Northwestern University

Apr
5
Wed 12:00 PM

Wednesdays@PAS: Bisi Silva on Developing a History of Women Artists in Nigeria

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When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 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

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

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.

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