Tiwani contemporary


Founded in 2011 by Maria Varnava, Tiwani Contemporary exhibits and represents international contemporary artists, focussing on Africa and its diaspora.

Since its establishment, the gallery continues to showcase new and established talent – mounting landmark and critically-acclaimed exhibitions in a series of firsts. Artists such as Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, Emeka Ogboh, Simone Leigh and Kapwani Kiwanga showed at Tiwani Contemporary in the early stages of their career. In 2019,  the gallery presented the first international solo exhibition of American post-minimalist Maren Hassinger. 

In late 2021, the gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary. 


16 Little Portland Street

W1W 8BP, London




Update: Tuesday 17 August, 6pm.


***The gallery is now closed for a summer break and will return in the autumn. ***


Tuesday -Friday 11-6pm

Saturday 11-5pm 

Or by appointment


Please note that for safety reasons, all visitors must wear a face mask to enter the gallery and keep it on for the duration of the visit.

No booking is required to visit the gallery.