For this years' Dekoloniale Berlin Residency (open to apply) writer and curator Hou Hanru and curator N'Goné Fall are the presidents of the jury.
We are very excited to announce our two internationally renowned jury presidents who – with their rich varieties of experience, knowledge and perspectives – will be chairing the 2023 jury which will review the submissions for »AGITP[R]OP!« – the Dekoloniale Berlin Residency of 2023: Hou Hanru, prolific writer and curator and N’Goné Fall, independent curator and cultural policies specialist.
The esteemed remaining permanent jury members are the curatorial collective Nyabinghi Lab (Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Saskia Köbschall, Tmnit Zéré), Contemporary And (C&)’s founders Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, the visual artist Raul Walch as well as Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard and Philipp Khabo Köpsell on behalf of the Dekoloniale team.
Meet the Jury Presidents 2023:
N’Goné Fall is an independent curator and cultural policies specialist.
She graduated with distinction from the École Spéciale d’Ar-chitecture in Paris. She has been the editorial director of the contemporary African art magazine Revue Noire (1994 – 2001). She is the editor of An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century (Revue Noire / DAP 2002); Photographers from Kinshasa (Revue Noire 2001); Anthology of African and
Indian Ocean Photography: a century of African photogra-phers (Revue Noire 1998). She curated exhibitions in Africa, Europe and the USA. She was a guest curator of the Bamako and Dakar biennales respectively in 2001 and 2002. She is
the author of strategic plans and evaluation reports for nati-onal and international institutions in Africa, Europe, Asia, the
Caribbean and the USA. She has been a visiting professor at the Senghor University in Alexandria, Egypt (2007 – 2011); a lecturer the Michaelis School of Arts in Cape Town, South Africa (2017) and at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey in Niger (2018). In 2018, N’Goné Fall has been appointed by the French President Emmanuel Macron General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, a series of more than 1,500 cul-tural, scientific and pedagogical events all over France from December 2020 to September 2021.
Hou Hanru is a prolific writer and curator based in Paris and Rome. He is currently Artistic Director of MAXI (National Museum for 21st Century Art and National Museum of Archi-tecture), Rome. Hou Hanru has curated and co-curated over 100 exhibitions for last three decades across the world.
He is an advisor for numerous cultural institutions including Times Museum, Guangzhou, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York. He frequently contributes to various journals on contemporary art and culture and lectures and teaches in numerous international institutions. His books include “Hou Hanru”, (Utopia@ Asialink, and School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, 2014), “On the Mid-Ground” (English version published in 2002, by Timezone 8, Hong Kong, and Chinese version published in 2013, by Gold Wall Press, Beijing), “Cu-ratorial Challenges” (conversations between Hou Hanru and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, in “Art-it magazine” as “curators on the move”, Japan, 2006-2012, Chinese version, Gold Wall Press, Beijing, 2013).
Apply for the Dekoloniale Berlin Residency of 2023 here.