Dutch! - Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Description Galerie KrinzingerPolitically Correct? Dutch! - Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna Send message
   ARTISTS´ GAMES, PUBLIC`S GAMES - Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm
Description and image  Documenta 11 - Documenta, Kassel
Description and image  Fekete Fehér / Gondolsz-e ma Fekete Afrikára? - Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

   ARS 01 Unfolding Perspectives - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
   Gaba, Marzouk, Sooja, Bonde, Kusolwong , Hadjithomas And Joreige - INOVA - Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI
   Mirror's Edge - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Description and image  10 years - Galerie Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin
   Locus Focus - Sonsbeek 2001 - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
   Mirror’s Edge - Tramway, Glasgow (Scotland)

Description and image  Mirror's Edge - Il bordo dello specchio - Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
   Taipei Biennial 2000 - The sky is the limit - Taipei Biennial, Taipei
   Play - use - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Description and image  Continental Shift - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
   Mirror's Edge - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

   Mirrors Edge - Bildmuseet, Umeĺ
   Trouble spot - painting - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp 2 - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam


 Dealer Directory  6


 Galleria Continua - Beijing, Beijing


 Galleria Continua - Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel


 Artra, Milan
 Galleria Continua - San Gimignano, San Gimignano


 Lumen Travo, Amsterdam


 Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City, NY


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 SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent


 Museum het Domein, Sittard


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