Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 620 Library Place, 1st Floor Conference Room (106), Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Program of African Studies
Group: Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings
Come join PAS for our weekly lunch and lecture. Lunch provided.
Speaker: Bisi Silva, founder, director, and curator, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria
Title: Bisi Silva on Developing a History of Women Artists in Nigeria
Bio: Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria, an innovative independent arts organization which opened in 2007 to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture. In 2012 CCA launched the ASIKO Art School, an intensive training program focused on the critical methodologies and history that underpin artistic practice, intended to address a gap in visual arts higher education for many artists, curators, and cultural practitioners across Africa. In her presentation, Silva will discuss her practice through these institutions and others, and will share future directions for her work.
Cosponsored with the Mary and Leigh Block Museum.
Attendees must RSVP/register for this event.