Bisi Silva is an independent art curator and is founder and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria.
She was co-curator of the 7th
Dakar Biennale and of the 2nd
Thessaloniki Biennale of
Contemporary Art, Greece. Silva writes for international art magazines and journals
, Art Monthly
, and Third Text
, and she is in the editorial board of N.
, international journal of feminist art.
Presentations: Curatorial Practice and the Archive
project The Archive: Static, Embodied, Practiced Project
developed by Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos and Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana, Accra
Presentations by Jabulani Perreira [Curator- South Africa], Aura Seikkula[Curator- Finland], Mthabisi
Phili [Curator/Artist – Zimbabwe] & Violet Nantume [Curator – Uganda]
Jabulani Perreira [Curator- South Africa]
Aura Seikkula[Curator- Finland]
Jabulani Pereira was born in Port Elizabeth South Africa. Jabu now resides in Johannesburg
and is a Photographer, Videographer, Curator, Researcher, Activist and a Leader in human rights. Jabu prefers the
gender pronoun ‘they’ and identifies as gender queer. Jabu obtained their masters of degree at New York University.
Jabu was a Ford Foundation Fellow. They worked in the human rights sector for the past 20 years and continues to do so
as a visual activist. Human Rights Documentation is foreground in the work of Iranti-Org, a vision Jabu develop over a
period of time.
Aura Seikkula is an independent curator and researcher based in Stockholm. She is a Doctoral candidate in
cultural policy at the University of Jyväskylä. Current and recent projects include KOPIOITU
and exhibition program with Komplot Brussels and SIC Helsinki (2013); Show Your Sisu
TV parody and
performance event at the Baltic Circle Theater Festival (2012); the 6th Momentum Biennial Imagine Being Here
, Moss Norway (2011); J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty
survey exhibition for the Centre
for Contemporary Art Lagos and ARS 11 Kiasma Helsinki (2011); Nordic Art Today
, Loft Project Etagi, St
Petersburg Russia (2011); Urban Studies
event series and residency program in Shanghai
(2010-2011); On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise
residency and exhibition program, Centre for
Contemporary Art Lagos (2010).
Mthabisi Phili [Curator/Artist – Zimbabwe]
Mthabisi Phili resides in Bulawayo and is a member of Independent Curators International. He has worked on
the following exhibitions: Discovering Our Identities2008,
and P.S. my SpeaK and Reciprocal Narratives2012. He has worked
with Intwasa Arts Festival as a Visual Arts Consultant and Curator. In 2011 he founded Voices in Colour organisation whose
mission is to connect contemporary cultures.
Violet Nantume [Curator – Uganda]