Koyo Kouoh is the founding artistic director of RAW Material Company
, a centre for art, knowledge and society in Dakar, Senegal, and the curator of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
in London and New York. She was recently appointed artistic director of Fabrica de Sabao, an art & innovation initiative in Luanda, Angola. Kouoh’s theoretical, exhibitionmaking and production practice has contributed to a paradigm shift in global curatorial perspectives of recent years. She was the curator of «Still (the) Barbarians», the 37th EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial in Limerick (2016) and is the initiator of RAW Académie, an international study programme for artistic research and curatorial inquiry in Dakar. She lives and works in Dakar, Luanda and Basel.
Photo: Koyo Kouoh, portrait 2017. © Antoine Tempé.