Black Rock Senegal announced today the 2023-2024 participants for the fourth year of its Artist-in-Residence program. Founded by renowned artist Kehinde Wiley in 2019, Black Rock Senegal seeks to support new artistic creation through collaborative exchange and to incite change in the global discourse about Africa. The fourth year of the program will run between August 2023 and May 2024 and will welcome sixteen artists from around the world.
The selected artists for Black Rock 2023-24 are: Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola (USA and Nigeria, Sculpture); Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-Nti (the Netherlands and Ghana, Photography); Ousmane Bâ (France and Senegal, Painting); Lilah Benetti (Australia, Film); Nicolas Lambelet Coleman (USA, Painting); Makhone Diop (Senegal, Bronze); Souleye Fall (USA, Sculpture/Performance/Installation); Timothy Yanick Hunter (Canada, Multidisciplinary); Chase Alexander Johnson (USA, Film); Christina Kimeze (United Kingdom, Painting); Ange-Frédéric Koffi (Ivory Coast, Photography); Ambrose Rhapsody Murray (USA, Multidisciplinary) Samuel Nnorom (Nigeria, Used fabrics); Maurice Carlos Ruffin (USA, Writing); Ardeshir Tabrizi (USA, Painting / Textile / Mixed Media); Keith Tutt II (USA, Sound/Experiential Music)
This year’s residents have been selected by an esteemed committee of creative professionals, which includes: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, BRS Alumni, Y1; Osei Bonsu, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern; Kimberly Drew, Director, Pace Gallery; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator and Co-founder, ARTNOIR; Antwaun Sargent, Writer, Curator and Director, Gagosian; Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art).