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Osei Bonsu

curator of Modern and contemporary art of Africa at Tate Modern

Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London. His activities encompass exhibition programing, publishing and cultural strategy in the field of visual arts. He has developed projects focused on transnational histories of art, collaborating with museums, galleries and private collections in Europe, Asia and Africa. Through his research, Bonsu focuses on questions of progress and the conception of modernity against the backdrop of social, cultural, and economical transformation in the 20th and 21st centuries. His writing has been included in a number of exhibition catalogues and been featured in publications such as ArtReview, NKA Journal and New African Magazine.

As a lecturer in modern and contemporary art, Bonsu has undertaken research residencies at various institutions including Para Site in Hong Kong, Hospitalfield in Edinburgh and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2017, he will curate the 10th edition of “Satellites“, a multi-site exhibition at Jeu de Paume in Paris and CAPC: Centre for Contemporary Art in Bordeaux.

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#16 Contemporary African Art

By Charlotte Burns