Contemporary African art is an exciting dynamic movement, that continues to make its mark on the global stage. As the names of existing talent and emerging stars command greater attention, the African art industry as a whole is responding in kind with galleries springing up across the continent; prestigious auction houses hosting evenings dedicated to the work of Africa’s artists; and art fairs such as 1:54 connecting artists, galleries and buyers. To find out more about this exciting scene we caught up with Adora Mba, art consultant and founder of The Afropolitan Collector to talk life as an art consultant, collecting African art and tips for artists looking to get noticed.
Tell us a bit about yourself: your background, where you are based, and what led you to a career as an art consultant?
I am a Ghanaian (mother)/ Nigerian (father) who grew up in London, Lagos, and Accra. I am currently based in London but I will be relocating back to the continent because there is so much going on art wise and it is important to be on the ground.