April 28, 2018
29 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The third annual ArtBall is a premier contemporary African art auction and philanthropic event that aims to raise funds and awareness for Amref Health Africa. ArtBall will honor artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with the Rees Visionary Award.
ArtBall 2018 will feature both a silent and live auction via Artsy, showcasing works from over 25 African artists. Admission to the event includes an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, entertainment including a DJ and a special performance, and educational activations about the work Amref Health Africa does to create lasting health change in Africa.
The event this year will be held in A/D/O, a creative space located between the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. With over 23,000 square feet of space, A/D/O houses gallery space, a shop, a restaurant, and workspace for creative professionals and start-ups
All proceeds from the event will support Amref Health Africa's groundbreaking work in training local African health workers and building health systems at the community level.
More info to come!
Toyin Ojih Odutola was born in Nigeria and raised in Alabama. She received her B.A. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville before continuing to California College of the Arts for her M.F.A. Known for her conceptual portraiture, Ojih Odutola explores the concept of race, wealth, and Nigerian culture through her work.
To Wander Determined, her first solo exhibition in New York is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art until February 25, 2018. Ojih Odutola has participated in exhibitions at various institutions, including Brooklyn Museum, New York (2016); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2015); Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2015, 2012); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (2013); and Menil Collection, Houston, (2012).
Permanent collections include Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, and the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian).