On 21st April, Yinka Shonibare Foundation Managing Director, Belinda Holden, will be joining an exciting panel of speakers in Venice to discuss the future and potential of artist-led programmes in Africa. The conversation will shed light on the broad spectrum of artist-led initiatives that are generating a new network of support for contemporary creation and cross-national exchange across the African continent and beyond.
The event is hosted by African Art in Venice Forum, a public and free discursive platform presented every other year in Venice, Italy during the opening week of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte di Venezia. The event provides new opportunities to discover, learn, discuss, explore and exchange on topics and projects related to contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. AAVF 2022 features talks and readings, with an expanded interactive format spanning two full days.
The event is free to attend but does require booking in advance. For more details and to secure your ticket please click the button.
Roger Ballen, artist and Founder, Inside Out Centre for the Arts, South Africa
Ibrahim Mahama, artist and Founder, Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art - SCCA, Ghana
Moataz Nasreldin, artist and Founder, Darb 1718, Egyptian Contemporary Art & Culture Center, Egypt
Karen Monica Reini, curator, Lusaka Contemporary Art Center - LuCAC, Zambia
Belinda Holden, Director at Yinka Shonibare Foundation
In conversation with Heba Elkayal, independent curator and researcher focusing on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art
Presented in collaboration with Something We Africans Got