The talk focuses on the mediation of public space through curatorial practice and artistic intervention. In 2013 Dana Whabira founded the independent art space Njelele Art Station in Harare/Zimbabwe, a meeting place for critical dialogue where ideas are birthed and resonate out into the city through projects that provoke discussion and engage with the general public.
Dana Whabira (born in 1976 in London, grown up in Harare/Zimbabwe, where she lives and works) is a trained architect and studied art and design at Central Saint Martin’s College in London. Njelele Art Station recently participated in the Symposium D’Art Mali by Médina Mediatheque, part of the Rencontres de Bamako 2015 OFF program.
Dana Whabira is the current grant-holder of KfW Stiftung’s program 'Curators in Residence: Curating Connections’ in collaboration with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. The program provides emerging curators from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia with the opportunity to spend several months in Berlin. Besides encouraging research and critical reflection, it facilitates encounters between those working in arts and culture. The residency program seeks to stimulate intercultural dialogue in curatorial practice.