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The 48-year-old art collector married dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman and daughter of former President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos in 2002. .slider-title { color:#77BB30 ; [22] The exhibition features works from the art collector's collection and brings together fifty artists (not all Africans). } July 13, 2015 By Staff Writer 2.  [11] Dokolo stated that his connection to the arts is not intended to be recognized as a great collector, but rather "to present African artists to the world". [3], Later he started the Sindika Dokolo Foundation[10] to promote numerous arts and culture festivals at home and abroad. [33] Dokolo was also the son of the businessman Augustin Dokolo Sanu, from whom he inherited his fortune after his death in 2001. background:#77BB30; The art collector also believed that "the great challenge of contemporary African art is to be able to establish the connection and assume the role of depositary of this exceptional phenomenon that was classic [African] art. body.custom-background { background-color: #ffffff; }. Portugal is cooperating with Angola, its former colonial territory and one of its closest international partners. In an interview with Jeune Afrique, he also stated that his aim is not "to build a large integrated group", but rather to have the opportunity to see "Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo as a complementary complement" – "a Luanda-Kinshasa axis that could create a counterweight to South African supremacy". During an interview with Angolan TV network TPA, Sindika Dokolo said his parents already very much liked art: his mother took him to visit all the museums in Europe and his father was a great collector of classical African art. Mr Dokolo, who was also married to Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos - the daughter former Angolan President Édouardo Dos Santos - was the son of Augustin Dokolo, a Congolese businessman known for having created the country's first bank. Search Dokolo, the son of businessman Augustin Dokolo Sanu, had a large collection of contemporary works from Africa and always advocated for looted artworks to be repatriated to African museums. [35] Sindika Dokolo was also a member of the board of Amorim Energia that owns a third of Portuguese petrol company Galp through the company Esperanza Holding BV. background-repeat:repeat-x; The couple were recently accused of siphoning off more than $1 billion from Angolan state companies. [36], In 2020, leaked documents indicated that Dokolo had made millions from a suspiciously one-sided partnership with the Angolan state diamond company, Sodiam, to buy a stake in Swiss luxury jeweller De Grisogono. Emerging markets like South Africa better positioned for a post-COVID world: Fra... Nigerian Venture Plans to Raise $1.2 Billion to Plug Power Gap, Nigeria's bad governance is to blame for SARS police brutality: Chidozie Uzoezie, New African-made films challenge Hollywood stereotypes. [30][31] In addition to collecting works of art, the collector was dedicated to "recovering the stolen pieces during the colonial era", a mission accomplished with the help of an international team. } His father, Augustin Dokolo, was one of dictator Mobutu’s chief bankers before he felt into disgrace and being left without the bank. } url('') ; 5 Nigerian movies you can watch on Netflix now: Edition 2 (Video), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The Complex History of Africa's Iron Lady (Video).

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