July - August 2011
Bisi Silva (Clark Mellon Curatorial Fellow) is an independent curator and the founder/director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos), where she has curated Fela, Ghariokwu Lemi and The Art of the Album Cover (2007); Ndidi Dike, Waka-into-Bondage: The Last ¾ Mile (2008); Like A Virgin...Lucy Azubuike (NIG) and Zanele Muholi (SA) (2009); and J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeiker:Sartorial Moments and The Nearness of Yesterday (2010). She is co-curator of J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere:Moments of Beauty, Kiasma, Helsinki (2011). She was co-curator for the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, and Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty (2009). In 2006 Silva was one of the curators for the Dakar Biennale in Senegal. At the Clark, Silva will finalize research on an extended retrospective and international tour of the work of Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, as well as an in-depth essay for the first comprehensive monograph on his work, which she is co-editing.