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© Euridice Kala, Maputo, 2015

Being [In] Formed by Accents

By: Euridice Kala Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and has been since its independence in June 1975, and at that point the country was born yet again- as a Republic. The country is situated on the eastern edge of [...]

July 2, 2015 Blog

Voyage of [Re]Discovery

Voyage of [Re]Discovery shows works of nine artists, poets and writers from Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and USA at the Nubuke Foundation gallery and the Ussher Fort Prison in Accra. The exhibition – commemorating Ghana’s 58th Independence Day celebration – [...]

March 3, 2015 Blog
Strolling the streets of St. Louis

Dear Dakar: “History of Place, History of Art”

A Conversation Between Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Moses Serubiri Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh: Professor Moyo Okedeji‘s Unlearning, Dismembering and Re-membering (1) talk. Moyo spoke on salient issues that hit me directly; like language. Moyo said at some point that he had “no language” [...]

September 1, 2014 Blog, Uncategorized

Kickstarter Campaign for Ojeikere Monograph Launches at CCA, Lagos

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Our Kickstarter Campaign to publish over 200 compelling images from Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere’s vast archive spanning over six decades of Nigeria’s history is now live at  We are pleased to announce that the [...]

September 1, 2014 Blog
Asiko in St. Louis. Photo by Erin Rice

The Pattern of Memory

The Pattern of Memory By: Erin M. Rice It has now been over two months since the curtain closed on Àsìkò in Dakar and the Dak’Art Biennale.  Since then, life has resumed where it once left off and the experiences [...]

August 21, 2014 Blog
From Dakar to Saint Louis first mayme, near the top

From Dakar to Saint Louis: Reflections on my travels along the Senegalese Atlantic Coast by Kitso Lynn Lelliott

What has it to do with me, the trading in enslaved Africans that happened along these shores? I have met many people of African descent who now come here from the Diaspora, arriving trying to ‘find’ many varied yet similar [...]

August 11, 2014 Blog

Big Congratulations to Eddie Chambers 2013 and 2014 Asiko curatorial faculty leader.

Big Congratulations to Eddie Chambers 2013 and 2014 Asiko curatorial faculty leader. This is another important publication by him. More of a doer than a speaker Chambers lets the important work he is doing speak for itself. Well done dear [...]

August 9, 2014 Blog

Clouds gather over Saint Louis by Kitso Lynn Lelliott

The clear blue and starry skies from when I first arrived are gone and clouds gather over Saint Louis. The rainy season is on its way. They have been growing, brooding, hanging heavier over the island in the last few [...]

July 30, 2014 Blog, Uncategorized

The Artist and the Curator by Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh

UNTITLED [PRISON ANXIETIES], Site specific installation, Ussher Fort Prison, James Town, Chale Wote Street Art Festival in collaboration with the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana (FCA) – Jamestown, Accra, Ghana. Image: courtesy of the artist/writer I view my works as constantly negotiating its [...]

July 21, 2014 Blog, Uncategorized


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July 9, 2014 Blog

Congrats To Asiko Faculty member Simone Leigh!

Congratulations to 2012 and 2014 Asiko faculty member American artist Simone Leigh on being awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. We are so proud to be associated with artistic excellence. Wishing you more and more and more. Today the [...]

June 16, 2014 Blog

Dakar, Art and Me by Taiye Idahor

I had looked forward to the Dakar Art Biennale for a very long time. This was Africa’s own Biennale and it was my first, hence you would expect my expectations to be high. Dak’Art 2014 was organised by three curators [...]

June 16, 2014 Blog

CIRCLE OF LOVE by Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh

It has been a fast-paced marathon into the 5-week CCA – Lagos Àsìkò International Art School program in Dakar. From the impressive Pan-African Dak’Art Biennale to conferences, presentations, workshops, OFF exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, studio visit, Dakar has been [...]

June 16, 2014 Blog

Our Location in Addis Ababa: Meles Zenawi Foundation


June 6, 2014 Blog, PROGRAMME 2014

Dakar: Place and Expectation

By: Moses Serubiri   Expectation (n), the belief that one will achieve something.   What are your expectations, Moses? I have been asked this question so many times since I came to Dakar. Mostly I have responded saying that I’m [...]

June 2, 2014 Blog

The Echoes from ASIKO, 4 weeks on

By: Cliford Zulu Participating in the 35 days Àsìkò: 4th International Art Programme, has cleared the vision, opened up new windows and knocked on the doors covered with web nets so thick you can’t even see the handles, doors that [...]

June 2, 2014 Blog

Hello Dakar…

It is the end of my forth week in Dakar and the city has slipped in and out of the grasp of my touch. At moments it feels as though the place that had taken shape in my imaginary long [...]

June 2, 2014 Blog

The Poetry of Toubab Dialaw – Senegal

I feel privileged to have stayed two nights at Germain Acogny’s JANT-BI Ecole des Sables. We travelled about 55km south of Point E in Dakar – from the Piscine Olympique Nationale where the Asiko group is based) – to the [...]

May 20, 2014 Blog

Pure Coincidence or a Revolution in the Making?

By: Taiye Idahor I left Lagos in the middle of engaging with my family history,  specifically with the history of my parents.  I am using this information for my most recent work and on this conscious quest into my family [...]

May 20, 2014 Blog, Uncategorized

“Group Picture”

  Last workshop day with Rosana Paulino (c)Photo credit: Erin Rice [...]

May 20, 2014 Blog, Uncategorized