Gallery Article 15 is a unique gallery specializing in Congolese contemporary art. Located in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, Gallery Article 15 features an extensive collection of contemporary Congolese art by emerging, mid-career and established artists.
Gallery Article 15 was founded in 2022 by Elizabeth Jaffee. Elizabeth began collecting contemporary Congolese art in 2008 while serving at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, DRC during her previous career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Following years of acquiring contemporary Congolese art for her private collection, Elizabeth organized her first exhibition in December, 2021 titled “We are Congo.” The success of the “We are Congo” exhibition led Elizabeth to open Gallery Article 15.
In addition to ongoing exhibitions and a vast inventory of original works, Gallery Article 15 actively promotes Congolese art and culture through special events and programs. Gallery Article 15 also supports young, emerging artists in the DRC through the Gallery Article 15 Young Artists Collective (“Collectif des Jeunes Artistes A15). These programs help talented young Congolese artists gain exposure to the U.S. art market through promotion, technical assistance and material support. Part of these efforts include the organization of exhibitions featuring young artists in the DRC as well as sale of selected works through the gallery.