Pierre-Christophe Gam

Artistic Director and Curator for Africa

Polymath artist, curator, art director and cultural entrepreneur Pierre-Christophe Gam, trained as an interior architect at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and Central St. Martins in London. In his professional career, he has specialized in art direction for leading contemporary luxury brands and media companies, including Universal, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo, Publicis and Les Galleries Lafayettes among others.Gam is the founder and director of Afro-Polis, an innovative cultural platform, whose aim is to create a multi-dimensional exploration and critical discovery of Africa's cultural DNA by fostering a participatory forum via events, talks and exhibitions.

In his artistic practice Pierre-Christophe explores the legacy of Pre and Post-Colonial ideas developed by Pan-African thinkers. He is interested in evaluating how current social and political changes in Africa and the diaspora negotiate with past intellectual and visual heritage. Using photography, collages, drawing and digital manipulation, he creates ambiguous yet compelling composition where deep cultural references are mixed-up and juxtaposed in a rich and intricate tapestry.  Beyond the visual seduction of his work, Pierre-Christophe questions complex and deeply rooted narratives at the core of the global African experience.

Pierre-Christophe was guest curator of the 2017 Art Africa Fair in Cape-Town and curator of the 2015 Vitra Campus Summer Party during Art Basel (Vitra's largest annual event) and part of the advisory board of the acclaimed touring exhibition Making Africa, curated by Amelie Klein of the Vitra Design Museum.

UAE
ABU DHABI
Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018

Contact

Dubai Head Office

Artem Holdings
Level 14, Boulevard Plaza Tower 1
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown Dubai,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T: +971 4 559 5662
F: +971 4 455 8556
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