Marie Hélène Pereira presents Raw Material Company at VANSA
Please join us on Wednesday evening for a drink and a presentation on Raw Material Company in Dakar with our guest Marie Hélène Pereira.
Date: Wednesday 20 January
Time: 6.30 - 8pm
Place: VANSA, 1st Floor King Kong Building, 6 Verwey Street, New Doornfontein
Marie Hélène Pereira bio:
Marie Hélène Pereira was born in Senegal in 1986, and graduated from Université Dakar Bourguiba in Management and International Business Law. After a few years of work within in the business world, she shifted her professional interest to art and culture. As a program officer at Raw Material Company, Pereira has organised a dozen of exhibitions and related discursive programs including the participation of Raw Material Company in We face forward: Art from West Africa Today at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP, New York; and the 9th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, among others. Pereira has a strong interest in developing curatorial projects at the intersection of art, knowledge, and society. She lives and works in Dakar.
About Raw Material Company:
RAW MATERIAL COMPANY is a center for art, knowledge and society. It is an initiative that unfolds within the realms of exhibition making, commissioning, knowledge sharing, and archiving of theory and criticism.
It works to foster appreciation and growth of artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa. The underlying rationale of its program is the firm belief in visual arts as a potent tool capable of shifting perspectives, and ingnite engagement for art practice as a viable path for social and political transformation.
RAW MATERIAL COMPANY is made of RAW BASE, a resource center specialized in contemporary art, RAW Gallery a 100 m2 exhibition space, RAW Residency, residencies for artists, curators and authors specialized in photography, video and art in the public space. La Compagnie, a roof top restaurant, rounds up the concept of an independant space for art practice and critical exchange.
This visit is kindly supported by Arts Collaboratory and Africalia