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Aboubacar Demba Cissohko

Aïcha Diallo

Dagara Dakin

Elisabeth Wellershaus

Elsa Guily

Jota Mombaça

Khwezi Gule

Liese Van Der Watt

Magnus Elias Rosengarten

M. Neelika Jayawardane

Obidike Okafor

Sean O’Toole


Idea: Elke aus dem Moore

Concept: Elke aus dem Moore, Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba

Publishers: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for International Cultural Relations, ifa) , Julia Grosse


Advisory Board

Bisi Silva († 2019)

Christine Eyene

David Adjaye OBE

Jean-Pierre Bekolo

N’Goné Fall

Thelma Golden

Thomas Lax

Yinka Shonibare MBE

Suzana Sousa



Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Jessica Aimufua

Karo Akpokiere

Jasmina Al-Qaisi

Taylor Renee Aldridge

Alexandre Araújo Bispo

Jude Anogwih

Jonah Batambuze

Myron M. Beasley

Naomi Beckwith

Kara Blackmore

Federica Bueti

Cathy Byrd

Chiara Cartuccia

Yves Chatap

David Chirwa

Mansour Ciss Kanakassy

Bill Clarke

Nan Collymore

Allan da Rosa

Clare Davies

Misa Dayson

Maud de la Chapelle

Thiago de Paula Souza

Viktoria Draganova

Sonya Dyer

Sophie Eliot

Agwu Enekwachi

Jenifer Evans

Christine Eyene

Ismail Fayed

Jewel Fraser

Julia Friedel

Will Furtado

Rahima Gambo

Thuli Gamedze

Tamar Garb

Gabriele Genge

Thembinkosi Goniwe

Sabrina E. Greig

Helon Habila

Caroline Hancock

Stacy Hardy

Madonna Hernandez

Daniel Hewson

Emmanuel Iduma

Rebecca Jagoe

Ashraf Jamal

Mia Jankowicz

Storm Janse van Rensburg

Stefanie Jason

Toril Johannessen

Jean Kamba

Martha Kazungu

Daniella Rose King

Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa

Massa Lemu

Gauthier Lesturgie

Bongani Madondo

Thato Magano

Donald Kuira Maingi

Khanya Mashabela

Nomaduma Rosa Masilela

Sari Middernacht

Kagiso Mnisi

Loren Hansi Momodu

Sabrina Moura

Patrick Mudekereza

Neo Musangi

Paula Nascimento

Jennifer Neal

Enos Nyamor

Ugochukwu Smooth C. Nzewi

Thom Ogonga

Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh

Charlotte Okito

Nana Osei

Evelyn Owen

Bukola Oye

An Paenhuysen

Heriberto Paredes

Matthew Partridge

Adriano Pedrosa

Katrin Peters-Klaphake

Camilla Péus

Morgan Quaintance

Luciane Ramos-Silva

Orlando Reade

Kathleen Reinhardt

Seph Rodney

Elliot Ross

Koné Saydoo

Tanja Schreiner

Lineo Segoete

Spunk Seipel

Moses Serubiri

Nadia Sesay

Beto Shwafaty

Suzana Sousa

Mebrak Tareke

Olufemi Terry

Ferdiansyah Thajib

Tibebeselassie Tigabu

Chab Touré

Edward Tsumele

Wana Udobang

Yesomi Umolu

Cédric Vincent

Kimani wa Wanjiru

Brendan Wattenberg



Anke Mai

Charlotte Bomy

Claudia Kotte

Ekpenyong Ani

Jake Schneider

Jenifer Evans

Karen Margolis

Myriam Ochoa-Suel

Simon Cowper


ifa – connecting cultures

The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for International Cultural Relations, ifa) is an organization operating worldwide to promote artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies and to provide information about foreign cultural policy.

As the leading German institution for international cultural exchange, ifa devises and organizes German contemporary art exhibitions worldwide. We fund artists’ exhibition projects and award scholarships; the ifa galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin feature contemporary art, architecture and design from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
We bring together people from different cultures through exchange programs and international conferences, and we support civil conflict resolution and transformation work. Special media programs enable us to support the development of structures in civil society. Ifa is also active in a wide variety of other projects in co-operation with foundations and other civil society organizations both nationally and internationally.
The specialised library in Stuttgart, the KULTURAUSTAUSCH (Journal for international perspectives) and the ifa internet portal are the most important forums for information about foreign cultural politics in Germany. Ifa is funded by the German Foreign Office, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Stuttgart.


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