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Simon Njami

Cameroun / Switzerland

is a writer, art critic and exhibition curator. He co-founded the Revue Noire – of which he is the editor-in-chief – a magazine devoted to contemporary and non-Western African art. Notable among his most recent projects are Afriques Capitales (Paris and Lille, 2017), African Metropolis (MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2018), The Studio (Kampala Biennale, 2019), Le temps de l Africa (Las Palmas, 2020), Living Matter (San Giminiano, 2021). Since the years 2000, his notable exhibitions include Africa Remix at Centre Pompidou (2004-2007), the Venice Bienniale’s first African Pavilion (2007), et A Useful Dream: 50 Years of Photography in Africa (2010). He was the artistic director of the first Johannesburg Art Fair (2008) and the co-founder and artistic director of Bamako’s Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie. He has also published a biography of Leopold Sédar Senghor (Paris: Fayard, 2007).

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