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The Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD), in partnership with global online art marketplace Artsy, presents its 2022 online auction, “Many Voices, One Diaspora”, featuring works by over 50 artists leading local, national and international works, many of which have been featured in MoAD’s critically acclaimed exhibitions.

The auction will take place online from April 28 to May 12, 2022.

The vast collection of new and previously exhibited works represents a wide range of voices from the African Diaspora and includes iconic pieces by figures such as Amoako Boafo, Jerrell Gibbs, Otis Quaicoe, Erica Deeman, Basil Kincaid, Lavar Munroe, Angel Otero, Ferrari Shepard, and more.

Collectors will be able to browse works in a variety of media, including photographs, paintings, prints, mixed media, and glass, ceramic, and fiber pieces.

In addition to works donated by individual artists, more than 16 galleries support this important fundraiser, including Galerie Mariane Ibrahim, Lehmann Maupin and others.

“MoAD is very grateful to the incredible community of artists, galleries and individuals who enthusiastically supported this year’s auction,” said MoAD Executive Director Monetta White. “Their generous response is a testament to the impact and importance of MoAD’s vital work to enhance public understanding of black art and serve as a foundational platform for artists of African descent in the Bay Area. and around the world.”

The auction provides essential funding for the operations and programs of the MoAD, as well as essential support for participating artists. Additionally, proceeds from the auction will benefit local and national arts and social justice organizations.

Through MoAD’s partnership with Artsy, the online art marketplace enables MoAD to enhance the voice of these dynamic artists and their works to Artsy’s more than 2 million global art collectors and enthusiasts.

“At Artsy, we are constantly working towards a more diverse and inclusive industry, and it is our responsibility to use our platform to further advocate for artists who deserve our attention and who are leading the way in art.

“We are thrilled to partner with the African Diaspora Museum for this auction and support their mission, as well as bring a holistic view to these participating artists,” said Dustyn Kim, Chief Revenue Officer at Artsy.

“I am happy to support the MoAD,” says participating artist Jerrell Gibbs. “The institution aligns with my vision, celebrating black culture, and I’m happy to have my work alongside many renowned diaspora artists.”

Participating artists to date include: Annan Affotey, Alanna Airitam, Alex Anderson, Simone Bailey, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Gavin Benjamin, Leonardo Benzant, Lili Bernard, Amoako Boafo, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Shenequa Brooks, Nyame Brown , Adrian Burrell, Elan Cadiz, Sydney Cain, Albert Chong, Dewey Crumpler, Kenturah Davis, Erica Deeman, Cheryl Derricotte, Barbara Earl Thomas, Conrad Egyir, Rodney Ewing, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Jerrell Gibbs, Adler Warrior, Angela Hennessy, David Huffman , Wadsworth Jarrell, Basil Kincaid, Dionne Lee, Kija Lucas, Demond Melancon, Ian Micheal, Lavar Munroe, Carmen Neely, Ed Ntiri, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Angel Otero, Woody De Othello, Dr Fahamu Pecou, ​​Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe , Enrico Riley, Muzae Sesay, Ferrari Sheppard, Nyugen E. Smith, Chanell Stone, Autumn Wallace, Nate Watson, Ricky Weaver, Bri Williams and Andrew Wilson.

For more information, visit https://www.moadsf.org/projects/moad-art-auction-2022.

About MoAD

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is a contemporary art museum whose mission is to celebrate black cultures, spark stimulating conversations and inspire learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. For more information on MoAD, visit the Museum’s website at
moadsf.org.

About Artsy

Artsy is the world’s largest online marketplace for discovering, buying and selling artwork from leading artists. Artsy connects over 4,000 galleries, auction houses, art fairs and institutions in over 100 countries with over 2 million art collectors and art lovers in over 190 countries.