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View of Yinka Shonibare MBE's work 1-54 New York 2018. Courtesy Katrina Sorrentino for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.

7 African Curators You Should Know

These African curators have already made in impact in the art world—get to know them.

The Brooklyn Museum recently made headlines when it hired two white people as curators for their African art department. In October 2016, an article by The New York Times titled "Discovering Contemporary African Art, With a Curator as a Guide" profiled three curators and only one was African.

Coverage like this has led to the assumption that there aren't many curators of African descent. The reality is that African curators have held shows at biennales in Europe, curated ground breaking exhibitions and changed the way African art is perceived.

Here is our list of the seven African curators you should know.

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