He is a Bolivian-German writer, curator and philosopher. He is currently Artistic Director of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Adkdw), an art institution based in Cologne, Germany, which serves as a think tank for an international network of thinkers, cultural agents and artists. He was previously Director, since 2019, of the Museo Nacional de Arte - MNA, La Paz, Bolivia. Coordinator in 2014 of the Programme of Autonomous Cultural Actions (P.A.C.A.), São Paulo. Between 2008-11, he was co-curator of the exhibition Principio Potosí (MNCARS Madrid, HKW Berlin, MNA / MUSEF La Paz). He is the author of the book Hélio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa – program in progress (Afterall / MIT Press, 2013).
She grew up in Paris and Algeria, trained in Paris and Barcelona, and has lived in the Congo and South America for a number of years. He has a long international career as an artist, is curator of the Berlin Biennale 2022 and founder of La Colonie in 2016, a space in Paris to share ideas and provide an agora to discuss ways of decolonisation not only of peoples, but also of knowledge, attitudes and practices. Attia and La Colonie aim to decompartmentalise knowledge through a cross-cultural, transdisciplinary and transgenerational approach. Driven by the urgency of social and cultural reparations, its aim is to bring together those who have been destroyed or exiled.
Elvira Dyangani Ose
She is currently the MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. She has been the Director and Chief Curator of The Showroom in London, as well as Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a member of the Thought Council, Fondazione Prada. She has previously been Curator of the Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art; Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, London; Artistic Director of Rencontres Picha - Lubumbashi Biennial, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Curator of Contemporary Art at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Seville; Senior Curator at Creative Time in New York; and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.