Ato Malinda

Performance in (Urban) Space

A short talk held at FUTURE MEMORIES Conference, Addis Ababa, 18 September 2014.

Works cited

BHABHA, Homi: “Border Lines: The Art of The Present”. In: The Location of Culture. London/New York 1994, 1-9.
OIRO, Kefa: MITUMBA, performance held in Nairobi 2013.
MALINDA, Ato: ON FAIT ENSEMBLE (We’re Together), single channel HD-video 2010, 10’47”. This artwork, commissioned by Doual’Art in 2010, has since been shown at various exhibitions. It questions both the presence and the representation of the water gods Mami Wata and Papai Wata in 21st century.
wa THIONG’O, Ngũgĩ, (11.1.2015).
DOUAL’ART, (11.1.2015).
Ato Malinda, "On fait ensemble“ (2010), one-chanel HD-Video, 10’47“ loop, courtesy of the artist; short excerpt, 2’12“
Ato Malinda began her professional practice as a painter and currently works with various artistic mediums: performance, drawing, painting, installation and video, while also acting as a free-lance curator. She has exhibited at Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) in Berlin, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Salon Urbain de Douala in Cameroon, and the Karen Blixen Museum in Copenhagen. Previously, her work focused on Africanisms in a postcolonial context. A Black Man’s View, A White Man’s Taboo, for instance, dealt with racial hierarchies in Nairobi. Her current output addresses the nature of female experience and African feminism, examining social segregates and performance theories.

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