Damien Davis, Adjei Tawiah, Chris Watts
Next Saturday (February 25, 2023) at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn, NY, Amref Health Africa will host their annual ArtBall event and adjoining art auction, creating a connection between African culture and philanthropy to celebrate and highlight the talent of the African continent. This year ArtBall will be hosted by Young Prince and honor world-renowned Ethiopian-American artist Julie Mehretu with the Rees Visionary Award. Beyond this being a beautiful and fun event, Amref’s substantial curators, art, and collaborators are very worthy to take note of.
The auction, which is now on artsy until February 27, consists of 38 pieces of Contemporary African, Pan-African and Black Art from emerging and established artists. The proceeds of the auction will benefit a youth-empowerment program run by Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia called Kefeta. Notable auction artists this year include Tariku Shiferaw, Helina Metaferia, Adjei Tawiah, Emily Manwaring, Chris Watts and Damien Davis.
Curators and collaborators for the 2023 ArtBall include Cierra Britton, Dapper Lou, Fhatuwani Mukheli, Natalie Kates, Tariku Shiferaw, and Nadia Nascimento.