Efie Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Dubai specialising in the representation and advancement of artists of African origin, both from the African continent and its global diaspora.
Since its inception in 2021, and the opening of its permanent space in 2022 in Al Khayat Art Avenue, the gallery has been establishing itself as a global platform for some of Africa’s most significant artists, working with the likes of El Anatsui, Aïda Muluneh, Maggie Otieno, Isshaq Ismail and Yaw Owusu.
Efie Gallery enables and supports cross-cultural exchange between Africa, the Middle East and beyond. In addition to its wide-ranging roster of artists and exhibitions, the gallery operates a dynamic residency programme that facilitates collaborations with local artists, institutions and community members, supporting artists in the narrative and vision of their work.
Part of Dubai’s Al Quoz Creative Zone, set to become a world-leading hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, Efie Gallery aims to create a vibrant ecosystem for contemporary African art in the UAE. The space also displays the gallery’s founders’ collection of rare vinyl and shellac records from around the world, celebrating the intersection of art and music.
Efie is the Twi word for ‘home’, addressing the notion of belonging and how it can be determined by culture, history and identity for communities across the world. Founded by Ghanaian family Valentina, Kwame and Kobi Mintah, Efie Gallery is committed to fostering dialogue between African artists and the wider world.
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