Respondents in the Workshops on Biennial Practice
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Together with Elise Atangana and Abdelkader Damani he co-curated the 11th Dak’Art Biennial in 2014.
Eva Scharrer is a freelance curator and critic. She was agent, curatorial researcher and writer for dOCUMENTA (13) from 2009 to 2012. In 2007 she was Co-curator of the 8th Sharjah Biennial, Still Life. Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, in the United Arab Emirates.
Yvette Mutumba is the Research Curator for Africa at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main. She is co-founder of the Online-Magazine Contemporary And (C&) – Platform for International Art from African Perspectives.
Suzana Sousa is an independent curator and writer. She is co-curator of the upcoming Luanda Triennale taking place in 2015.
Alya Sebti is artistic director of the Marrakech Biennale V (2014), Morocco. She works as an independent curator, and is a board member of the IBA – International Biennial Association.
Azar Mahmoudian is an independent curator and critic based in Tehran. She is currently researching at the Biennial Committee of the upcoming Tehran Biennial 2015.
Combiz Mousavi-Aghdam is a researcher in the field of modern art history, philosophy of art and science, and contemporary Iranian art. He is teaching as a lecturer at Tehran Art University, and currently researching at the Biennial Committee of the upcoming Tehran Biennial 2015.
Patrick Mudekereza is a writer and cultural operator. He co-founded and runs the Picha Art Center in Lubumbashi and is director of Rencontres Picha, the Lubumbashi Biennial. He is a board member of the IBA – International Biennial Association.
Koyo Kouoh is the founding artistic director of RAW Material Company, center for art, knowledge and society, Dakar. She served as curatorial advisor for documenta 12 and 13, co-curated the biennial Les Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine in Bamako (2001 and 2003), and collaborated in different capacities with the Dakar Biennial.