Owning Our Own Narratives
Join us on Instagram Live (@ZeitzMOCAA) on Tuesday 11 May at 6 pm (GMT+2) for a conversation between Lagos born Bukola Oyebode art writer and editor and Tandazani Dhlakama, Assistant Curator at Zeitz MOCAA. This is part of an ongoing series of conversations with movers and shakers of our art ecosystem. Dhlakama will speak with Oyebode about the importance of authoring one’s own narrative and amplifying the multiplicity of voices from Africa and its diaspora.
They will discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding contemporary art writing platforms. They will also talk about fostering criticality and building infrastructure that can equip the next generation of art writers from the continent and beyond.
Bukola Oyebode is an art writer and editor from Lagos, currently based in Amsterdam. She is the founder and lead editor at The Sole Adventurer (TSA Art Magazine). She has worked in the media since 2011 with experience in TV, print and online. In 2020 she was recognised in ‘Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa’ as one of the forty Africans whose works reflect the vitality and variety of the contemporary arts in Africa.
Tandazani Dhlakama is an assistant curator at Zeitz MOCAA. Prior to joining Zeitz MOCAA, she worked at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in Harare where she held various roles between 2011 and 2017. In 2017 she was the conference coordinator for the 2nd International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC 2017) which took place in Harare. She is part of the curatorial team for the 13th Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography (2021). She recently curated Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at El Espacio 2, Miami (2020), Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era (2018) and co-curated Nobukho Nqaba’s Izicwangciso Zezethu“¦ (2019) at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a not-for-profit institution that exhibits, collects, preserves and researches contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora; conceives and hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational, discursive and enriching programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and strives for access for all.