Welcome to the
Forster Gallery Zanzibar

I have been living and working in Tanzania for the last 15 years. In 2008 I opened the Art Hotel Zanzibar to make it possible to experience African art and culture in a new way. We work closely with artists and galleries from all over the African continent.

The success of this concept lead to the development of the Forster Gallery Zanzibar with its OpenSpace. This unique feature of our gallery provides a fully equipped workplace for local artists. You, as our guest, have the opportunity to experience the emergence of art in the Forster Gallery. Watch an artist at work and engage in dialogue with him or her.

Are you looking for something specific? Don’t hesitate to ask! It is our pleasure to support you with our expertise in African art.

We look forward to your visit and will be happy to pick you up at your hotel in Stone Town, at the ferry or the airport.

Markus Forster and Marina Majiba


Annah Nkyalu: Dare to try something new!
Kyunyu Pauline Makala: First works
Valerie Asiimwe Amani: An approach
Juanita Frier: Residence + Exhibition “Love is loud”
The life of the artist J.P. Meyer