Creative Africa Network launches at the Joburg Art Fair and honours its CAN Ambassadors
The CAN Ambassador Initiative is a live platform that facilitates the participation of well-known and emerging artists, curators and arts organizations to major international art events, and provides the resources and support to enable these art-minded people to enhance their networks and develop the relationships that will further their work and the goals of their institutions.
To celebrate the launch of Creative Africa Network, PUMA sponsors CAN Ambassadors at the Joburg Art Fair. Read the statement from Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO of PUMA.
The Ambassadors include:
*Reginald Bakwena, Coordinator, Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gabarone, Botswana
*Pauline Burmann, Chair, Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
*Silvia Cubina, Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, U.S.A.
*Antoni Folkers, Director, ArchiAfrika, Utrecht, Netherlands
*Aleya Hamza, Curator, Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), Cairo, Egypt
*Goddy Leye, General Coordinator, Art Bakery, Bonendale, Douala, Cameroon
*William Miko, Independent Curator, Lusaka, Zambia
*Brooke Minto, Assistant Director, Miami Art Museum, Miami, U.S.A.
*Edit Molnár, General Director, Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), Cairo, Egypt
*James Muriuki, Curator, Museum of Modern Art (RaMoMA), Nairobi, Kenya
*Robino Ntila, Independent Curator, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
*Jimmy Ogonga, Director, Nairobi Arts Trust / Centre for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA), Nairobi, Kenya
*Didier Schaub, Artistic Director, doual’art, Douala, Cameroon
*Trevor Schoonmaker, Curator of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, U.S.A.
*Bisi Silva, Curator, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, Nigeria
*Voti Thebe, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
*Berend van der Lans, Director, ArchiAfrika, Utrecht, Netherlands