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:

Ndoimadzi - BOTHO Project Space (6th of May till 26th of June 2021)
Solo exhibition - Charcoal swans under the sun (June 2021, La Causa Galeria, Madrid)
Solo exhibition - Sincerely, despite all (January 2022, HOME, London)




© all rights served - BAHATI SIMOENS 2021



   
Is it really love

When winter hits
And my island turns black
And you decide to follow the sun
Until it orbits back onto my soil.

Is it really love.


    

      

parts of me 



parts of my own existence
parts of you
parts of us 


          


© All rights 2020 Bahati  Simoens






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