AFRICA FACING ART (AFA) is a specialized art consultancy, focusing on the contemporary art of Africa. The firm provides expertise in researching, sourcing, and acquiring contemporary African art for private collectors, institutions, and corporate clients in the United States.


Based in Johannesburg — a global hub for pan-African contemporary art — AFRICA FACING ART is strategically and uniquely positioned to provide access to high-quality contemporary art from Africa. AFA leverages its broad network of relationships with leading galleries, artists, and experts from across the continent with on-the-ground knowledge of the contemporary African art market to ensure that clients acquire artworks of both aesthetic and investment value.  

As Founders and Principals, the husband and wife team of Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and Zachary Isdahl established AFA in response to the gap in specialized advisory services for the steadily growing contemporary African art market. Having lived and worked in east and southern Africa for over a decade, they combine their backgrounds and experience in international development, diplomacy, and business to connect collections and collectors with contemporary African art.