Founded in 2008, WHATIFTHEWORLD is a recognised contemporary art gallery both within South Africa and internationally. Part question, part purpose, and part statement, its name anticipates the gallery’s programme: a host of ambitious projects that promote curiosity and thought. With a strong focus on Africa and the African diaspora, the gallery represents influential artists who engage with global and local contemporary art and socio-political contexts. The gallery is dedicated to showing resolute solo projects and multi-disciplinary installations, with an interest in creating an environment that allows artists the freedom to create significant exhibitions.
WHATIFTHEWORLD regularly participates in art fairs, including the Armory Show, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and Untitled. Gallery artists have participated in major exhibitions and biennials, including the Venice Biennial, Sharjah Biennial, and The Dakar Biennale, among others.
16 Buiten Street, First Floor
Cape Town, Western Cape , 8001
Tel: +27 21 569 0680