New exhibition: We are the legacy: Celebrating Nelson Mandela centenary 2018

Artworks MandelaAs part of the 2018 Nelson Mandela Day and Nelson Mandela’s centenary, the UMURAGE Foundation is pleased to present 'We Are The Legacy: Celebrating Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018'. The art exhibition will feature portraits of 100 African legacy makers who, in their own unique way, embody Nelson Mandela’s three key principles – to free yourself, free others and serve every day – and 100 artworks from across the motherland.

Featured artists are:

  • Boureima Nabaloum, Hippolyte De la Volta, Idrissa Savadogo, Idrissa Guira and Romain W. Nikiema of Burkina Faso;
  • Paul Awassume, Mathieu Mbai and Ngamby Walter Elie of Cameroon
  • Mpo Gerly, Sylvestre Mangouandza and Sylvestre Mounkala of Congo Brazaville
  • Olivier Dende, A. Katemo, Guillaume Ndassa Ntshiedi and Nitu of Congo DRC
  • Jacques P Vougny of France
  • Jean Ony of Madagascar
  • Ruben Matevosyan.of The Netherlands
  • Uko Williams, Nubi and Okyere of Nigeria
  • Pascal Bushaija of Rwanda
  • Kiné Aw, Moussa Tine, Kré Mbaye, Baye Mballo Kebe,  Mouhamadou Dia,  Malang Camara, Mahmoud Baba Ly, Mohamed Dou Ndir and Moustapha Gueye dit Tafa of Senegal
  • A. Magnan of Seychelles
  • Gerard Leclaire of Tchad
  • Massa Lemu of Malawi
  • Aladji and Agbodoh-Talschau Komlan of Togo
  • Joseph Mushipi of Zambia

The UMURAGE Foundation is an international non-profit organisation, head-quartered in Amsterdam, which aims at promoting, supporting, connecting, recognizing and rewarding individuals, organizations, businesses and communities shaping Africa’s collective legacy. Its vision is a world embracing and celebrating Africa’s contributions to humanity’s collective legacy.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Mandela Day: Wednesday 18 July, 16:00. You are all very welcome. Please register.

The exhibition can be seen during office hours in the ASCL Library (ground floor) and in the corridor on the third floor. The works are not for sale.

Date, time and location

02 July 2018 to 30 September 2018