Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

1332 Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia

Venezia, Veneto, IT, 30124

Africa State of Mind: culture, identity and politics in contemporary African photography 


The discussion considers how recent photographic practice from Africa is exploring themes of history, politics, race and gender, as well as interrogating ideas of ‘Africanness’ through subjective renderings of culture and identity on the continent.


Shiraz Bayjoo, artist

Christine Eyene, independent curator

Paul Goodwin, independent curator

Kiluanji Kia Henda, artist


In conversation with Ekow Eshun, independent curator


Presented in collaboration with New Art Exchange.

Shiraz Bayjoo’s participation in Venice is supported by International Curators Forum (ICF) and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.


Image: Shiraz Bayjoo, Searching for Libertalia Cabinet Two, 2018, giclee print on Hahnemühle pearl paper. Courtesy of the artist.