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Magnin-A

Andre Magnin has been scouting the African continent for decades, having spotted and brought to light some of the most interesting emerging scenes from that region. He has one of the largest collections of African contemporary art and is one of the best curators in his field.

Paris, FR

Biography

André Magnin was born in 1952. He lives and works in Paris. He began his research on contemporary art from non – western cultures in 1986. He focused this research on sub-Saharan Africa for the exhibition Magiciens de la Terre, which took place in Paris in 1989. From 1989 to 2009 he was the curator of the Pigozzi Collection. With this collection he organized numerous exhibitions all around the world, including Out of Africa (Saatchi Gallery, London), African Art Now (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), J’aime Chéri Samba (Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris), Arts of Africa (Grimaldi Forum, Monaco), 100% Africa (Guggenheim, Bilbao), Why Africa ? (Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli), Africa ? una nuova storia (Complesso del Vittoriano, Roma), African Stories (Marrakech), Beauté – Congo : 1926 – 2015, Congo Kitoko, (Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris).

In 2009 he started MAGNIN-A, a gallery dedicated to promote African contemporary art in the international art market. 

Past exhibitions

Curated Artworks

COLLECTIONAIR EDITIONS

Shape Shifters Portfolio, 2017
60 x 40 cm
$4,000
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323

CHERI SAMBA

Sans titre n°95, 2012
21 x 28 cm
$2,250
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93

KURA SHOMALI

Sans titre, 2012
117 x 75 cm
$5,000
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83

KURA SHOMALI

Sans titre, 2010
68 x 54 cm
$3,350
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74

CHERI SAMBA

Sans titre n°94, 2012
21.1 x 28.5 cm
$2,250
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90

CHERI SAMBA

Sans titre n°93, 2012
21.1 x 28.5 cm
$2,250
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74

CHERI SAMBA

Sans Titre n°43, 2012
21.1 x 29.5 cm
$2,250
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87

AMBROISE NGAYIMOKO

Mannequins exposant le nouveau mode de pantalon dénommé "pattes d'éléphant", 1974
50 x 40 cm
$2,700
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76

AMBROISE NGAYIMOKO

Le style musicien du Zaïre, 1973
50 x 40 cm
$2,700
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77

AMBROISE NGAYIMOKO

Deux jolies filles à la coiffure, 1976
50 x 40 cm
$2,700
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80

AMBROISE NGAYIMOKO

Deux amis qui regardent le ciel, 1979
50 x 40 cm
$2,400
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68

CHERI SAMBA

Sans titre n°53, 2012
21.1 x 28.5 cm
$2,250
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