Merging her avid passion for contemporary art with an unyielding love of travel, Nadia Sesay founded BLANC Modern Africa as a platform for the exploration of art and culture from Africa and its global diaspora. 

Nadia was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and grew up in Washington, DC. A childhood spent exploring the many Smithsonian museums in DC sparked Nadia's early interest in art. This upbringing, which offered exposure to both African and Western cultures, inspires the editorial focus of BLANC Modern Africa.

Prior to launching BLANC Modern Africa Nadia was a contributing writer on platforms focused on the reportage of art and culture from Africa and the Diaspora, including Okayafrica, TRUE Africa, and Contemporary And. Her writing has been featured on Afribuku, a Spanish language magazine on contemporary African art. 

Nadia is also a contributing editor to a quarterly newsletter produced by The World Bank that highlights the entrepreneurial and culture-focused ventures by African millennials residing on the continent and throughout the Diaspora.

In testament to her interest in exploring the intersections of art, design, and global contemporary culture, Nadia has studied a range of disciplines, including international business, interior design, and contemporary art and art business, at George Washington University, Corcoran College of Art & Design, and Sotheby's Institute of Art, respectively.


To contact Nadia, please email Nadia@blancmodernafrica.com.