Conceived in 1994 by Artistic Director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography is inaugurating its 12th edition, celebrating its 25 years of existence.
Appointed curators are Aziza Harmel, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, joined by artistic advisors Akinbode Akinbiyi, Seydou Camara and scenographer Cheick Diallo
Titled “Streams of Consciousness“, the exhibition will apply the notion of the stream of consciousness as a metaphor for the flux of ideas, peoples, cultures that flow across and along with rivers like the Niger, Congo, Nile or Mississippi.
85 artistic positions from the African art world have been invited to participate in the unraveling of Streams of Consciousness.
Ibrahim Ahmed, Nirveda Alleck, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Roger Anis, Yannick Anton, Afrane Akwasi Bediako, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Jodi Bieber, Milena Scherezade Carranza Valcárcel, Cédrick-Isham, Nidhal Chamekh, Amsatou Diallo, Moustapha Diallo, Dickonet, Adji Fatou Amdy Dieye, Fakhri El Ghezal, Badr El Hammami, Yagazie Emezi, Theo Eshetu, Fototala King Massassy, Abrie Fourie, Rahima Gambo, Eric Gyamfi, Yasmina Hajji, Halima Haruna, Fanyana Hlabangane, Renée Holleman, Adama Jalloh, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Amina Ayman Kadous, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Mouna Karray, Godelive Kabena Kasangati, Bouchra Khalili, Nicène Kossentini, Kitso Lynn Lelliott, Keli Safia Maksud, Harun Morrison & Helen Walker, Santiago Mostyn, Khalil Nemmaoui, Yvon Ngassam, Antoine Ngolke-do’o, Christian Nyampeta, Abraham Oghobase, Adeola Olagunju, Léonard Pongo, Nader Mohamed Saadallah, Amadou Diadié Samassékou, Mara Sanchez Renero, Ketaki Sheth, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Selasi Awusi Sosu, Mohamed Thara, Dustine Thierry, Boubakary Touré, Hamdia Traoré, Andrew Tshabangu, Guy Woueté
Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography
Streams of Consciousness
November 30, 2019–January 31, 2020
Press and Professional Preview Days: November 30 – December 3, 2019
Various venues in Bamako, Mali
- Aboubacar Traoré, Inch’Allah, 2015