Please join the African Studies program, in collaboration with the Power Plant for an artist’s talk with renowned painter Omar Ba.

When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Where: WGSI Lounge, 2nd floor, Wilson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks Street

Who: Everyone welcome! A small reception will form part of the event.

Omar Ba in front of one of his blue-hued images.

Photo courtesy of Jeune Afrique

Omar Ba

Renowned Senegalese artist Omar Ba (born 1977 in Dakar) lives and works between Dakar and Geneva. His work has been shown at BOZAR, Brussels (2017); Ferme-Asile, Sion, Switzerland (2015); Hales Gallery, London, UK (2017, 2014); Biennale de Dakar (2014); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2012) among others. Ba’s works can be found in private and public collections, including Credit Suisse, Switzerland; Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Geneve; Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris; Centre national des arts plastiques, France; and the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva. In 2011, Ba received the Swiss Art Award.


Talk organized by Dr. Marieme Lo, director of the African Studies program at New College.

The Power Plant is hosting Omar Ba for his residency in Canada. 



Date: January 18th, 2019
Start Time: 3:00pm