Natasha Ginwala is a curator and writer. She is an Associate Curator at Gropius Bau (Berlin, Germany) and Artistic Director of the 13th Gwangju Biennale 2021 (South Korea) with Defne Ayas. Ginwala curated several noteworthy exhibitions, biennials, and art events around the world, e.g., Contour Biennale 8 ‘Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium’ (Belgium, 2017), COLOMBOSCOPE Festival ‘Sea Change’ (Sri Lanka, 2019), ‘Hello World. Revising a Collection’ at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Germany, 2018), ‘My East is Your West’ at the 56th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2015) and many others. She was also the Curatorial Advisor of Documenta 14 (Germany, 2017). Ginwala writes on contemporary art and visual culture and has contributed to numerous publications.
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Akinbode Akinbiyi is a British-Nigerian photographer, writer, traveler, and wanderer. He was born in Oxford (England), grew up in Lagos and England, and studied literature and English in Nigeria, England, and Germany. Akinbode began to take/make photographs in the mid 1970s as a self-taught photographer. He is a street photographer but not in a conventional way. He takes pictures of the ‘everydaylifeness’ of people on the streets. Akinbode’s primary focus is the rapidly growing and changing megacities around the world like Bamako, Berlin, Cairo, Chicago, Dakar, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, and others. Serendipity is one of the main elements the photographer tries to capture in his photos. Akinbode’s works have been shown at major exhibitions and biennials in Tokyo, Paris, Philadelphia, Johannesburg, and Havana.
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