Referenten des 9. Kulturpolitischen Bundeskongresses

Nana Adusei-Poku (PhD)

is Research Professor in Visual Culture at Rotterdam University and Guest Lecturer in Media Arts and Master Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. She received her PhD from Humboldt University Berlin for her thesis on post-black art as part of the Graduate program called »Gender as a category of Knowledge«, following degrees in African studies and gender studies at Humboldt University, and in media and communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon; the London School of Economics; and Columbia University, New York. She published i.e. the article »Post-Post-Black?« in Nka-Journal for Contemporary African Art and »Catch me if you can!« which is a critical reflection on the state of Diversity and Decolonisation in the Arts and Art education. In her most recent publication »On Being Present Where You Wish to Disappear«, Adusei-Poku questions the notion of nothingness, universality, and whiteness common in the contemporary art world. She explores in her »un-discipined« academic, curatorial and performative practice questions of identity, history and belonging and has developed a collaborative practice on the crossroads between performance, pedagogy and activism with artist NIC Kay.