ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, ATIM ANNETTE OTON- CURATOR AT CALABAR GALLERY

Atim Annette Oton is a Nigerian-born, American and British educated designer turned art curator who grew up in Nigeria with her mother collecting and buying contemporary art.

She is the Curator and founder of Harlem based Calabar Gallery. She is the African Art Curator for Amref Health Africa ArtBall for the past 4 years which honored Wangechi Mutu, El Anatsui, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Zanele Muholi.

Atim has been an advisor to the David Prize, and is an advisor to PUBLIC SQUARE and Haiti Cultural Exchange.

In 2016, she launched Calabar Gallery in Harlem to focus on contemporary African Artists and African Diaspora artists globally whose work is inspired and influenced by black and global African culture globally investigating dynamic ideas about art, culture and society.

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