Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
PMB 66 — Ministries
Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
Ridge — Accra
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11am—7pm during exhibitions
Gallery 1957 is a new gallery in Accra dedicated to contemporary art. With an initial curatorial focus on contemporary Ghanaian art, the gallery presents a programme of exhibitions, installations and performances by the country’s most significant artists. Gallery 1957 works with artists currently bridging the gap between local and international practices, including Serge Attukwei Clottey, Zohra Opoku, Jeremiah Quarshie and Yaw Owusu. Founded by Marwan Zakhem, the gallery has evolved from over 15 years of private collecting.
Located within the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City and named after the year Ghana gained independence, it offers both local audiences and international visitors the opportunity to discover new artists, and to gain a deeper understanding of the breadth of their practice through exhibitions and off-site projects. The presence of Gallery 1957 will add another layer to existing independent structures that have been created and are thriving at the moment in Accra, such as Accra dot Alt, FCA, the Nubuke Foundation and ANO.
Marwan Zakhem’s private collection of contemporary West African art is displayed throughout the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City. Gallery 1957 is continuing to build a permanent collection for the hotel as well as commissioning new site-specific installations for the space, working with artists such as Ibrahim Mahama.