Jack Bell Gallery

Kwata Picture

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March 8, 2023 - March 12, 2023

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The gallery return in our gallery spaces for an exciting exhibition that will showcase works by Cameroon-based artist, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa.

About the artist

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa (Cameroon b. 1988). His hometown, Douala, Cameroon’s largest city, has had many foreign influences in the past and more recently an influx of migrants from within the country as well as from neighbouring regions. This has shaped Douala into the vibrant and colourful metropolis that is the source of Ategwa's art. The paintings work as sequences in a larger narrative describing the chaos of his urban surroundings.

His work has recently been acquired by the Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin and the Perez Art Museum Miami. Previous exhibitions include Peres Projects, Berlin, and the Cameroon National Museum, curated by Simon Njami.


Image credit: (detail) Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, A women with her cocoricos, 2022. Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery. 

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Jack Bell Gallery

Jack Bell Gallery

Jack Bell Gallery opened in London in 2010. The focus of the gallery is to exhibit, represent and champion contemporary artists from around the world. The program includes twelve shows every year as well as art fairs in London, Paris, New York, Singapore and Taipei.

In 2020, Jack Bell Gallery opened an office in Sydney, Australia. In 2022 the gallery expanded with an additional London location, Cromwell Place, a state-of-the-art exhibition space.

Jack Bell Gallery artists have been included in exhibitions at the Venice Biennale; Perez Art Museum Miami; Camden Art Centre, London; Centre Pompidou-Metz; Seoul Museum of Art; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and Guangdong Times Museum, China, among others. Acquisitions have been made by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Musee du Quai Branly, Paris; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Brooklyn Museum; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.