B A H A T I

Not everyone
Approaches you
Out of love.


A love letter to the Black body.


Bahati Simoens is a self-taught female artist born in Munanira (Burundi, 1992)
from Belgian and Congolese descent,.
And currently based in Ghent (BE).

Bahati creates vibrant figurative paintings, heavily inspired by her African heritage.
Her work centers around bright colors in combination with black bodies
being celebrated in a world without the white gaze.
Pulling from childhood memories and current events,   
through softness and a warm demeanour.

       

CONTACT ME -
bahatisimoens@gmail.com






Publications:

https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/bahati-simoens/

https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/bahati-simoens-art-150121

https://issuu.com/inbtwnmag/docs/togetherness

https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/moodboard/good-nature-artists/


Commissioned Work

Artwork Jacob Banks  -  http://www.mrjacobbanks.com/

Jack Davison Photographs Annotated Artists Edition  -  https://loosejoints.biz/products/photographs-annotated


Coming up:

Group exhibition    Ndoimadzi - BOTHO Project Space (6th of May till 26th of June 2021)
Solo exhibition      Charcoal swans under the sun (June 23th 2021 La Causa Galeria, Madrid)
Solo exhibition      Go & Grow (July 11th 2021 Medium Tings, New York)
Solo exhibition      Sincerely, despite all (January 2022 HOME by Ronan Mckenzie, London)




© all rights served - BAHATI SIMOENS 2021



FRAMED BY TEARS



Before the lose of tears
We joked
Until you laughed too hard.



My Skin My Logo
30 x 40cm (Acrylic on canvas, 2020)



Carlos’ Jollof
60 x 80cm (Acrylic on canvas, 2020)
























No food till justice, honey
80 x 100cm (Acrylic on canvas 2020)







look beyond the clouds

for the sun still
shines

through the rainbow,
Black body.





A Whole me
30x40cm




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