In collaboration with Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is presenting the first Canadian monographic exhibition dedicated to Omar Ba, one of the most influential artists of his generation. OMAR BA: SAME DREAM showcases a selection of Ba’s major works from different periods in his career. In addition, the artist is creating a large-scale mural for the Montreal public, directly on one of the gallery walls. Ba’s work is at once a bold critique of tyranny, a celebration of the strength of the human spirit and an ode to the resilience of the world’s youth.
Omar Ba (born in 1977), Afrique, pillage, arbres, richesse [Africa, Looting, Trees, Wealth], 2014. MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest. © Omar Ba. Courtesy of the artist and Hales Gallery.