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Artist

Meschac Gaba

  • CountryBenin
  • Born1961

About

Meschac Gaba was born in 1961 in Cotonou, Benin, and now lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Gaba emerged onto the international art scene with his twelve-part project The Museum of Contemporary African Art, 1997-2002, which concluded at Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany.

Through a broad range of artistic strategies, Gaba explores globalism, economic power, commercialism, public space and the role of the western museum. His work has been included in the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2003, Africa Remix, 2004-2005 and will feature in the 2006 Sydney and Sao Paulo Biennales.

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