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Curatorial Intensive in Dakar: Public Symposium

Jun 5, 2016
10am –1:30 pm

Dakar, Senegal
RAW Material Company

Villa 2B, Zone B
Dakar, Senegal

FREE and open to the public

The participants of Curatorial Intensive in Dakar will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have workshopped throughout the course of the week.

* Please note, this symposium will be held in French and English. *

Symposium Schedule
Session 1: 10:00–11:30am [presentations in FRENCH]
Break: 11:30–11:45am
Session 2: 11:45am–1:15pm [presentations in ENGLISH]

The Curatorial Intensive is a weeklong professional development program that brings together emerging curators for the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop their curatorial practice, and learn from their colleagues. Please see the program details for more information.

Participants include: Taylor Renee Aldridge (Detroit, MI), Tandazani Dhlakama (Harare, Zimbabwe), Clémentine Dramani-Issifou (Paris, France), Serigne Ousmane Fall (Dakar, Senegal), Yvon Langue (Marrakech, Morocco), La Keisha Leek (Chicago, IL), Fadzai Veronica Muchemwa (Harare, Zimbabwe), Aliou Ndiaye (Dakar, Senegal), Amy Sall (New York, NY), Moses Serubiri (Kampala, Uganda), Marisol Rodríguez (Paris, France and Mexico City, Mexico), and Sadie Woods (Chicago, IL).

This event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Please RSVP to with SYMPOSIUM in the subject line.

Yvon Langue

Yvon Langué is co-founder—with Soukaina Aboulaoula—of Untitled, an Editorial design, Art Direction, and Curatorial duo based in Marrakech, Morocco.

Taylor Renee Aldridge

Taylor Renee Aldridge is the visual arts curator and program manager at the California African American Museum (CAAM). 

Tandazani Dhlakama

Zimbabwean born, Tandazani Dhlakama, is Curator at Zeitz MOCAA.

Serigne Ousmane Fall

Serigne Ousmane Fall is based in Dakar, Senegal.

Sadie Woods

Sadie Woods is an award-winning post-disciplinary artist, curator, and deejay who has showcased her myriad of creative practices from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums.

Serubiri Moses

Serubiri Moses is a Ugandan curator and author who lives in New York.

Clémentine Dramani-Issifou

Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou is a curator, film festival organizer, and researcher.

Marisol Rodríguez

Marisol Rodríguez (Ciudad de México, 1984) is a writer, editor, and curator at the crossroads of cultural history, popular culture, and contemporary art.

La Keisha Leek

La Keisha Leek is a Brooklyn-based arts professional and Manager for the Kenan Project in Public Programs and Engagement at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fadzai Veronica Muchemwa

Fadzai Veronica Muchemwa is a researcher, writer, and curator currently operating between Harare, Zimbabwe, and Makhanda, South Africa.

Amy Sall

A recent graduate from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Sall holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Studies, concentrating on the right to development and youth empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Aliou Ndiaye

Aliou Ndiaye is a visual art curator and researcher of African artistic creations in the context of transnational mobility. His last research turned across six European countries.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.