DAK’ART 2014

11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain 09/05>08/06

Dak’Art in figures


Dak’Art, the place to be

During 4 months, our call for applications for 2014 international exhibition has been relayed over 300 zines, newspapers and magazines in English, French, Arabic, Brazilian, etc..
We received over 600 applications of artists from 70 countries.

Major magazines and media contacted us for coverage and articles on Dak’Art 2014, as Art Forum, Art in America, Harper’s Bazaar, Canvas Magazine (Dubai), The Art Newspaper, Le Point, Contemporary And, Afrikadaa , Sculpture Magazine, Artnet News, Art Radar, Diptyk Morocco, Algerian Radio, TV5, Africa24, Tunis Hebdo, Bénincultures, Art + Auction, My Art Guides, The Trip Mag, Metropolism, Art Unlimited Turkey, Fräulein Berlin, universes-in-universe.org, africultures.com, biennialfoundation.org, afrifestnet.org, myartguides.com, ocpanet.org, artquest.org.uk, mosaiquesafrica.com, among others.

Dak’art 2012 was covered with more than 200 articles on the web, including the prestigious New York Times (travel.nytimes.com) and also mouvement.net, anotherafrica.net, RFI.fr, francetv.fr, The Africa Report, arte.tv, kunstbeeld.nl, Artpress.com, artscape.jp Japan, etc..) and many videos on Youtube.

last but not least, Dak’Art has the honor of being listed among the top 10 cultural events in Africa:

A highly visited website, visitors from around the world

In June 2013, the web site biennaledakar.org, it is in 1 month:
puce 6000 unique visitors,
puce More than 10 000 visits,
puce 91,000 page views.
puce Since May 17, 1800 people have downloaded the application form (and 500 in English).

puce In May 2012 during the Biennale, our site has received in one month 15,000 unique visitors, a record for a contemporary art site.

puce With 7 online sites of former editions since 2000, biennaledakar.org becomes a rich database and information ressource on African artists.

Origin of visitors to the website

June 2013:
puce Visitors come from 160 different countries.
puce 25% comes from Senegal, 16% France, 15% from other European countries, 12% of USA.
puce African countries who visited more often the site are in order: Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Benin, Congo, Togo.
puce Unexpected visitors came from Papua (in the Pacific), Aruba (Caribbean island), Myanmar (Burma) and Honduras (Central America) ...

The goal for the future promotion of Dak’Art might be to increase our outreach to English-speaking and Portuguese-speaking Africa and in countries where the market for contemporary art is booming: the United Arab Emirates, South-East Asia, China and India.

Dak’Art, distinguished visitors, high visibility

Some figures on visitors present at Dak’Art 2012:

puce Place of meetings of international experts:
300 professionals from the art world (curators, art fairs, academics, galleries, collectors, museums, cultural institutions, etc..).
puce Visibility on the media:
150 journalists, including 58% from abroad.

A space of visibility and promotion for artists:
puce 58 artists featured in the four official exhibitions.
puce 500 in the OFF shows in 186 venues in Dakar, Saint-Louis and throughout Senegal with 20% of the works exhibited in the OFF sold by artists.
puce 60 foreign artists visitors.

Dak’Art on international art stage

30,000 visitors from 53 countries as Senegal, Europe, Africa, North America especially, but also from Brazil, Argentina, Caribbean, Dubai, Japan, Thailand, the islands of the Indian Ocean, Australia.


They were at Dak’art 2012:
puce The Venice Biennale, Dubai Art Fair, La Biennale de Lyon, Biennale of Sao Paolo Videobrazil.
puce More than 20 managers of art centres and galleries including: Art Bakery (Cameroon), Deveron Arts (UK), Blachère Foundation (France), Cécile Fakhoury (Ivory Coast) Gallery Peron Gallery (Paris), Stevenson Gallery (Cape Town ), etc..
puce 20 museums around the world including: the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Malmö (Sweden), Musée du Quai Branly (Paris), National Museum of Monaco, Newark Museum (USA), National Gallery of Nigeria, Tate Gallery (London ), Royal Ontario Museum (Canada), etc..
puce Achille Mbembe et Mamadou Diouf (Columbia Univ. USA), Mario Pissarra (Cape Town Univ.), Cedric Vincent (EHESS, Paris), Mantia Diawara (New York Univ.), Malick Ndiaye, Gabriele Genge (Univ. Duisburg Allemagne), Nana Adusei Poku (Univ. des Arts de Zürich), Kinsey Katchka (Univ. North Carolina, USA), Iolanda Pensa (Lettera27), Simon Njami, Tessa Jackson (INIVA, Londres), Brahim Alaoui (Marrakech Art Fair), Gabriela Salgado (Curator, Argentine), Yacouba Konaté, Ngoné Fall, Pauline Burman (African Mnyele, Amsterdam), Ousmane Sow, Chantal Béret (Centre Pompidou), etc.
puce Experts from 33 universities and art schools in Europe and the USA but also Japan, South Africa or Nigeria.

The press and media who covered Dak’art 2012:

The Biennale thanks the following media for their coverage of Dak’art.

2S TV, Afric Horizon, Africa 7, Africable TV, Agendakar, APS, Ausenegal.com, D Media, Direct Infos, EnQuête, Ici Dakar !, La Gazette, La Tribune, Le Pays, Le Sénégalais, Le Soleil, Ndarinfo, Saint-Louis Info, Pica Magazine, RSI radio, RTS, TSL, SenTV, Sud Quotidien, WalFadjri, Zik Fm.

Africa : Africa24 TV, algerianradio.dz, Apsath Photo Bénin, Bammako culture, Côte d’Ivoire Economie, Diptyk Maroc, Fraternité Matin Côte d’Ivoire, Intelligences magazine, Jeune Afrique, La Marche Républicaine Bénin, Le Messager Cameroun, Le Patriote Côte d’Ivoire, OBS Paalga Burkina, Panapress, Radio Bamakan Mali, The New Times Rwanda, Tunis-Hebdo, United Fashion For Peace, Wape-Art Côte d’Ivoire.

USA : Afrikanspot, Artinfo.com, Another Africa, Art Forum, Associated Press, La Voix de L’Amérique
Canada : Graffici
Japan : Assistant Co., Defrag
Middle-East : Canvas Dubaï, Harper’s Bazaar Art Dubaï
Indian Ocean: Ile Maurice Tourisme
Brasil : Videobrasil

Germany : ARD (Deutschland Radio), F.A.Z (Franfurter Algemeine Zeitung), Radio Multicult, List Medien.
Austria : Springerin magazine.
France : A+mag, AFP, Africanlinks, Africultures, Afrique magazine, Afrikadaa revue, Art Press, Artshebdomedias, fabulafricana.com, Le Monde, Le Monde diplomatique, Le Point, L’express, La Croix, La Tribune, Madame Figaro, Revue Mouvement, Revue More, revue Stradda, RFI, Ouest France, Rue89, The Africa Report, TV5 Monde, Wostok Press.
Italy : Juliet Art Magazine, Kaleidoscope.
Netherlands : Kunstbeeld, Trendbeheer.
United Kingdom : African Daydreams, Art Review magazine, BBC Afrique, Reuters, Tank Magazine.
Sweden : Afrikultur.
Switzerland : Vox Africa, APA TV.

And many reporters and freelancers, photojournalists and correspondents.

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