ARTICLES

THE NATION – FIXING A FRACTURE

“During an interview, a curator asked me if I was feminist,” Peju Alatise recalls. “My response to her was, I live in a Third World country. Every woman here would be feminist to survive. Asking to be treated with respect here is feminist. Demanding consideration is being feminist. Of course I’m feminist!” …

Morocco: 15 African women in the spotlight in Casablanca | Africa Top Success

Do you feel like discovering works realized by exceptional women of the continent?…

FINANCIAL TIMES – Slideshow: 12 days in West Africa

Exhilaration, frustration and promise: Lionel Barber takes a journey from Nigeria to Ghana and glimpses the region’s future…

From Pretty To Poignant: Missing, by Peju Alatise

During London’s recent 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, I wandered through the art-adorned rooms of the artist exhibitions, camera in-hand and ready to digitally immortalise any piece that caught my eye. There was a lot of intriguing art on display, that was for sure…

NIGERIAN ARTISTS DOMINATE ‘AFRICA NOW’ SALE AT BONHAM’S LONDON 

‘Africa Now’, Bonhams auction of Contemporary African Art in London on 21 May, was a celebration of art from across the African continent. However, it was Nigerian and Ghanaian artists whose work took top prices in a sale that made a total in excess of £1million and saw new world record prices for at least ten different African artists…

SUB-SAHARAN ARTISTS MAKING WAVES – FT.COM

Last year, among October’s proliferating events and exhibitions in London, there was a smart new kid on the block. 1:54: Contemporary African Art Fair set up shop in the neoclassical apartments of Somerset House, offering a platform to 15 galleries and not-for-profit spaces, with work by 80 African artists…

Feminist Studies issue 41.1 (2015)

This issue’s “Africa Reconfigured” cluster presents new scholarly and artistic approaches to decolonization emerging from African Studies…

FEMINIST STUDIES (VOL. 41, NO. 1, 2015)

This essay reads expressive work by Peju Alatise as an experimental Afro-matriarchal visual language emerging from Nigeria. Initiating a conscious confrontation of neo-colonial patriarchy in contemporary African art, Alatise develops a radical womanist voice to question the monologue of Afro-patriarchal pronouncements…

12 Contemporary African Artists Rocking The Art World

A new and emerging talent on the African art scene, Alatise’s body-contoured, colorful fabrics serve to clothe invisible human archetypes. Her figures, such as the defiant, winged woman, represent no limitations …

30 Women Creators We Love (Part 1 of 6) #30WCR8 – aadatart.com

If you are reading this, you probably already appreciate how art captures what everyday language alone cannot express. For centuries, women across the world have used art as a tool to express their own radical truths …