Meschac Gaba was born in 1961 in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa.

In 1997 Gaba moved from Cotonou to Amsterdam to study at the Rijksakademie.

His emergence onto the international art scene came with his twelve part project The Museum of Contemporary African Art, 1997-2001 which concluded at Documenta XI, Kassel and now can be viewed online at

He was included in the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2003 and has had solo exhibitions at numerous international museums.

His work was recently on display in London as part of Africa Remix at the Hayward Gallery, now at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.