Unit London is thrilled to announce Stacey Gillian Abe’s participation in Spectrum: On Color & Contemporary Art at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) from 27 September 2023 – March 3 2024.
In this exhibition, curated by Key Jo Lee, MoAD’s inaugural Chief of Curatorial Affairs and Public Programs, a multigenerational and international group of contemporary Black artists illuminate the importance of colour to both the form and content of their work.
Participating artists include Tariku Shiferaw, Stacey Gillian Abe, Sheena Rose, Mildred Thompson, Barkley Hendricks, MANYAKU MASHILO, Delita Martin, Tawny Chatmon, Rashid Johnson, Richard Mayhew, Gabriel Mills, and Felandus Thames.
Stacey Gillian Abe
Her Point of View 2
200 x 150 cm
Stacey Gillian Abe was born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1990. She received her BA in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, in 2014. Abe went on to present her work internationally at museums, galleries, fairs and biennales.
Abe’s work was showcased at 1:54 Art Fair New York and London in 2018 and 2020. Selected group exhibitions include Self-Addressed, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, USA (2021); Song of Songs, Unit London, London, UK (2021) and In the Round, Unit London, London, UK (2022). Selected museum exhibitions include The Power of My Hands at Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, in Paris (2021); Running – the New Contemporary, Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao, China (2021); Empowerment, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany (2022) and The Age of Identity: A Feminne Lexicon, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Italy, Florence (2022).
In 2022, Abe presented her debut solo exhibition in London, titled Shrub-let of Old Ayivu. Unit London showcased Abe’s work at Expo Chicago in 2023. The artist has been featured in publications including The Independent and The New York Times. Along with her numerous awards, in 2018 Abe was listed among the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Creatives. She currently lives and works in Kampala, Uganda.
MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.
MoAD is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays a vital role in the local arts community. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.