Abu Bakarr Mansaray
B 1970 (SIERRA LEONE)
Abu Bakarr Mansaray is an image-maker, inventor and afro-futurist, and a pioneer of contemporary African art. His fantastical text-heavy diagrams have been exhibited worldwide, including Simon Njami’s Africa Remix (2004) and Okwui Enenzor’s All the World’s Futures (2015), and features in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His work is currently on display in Dream Machines at Deste Foundation (Athens/Hydra).
ALPHA CRUCIS, EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, MUSEUM ASTRUP FEARNLEY, 2020
EXHIBITION #7, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING 2018
DESIGN HISTORIES BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE, FLOW OF FORMS, FORMS OF FLOW, KERSTIN PINTHER, ALEXANDRA WEIGAND (EDS.) MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE HAMBURG, GERMANY, TRANSCRIPT DESIGN 2018
ESSENTIEL PAYSAGE - ARTISTES CONTEMPORAINS AFRICAINS FACE À L'ENVIRONNEMENT, EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, FONDATION ALLIANCES, MUSÉE MACAAL, BRAHIM ALAOUI (ED.), P. 159 2017