Mariane Ibrahim
Why Have There Been No Great Black Art Dealers?

Janelle Zara, The New York Times, June 20, 2017

How a small but influential group of black gallerists is correcting history.


Mariane Ibrahim, who grew up in Somaliland, opened her namesake Seattle gallery with a roster largely of African and diasporic artists as a corrective to all the African folk art exhibitions she had seen growing up. To her, they felt as though, “Europe and America were holding a telescope to Africa with white gloves on.”