Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, PhD (born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon) is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin and editor-in-chief of the journal SAVVY Journal for critical texts on contemporary African art. He is Curator at Large for Adam Szymczyk’s Documenta 14.
His recent curatorial projects include If You Are So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich? On the Economy of Knowledge, Marrakech Biennial Satellite, 2014; Giving Contours to Shadows, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k., Gorki Theater, Gemäldegalerie, SAVVY Contemporary as well as satellites in Dakar, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Marrakesh, 2014; Discursive programm – Wir Sind Alle Berliner: 1884-2014, Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin, 2015; Satch Hoyt: Riding Celestial Vessels, Galerie Wedding, 2015; Unlearning the Given: Exercises in Demodernity and Decoloniality of Ideas and Knowledge, SAVVY Contemporary, 2016. He is co-curator of the year long art project An Age of our Own Making for Images 2016 in Holbæk, Roskilde and Copenhagen.
In 2016 Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung joined the DAI in Arnhem as respondent to the 16 student lecture performances of SPEAKING WITHOUT THUMBS
March 2020 Bonaventure joined the DAI in Tunis, again as respondent to student lecture performances as well as the co-curator of Roaming Assembly#27 presenting Sonsbeek Council #1: Force Times Distance - On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies
September 2020 DAI had again invited Sonsbeek20-24, this time to Radio Kootwijk (the Netherlands), where Bonaventure was co-curator of Roaming Assembly#28 presents Sonsbeek Council#2 ~ Infectious Waves ~ on power and radio. Convened by sonsbeek 20->24
August 2021 DAI & Sonsbeek20-24 teamed up once again, this time back in Arnhem, where Bonaventure was co-curator of Roaming Assembly#29 presents Sonsbeek Council#3 ~ SEXWORK IS HONEST WORK ~ an ongoing invocation convened by sonsbeek20→24.
August 2022 we are re-united in Milan for Roaming Assembly#30: DAI and sonsbeek20→24 and Archive Sites present sonsbeek Council#4: A Blues for the Tired, Salty, Essential Worker were Bonaventure was one of the speakers.