Sudan: Emergence of Singularities


A season blending contemporary visual arts, theatre, music, design, films and words from and about Sudan

P21 in collaboration with curator Frederique Cifuentes are delighted to announce the launch of their new seasonal programme Sudan: Emergence of Singularities.


Taking place from 23rd March – 6th May 2017, Sudan: Emergence of Singularities will include an interdisciplinary art exhibition, film screenings, talks and events that expose a mix of voices and new perspectives for understanding the Sudanese society and cultures with maximum freedom of expression.


Sudan: Emergence of Singularities is the first and most exciting Sudanese contemporary art exhibition in the UK and in the heart of London Kings Cross from established and emerging artists, writers and intellectuals as well as special guests whose works are related to Sudan. The show will stage an unprecedented and rich artistic portrait of Sudan on an international scale.

Curated by Frederique Cifuentes, the programme will examine the artistic development of a country, which is often ignored by the general media, art critics and galleries in the UK and worldwide and unknown to the general public.

Sudan: Emergence of Singularities has the important task of presenting and fostering creativity, expectations, prospects and achievements from one of the most challenging social and political environments in the world. Sudan’s creatives have been isolated from the rest of the region and the international literary and artistic scenes for decades.

Frederique Cifuentes

Sudan is in the centre of Frederique Cifuentes’ work as a photographer, documentary filmmaker and project manager for the last 14 years. In putting this project together, she has chosen talents who are at the forefront of this contemporary expression and whose art is innovative and fundamental. Working with some of the artists has shaped her choice for the exhibition catalogue in addition to new discoveries and recommendations from dear friends and experts. Her experience as an artist in Sudan has certainly influenced her own perception of that country too.

P21 Gallery

The P21 Gallery is an independent London-based non-profit organisation established to promote contemporary Middle Eastern and Arab identities by focusing on their art and culture with distinct focus on Palestine. The work of artists in this and in neighbouring regions is celebrated for its candor and innovation in the global art forums, however much of its manifestations cannot always find an audience in the West; such work is necessary, if not essential, to create a much needed dialogue between these artists and the wider global artistic community whose public remains increasingly interested in the art from such a complex and diversified region.

Funded by

AFAC – Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and the Arab British Centre
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