We are thrilled to announce a new cooperation with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: an editorial fellowship. The first fellow is Nairobi-based artist and writer Wanini Kimemiah.
In cooperation with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam we are pleased to announce the beginning of a unique collaboration: The Stedelijk x C& Editorial Fellowship (2023/2024).
This fellowship is a new initiative that invites a young editor to produce a special issue within Stedelijk Studies. Texts will additionally be published on contemporaryand.com.
The recipient of the first editorial fellowship is Wanini Kimemiah, an artist and editor based in Nairobi. Over the course of six months, Kimemiah will be working at the C& Office Nairobi with the guidance of Yvette Mutumba, C&’s Co-Founder/Director, Curator-at-Large at Stedelijk Museum, and Charl Landvreugd, the Stedelijk Museum’s Head of Research and Curatorial Practice.
The idea of The Stedelijk x C& Editorial Fellowship is to create a space centering around the specific craft of editorial work, an opportunity which hardly exists within fellowship and/or residency programs. This fellowship furthermore provides a platform for Wanini Kimemiah to explore editing in the most various ways and forms. Thematically they will look at the varied relationships that we have with the natural world and how they can be captured in written and visual work.
About Wanini Kimemiah
Wanini Kimemiah is a visual artist and writer from Nairobi. Their artistic practice is a research and process-based exploration of the idea of the sensorium. Using a variety of media as sensorial tools that range from painting, collage, lens-based media, textile-based media, and alternative processes in cyanotypes, they cultivate an awareness of the world they inhabit and examine how it functions especially outside of that which human-centric society has deemed unimportant or unremarkable. Their writing practice, through fiction and art writing, builds upon their artistic practice and concerns itself with speculation and inquiry into the material conditions of life. They have served as Visual Arts Editor at Enkare Review.
About Stedelijk Museum
The aim of Stedelijk is to enrich people’s lives with art. The collection, exhibitions, publications, research and educational programs offer unique and compelling insights into today’s world and highlight topics that impact our societies and individual lives. The museum’s interactions between audiences and art are driven by dialogues with artists. We explore complex topics of yesterday, today and tomorrow—as defined by artists and signaled by ourselves—in an adventurous program. This vision is guided by a fresh, energetic approach to displaying, caring for and renewing our world-famous collection.
The Stedelijk is continuously engaged in active research to improve its existing methods and to design new ways of dealing with the full breadth of museum practices. Stedelijk Studies is the museum’s research and scholarly platform where different voices in research come together. This means that the website is designed to grow as a platform for the broad variety of research that is undertaken around the idea of the museum.