526 West 26th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001
New York +1 917 495 3865
Championing emerging and mid career contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora is our North Star - and we are one of the first in New York City to do it. Whether you are a new or seasoned collector, we would love the opportunity to host you at our Chelsea salon, where you can relax, have a coffee, and explore the contemporary African art scene.
Our experiential program is designed to counter balance the austere white cube model with more inclusive, cross cultural, and immersive experiences to ensure our audience develop a heightened appreciation for the art and artists we celebrate.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
With over a decade of experience living and/or working in over 30 African countries, Montague Contemporary recognizes the importance of changing the narrative of African art and of building a new shared counter-history. By championing unique perspectives and diverse identities in an accessible and engaging way, we aim to foster a new dialogue between audience and artist both locally and abroad. Through innovative shared experiences, international fairs, and dedicated group and solo shows, we hope to continue to challenge the traditional art canons and bring increased exposure to the diverse and nuanced field of emerging contemporary African art.
Many of the gallery's artists have shown as part of biennale’s such as the Venice Biennale, Dakar Biennale, the Kampala Art Biennale, the Kochi Biennale, Lagos Photo, and the Sao Paolo Biennale; many have also shown as part of art fairs such as Art Basel, 1-54 Art Fair, EXPO Chicago, Untitled, among others. Gallery artists are also included in the permanent collections of important public collections including the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, the Studio Museum Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon, the ZEITZ MOCAA, among many others.