Biography

Meschac Gaba (born 1961) is a Beninese conceptual artist based in Rotterdam and Cotonou. His installations of everyday objects whimsically juxtapose African and Western cultural identities and commerce. He is best known for The Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002, an autobiographical 12-room installation acquired and displayed by the Tate Modern in 2013. He has also exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem and at the 2003 Venice Biennale.

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Artworks

Film and audio

TateShots

Meschac Gaba: 'The street is my space'

The artist gives us a tour around the streets of his home town of Cotonou, Benin

TateShots

Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art

A museum which fuses the aesthetic of an art gallery with that of an African market place

Features

Art Term

Interactive art

Interactive art describes art that relies on the participation of a spectator

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