1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair | London
13 – 16 October 2022
Amogelang Maepa, Athenkosi Kwinana and Odette Graskie.
Berman Contemporary is excited to be participating for the third time in the 10th edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, we will be presenting three young female artists who are representing new and important voices from South Africa. Participating artists include: Amogelang Maepa, Athenkosi Kwinana and Odette Graskie.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in London, 1-54 is delighted to return to Somerset House with its flagship.
As the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, 1-54 London 2022 will host more than 50 international exhibitors across 21 countries, its largest number of countries to date.
New and returning exhibitors will present over 130 artists working across an array of mediums from painting and sculpture to mixed media and installation.
Amogelang Maepa (b.1995) is a ceramist and visual storyteller from Mabopane (Gauteng). She first studied art in 2009 at Die Hoërskool Langenhoven, where she matriculated in 2013, furthering her studies in the arts at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) from 2014. Maepa majored in Ceramics and Printmaking during her time at TUT, and graduated in 2017 with a national diploma.
Athenkosi Kwinana (b. 1995) is a visual activist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kwinana works in both drawing and printmaking. In 2017, she graduated from the Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape with a National Diploma in Fine Art, earning a Bachelor of Technology in Fine Arts in 2018, before embarking on her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), which she completed in 2022.
Odette Graskie (b.1993) is an artist living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She works with paper, thread, and drawing. Her artworks investigate human interaction and affective connection. Graskie has been a professional artist since 2016, and is currently completing her MA in Visual Arts with the University of Johannesburg.