The Gervanne and Matthias Leridon Collection opens its doors as part of weekly face-to-face meetings with artists started during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative involves presenting one or more artists, together with their works and artistic visions, through a human encounter. In just five minutes, learn about the strong bond between these artists and the Collection’s founders.

Each week, #CollectionLeridonChezVous will share with you original works created by contemporary African artists. Time and again, this plunge into the heart of contemporary creation is as much a human adventure as it is a story about passion. Some artists are already known to prominent institutions and have featured in exhibitions worldwide, while others are new faces whose works have rarely been exhibited, if at all. This artistic immersion in contemporary Africa will take you through the shifts occurring around the world and show you how such creations are reinventing our future.

Art is worth making time for.

Africa is the future.


A moment with the women artists of Makwacha
August 7th, 2020

Matthias Leridon with Fernande Munsha Sebelwa and Madeleine Mpala Kasongo, Makwacha artists, Paris, 2014

A moment with Géraldine Tobé
July 9th, 2020

Gervanne Leridon with Géraldine Tobé, 2019 ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Gideon Mendel
July 3rd, 2020

Matthias Leridon and Gideon Mendel, Cape Town, February 2020 ©Elodie Grégoire

A moment with the San artists
June 25th, 2020

Freciano Ndala, Artistic residency in 2009 ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Rigobert Nimi
June 18th, 2020

Matthias Leridon with Rigobert Nimi, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018 ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Georgina Gratrix
June 11th, 2020

Gervanne and Matthias Leridon with Georgina Gratrix, Cape Town, August 2019 ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Wayne Cahill Barker
June 4th, 2020

Gervanne Leridon with Wayne Cahill Barker and a creator of the Qaqambile Bead Studio, August 2019 ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Stephané E. Conradie
June 2nd, 2020

Matthias Leridon with Stephané E. Conradie, Cape Town, 2017
© Elodie Grégoire

A moment with Daniel Halter
May 28th, 2020

Gervanne and Matthias Leridon with Daniel Halter, Cape Town, 2017 ©Yasser Booley

A moment with Jean-Servais Somian
May 26th, 2020

Matthias Leridon with Jean-Servais Somian, Grand Bassam (Ivory Coast), 2018 ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Richard Mudariki
May 21st, 2020

Gervanne and Matthias Leridon with Richard Mudariki, Cape Town, February 2020 ©Elodie Grégoire

Tribute to Henri Vergon
May 19th, 2020

Henri Vergon and Emilie Demon ©Michael Huard

A moment with Gonçalo Mabunda
May 14th, 2020

Gervanne Leridon and Gonçalo Mabunda, Cape Town, February 2020 ©Elodie Grégoire

A moment with Willem Boshoff
May 12th, 2020

Matthias Leridon and Willem Boshoff, Cape Town, February 2020 ©Elodie Grégoire

A moment with Nyaba Ouedraogo
May 8th, 2020

Gervanne Leridon with Nyaba Ouedraogo, Capetown, February 2020 ©Jan Theron

A moment with Serge Mikpon, also known as Aston
May 5th, 2020

Matthias Leridon with Aston, Paris, 2015 ©Frédérique Toulet

A moment with Freddy Tsimba
April 30th 2020

Gervanne Leridon with Freddy Tsimba, Capetown, February 2020, ©Elodie Grégoire

A moment with Hassan Musa
April 28th 2020

Matthias Leridon and Hassan Musa, Paris in 2015, in front of the artist’s work Flower Power (2015, Ink on fabric, 120 x 120 cm) ©Elodie Grégoire

A moment with Adjaratou Ouedraogo
April 24th 2020

Gervanne Leridon and Adjaratou Ouedraogo in Ouagadougou, March 2019, in front of the artist’s artwork A manger pour tous (2019, acrylic on canvas, pigment, pastels and charcoal, 106 x 148 cm) ©Collection Leridon

Tribute to Peter Beard
April 23rd, 2020

Peter Beard, Untitled (756 Elephants), Gelatin silver print on baryta paper and mixed media (collage of contact prints, ink, application of ox blood and snakeskin), 91 x 121 cm. ©Collection Leridon

A moment with Eddy Kamuanga
April 21st 2020

Matthias Leridon and Eddy Kamuanga in Kinshasa in June 2018, in front of the artist’s artwork Sans Titre (2018, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 190 cm) ©Elodie Grégoire

A moment with Amina Zoubir 
April 14th 2020

Gervanne Leridon with Amina Zoubir in front of the artist’s artwork, Le doute est désagréable mais la certitude est ridicule (2015, wax and nails 25mm,48,5 x 28,5 cm) ©Elodie Grégoire