Call for Applications for Early to Mid-Career Visual Arts Curators: Venice Biennale Delegation November 2022

About the Delegation
We are looking for applications by five early to mid-career visual arts curators from the UK and five early to mid-career visual arts curators from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda or Zimbabwe whose practices are collaborative and draw from personal experience or interpretation of identity, gender, and race politics.

 Together, they will travel to the Venice Biennale for an enriching programme of activities and events in celebration of the historic number of black and African women artists and countries participating in this year’s Biennale for the first time such as Cameroon, Namibia and Uganda. They will explore the work of artists such as Golden Lion for Best National Participation winner Sonia Boyce, Alberta Whittle and Zineb Sedira, Golden Lion for Best Participant winner Simone Leigh, Acaye Kerunen and Na Chainkua Reindorf. The delegation will create opportunities to find synergies between curatorial practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK around shared issues presented by these themes and made more visible in this year’s Biennale.

This delegation is part of the British Council Visual Arts Biennials Connect programme. The programme promotes cross-cultural and cross-border exchange and collaboration by providing opportunities for curators to connect, collaborate and build meaningful partnerships with colleagues across the globe and to nurture future engagement with British Council arts programmes and partners.

11 September 2022


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