The Colors of Dreams: Hassan Hajjaj ⎮ Thandiwe Muriu ⎮ Derrick Ofosu Boateng

For its last Venetian chapter, the 193 Gallery presents the exhibition The Colors of Dreams carried by the works of Hassan Hajjaj, Thandiwe Muriu and Derrick Ofosu Boateng. North, West and East Africa immortalize their colors, a vision of the country that saw them born and the culture that guides them.
Thandiwe Muriu is a photographer born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. As a female artist working in a previously male-dominated field, she takes us on a journey to discover the recipes of Kenyan women's pride and strength. In her CAMO series, Thandiwe celebrates her African heritage and addresses important issues such as identity and self-perception. A colorful banner that advocates acceptance and love for what makes up the daily lives of Nairobi's residents.
To be the master of one's own story, to live one's own dreams, to advocate for who you are and not what is expected of you is also the path that Derrick Ofosu Boateng follows. A Ghanaian story dreamed and colored by the young photographer who works mainly with the iPhone to show that even with the simplest tools, it is possible to be an artist. His vibrant colors are therapeutic, carrying with dignity, joy and hope the reality of his fellow human beings.
This pride is also present in the works of the Anglo-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj, who invites us to tea time. A time to stop, relax and wander, nestled in the heart of Moroccan pop culture. His colorful photographs capture a playful and vibrant image of Morocco, with its eccentric characters and biker gangs.