After the success of her eponymous gallery in Chicago and her various exhibitions in London, the French-Somali art dealer IBRAHIM MARIANNE does not intend to stop. She maintains her guiding principle: “to give more visibility to artists from minorities, especially African and diaspora” by joining the renaissance of the Avenue Matignon.
His various exhibitions on American territory have allowed him to increase the rating of the artists represented by his gallery. Wishing to expand to the European market, IBRAHIM MARIANNE plans to set up a gallery on three levels, in a sumptuous Haussmannian building in Paris. This choice made by the gallery owner is in response to the needs of collectors who are increasingly interested in the works of African artists since the City of Light is once again becoming a real hub of the art market. The strong ties forged between the American and European art scenes will provide a more intimate dialogue with its artists, collectors and galleries.
The new space located on the famous Avenue Matignon in Paris will present for the opening a group show between one of the young leaders of African art: Amoako Boafo and other names such as Lina Iris Viktor, a multidisciplinary artist who combines photography, performance, painting, abstraction and even the practice of gilding; Clotilde Jimenez, a visual artist practicing the art of collage on paper and Ayana V. Jackson, a talented photographer and filmmaker who explores the identities of the African diaspora through a variety of photographic approaches.
By presenting this panel of artists at the opening exhibition of the gallery IBRAHIM MARIANNE in September 2021 in Paris, the gallery reiterates its commitment to be the voice of minorities, especially African and the Diaspora, offering them a space of visibility on the European scene.