The View From Here

Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal

Featuring work created since 2010, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists—individuals who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics. 

À travers des œuvres créées depuis 2010, cette exposition offre un panorama des pratiques artistiques dont les perspectives font remonter la découverte des aspects divers du soi tout en réfléchissant à la vie au Sénégal. Ces œuvres en collectivité font un portrait des moyens par lesquels un pays africain peut inspirer les esprits créatifs, mettant des questions universelles en équilibre avec les caractéristiques régionales. 

About the exhibition:

Exhibition Venues Curatorial Team Programming (Kent)

Artists: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Manthia Diawara, Khalifa Dieng, Ibrahima Dieye, Camara Guèye, Pap Souleye Fall, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Amalia Ramanankirahhina, Henri Sagna, Fally Sene Sow and Ibrahima Thiam.

Curator: Joseph L. Underwood

Curatorial Assistants: Abby Hermosilla, Rachel Lieberman and Brooke Pandrea 

The exhibition will be on view at the CVA Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University from Jan. 17 through Feb. 22, 2019.  The opening reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 25, 5-7 p.m. Programming and activities will take place throughout the exhibition at Kent State and off campus.  Download a PDF of the programs below.

View From Here Programming (PDF)

CVA Gallery

First Floor, Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)

325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Tours can be scheduled outside the regular gallery hours with advance notice.

Free admission. Parking is available at meters behind CVA and along Terrace Drive. Additional parking available in the Visitors Lot by the Student Center.

For any inquiries, please contact curator Joseph Underwood at

Header image: Camara Guèye (b. 1968, Bignona), Village Promenade, 2012, Acrylic, India ink and pen on paper, mounted on canvas, 200 cm x 150 cm