Curatorial Research Residencies in Berlin, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi for emerging curators and cultural practitioners
Starting in September 2021, ZK/U Berlin, G.A.S in Lagos, Bag Factory in Johannesburg and NCAI Nairobi, will host a new research residency programme with a focus on curatorial practices, the TURN2 Residencies.
The residencies were launched by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) and are part of the programme TURN2 - Artistic Co-Creation between Germany and African Countries. The TURN2 Residencies are a joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the ZK/U Berlin and the Triangle Network, and are carried out in collaboration with the Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI), the Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation in Lagos and the Bag Factory in Johannesburg.
The TURN2 Residencies facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience (visual arts, cross-disciplinary) either from the African continent to come to Berlin, or from Germany to come to Johannesburg, Lagos or Nairobi to explore the vibrant cultural scenes as a starting point for sustainable curatorial exchanges.
The aim of the residency programme is to widen the professional network and research opportunities for curators and cultural producers living in the African continent, providing them with access to the visual cultural scene in Germany and facilitating sustainable exchanges.
Selected TURN2 Residents
GOING TO ZK/U BERLIN:
Renée Akitelek Mboya (Nairobi) /// Sept. - Nov. 2021
Laura Ganda (Harare) /// Oct. - Dec. 2021
Mike Mavura (Cape Town) /// Oct. - Dec. 2021
Luamba Muinga (Luanda) /// Jan. - Mar. 2022
Essa Dabla-Attikpo (Accra) /// Jan. - Mar. 2022
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (Kumasi) /// Apr. - Jun. 2022
Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose (Cape Town) /// Apr. - Jun. 2022
Saliou Waa Guendoum Sarr (Dakar) /// Jul. - Sep. 2022
Huda Zikry (Cairo) /// Jul. - Sep. 2022
Jesse Gerard (Tanzania) /// Oct. - Dec. 2022
Elham Khattab (Cairo) /// Oct. - Dec. 2022
GOING TO G.A.S. FOUNDATION IN LAGOS:
Lynhan Balatbat Helbock (Berlin) /// Apr. - May 2022
Miriam Bettin (Cologne) /// Sept. - Oct. 2022
Mahret Ifeoma Kupka (Frankfurt) /// TBC
GOING TO BAG FACTORY IN JOHANNESBURG:
Federica Bueti (Berlin) /// Oct. - Nov. 2022
Vincent Schier (Berlin/Göttingen) /// Sept. - Oct. 2022
Sofia Ana Elise Steinvorth (Würzburg) /// Feb. - Mar. 2022
GOING TO NCAI IN NAIROBI:
Jumoke Adeyanju (Berlin) /// Apr. - June 2022
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro (Berlin) /// Autumn 2022 (TBC)
Kathy-Ann, Tan (Berlin) /// Autumn 2022 (TBC)
Finalists were selected by an expert jury through a call open to emerging curators in the contemporary visual arts and emerging curators with a cross-disciplinary approach, as well as to cultural practitioners with a curatorial interest based on the African continent and in Germany. The selected candidate will undertake a fully-funded residency at ZK/U Berlin, Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI), G.A.S. Lagos or Bag Factory in Johannesburg. Residencies are scheduled to take place between September 2021 and December 2022. The selection phase of the first Open Call ended in June 2021, while the selection phase of the second Open Call ended in November 2021.