' Our ethos is consistent: promote this generation of artists from the African continent, nurture talent & surprise collectors by innovative exhibitions, unprecedented professionality and quality. '
ODA is situated in the center of Franschhoek, the gourmet, wine and art capital of South Africa’s Cape Winelands district. The picturesque village, only a 45 minutes drive from Cape Town, attracts international as well as South African visitors with a taste for art and fine living which makes it an ideal location to show fine African art.
The inspiring double volume gallery that spans over 160m2, incorporates three distinct exhibition spaces. The entrance room with its welcoming lounge area, the so called “Wing” that lends itself perfectly for solo exhibitions and the “Loft” that offers an ideal space for group shows. This particular, architectural configuration allows for several exhibitions to run simultaneously.
ODA, fine art opened in 2011, predominantly focusing on contemporary artists from the greater Cape Town metropolitan area. Over the years the ‘curatorial curiosity’ expanded beyond the borders of South Africa. An exciting exhibition schedule mirrors this development, showcasing fine art from across the African continent. In 2015 the idea to redefine the concept of ‘Pan Africanism’ within a fine art context, was born. ‘Pan Africa’ has developed into an ongoing project with several large group exhibitions, including emerging and established African artists from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. ODA presents a series of solo exhibitions throughout the year that run parallel with the group shows.
Patrizia Litty, owner and curator, who studied fine art & design in Munich, Germany, introduces her penchant for quality, a drive for perfection, as well as an unlimited will and passion for the fine arts. She celebrates the beloved continent that she calls home since 25 years and wishes to inspire a cross cultural dialogue that ultimately will bridge continental borders.
Owner and Curator Patrizia Litty.