Guest Facilitators

Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon), is an independent curator, author and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin and the artistic director of sonsbeek20–24, a quadrennial contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Ndikung was the curator-at-large for Adam Szymczyk’s Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany in 2017;

George Buma Ampratwum

George Buma Ampratwum is an Art Market Professional, Exhibition Maker, Historian and a Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi. He is a co-founder of blaxTARLINES KUMASI, an experimental incubator of Contemporary Art and a sharing community. blaxTARLINES KUMASI credited for spearheading the radical ruptures and resurgence of young Ghanaian Contemporary Artists on the world stage

Ibrahim Mahama

Ibrahim Mahama (b.1987) in Tamale Ghana is an artist who lives and works in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana. He started his practice through his interest in the history of materials and architecture. Failure and delay through specific forms always inform his choice of sites which he believes the works do not only occupy but are also occupied within the works/objects. Residues and points of chaos registered as marks within the forms he selects, they present us alternative perspectives of looking into the materials/Labour conditions of society.

Fatric Bewong

Fatric Bewong is an artist and educator who lives and works in Accra.  Her artistic practice spans from the studio to the classroom and to the field. Her inter-disciplinary body of works engages themes such as death, memory and healing from the sacred feminine and masculine energies perspective using shared stories. She explores the role humanity has played in these thematic areas using different cultural lenses through physical manipulation of discarded materials/objects.

Selom Koffi Kudjie

Selom Koffi Kudjie is an artist and curator based in Kumasi and Tamale. His work is informed by drawing which is approached as a conceptual and relational medium, and also considered as a site to reflect on technological objects mediating our social relations. His project Something Played in 2017 focused on the human-machinic labour embodied in the production, distribution and consumption of images.

Dr. Dorothy Akpene Amenuke

Dorothy Akpene Amenuke lives and works in Kumasi, Ghana.  She is a lecturer in the department of Painting and Sculpture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and also runs her art studio from Kumasi.  Amenuke has participated in various local and International art workshops and residencies.

Nana Osei Kwadwo

Nana Osei Kwadwo (b. 1988) is a trained journalist, and a new media strategist based in Accra, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication Studies from Ghana Institute of Journalism. He’s worked as a new media strategist and a communications consultant for UNICEF Ghana. For the past year, he’s been researching and documenting Ghana’s public transport system called the “Trotro” in a project titled This Trotro Life.

Shane Aslan Selzer

Shane Aslan Selzer is a practicing artist and founding editor of Social Action Archive Committee (SAAC), which has an upcoming solo exhibition at The University Art Museum at UAlbany, New York. Selzer has recently exhibited at Tabakalera in San Sebastian, Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, and Julia Stoschek Collection in Dusseldorf and Berlin. Selzer Co-Edited, What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014) and was a contributing editor to Asiko: On the Future of Artistic and Curatorial Pedagogies in Africa, (CCA Lagos, 2017). Selzer teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York. 

Chiara Figone

Chiara Figone is an editor, researcher and agitator based in Dakar and Berlin. She is the founder of Archive, a non-profit organization and publishing house whose work is rooted in a sustained scrutiny of the role of languages, visuality, and archives in the perpetration of the coloniality of knowledge. She is editor in chief of Archive Journal and editor of No order magazine. Since 2007 she is professor of Art Publishing at NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.

Renzo Martens

Renzo Martens (1973) studied political science and art. He gained international recognition with the films Episode I, and Episode III: Enjoy Poverty, which was televised in more than 23 countries. In 2012, Martens established Human Activities and its Gentrification Program in DR Congo. Together with the plantation workers of Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), he uses artistic critique to redress economic inequality — not symbolically, but in material terms. Consequently, they opened an OMA-designed White Cube on a former Unilever plantation in 2017. The work of the CATPC has been shown in a solo exhibition in ScultptureCenter New York, Mori Art in Tokyo, KW Berlin and in the 21st Biennale of Sydney.

Baerbel Mueller

Baerbel Mueller is an architect and researcher based in Austria and Ghana. She is associate professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and head of the [applied] Foreign Affairs lab at the Institute of Architecture, which investigates spatial and cultural phenomena in rural and urban Sub‐Saharan Africa and the Middle‐East. She is also founder of nav_s baerbel mueller [navigations in the field of architecture and urban research within diverse cultural contexts], with a focus on project located on the African continent since 2002.