Due Date: September 15, 2019

Artists are welcomed to request the 14 th Biennial of Contemporary African Art International Exhibit 2020 The Biennial of Contemporary African Art, under the care of the Ministry of Culture and Interaction of the Republic of Senegal is a worldwide creative occasion dedicated to modern visual arts, collecting African artists and of the diaspora around different activities, in addition to specialists of modern art from all continents.

The Biennial goals are:

  • To support and promote the imagination, promo and dissemination of the visual arts;-LRB- ***************).
  • To promote African visual artists on the global phase;-LRB- ***************).
  • To promote the conditioning of the existence of modern African art on the global art market;-LRB- ***************).
  • Add to the advancement of art critic and publications on modern African art and artists.


  • The “Grand Prix Léopold Sédar SENGHOR” sponsored by the President of the Republic of Senegal. It is granted to the winner of the global Exhibit
  • The Discovery Award provided by the Minister of Culture and Interaction to among the artists taking part in the global Exhibit
  • The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) Award
  • The Economic Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) Award
  • The West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA) Award


  • Open just to African artists and the diaspora


Prospects need to send a finished application and the needed files, as explained listed below, on USB flash drive to be sent out by email to [email protected] and by post prior to September 15, 2019 to the General Secretariat of the Biennial of Dakar, situated at 19 Opportunity Hassan II 1st Flooring. BP:3865 Dakar, Senegal.

This file need to consist of:

  • The finished application;-LRB- ***************).
  • A bio of approximately 15 lines in English and French;-LRB- ***************).
  • An in-depth curriculum vitae;-LRB- ***************).
  • 2 current high-resolution images;-LRB- ***************).
  • A scanned copy of the legitimate passport till December 31, 2020
  • 5 high-definition recreations (300 dpi for 30 ×50 cm) of works dating from October 2018 (artist’s residential or commercial property) on paper or digital (photos, DVDs, CDs). The name of the professional photographer is needed, as is the date of development;-LRB- *******************) a text providing the works and their technical information (recommendations of the parts, title of the work, measurements, products, worth of the work and insurance coverage, addresses of locations of origin and shipment of works at completion of The biennial 2020);-LRB- ***************).
  • Articles in art documents and crucial texts on the artist’s work, several specialist reviews acknowledged (optional).
  • A letter of dedication from the artist who, in case of choice, consents to look after the product packaging of the deal with an indicator of their measurements, weights and volumes. Functions planned for the global exhibit should be effectively packaged (see post 7 of the guidelines of treatment) and delivered in dog crates with screwed covers to facilitate their return. They need to be prepared not behind one month after alert to the artist, by the General Secretariat of the Dakar Biennial, of the choice of the International Choice Committee. They need to be quickly portable.

To find out more, go to Biennial of Contemporary African Art

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