Ibrahim El-Salahi
Born 1930 in Omdurman, Sudan
Lives and works in Oxford, England
Ibrahim El-Salahi is one of the most important living African artists and a key figure in the development of African Modernism. El-Salahi grew up in Omdurman, Sudan and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. On his return to Sudan in 1957, he established a new visual vocabulary, which arose from his own pioneering integration of Sudanese, Islamic, African, Arab, and Western artistic traditions.  Tate Modern’s 2013 retrospective of El-Salahi’s work was the museum's first exhibition dedicated to African Modernism. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; The British Museum, London, among others.  El-Salahi will be the subject of a solo exhibition at The Norwegian Drawing Association – Tegnerforbundet which will then travel in an expanded format to The Drawing Centre in New York. The 91-year-old will also participate in upcoming group exhibitions at the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Fisk University Galleries .
Ibrahim El-Salahi, Meditation Tree, 2018, Polish aluminium, 68 x 54 x 46 cm, Edition 8 of 8. Courtesy of Vigo Gallery.

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