Born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Freelance curator and biotechnologist.
Founder and artistic director of the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, a laboratory for researching the interrelationships between the so-called „Western“ and „non-Western“.
Curator at Large of documenta 14.check it out
Hassane Kassi Kouyaté is a director, actor, musician and cultural facilitator. He comes from Burkina Faso, from a Griot family – his father, Sotigui Kouyaté, is a long-standing leading actor in Peter Brook’s famous ensemble.
Hassane Kassi Kouyaté has established and led diverse institutions in the French-speaking realm both within and beyond Europe. Since 2019, he’s been the artistic director of „Festival des Francophonies en Limousin“.
Patrick Colpé was artistic director of Théâtre de Namur in Belgium between 1998 and 2021. Under his artistic leadership the theatre reached notable international standing thanks to its focus on Africa.
Since 2020, Colpé has been president of the production and distribution company, La Charge du Rhinocéros, whose work focuses on co-productions with artists from Senegal and Burkina Faso.check it out
Gabriele von Brochowski was Head of the European Community in Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon, Senegal, Ethiopia and Côte d' Ivoire from 1976 to 2000. Her work focused on development, government, anti-corruption, human rights and culture.
She has served on various supervisory boards, examples being the CulturesFrance (now Institut Français), the French counterpart to the Goethe-Institut; the Festival de la Francophonie in Limoges; and the Fondation Blachère, a foundation in the French city of Apt dedicated to the mediation of contemporary visual arts from African countries.
In 2016, she was one of the eight protagonists in the installation Nachlass by Rimini-Protokoll. Director Stefan Kaegi and his scenographer Dominic Huber explored in eight memory rooms what legacy and heritage mean today. The performance took place between 1st and 31st July 2017 at the Berliner Festspiele in Martin Gropius Bau.check it out
1978 – 2000 member of the artistic directorate of the Berliner Festspiele: International Summer Festival, Berliner Festwochen, Berliner Theatertreffen, Berliner Lektionen and artistic director of the 750th anniversary celebration of the city of Berlin (West).
Curator of the festival Theater der Welt 2008 in Halle/Saale.
Founder and Chairman of the Alfred Kerr Foundation.
2002 – 2016 Head of General Project Funding at the German Federal Cultural Foundation in Halle/Saale.check it out