Culture is the history, practices and beliefs that make up a society.
Stimulated by the growing interest in African art on the international scene,
AfricArt Gallery Hong Kong opened its doors in 2018.
The focus of the gallery is to exhibit, promote and represent young and established African artists on the Asian art scene. Our activities concentrate especially on Hong Kong area, where we are the first and only art space dedicated to the Contemporary African paintings, sculptures and other mediums.
We wish to establish new intercultural dialogues stressing the multiplicity and the richness of the visual African arts. To achieve this goal we are proposing a vibrant exhibitions program, extended by many flourishing collaborations with parters all around the city.
Find more about the Gallery Founder and Owner
Michael is a Hong Kong based Belgian entrepreneur collecting African art for over a decade. His passion for African arts, embedded deeply in his familial history, enabled him to create a unique pathway in representing and showcasing many exciting artists from all over Africa.
As a child, Michael shared his interest in African culture with his grandfather, born in the Belgian Congo. The family’s collection of traditional ethnic masks was his first encounter with the histories and memories of this continent. While living in Brussels, he learned more about Congo complex history from Congolese friends settled in Belgium. His passion for this country led him not only to collect contemporary art, but especially to meet the love of his life.
During his travels to Africa, he got to know many artists personally and selected their works for his private collection. Being profoundly convinced about the artistic value of African painting, he decided to share it with the wider public by opening his first gallery in Hong Kong.