Biographie

ISHA FOFANA – THE ARTIST

28.Dec.1965 – born in Banjul / The Gambia / West Africa
1984 – founding member of the “Gambia Black African Art Club”
2000 – moving to Germany
2001 – till today exhibitions in Germany / Belgium / Netherlands / etc.
2006 – opening “Mama Afrika” art gallery in Cologne / Germany
2007 – nomination “Best African Artist in Europe”
2007 – till today appointed International representative of the Gambian artists
2008 – till today member of “International Artist Association” – Germany
2008 – returning to The Gambia and opening the art gallery “Mama Africa”
2009 – till today founding the non/profit association “Mama Africa Art Centre”
2010 – opening “Mama Africa – women’s museum & art centre” Batokunku
2010 – till today member of International Women’s Museum Network
2010 – till today running “Girls in Art” – girls educational project
2010 – till today director of Tanji School for Art & Homeopathy
2011 – participation “African Women Entrepreneurs Program” (AWEP) Department of State / USA
2012 – till today director of “Natural Family Planning” women’s project
2013 – demolishing of “Mama Africa – women’s museum & art centre”
2014 – awarded for humanitarian work by “Gambia Friends” / Switzerland
2015 – start reconstruction of “Mama Africa – art centre” in Tanji
2015 – till today appointed “Ambassador of the Art in Africa” by the “International Artist Association”
2017 – opening of “Mama Africa Art Residence”
2018 – re-opening of “Mama Africa Art Center”
2018 – Award The Institute of Travel & Tourism of The Gambia in recognition of her outstanding service and contribution to the development of Gambian tourism

IMPRESSIONS

THE WORK OF THE ARTIST

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