Omar Ba | Same Dream | The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Hales is pleased to announce that Omar Ba’s solo exhibition, Same Dream, will soon tour to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


The MMFA, in collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, will present the first monographic exhibition in Canada devoted to the work of Omar Ba, one of the most important African artists of his generation. Using objects and materials from his immediate surroundings, Ba paints mainly on cardboard with a mixture of various media including oils, watercolor, ink and pencil. With a unique visual language that fuses the figurative and the abstract, the human and the animal, the symbolic and the literal, Ba’s practice engages with some of the most pressing geo-political and socio-economic issues of our time: unequal concentrations of wealth and power, immigration, post-colonial relations, and our changing relationship to the natural world. During his passage at the MMFA, the artist will create a unique installation in-situ.


This exhibition will bring together work from Ba’s most important series, underscoring his profound critique of violence and corruption as well as his celebration of the human spirit. Born in Senegal in 1977, Omar Ba now lives between Dakar and Geneva. His work has been exhibited and collected by major public and private institutions including the Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.



Omar Ba

Same Dream

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1380, Sherbrooke Street O,
Montreal, QC, H3G 1J5



28 May - 10 November 2019


For more information please click here.

March 29, 2019