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The 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Names Participants in ‘Forum’ Educational Programming

izjatexzToday the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair announced the lineup for Forum, its educational programming initiative during its New York fair, which will run at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn from May 6 through 8.

Forum will be organized by Koyo Kouoh, the founder and artistic director of RAW Material, an arts center in Dakar. This year’s been a busy one for Kouoh, who also curated EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Performa curator Adrienne Edwards will be joining Kouoh to oversee a performance program, which will include a live video feed between 1:54 in New York and the Dakar Biennale.

The full list of the Forum participants and their respective roles follow below in alphabetical order:

  • Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze (artist)
  • Ifeanyi Awachie (curator of Africa Salon: Yale University’s contemporary African arts and culture festival)
  • Omar Victor Diop (artist)
  • Andrew Dosunmu (filmmaker based in Nigeria)
  • Kevin Dumouchelle (associate curator of Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands at the Brooklyn Museum)
  • Adrienne Edwards (curator at Performa and curator-at-large at the Walker Art Center)
  • Claude Grunitzky (founder and editor-in-chief of TRUE Africa)
  • Nina Keïta (entrepreneur based in Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Koyo Kouoh (Forum program curator; artistic director of RAW Material Company, Dakar)
  • Karen Milbourne (curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art)
  • Dave McKenzie (artist)
  • Elinyisia Mosha (journalist based in Tanzania)
  • Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College)
  • Shimite Obialor (lawyer and founder of the digital platform Anoko)
  • Sharon Obuobi, (founder of Art Accra: West African Contemporary Art Fair)
  • Abiola Oke (CEO of Okayafrica)
  • Ginny ‘Gingerlynn’ Suss, (copresident of Okayafrica)
  • Yesomi Umolu (curator of exhibitions at University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts)
  • Deborah Willis (university professor chair, Department of Photography & Imaging, New York University–Tisch School of the Arts)
  • Dexter Wimberly (curator)
  • Billie Zangewa (artist)

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