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Mashrabia Gallery to Exhibit the Work of Five Egypt-Based Artists in African Art Fair in London

The fair is set to take place between October 3rd and 6th, before heading to New York and Marrakesh.

Staff Writer

Downtown Cairo’s Mashrabia Art Gallery has announced that will participate in the next edition of the travelling 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which is set to take place in London between October 3rd and 6th.

The gallery will exhibit the works of Egypt-based artists, Adel El-Siwi, Heba Abu El-Ella, Mustafa El-Husseiny and Carmine Cartolano (aka QarmQart) as part of a sweeping exhibition that aims to reflect the art of Africa and its diaspora, at the historic Somerset House, which stands as one of the leading arts centres in the UK.

Launched in 2013 by Moroccan entrepreneur and art aficionado, Touria El Glaoui, 1-54 took off in 2015 by launching annual editions in London in New York, before debuting in Marrakech in 2018. The name? It represents the artistic and cultural unification of the 54 countries on the African continent.

After the London edition, the fair will move to Marrakech in February and New York in May.

Main Image: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair/Victor Raison