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Application Open for the Fourteenth Edition of Biennial of Contemporary africanArt – Dak’Art 2020 for African Artists

Application Deadline: September 15th 2019

The Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Under the Care of the Ministry of Culture and Communication of the Republic of Senegal is an international artistic event devoted to contemporary visual arts, gathering african artists and of the diaspora around various activities, as well as professionals of contemporary art from all continents.

The international Exhibition of the fourteenth edition of the Biennial of contemporary african Art is open only to african artists and the diaspora. Candidates must submit a completed application form and the required documents, as described below, on USB flash drive to be sent by e-mail to and by post before September 15th 2019 to the General Secretariat of the Biennial of Dakar, located at 19 avenue Hassan II 1st Floor. BP: 3865. Dakar Senegal.

This file must include:

  1. The completed application form;
  2. A biography of up to 15 lines in English and French;
  3. A detailed curriculum vita;
  4. Two recent high-resolution pictures;
  5. A scanned copy of the valid passport until 31st December 2020
  6. Five high-definition reproductions (300 dpi for 30×50 cm) of works dating from October 2018 (artist’s property) on paper or digital (photographs, DVDs, CDs). The name of the photographer is required, as is the date of creation;
  7. a text presenting the works and their technical data (references of the parts, title of the work, dimensions, materials, value of the work and insurance, addresses of places of origin and delivery of works at the end of The biennial 2020);
  8. Articles in art papers and critical texts on the artist’s work, one or more expert testimonials recognized (optional).
  9. A letter of commitment from the artist who, in case of selection, agrees to take care of the packaging of the works with an indication of their dimensions, weights and volumes. Works intended for the international exhibition must be properly packaged (see article 7 of the rules of procedure) and shipped in crates with screwed lids to facilitate their return. They must be ready not later than one month after notification to the artist, by the General Secretariat of the Dakar Biennial, of the decision of the International Selection Committee. They must be easily transportable.

Points 1, 2, 3,4,5,6, 7 and 9 are mandatory. NON-COMPLIANCE with these requirements shall result in the rejection of the whole application.

These documents are not returned to the artist after the deliberations of the International Selection Committee. They are deposited in the documentary collection of the General Secretariat of the Biennial.

The works proposed for the selection must not have already been presented at an international exhibition. They must also be free of all rights, no work already purchased will be the subject of selection.

Any work selected and produced on site with the financial support of the Dakar Biennial will remain the property of the State of Senegal. In the case where the artist bears the full costs of production, it is his obligation to ensure at his own expense the return transport costs of the work to destination.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Biennial of contemporary african Art fourteenth edition

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