Meschac Gaba (born 1961) is a Beninese conceptual artist based in Rotterdam and Cotonou. His installations of everyday objects whimsically juxtapose African and Western cultural identities and commerce. He is best known for The Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002, an autobiographical 12-room installation acquired and displayed by the Tate Modern in 2013. He has also exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem and at the 2003 Venice Biennale.
Stevenson is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Meschac Gaba, Citoyen du Monde. Conceptualised as a sequel to Money, Money, Money which showed at the gallery from February, this group of works pays close attention to globalisation, nationalism and citizenship, among other significant areas of focus in the artist’s practice.
STEVENSON has an international exhibition programme with a particular focus on the region. Founded in 2003, the gallery has spaces in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Amsterdam.
It is jointly owned by its 13 directors: Federica Angelucci, Marc Barben, Lerato Bereng, Joost Bosland, David Brodie, Sinazo Chiya, Andrew da Conceicao, Jessica Honeyman, Lanese Jaftha, Sisipho Ngodwana, Sophie Perryer, Alexander Richards and Michael Stevenson.
Stevenson participates in Art Basel, Frieze London, Paris Photo and Art Basel Miami Beach.