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Curatorial Intensive Dakar 2016

May 30, 2016 – Jun 5, 2016

Dakar, Senegal
RAW Material Company

Dakar, Senegal

ICI, in partnership with RAW Material Company, presents the Curatorial Intensive in Dakar, Senegal.


With this fourth Intensive in Africa – following past programs in Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, and Marrakech – ICI maintains its commitment to supporting the development of curatorial practice and international networks in Africa. This program is built upon ICI’s collaborations with Koyo Kouoh and RAW Material Company, and coincides with the 12th Edition of the Dak’Art Biennale, curated by Simon Njami. In addition, the Curatorial Intensive will expose participants to the historically vibrant art scene of Dakar, a city known as one of Africa's major sites for artistic and intellectual production.

ICI, en collaboration avec RAW Material Company, a présenté pour la première fois le Curatorial Intensive à Dakar, Sénégal.

Après les Curatorial Intensives d’ICI à Marrakech, Addis Abeba, et Johannesburg, ICI a poursuit son engagement pour la promotion de formations en commissariat artistique en Afrique et le développement des réseaux professionnels régionaux depuis 2013. Ce programme – le quatrième tenu en Afrique – a continu également les collaborations entreprises par ICI avec Koyo Kouoh et RAW Material Company ; il a aussi tenu au moment de la 12e édition de Dak’Art Biennale, dont Simon Njami est le commissaire. D’autre part, le Curatorial Intensive a offert des contacts étroits avec la scène artistique dynamique de Dakar, une ville qui reste l’un des lieux majeurs de la production intellectuelle et artistique en Afrique.

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.

Renaud Proch

Renaud Proch is Independent Curators International (ICI)’s Executive & Artistic Director.

María del Carmen Carrión

María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and art critic from Quito, who received an MA from the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, and taught at Universidad Católica in Quito.

Nancy Adajania

Nancy Adajania is a cultural theorist and curator based in Bombay.

Simon Njami

Simon Njami is an independent lecturer, curator, and art critic. He was the Curator of the 12th Edition of the Dak’Art Biennale (2016). 

Franklin Sirmans

Franklin Sirmans is the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Koyo Kouoh

Koyo Kouoh is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa.

Riason Naidoo

Riason Naidoo is an independent South African curator, living in Paris since 2018.

Babacar Mbaye Diop

Babacar Mbaye Diop holds a Doctorate in the Philosophy of Art. He is a professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar.

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye has a PhD in Art History from the University of Rennes II in France.

About RAW Material Company
RAW Material Company is a center for art, knowledge and society established in Dakar, Senegal in 2008. It is an art initiative involved with artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and the archiving of theory and criticism. It works to foster appreciation and growth of artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa. The program is trans-disciplinary and is informed equally by urbanity, literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine, and diaspora.

Qu'est-ce que RAW Material Company?
RAW Material Company est un centre pour l'art, le savoir, et la société. C'est une initiative qui s'articule autour du commissariat d'exposition, de la commande d'art, du partage des savoirs et de la documentation sur la théorie et la critique d'art. L'espace travaille pour la croissance et l'appréciation de la créativité artistique et intellectuelle en Afrique. La raison fondamentale de son programme est la foi en l'art comme outil adéquat pour le changement de perspectives et l'incitation à l'engagement pour la pratique artistique comme sentier viable pour la transformation sociale et politique.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Institut Français, the Hartfield Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and by generous contributions from Mercedes Vilardell and ICI’s Leadership Council, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI's Access Fund.