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Bisi Silva

Bisi Silva, Center for Contemporary Art, curator and art critic, Lagos (Nigeria)

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Bisi Silva is an independent curator and art critic based in Lagos and London.

She is the founder/director of the Centre for Contemporary Art of Lagos (CCA,Lagos) an arts research, documentation and exhibition space will opened in December 2007. She has worked on visual arts exhibitions in the United Kingdom and in West Africa. She was co-curator for the Dakar Biennale in 2006 and curator for projects such as Heads of State: Faisal Abdu’Allah, and an interdisciplinary project Hair Daze: the Cultural Politics of Black Hair - 4 degrees in the Open, Make Believe and Body Adornment. Bisi Silva is co-selector with Portuguese curator Isabel Carlos of the prestigious international Artist Prize Artes Mundi 3 in Wales, UK. She is co-curator of Contact Zone: Contemporary Art from West and North Africa opening in October 2007. She is also curator of the exhibition Telling… Contemporary Finnish photography at the 7th African photography biennale in Bamako in November 2007. She has recently curated Fela, Ghariokwu Lemi and The Art of the Album Cover (2007) and Ndidi Dike, Waka-into-bondage: The Last ¾ Mile for CCA (Lagos 2008). She has written for international art magazines such as "Art Monthly", "Untitled", "Third Text", "M Metropolis", "Agufon" and Nigerian newspapers such as "ThisDay". She is on the editorial board of "N Paradoxa", an international feminist art journal.

She graduated with an MA in Curating of Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London

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