Beyond the Door of No Return: Confronting Hidden Colonial Histories through Contemporary Art
Co-published by Skira and The Africa Institute.
Featuring artwork by artists including John Akomfrah, La Vaughn Belle, Manthia Diawara, Jeannette Ehlers, Michelle Eistrup, Sasha Huber, Oceana James, Patricia Kaersenhout, Grada Kilomba, Suchitra Mattai, and Alberta Whittle.
Curated by Selene Wendt for The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, featuring work by contemporary artists who address issues of displacement and migration from a historical and contemporary perspective.
Participating artists: John Akomfrah, Andrea Chung, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Christopher Cozier, Manthia Diawara, Isaac Julien, Naiza Khan, Hew Locke, Nyugen E. Smith, and Cosmo Whyte.
Dulcinéia Catadora book project and workshops for The Art of Storytelling
Developed in collaboration with Lúcia Rosa from the Sao Paulo-based Dulcinéia Catadora collective of artists, writers, and catadores, this project actively engaged youth from the local community and neighboring Morro do Palácio favela, providing a unique opportunity for literary and artistic expression. As such, The Art of Storytelling book project represents a highly innovative approach to collaborative art practice that actively used art and literature as vital tools to implement change on a societal level.
Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway and El Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia. Featuring contemporary artists who are directly inspired by literature and poetry. Participating artists: Georges Adéagbo, Liliana Angulo, Mónica Bengoa, Milena Bonilla, Monika Bravo, Ryan Brown, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Eloisa Cartonera, William Cordova, Mariliá Dardot, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Lobato & Guimarães, Cristina Lucas, Fabio Morais, Ernesto Neto, Ulf Nilsen, Rosana Ricalde, Eder Santos, Tracey Snelling, Valeska Soares, Elida Tessler, Sergio Vega, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Nina Yuen.
Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway-
This exhibition highlighted the crossover between art and music, with a focus on artists from countries that have deep-rooted, indigenous musical traditions.
Participating artists: Kader Attia, Kjetil Berge, Kristin Bergaust/Alexis Parra, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Albert Chong, Christopher Cozier, Alfredo Jaar, Yvette Mattern, Andrew Dosunmu, Satch Hoyt, Sergio Bernardez/Guilerme Vaz, Eder Santos, Paulo Vivacqua, Heri Dono/Jompet, Vu Nhat Tan, Theo Eshetu, Lamia Naji, Salem Mekuria, Olu Oguibe, and Kimsooja.
Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art
Curated by Selene Wendt and Khwezi Gule for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.
An exhibition featuring the work of twelve contemporary artists from South Africa: Frances Goodman, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Lawrence Lemaoana, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kay Hassan, Dineo Sheshee Bopape, Senzeni Marasela, Nicholas Hlobo, Andries Botha, Berni Searle, Nandipha Mntambo, and Langa Magwa.