Based in accra, ghana, the ada\ contemporary art gallery specialises in the work of emerging artists across africa and its diaspora.
Established in 2020 by contemporary African art advisor Adora Mba, ADA\ is committed to nurturing Ghana and the continent’s contemporary art community and to fostering its ties and influence amongst global audiences.
"I see ADA\ as both a manifest to and actor in the nurturing of a two-way dialogue between the local and international artistic communities. Ultimately, I envision the gallery embodying this very conversation by taking part in global projects and events which, in conjunction with the Accra space, allow these evolving bridges to permanently materialize.”
- Adora Mba
Through its program of curated exhibitions, ADA\ supports fresh talent across a diverse set of mediums, offering early career artists – many of which are entirely new to the market – an opportunity to present a comprehensive portfolio of work.
Highlighting individual artistic practices, the gallery’s program includes dedicated solo exhibitions; off-site projects and exhibitions; site-specific commissions; talks; creative partnerships and philanthropic activities with local actors; and international art fairs. Moving beyond the walls of its 850-square meter space in central Accra, each exhibition extends online, complementing the physical experience with a multifaceted immersion into each artist’s practice through virtual viewing rooms, personal sketches and videos.