Delphine Desane b. 1988
Delphine Desane is a painter and sculptor living and working in New York City. Born and raised in France to Haitian parents, she started painting during a maternity leave in 2017. Desane paints individuals of the African and Caribbean diaspora - mostly women, within familial contexts. Many of her portraits of women are drawn from her own experiences of motherhood, Black womanhood, and her experience as an immigrant in the United States. Desane's portraits are full of expression against vivid backgrounds, which exalt their inner state of mind.
Desane had her first solo-exhibition at Luce Gallery in Turin, Italy in 2021. The artist has participated in various group exhibitions, including Black Femme: Sovereign of WAP and the Virtual Realm, Canada Gallery, New York, (2021); Contemporary Domesticity, Taymour Grahne Gallery, London (2021); Black Voices/Black Microcosm, CFHILL, Stockholm (2020); A Peripheral Reverie, PENSKE projects, Los Angeles (2020); and a residency at the POCOAPOCO in Oaxaca (2020).
Desane first gained international recognition after she was commissioned to make a work for the cover of Vogue Italia's January 2020 issue. Her works have been acquired by the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, and multiple private collections across the United States and Europe.
Ghosts of Empires22 Mar - 14 May 2022 Hong KongThis exhibition seeks to explore the intersections, overlaps, and dissonance between the Black Atlantic and Asia Imperialist Trade routes and brings together an extraordinary group of contemporary artists hailing from African and Asian diasporas.
This seminal exhibition features the work of Hurvin Anderson, Adam de Boer, Delphine Desane, Theaster Gates, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Chris Ofili, Fadekemi Ogunsanya, Maia Cruz Palileo, Miguel Angel Payano Jr., Paul Anthony Smith, Livien Yin and Zao Wou-Ki.
Colonies’ experience of imperialism the theme of Ghosts of Empires, two-part group art show opening in Hong KongBy Enid Tsui for the South China Morning Post March 22, 2022Hong Kong often sees its experience as a European colony as an exception rather than the rule. And so it is unusual to see the...