Angel Otero & Wadsworth Jarrell: MoAD, Artsy’s 2022 Art Auction Celebrates Many Voices, One Diaspora

The Oakland Post, April 24, 2022


The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), in partnership with global online art marketplace Artsy, presents its 2022 online benefit auction, “Many Voices, One Diaspora,” with works by more than 50 leading local, national, and international artists, many of whom have been featured in MoAD’s critically-acclaimed exhibitions.


The auction will run online from April 28 to May 12, 2022.


The expansive collection of both new and previously displayed works represents a vast range of voices from the African diaspora and includes signature pieces by such luminaries as Amoako Boafo, Jerrell Gibbs, Otis Quaicoe, Erica Deeman, Basil Kincaid, Lavar Munroe, Angel Otero, Ferrari Sheppard, and more.


Collectors will be able to browse works in a variety of media including photographs, paintings, prints, mixed media, and glass, ceramic, and fiber pieces.


In addition to works donated by individual artists, more than 16 galleries are supporting this important fundraiser including Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, and others.


“MoAD is so grateful to the incredible community of artists, galleries, and individuals who have enthusiastically lent their support to this year’s auction,” says Monetta White, executive director of MoAD. “Their generous response is a testament to the impact and importance of MoAD’s vital work to enhance the public’s understanding of Black art and to serve as a foundational platform for artists of African descent in the Bay Area and throughout the world.”


The auction provides critical funding for MoAD’s operations and programs, and essential support for the participating artists. Additionally, proceeds from the auction will benefit local and national art and social justice organizations.


Through MoAD’s partnership with Artsy, the online art marketplace is enabling MoAD to enhance the voices of these dynamic artists and their works to Artsy’s 2-million+ global art collectors and enthusiasts.


“At Artsy, we’re constantly working towards a more diverse and inclusive industry, and it’s our responsibility to use our platform to further advocate for artists who deserve our attention and are leading the way in art.


“We’re excited to be partnering with The Museum of the African Diaspora on this benefit auction and support their mission, as well as bring a global lens to these participating artists,” said Dustyn Kim, chief revenue officer at Artsy.


“I am happy to support MoAD,” says participating artist Jerrell Gibbs. “The institution aligns with my vision, celebrating Black culture, and I am pleased to have my work alongside many renowned artists in the diaspora.”


To date, participating artists include: Annan Affotey, Alanna Airitam, Alex Anderson, Simone Bailey, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Gavin Benjamin, Leonardo Benzant, Lili Bernard, Amoako Boafo, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Shenequa Brooks, Nyame Brown, Adrian Burrell, Elan Cadiz, Sydney Cain, Albert Chong, Dewey Crumpler, Kenturah Davis, Erica Deeman, Cheryl Derricotte, Barbara Earl Thomas, Conrad Egyir, Rodney Ewing, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Jerrell Gibbs, Adler Guerrier, Angela Hennessy, David Huffman, Wadsworth Jarrell, Basil Kincaid, Dionne Lee, Kija Lucas, Demond Melancon, Ian Micheal, Lavar Munroe, Carmen Neely, Ed Ntiri, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Angel Otero, Woody De Othello, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Enrico Riley, Muzae Sesay, Ferrari Sheppard, Nyugen E. Smith, Chanell Stone, Autumn Wallace, Nate Watson, Ricky Weaver, Bri Williams, and Andrew Wilson.



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