The Art Exchange: Moving Image programme is a collaborative and cross-cultural curatorial professional development and exhibition programme for early to mid-career visual arts curators from Sub-Saharan Africa working with moving image. The programme is supported by the British Council and organised by LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists working with moving image, Yinka Shonibare Foundation and Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, Nigeria.
During 2023-2024 LUX and Guest Artists Space Foundation will work with curators in Sub-Saharan Africa to develop a series of exhibition projects responding to moving image works in the British Council Collection. We are excited to announce the following winning participants in the programme:
- Abbey IT-A (Ghana)
- Ese Emmanuel (Nigeria)
- Jesse Gerard Mpango (Tanzania)
- Kefiloe Siwisa (South Africa)
- E.N Mirembe (Uganda)
- Rosie Olang' Odhiambo (Kenya)
The six winning curators, selected through an open call, will receive mentoring support from LUX and G.A.S., and a dedicated programme of professional development and networking opportunities. These activities will be delivered alongside a fully-funded research trip to the UK in Autumn 2023, an opportunity to work with moving image works in the British Council visual arts collection as well as logistical and financial support to stage a final exhibition. They also receive a curatorial fee and their host venue will receive funding for the exhibition staging.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took the time to apply to the open call and extend our congratulations to the winners.