Kisito Assangni

Kisito Assangni, UK, France
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, art consultant, and farmer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between UK, France and Togo, his research focuses primarily on psychogeography and the cultural impact of globalisation. He investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice. He inherently aims at going beyond the usual relations between artist, curator, institution, audience, and artwork in order to engage audiences in encounters with art that are unexpected, transformative, and fun. His discursive public programs and exhibitions have been shown internationally, including the Venice Biennale; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Es Baluard Museum of Art, Palma, Spain; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Marrakech Biennale among others. Assangni has participated in talks, seminars, and symposia at numerous institutions such as the British Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Ben Uri Museum, London; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen (Norway); Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Mali; Sala Rekalde Foundation, Bilbao; COP17 Summit, South Africa; Depart Foundation, Malibu (USA); Sint-Lukas University, Brussels; Motorenhalle Centre of Contemporary Art, Dresden (Germany); Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Switzerland. Assangni is the founder of TIME is Love Screening (International video art program) and art advisor for Latrobe Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.

Articles (33)

Another Way(s) of Communication at Ostavinska Gallery Belgrade and Apartment Project Berlin
Article date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Another Way(s) of Communication at Ostavinska Gallery Belgrade and Apartment Project Berlin

Happiness is in a connection and compassion with others, as a source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. The real purpose of art is to communicate a feeling. The global experience of the covid 19 pandemic has caused changes in the way society function: working from home, online teaching, meetings on various internet platforms, so establishing interpersonal relationships as "another way(s) of communication" is a challenge.

Living Poetic Abstraction: In Conversation with Stephanie Cime
Article date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Living Poetic Abstraction: In Conversation with Stephanie Cime

On the occasion of her solo exhibition REBIRTH at Balthasar Brussels, Kisito Assangni discussed with Stephanie Cime on the process behind what he describes as "stunning works" presented in the show.

Armand Boua at Jack Bell Gallery, London
Article date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Armand Boua at Jack Bell Gallery, London

The violence that followed the disputed Ivorian presidential election in late 2010 greatly influenced Boua’s work. 'Les Petits Marrakas'.

The Aestheticized Interview with Eugene Ankomah (Ghana/UK)
Article date: Monday, June 7, 2021

The Aestheticized Interview with Eugene Ankomah (Ghana/UK)

Eugene Ankomah is a visual artist, mentor and personality who is both known for his many innovative but unpredictable styles of art, as much as for his ever changing self created “Art Persona’s”, evolving fashion sense and for his ground breaking public art installations designed to create greater cohesion within the context of knife crime.

Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist
Article date: Friday, January 8, 2021

Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.

The Aestheticized Interview with Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece)
Article date: Monday, December 7, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece)

"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".

The Picture Is Not at Ease
Article date: Thursday, November 5, 2020

The Picture Is Not at Ease

“The Picture Is Not at Ease” is an exhibition of three artists Chen Ying, Su Yu-Xin and Wang Ziquan, showcasing their creative exploration in the visual fields of painting, video and relief and latest works. The mechanism of drew picture produces new meaning and new space for reading with the profound changes in the world order and daily experience brought by the pandemic.

The Aestheticized Interview with Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (Slovenia)
Article date: Monday, October 5, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (Slovenia)

Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak have been working collectively since 2003. In their art practice they examine contemporary media and capital driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure.

Powerplay @arebyte Gallery
Article date: Monday, September 7, 2020

Powerplay @arebyte Gallery

Powerplay promotes the digital arts scene in Africa and presents work by digital artists who are from or based in Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nairobi and the UK in collaboration with the National Gallery Zimbabwe (NGZ). The exhibition discusses the use of technology in creating a sense of identity and place within a digitised world, addressing gender, politics of borders and migration, dark markets of trade and the juxtaposition of isolation and communities forced out of working within a digital nature.

The Aestheticized Interview with Fatos Irwen (Turkey)
Article date: Monday, July 6, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Fatos Irwen (Turkey)

"I spent the last 3 years as prisoner in prison. My body was usurped. 3 years of my stay in prison was a performative experience for me from beginning to end. And I drew a picture like crazy. All my creative potential had been revealed".

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