Fantastic news from the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung will be the chief curator of the 36th Bienal de São Paulo, scheduled for the second half of 2025. Over the years past DAI has had the great pleasure of working with Bonaventure in a variety of inspiring collaborations, including sonsbeek20→24 force times distance, which, among many other wonderful happenings brought the dazzling paintings of Afro-Brazilian artist, poet, writer and politician Abdias do Nascimento for the first time to the Netherlands. Bonaventure: “the Bienal de São Paulo seems to me to be a seismograph that not only records the different tremblements the world is experiencing socioeconomically, geopolitically and environmentally, but these records also give us the possibilities of shaping a more just, humanitarian future for all animate and inanimate beings on this planet.”

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Andrea Pinheiro, president of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, points out that “in his curatorial work, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung acts as a driving force that challenges boundaries and contributes to shaping the future of global contemporary art. I am sure that the 36th Bienal de São Paulo will continue to play its provocative role and be attentive to current issues, continuing the developments brought about by our most recent editions.”

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