Museum Rietberg
Artist Residency 
03.2023 - 08.2023

Zürich, Switzerland 
Look Closer: Black Art-ist Residency

Afrinova X Museum Rietberg - Introducing the Black Art(ist) residency program in partnership with Museum Rietberg.

The 5-month artist residency forms part of the museum's exhibition ‘Look Closer – African Art in the Hans Himmelheber archives’.

Working across multiple disciplines artists Titilayo Adebayo (NewKyd), Cherry-Ann Davis and Teddy Pratt will contribute to the sociocritical and decolonial topics introduced through the archives.

The `Look Closer` exhibition deconstructs the colonial archive to ask questions like:
“How does knowledge about the production of art in Africa come about? What do words like “art” and “artist” actually mean? What is the role of African agents and perspectives in the production of this knowledge?”

#BlackArtIST forms part of Afrinova’s ongoing discourse with the museum concerned with redefining and exploring new concepts to which African art is portrayed and understood.

Moderation: Larissa Tiki Mbassi
Program Curators: Keabetswe Boccomino and Jonas Lendenmann

No registration required. Ticket included in the regular entrance fee of the museum. Free entry for Zurich Art Weekend VIP guests.

Learn More

Afrinova Basel, Switzerland ©2022
Endorsed By The Ancestors.