Black-owned SA galleries you have to visit

You might not have heard about them, but they do exist. Here are some of the black-owned galleries in the country that you have to check out

Gallery MOMO, Parktown North 

Gallery Momo

Gallery MOMO was founded in 2002 by Monna and Lee Mokoena. It works quite closely with international and local artists. In an interview with Blouin Art Info, Monna explained that the gallery was established to fill the gap in the art market for contemporary art from Africa that depicted a true picture of its diaspora.

“When I founded Gallery MOMO in 2002, the landscape was devoid of representation of contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora which reflected, projected, respected and elevated art to its true order,” Monna said.

“I therefore established the gallery to not only fill this void but to contribute a new angle to the conversation whilst providing a legitimate and legitimizing outlet for artists, not just locally but from across the continent to show, and share their work.”