Africa will be represented in the International Surrealism Now art Exhibition 2017/2018 which will open in Portugal on December 23

Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria are the African countries to be present in the next edition of Surrealism Now, the largest World Surrealism exhibition of the 21st century which gathers art work from more than 48 countries

Achraf Baznani and Yamal Din, Morocco,Aissa Mammasse, Algeria , Jimah St, Nigeria and  Olesya Novik, Russia / Egypt are the African artists whose work will be present in The International Surrealism Now 2017/18 Art Exhibition in POROS Museum in Condeixa village in Portugal.

Following on from this participation, the organisers , including the mentor of the project, the artist Santiago, are looking for more active participation from the African continent in this event with a great international appeal.

Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro feels that Africa has strong cultural influences and a role to play on the international scene, he said, “due to the large African presence in Portugal, especially from the five Afro-Portuguese countries, it is only naural that African art is included and showcased in this international art exhibit.”

Also, in an attempt to take art to the people en masse – and promote the largest group exhibit of surrealist art this winter — Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro is teasing the public with flash images of his work in the most famous intersection of the world: Times Square.

Ribeiro’s vivid, colorful paintings will be shown sporadically – flashed on random days at random times — on the Nasdaq OMX Group and Thomson Reuters sign screens in New York City until December 31, 2017. They will be up for three whole minutes on the Reuter’s screen for each appearance – ample time for tens of thousands of pedestrians to catch a glimpse.

“As always I´m doing something different and the idea to exhibit in Times Square in New York shows how the mass media is also our modern means to show our art,” Ribeiro said.

Ribeiro’s work has been featured at the U.S. embassy in Lisbon, in the Portuguese American Journal, in Digital Meets Culture, Praad in Portuguese and many other publications. The exhibition sponsors include Bissaya Barreto Foundation, Condeixa a Nova House Mayor and MagicCraftsman Studio.

Ribeiro conceived the International Surrealism Now movement in 2010 in Coimbra with a major exhibit organized by Bissaya Barreto.

The pieces of art from the International Surrealism Now exhibit will be on display at the multimedia POROS Museum in Condeixa-a-Nova from December 23rd. Billed as the largest world exhibition of contemporary Surrealism art in Europe – with more than 100 artists from 48 countries participating – the exhibit of paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs and sculpture is also expected to be shown, at least in part, at several monuments and public spaces throughout Portugal.

The International Surrealism Now 2017/18 Art Exhibition will be held in Portugal at Museum Multimedia POROS in Condeixa-a-Nova with participation from 5 continents: Africa, Asia, Americas, Oceania and Europe represented.


Achraf BaznaniMorocco Agim MetaSpain Aissa MammasseAlgeria Alvaro MejiasVenezuela /Ana AraújoPortugal Ana NeamuRomania Ana Pilar Morales, Spain Andrew BainesAustralia Asier Guerrero Rico (Dio), Spain Brigid MarlinUK Bien BanezPhilippines Can EmedTurkey Carlos SablónCuba Cătălin PrecupRomania Cristian TownsendAustralia Conor WaltonIreland Cynthia Tom,China USA Dag SamsundDenmark Daila LupoItaly Dan NeamuRomania Daniel ChiriacRomania Daniel Hanequand, France Canada Daniele GoriItaly Delphine CencigFrance Dean FlemingUSADomen LoSlovenia Edgar Invoker, Russia Efrat CybulkiewiczVenezuela Egill EibsenIceland Erik HeyninckBelgium Ettore Aldo Del VigoItaly Farhad JafariIran France GarridoUSA Francisco UrbanoPortugal Graça Bordalo PinheiroPortugal Graszka PaulskaPoland Gromyko SemperPhilippines Gyuri LohmullerRomania Hector PinedaMexico Hector ToroColombia / Henrietta KozicaSwedenHugues GilletFrance Isabel MeyrellesPortugal Iwasaki NagiJapan James SkeltonUK Jay GarfinkleUSA Jay Paul VonkofflerAmerican Argentine Jimah StNigeria João DuartePortugal Keith WigdorUSA Konstantin Krok, Belarus Leo WijnhovenNetherlands Leo PlawGermany Liba WSFrance Lubomír ŠtíchaRepublic Czech Ludgero RoloPortugal Lv ShangChina Maciej HoffmanPoland /Magi CalhounUSA Marnie PittsUK Maria AristovaRussia Mario DevcicCroatia Martina HoffmanGermany Mathias BöhmGermany Mehriban EfendiAzerbaijan Naiker RomanCuba Spain /Nazareno StanislauBrazil Nikolina PetolasCroatia Nipon Jungkina, Thailand Octavian FlorescuCanada Oleg KorolevRussia Olesya NovikRussia Olga CaldasFrance Olga SpiegelUSA Otto Rapp,Austria Paula RosaPortugal Paulo CunhaCanada Pedro Diaz CartesChile Penny GolledgeUK Peter MC LANEFrance Philippe PelletierFrance Roch Fautch, USA Rodica Miller, USA / Ruben CukierArgentine Israeli Rudolf BoeleeNew Zealand Sabina NoreAustria Sampo KaikkonenFinland Santiago RibeiroPortugal Sarah Zambiasi, Australia / Serge Sunne, Latvia Sergey TyukanovRussia /Shahla RosaUSA Shoji TanakaJapan Shan ZhulanChina Shia Weltenmenge, Germany Sio ShisioIndonesia Slavko KrunicSerbia Snežana PetrovićSerbia Sônia Menna BarretoBrazil Steve Smith,USA Stuart GriggsUK Svetlana KislyachenkoUkraine Svetlana RatovaRussia Tatomir PitariuUSA Ton HaringNetherlands Victor LagesPortugal Vu Huyen ThuongVietnam Yamal DinMorocco SpainYuri TsvetaevRussia Zoltan DucsaiHungary Zoran VelimanovicSerbia.

The 48 countries represented: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Source: International Surrealism Now.

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