About Pace African & Oceanic Art


Established in 1971, Pace African & Oceanic Art is a tribal art gallery affiliated with Pace Gallery. The gallery maintains an inventory of museum-quality African and Oceanic art and is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).

Director Carlo Bella hails from Milan, Italy where his family of gallerists, artists and collectors fueled his love of art. In 1983 he graduated from NYU with a degree in political science and art history. A year later he joined Pace. In 1986, Carlo created the Old Master Print department at Pace Prints which he ran until 2002 when he became the Director of Pace African & Oceanic Art. Drawing on his knowledge and collecting of tribal art for over 30 years, Carlo has led Pace African & Oceanic Art into the 21st century adapting the gallery to an ever changing art market. Carlo continues to cultivate his knowledge and passion of African and Oceanic art through his travels abroad.

Pace African & Oceanic Art has been a lender to the following recent exhibitions:

Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, October 16 – March 19, 2016

Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 22 February – 31 May 2015
The Saint Louis Art Museum, 28 June – 27 September 2015
The Musée Fabre, 28 November 2015 – 6 March 2016

Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa
Museum for African Art at the World Financial Center, 2005-2006
California African-American Museum, May 17 – August 19, 2007
National Building Museum, October 6, 2007 – January 13, 2008

Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art
Museum for African Art, New York, April - August 2004

Material Differences
Museum for African Art, New York, April 8 - August 15, 2003

Doubly Blessed
Museum for African Art, New York, October 2003 - March 2004

Facing the Mask
Museum for African Art, New York, September 2002 - March 2003


Pace African & Oceanic Art is available in the New York area, and worldwide, for consultation in regards to acquisitions both private and at auction; insurance appraisals; and conservation.

(Contact Pace African & Oceanic Art)


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