Partners & affiliates

The Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project kicked off without a proposal for funding to any organisation. It was first funded by the financial input of the artists who participated. It was important as a matter of ethics that the artists lay a foundation that is based on the will and passion of the artists involved. Besides, it was an idea we believed in and thought it was wise to test it out before proposing it for collaboration.

As a result of its success in the first edition, we decided to expand its activities and become more elaborate. We approached a few organisations that were more than glad to be of great support and we are grateful for their involvement, it made the 2010 and subsequent projects much more productive. We also hope to continue working with them and more, hand in hand as this initiative grows in strength and relevance. Here is a dropdown of organisations and artists/cultural operators who have been of great support both financially and through acts of goodwill.

The Organisation is one that finds its essence  in networking and collaborations with other artists and artists-led initiative taking place all over the African continent and beyond. Invisible Borders have worked with artists whose contributions were of immense importance to its success. In that sense we consider them an integral part of the Initiative.

 

ORGANISATION

  • Goethe Institut Accra (Accra, Ghana) – 2014
  • Nikon Nigeria – 2014
  • Institut Français Paris – 2014
  • Medina Gallery, Bamako  – 2014
  • Les Petites Pierres (Dakar, Senegal) – 2014
  • Raw Material Company (Dakar, Senegal) -2014
  • Nima Muhimanchi Art (Accra, Ghana) – 2014
  • Centre Soleil d’Afrique (Bamako, Mali) – 2014
  • The Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation  – 2014
  • Institut Für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) – 2014
  • Savvy Contemporary (Berlin, Germany) – 2014
  • Akademie Der Künste Welt (Cologne, Germany) – 2014
  • Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna) – 2014
  • Sarajevo Centre for Contemporary Arts (Sarajevo) – 2014
  • Institut Français Paris – 2013
  • Desta For Africa  (Ethiopia) – 2012
  • Africa Union (Border Protection Programme Ethiopia) – 2012
  • European Union (Ethiopia) – 2012
  • Doual’Art (Cameroun) – 2012
  • Prince Claus Fund (The Netherlands) 2011/2012
  • Arts Collaboratory ( The Netherlands) – 2011
  • Canon Europe – 2011/2012
  • Institut Francais (Paris, France) – 2010/2011
  • Desta for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – 2011
  • SHOOT ME FILM + MUSIC FESTIVAL (The Netherlands) -2011
  • Institut Francais De Tchad (N’djamena, Tchad) – 2011
  • Demotix Online Photo Agency (UK) – 2011
  • Goethe Institut Khartoum (Sudan) – 2011
  • New Museum of New York (USA) – 2011
  • Museum of Modern Arts (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – 2011
  • Culture Concepts (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) – 2011
  • ALUKO & OYEBODE CHAMBERS (Lagos, Nigeria) – 2010
  • Foto Ojeikere (Lagos, Nigeria) – 2010
  • Alliance Francaise (Lagos, Nigeria) – 2010
  • Cultures France (Paris, France) – 2009/ 2010
  • Photo Garage Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria) – 2009
  • Heinrich Boll Stiftung  (Lagos, Nigeria) – 2010
  • Ministry of Culture of Mali (Bamako, Mali) – 2009 

 

ARTISTS/CULTURAL OPERATORS IN COLLABORATION

  • Uchechukwu James Iroha – Photographer (Nigeria)
  • Rafiy Okefolahan (Benin Republic)
  • Bisi Silva – Independent Curator and Director of CCA Lagos (Nigeria)
  • Jude Anogwih – Independent Curator (Nigeria)
  • Aida Muluneh – Photographer/Director of Addis Foto Fest (Ethiopia)
  • Nii Oboudai – Photographer (Ghana)
  • Paul Kabré – Photographer (Burkina Fasso)
  • Akinbode Akinbiyi – Photographer/Curator (Germany/Nigeria)
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Accra Ghana
  • Lucie Touya – Project Manager (France)
  • Dominique Fonataine – Curator (Canada)
  • Philippe Pirotte – Curator (Switzerland)
  • Fatoumata Diabaté – Photographer (Mali)
  • Adama Bamba – Photographer (Mali)
  • Tosin Oshinowo – Photographer/Architect (Nigeria)
  • Michket Krifa – Curator (France)
  • Ala Kheir – Photographer (Sudan)
  • Laura Serani – Curator (France)
  • Koyo Kouoh – Independent Curator (Senegal)
  • Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung – Director of Savvy Art Contemporary
  • Okwui Enwezor, Independent Curator, writer and critic (Nigeria, USA)
  • Sokari Ekine – Writer, Editor and Blogger at Blacklooks (Nigeria/USA)
  • Ikhide Ikheloa – Writer, blogger (Nigeria/USA)
  • Tosyn Bucknor – Radio Show Host, Blogger, Writer, Musician (Nigeria)
  • Landry Mbassi – Photographer/ Writer (Cameroun)
  • Gloyer Evita Matala – Film Maker (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Jules Kandem – Project Co-ordinator Aktion Africa (Libreville Gabon)
  • Em’Kal Enyongakpa – Visual Artist(Yaounde, Cameroun)
  • Marilyn Douala Bell – Director of Doual’Art (Douala, Cameroun)
  • Lesedi Mogoathle – Film Maker (Cape Town South Africa)
  • Abdellah Karroum – Curator (Morocco)
  • Jimmy Ogonga – Cultural Producer (Kenya)
  • Kelechi Amadi Obi – Photographer/ CEO of Kelechi Amadi Obi Studios (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim – Art Historian (Accra, Ghana)
  • Ala Kheir – Photographer/ Secretary of Sudanese Photographers Group (Khartoum, Sudan)
  • Goitom Habtemariam Ameleke – Photographer (Ethiopia)
  • Mulugeta Ayene Getu – Photographer (Ethiopia)
  • Igo Diarra, Director of Medina Gallery, Bamako, Mali
  • Sabina Husičić, Project manger, (Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  • Saskia Köbeschall, Project Manager at Savvy Contemporay, Berlin
  • Marina Reina Guindo, Project Manager, Malaga Spain
  • Robin Riskin, Project coordinator (Ghana, USA)
  • Corinne Appadoo, Project Manager (London)
  • Emmanuel Iduma, writer and art critic, (New York, Lagos)
  • Mohammed Idoumou, film maker (Nouakchott)
  • Isabel Fiadero, Director of Zeinart, Nouakchott, Mauritania.
  • Fariba Derakhshani, Prince Claus Funds, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Sèdjro Mensah, Project Cordinator, Vienna, Austria.
  • Awam Amkpa, Art historian/Curator (Nigeria, USA)
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