A Conversation with Sepake Angiama

With Paola Aguirre Serrano
Friday, December 13, 12:30 p.m.
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
United States

Sepake Angiama is a curator and educator currently based in Europe, and part of the curatorial team for the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 "...And Other Such Stories". Her work focuses on the social framework and discursive practices. This has inspired her to collaborate with artists, architects, and designers who disrupt or provoke aspects of the social sphere through action, design, dance, and architecture. Angiama recently served as Head of Education for Documenta 14 where she initiated Under the Mango Tree: Sites of Learning in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), a project that gathers artist-led social spaces, libraries, and schools interested in unfolding discourses around decolonizing education practices. Previously, she was Head of Education for Manifesta 10 hosted by the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Angiama was recently a Fellow at BAK, Utrecht (basis voor actuele kunst), undertaking research on science fiction, modernist architecture, and intersectional feminism. Angiama holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London.