Interview with the children’s father. Konjit Seyoum, a proponent of modern Ethiopian art and curator for notable Ethiopian artists, is one of us here in Addis Ababa. As an independent social venue for exhibits, workshops, residencies, artist talks, children’s activities, and more, she founded Asni Art Gallery in 1996. Food and art serve as conversation starters and encourage critical thinking.
The cook, translator, and curator just received their Masters in Fine Art & Creative Practise. In Lagos, we are proud to have Bisi Silva, one of the most influential voices on African fine art. She established the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos and holds a degree from the Royal College of Art in London. She is an independent curator with an impressive resume. As someone who is adamant about “expanding (the) notion of curatorial practise,” Bisi is dedicated to bridging the gap between the public and the works of artists.
She organises exhibitions for a number of renowned artists, such as J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere and El Antsui. Rujeko Hockley, a curator who was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Washington, D.C., started her career at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She then held a position at the Brooklyn Museum, where she co-curated the exhibition We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–1985.
By 2017, she was hired by the Whitney Museum as an assistant curator, allowing her to carry on her artistic dialogue there.