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Exhibition Centre Pompidou, Paris
La Jungla [The Jungle], 1943
Illustrations Wifredo Lam
A la fin de la nuit, 1969
Autoportrait, 1923
Composición I, 1930
Nature morte, 1938
Madame Lumumba, 1938
Máscara, 1940
Mofumbe [Ce qui importe], 1943
Maternité III, 1952
Adam et Eve, 1969
Composition, 1973
Sans titre pour "Apostroph'Apocalypse"
Sans titre pour " Orsa Maggiore "

WIFREDO LAM (1902-1982)

Wifredo Lam (1902-1082) was born in Cuba to a Chinese father and an Afro-Hispanic mother in the year the Republic was declared after more than three centuries of Spanish rule. From the 1930s, France became his adopted country, where he would become the pioneer of a mixed-origin style of painting fusing Western modernism with African and Caribbean symbols. Lam’s life would be peppered with voyages (Spain, France, Sweden, Mexico, the United States) and significant encounters (Picasso, Braque, Matisse, John Cage, Calder, Matta).


His work is marked by both his own mixed origin and his fight for freedom and justice: “to depict the drama of his country – both the struggle and the spirit of black people.”


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In 2015-16 a retrospective of Lam’s work took place at the Pompidou Centre, the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, and at the Tate Modern in London.

PARIS, FRANCE  |  2015-2016
30 September 2015 - 15 February 2016
Galerie 2 - Centre Pompidou, Paris

















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MADRID, SPAIN  |  2016

6 April - 15 August 2016

Reiña Sofia Museum, Madrid  
















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CHINA  |  2016

Mainly focused on the engraved work, conducted in complicity with his poet friends (Antonin Artaud, André Breton, René Char, Alain Jouffroy, Aimé Césaire, Gherasim Luca), this exhibition will offer archive depicting the routes taken by Wifredo Lam over the last century.

Jointly organized by the Embassy of France in China, S.D.O. Wifredo Lam and PRAHK, this heritage exhibition is programmed in the Festival Croisements in 2016.


China Millennium Monument World Art Museum: 7 May - 31 May

No.9A, Fuxing Road

Haidian District, Beijing














Guangdong Museum of Art: 28 June - 7 August

38, Yan Yu Lu, Er Sha Island

Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong


Wenlin Art Museum (Kunming): 4 September - 30 October 

3 Wenlin Street,

Kunming, Yunnan



















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LONDON,  THE UK |  2016-17

14 September 2016 - 8 January 2017 
Tate Modern Museum, London


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Exhibition Reina Sofia Museum,Madrid
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