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Exhibition venues

Access is free for all exhibitions, spectacles, films, meetings.
For official openings and private view, you must be accredited and wear your badge.
See: Access badges .

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Plan des lieux Dak’Art 2012

Le Musée Théodore Monod (IFAN)

The Théodore Monod Museum of African Art part of The Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN) shares Place Soweto with the National Assembly. It was built in 1931 in a Sudano-Sahélien style. The building housed before the general administration of French West Africa (AOF).
It is one of the best museums in West Africa, in possession of 12,000 objects of which 300 are on display. The ground floor is reserved for arts and traditional artefacts, the second floor for statuary.
Since 1993, the museum has been enriched by a building that houses temporary exhibitions of modern art. The Biennale will present the international exhibition here. - Address : Place Soweto, close to Assemblée Nationale, PLATEAU.
- Taxi or bus DDD* direction "Cap Manuel" or Palais, n°5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23.
- Tél : 33 824 16 52.
- Opening : 9h - 19h30. Closed on Sunday and bank holiday.

La Galerie Nationale d’Art

The gallery was inaugurated on 29 January, 1983 by former president Abdou Diouf. The building is a colonial construction, and was previously a warehouse and sales area before independence. Its mission is to promote Senegalese artists, both young and established. It also hosts overseas exhibitions.
The site overlooks Avenue Hassan II (Formerly Albert Sarraut) in the city center. The National Gallery building also houses the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Biennale.
The gallery will receive the works of guest artists. - Address : 19 av. Hassan II (former av.Albert Sarraut), near Kermel market, PLATEAU.
- Taxi, direction "Plateau", bus DDD, to Place de l’Indépendance n°1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 13, 15, 20, 18.
- Tél: 33 821 25 11.
- Opening : 9h30-12h30, 15h-17h30. Closed on Sunday and bank holiday.

La Maison de la Culture Douta Seck

Situated in the heart of one of the largest neighbourhoods in Dakar, in the middle of a garden full of trees, this former Medina’s residence was ‘baptised’ as the Maison de la Cutlure Douta Seck (Douta Seck House of Culture) on 23 April 1997. A Centre of excellence, research-action dissemination and development of cultural activities, the Douta Seck House of Culture is a cluster of national and international cultural influence.
Maison de la Culture Douta Seck will house the " Creativity of women" exhibition. - Address: 25 av. Blaise Diagne X rue 25, near Tilène market, MEDINA.
- Taxi or bus DDD n° 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 12, 23.
- Tel : 33 822 36 59.
- Opening: 9h30-12h30, 15h-17h30. Closed on Sunday and bank holiday.

La Place du Souvenir

The Place du Souvenir was inaugurated on Tuesday 30 June 2009 by President Abdoulaye Wade. Two pantheo ns – one for resistance that will collect the figures of the great resistance and one for culture that will present the great intellectuals, thinkers, writers and artists - surround the stairs going down to the sculpture of the African Continent, on an inclined plane dotted with stars, facing the ocean.
The Place du Souvenir has hosted major events such as Sira Vision, Dak’Art, the Cinema of the 3rd Black World Festival and tributes to Sembene Ousmane and Iba Ndiaye. The Place du Souvenir will house the Papa Ibra Tall exhibition. - Corniche Ouest X Rue Aimé Césaire
- Tel : +221 77 542 94 41

L’atelier de Joe Ouakam

In the heart of the Plateau, pass a gate at the far end of a passage, a courtyard shaded by trees, this is where the artist Joe Ouakam works. Here you will find an exhibition in tribute to Joe Ouakam. - 17 rue Jules Ferry. Plateau

La gare ferroviaire

The present railway station was built between 1913 and 1914 and was operational in June 1914. The station is near the Goree pier. In the square, a monument pays tribute to Demba and Dupont, two French and Senegalese Soldiers who participated in the Great War. The Station will host the Biennale Village and the Meetings and Exchanges. - Place du Tirailleur, near the pier for Gorée island. Plateau.

The Biennale Village

The Biennale Village (Kër Dak’Art) is a convivial space for holding the Meetings. It welcomes contemporary art professionals and the press, but also the public who can find out more information about the exhibitions, have exchanges with the artists and drink in the cafeteria while appreciating the audio-visual environment.
This year, the Biennale Village at the station will welcome exhibitions of Brazilian artists and of design as well as festivities and events: concerts, dance, fashion shows, film screenings and school workshops.

OFF exhibitions

OFF exhibitions will take place in all Dakar , in Saint-Louis and in the country.
OFF Guidebook will guide you in hundreds of places in the heart of the city.

Dak’Art OFF it’s also exhbitions in all sort of venues (Cultural centres, bars, restaurants, villas, theaters, banks, streets etc). Dak’Art OFF also brings art near the peoples, close to their working places or to their homes.

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