• MACAAL is independent, not-for-profit contemporary art museum dedicated to the promotion of African art, with diverse exhibition and education programmes. The museum nurtures an understanding of contemporary art from Africa through collecting and exhibiting established and emerging artists.

    The opening coincided with the first African edition of the celebrated contemporary art fair 1-54 in Marrakech. This timely collaboration between MACAAL and 1-54 created a moment of heightened international awareness, illuminating the creative energy and cultural diversity that is prominent across the continent of Africa.

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  • Editorial Coverage Highlights

  • Editorial Coverage Highlights

  • "Marrakesh joins the art world map"

    New York Times International Edition, Scott Reyburn

  • "MACAAL opened in Marrakech to an eager international crowd, hungry for a taste of Africa’s growing contemporary art scene"

    Harper’s Bazar Art, Rebecca Anne Proctor

  • "A need to record disappearing cultures and question historical constructs runs through the exhibition."

    theguardian.com, Karin Andreasson

  • Audience Development

  • During the international launch weekend and their collaboration with Pelham, MACAAL received more than 2,000 visitors

  • Academic Stephanie Dieckvoss is publishing a paper in The Journal of  Visual Art Practice using MACAAL as “a case study in
    collecting & place-making”

  •  The museum will be discussed as part of the talk: 
    Art Markets and the Future of Collecting (Loughborough, 15 Jun 18)

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  • The Pelham team is very devoted and efficient! It is such a pleasure to work with them on a daily basis. More importantly, they have successfully managed to place MACAAL into the international art map thanks to their very powerful PR campaign. They were a great back up support and felt part of the MACAAL team. They always had our best interests at heart, and managed to connect us to many members of the international press. They also offered great advice on strategy, dates, events, and texts. I highly recommend working with them.

     

    Othman Lazraq, Founding Director of MACAAL, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden