About Us

Contemporary And (C&) is a dynamic platform for reflecting and connecting ideas and discourses on contemporary visual arts.


Contemporary And (C&) features and links important and multilayered work by cultural producers from the most various perspectives and contexts.


C& is a global, constantly growing network of voices.

C& brings complex topics into accessible formats.


Through language.

Through digitality.

Through encounters.


The C& Cosmos comprises content and projects happening online, offline and in-between:


C& Magazine

is published online in English and French, providing globally produced daily art news, features, essays, and interviews.


C& América Latina Magazine 

provides more online space for art criticism in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, with the aim of offering even wider insights into global artistic discourses.


C& Print Issues
come out twice a year, offering further access to the critical and in-depth content created by the C& network.It is mostly published on the occasion of biennials and further important cultural events in Africa, Europa, the US and Latinamerica.


C& Education 

offers free programs that take place physically across the world as well as online. They are an important part of growing networks and maintaining sustainable relationships:


C& Critical Writing Workshops
for young art writers happening in African, Latin American, US-American, and European cities since 2016. The idea is to discuss arts reporting and critical writing practice as well as to provide a safe space for freedom of expression.


C& Mentoring Program

invites young art writers from Africa and the Global Diaspora to establish a sustainable mentor-student relationship with senior arts writers.


C& Projects are initiatives such as


C& Center of Unfinished Business

a touring reading room which launched in 2017 with stops at internationally renowned art spaces and museums.


C& Commissions

where artists exclusively present digital works or exhibitions to be experienced on Contemporary And (C&) for the first time.


Contemporary And (C&) embodies various ways of reflecting on as well as starting discourses that move beyond the idea of centers and beyond singular histories and presents.



Julia Grosse
Artistic director

Yvette Mutumba
Artistic director

Mearg Negusse
Coordination and Assistant to artistic directors

Rose Jepkorir
Deputy Editor / Projects Coordinator

Theresa Sigmund
Managing Editor

Olivia Buschey
Editor / Financial Officer / Advertising Director

Seggen Mikael
Social Media Manager

Jody Adwoa Pinkrah 
Editor Events / Opportunities

Elisabeth Wellershaus
Associate Editor


C& Artist Editions



Translations  & Copy Editing
Ekpenyong Ani
Jenifer Evans
Myriam Ochoa-Suel
Simon Cowper
Gauthier Lesturgie


Advisory Board
Bisi Silva († 2019)
Christine Eyene
David Adjaye OBE
Jean-Pierre Bekolo
N’Goné Fall
Thelma Golden
Thomas Lax
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Suzana Sousa


Regular Contributors 
Yves Chatap, David Chirwa, Nan Collymore, Dagara Dakin, Misa Dayson, Aïcha Diallo, Agwu Enekwachi, Olamiju Fajemisin, Sheila Feruzi, Julia Friedel, Rahima Gambo, Thuli Gamedze, Elsa Guily, Mia Harrison, Ashraf Jamal, Stefanie Jason, Martha Kazungu, Sabo Kpade, Gauthier Lesturgie, Kopano Maroga, Mbuthia Maina, Khanya Mashabela, Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Ann Mbuti, Serine Mekoun, Adriano Mixinge, Thato Mogotsi, Loren Hansi Momodu, Tash Moore, Tinashe Muchuri, Patrick Mudekereza, Neo Musangi, Paula Nascimento, Jennifer Neal, Monica Nkodo, Enos Nyamor, Ugochukwu Smooth C. Nzewi, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Obidike Okafor, Evelyn Owen, An Paenhuysen, Heriberto Paredes, Esther Poppe, Sean O’Toole, Luciane Ramos-Silva, Seph Rodney, Magnus Elias Rosengarten, Tikam Sall, Lineo Segoete, Moses Serubiri, Nadia Sesay, Suzana Sousa, Olufemi Terry, Ferdiansyah Thajib, Tibebeselassie Tigabu, Chab Touré, Costa Tshinzam, Themba Tsotsi, Edward Tsumele, Wana Udobang, Liese Van Der Watt, Cédric Vincent, Brendan Wattenberg


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