Pavillon 54 is the go-to platform for African art, connecting artists, collectors, buyers, institutions and art lovers across the world.
It's a global digital platform and community around Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa and its Diaspora.
Pavillon 54 aims to develop a worldwide ecosystem of partners specialised in modern and contemporary African art. Our goal? To develop the first and foremost platform dedicated to developing the arts and culture of Africa - by Africans, for Africans and for (the rest of) the world, in Africa and in the rest of the world.
What do we do?
DISCOVER & COLLECT MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AFRICA
Pavillon54.com presents fresh and innovating works by new, emerging and established contemporary African artists from the continent and its diaspora. Our e-gallery and soon-to-be marketplace are the storefront of our business. They showcase the best of Modern and Contemporary African art and allows customers, collectors and galleries to discover, buy or sell curated original artworks online.
EDUCATION, RESOURCES & DATABASE
Pavillon 54 aims to serve collectors, art lovers, institutions, art promoters, students and educators by offering them the necessary tools and technology to discover, learn, be inspired, collect and invest intelligently in Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa. However, there is very little information available outside of select, regional galleries and there is a tremendous need to fill the information void, to expose people to African Art and to give them enough detail to make them feel comfortable when buying it. That’s why Pavillon 54 wants to create the largest online database and encyclopedia about modern and contemporary African art that will include:
- artists biographies, the history, and the context of their work
- databases of galleries, institutions, clubs, etc.
- comprehensive data, stats and reports about the market
THE PAVILLON 54 COMMUNITYWhere African cultures are shared
Our Experiences that help create a strong community where Africa culture is shared, and art is not only bought but also experienced. This means Regular limited-time events such as pop-up exhibitions, studio visits, talks or artistic retreats in different cities across the world to offer in-person discovery and immersion experiences to a wider audience. Join our Newsletter to learn about our next events.
Become a contributor
Do you like writing and creating content? Are you passionate about Africa and their talents? Are you an expert in Modern and Contemporary African Art?
Our team works with local contacts, art historians, curators, institutions and with writers and contributors to build the biggest library and resources center around modern and contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora. We are always looking for journalists and art specialists ready to collaborate on the Pavillon 54 project.
So, if you would like to participate in this ambitious yet necessary endeavour, contact us.
You have an idea? Send us an e-mail. We will be happy to discuss it.
Why Pavillon 54?A word from Dana Endundo Ferreira, Founder of Pavillon 54, about building the global technology platform for African creativity July 20, 2020 A word from Dana Endundo Ferreira, Founder of Pavillon 54, about building the global technology platform for African creativity
Art of Africa: Pavillon 54TechvangArt Art-Tech Startups Conversations with Dana Endundo, CEO & Founder of Pavillon 54 - the one-stop-shop for African Art TechvangArt Art-Tech Startups Conversations with Dana Endundo, CEO & Founder of Pavillon 54 - the one-stop-shop for African Art
Yinka Shonibare, CBE (RA)A Foot in Two Continents June 25, 2020 The story of British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare is one that spans two continents, countries and cultures. He was born in London, but moved to Nigeria when he was three years old, where he spent his childhood. The straddling of these two nations, and ultimately two cultural identities, thus has a profound influence on his work, which often engages with themes of identity, globalisation and post-colonisation.