"Evolution is in emotions."

 -Alun Be

Alun Be is an artist who strives to portray African modernity. Born in Dakar,Senegal, Be credits the development of his oeuvre largely to his upbringing inWest Africa, France, and the United States.  Be has exhibited at the Milan Universal Expo (2015), the Dakar Biennale (2016), the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Chicago (2018), the Quai Branly Museum of Paris (2020), and others... He has spoken at TEDxNapoli and TEDxWanChai Salon. His art form isconstantly evolving through personal projects focused on the public spacewithin the human condition, incited by his studies in San Francisco where hereceived his M.A. in Architecture.


I am represented by the Louise Simone Guirandou Gallery

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 LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery  is a vehicle for aesthetics, debates and transformations. 

Contemporary Art is a reflection of our society and raises a lot of questions. LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery, is in constant dialogue with the creators and their public participates in setting the spirits in motion and gives everyone the opportunity to revise their certainties.

Artist Statement

Africa is not striving to be modern anymore, that has already happened. It is modernity that is striving to be African. I am part of a new generation of autodidact artist from West Africa, with at the core a desire to offer the world a new window to the creativity of the African continent in our own form. The core of my work uses the nuances of our cultures in order to have a profound impact on the viewer’s self-perceptions. I use contrast as a common denominator of our ways of living and as a mean to question and challenge stereotypes and rules, which govern our societal behaviors.  I find myself continually exploring those aspects that are often hidden or misrepresented, as a way to evoke the invisible. My art reveals the angles from which we do not see the world 

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