(© Miguel Nogueira courtesy of Fundação Sindika Dokolo.)
Sindika Dokolo to Launch African Art Foundation in Europe
BY Nicholas Forrest | June 24, 2015
Congolese-born businessman and art collector Sindika Dokolo has announced that the Fundação Sindika Dokolo will set up its first European headquarters in the city of Porto, Portugal following the success of “You Love Me, You Love Me Not,” an exhibition devoted to works by contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora from the Sindika Dokolo Collection held at the Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett in Porto from March 3-May 17, 2015.
The Fundação Sindika Dokolo was established in Luanda in 2006 to support the development of African culture while exposing contemporary art in Africa to Angolans, the rest of the continent, and beyond. The new European headquarters in Porto will house a dedicated exhibition space and initiate artistic and educational programs, creating a “natural bridge” between Porto and Luanda that will support the development of African arts and culture.
Sindika Dokolo commented, “The foundation is delighted to be establishing a European outpost in Portugal. The headquarters will act as a creative conduit between Luanda and Porto including focusing on the cultural exchange within the international artistic community. This new venture is continuing our efforts in supporting and promoting the arts of Africa, as well as in widening the global outreach of our vast collection of classical and contemporary art.”