Artists | Papisto Boy

2018
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Sinethemba Twalo
Abdulrazaq Awofeso
Jabu Arnell and Sinethemba Twalo
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi
Terrence Musekiwa

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
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John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

Senegal
Papisto Boy
Papisto Boy

Papisto Boy Mouride artist Pape Mamadou Samb (better known as ‘Papisto Boy’) paints on exterior factory walls in Bel-Air, an industrial neighborhood of the port of Dakar.
Pape Samb left rural Senegal as a ten-year-old orphan, traveling to the capital city of Dakar. Samb paints wall murals as a devotional task. He has no formal training, and his inspiration comes from dreams, his hand guided by the Sufi saints. Samb’s greatest achievement is a mural covering two hundred meters of the exterior wall of a Belaire factory yard. Papisto's murals portray what he calls ‘messengers’, from Martin to Malcolm, the Pope to Gandhi, Marley to Mandela. Overseeing them all is the enigmatic image of Amadou Bamba, the saint of Senagalese Sufism, whom the artist reveres.
Papisto refers to his mural as ‘literature’ and ‘poetry’, and through it he hopes to give courage to the hardworking people of Dakar's informal economy, while teaching them his views of world history.
Papisto Boy was a guest of the Thami Mnyele Foundation in December 2003. He came to Amsterdam to participate in the exhibition ‘Urban Islam’ at the KIT Tropenmuseum in 2003-2004. During the opening of the exhibition Papisto Boy painted a mural in the hall of the museum.

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Wall paintings in Dakar
Biography

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.