Lumieres d'Afriques | AMY SOW
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Born in 1977, in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Amy Sow is a self-taught visual artist, whose work oscillates between figuration and abstraction. She expresses herself through various mediums which include calligraphy and photography, she also favors acrylic painting, which offers her limitless freedom.


A real promoter of artistic creation in Mauritania, Amy Sow is the Vice President of M-Art, a collective of young Mauritian visual artists that organize each year the Libre’Art Festival. She is also the initiator of Art Galle, a space dedicated to artistic encounters.


As the first delegate of the Association of Artists from the Maghreb (A.A.M.), Amy Sow is an artist engaged in women’s rights issues, concentrating on themes relating to the lived experiences of African women.


Since 2005, numerous cultural institutions have welcomed her work, including the French Institute, the Cultural Center and National Museum of Nouackchott. She also participated in the Dakar, Tunis and Agadir Biennials.

Amy Sow

Amy Sow,
Energie durable, 2015,
Oil on canvas and wood, 120 x 120 cm
©Mathieu Lombard

As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.


All the AAD teams wish to give their warm support to the artists, professionals, partners and volunteers involved in our projects throughout Africa.


We have preventively taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our activities in the field in order to participate in the security of all and to try stop the spread of the virus on the continent.


As we know today, the speed of implementation of measures to protect people on a collective scale is critical in the future fight against the impact of this virus.


In these times of containment, you can find some of our projects and keep in touch on :


The virtual gallery of the Lumières d'Afriques exhibition


AAD website 


AAD instagram


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Above all, take care of yourself and your loved ones.


AAD team.