FotoFest Biennial 2020

from March 08 to April 19 2020

FotoFest Biennial 2020
from March 08 to April 19 2020

2000 Edwards Street Building C - Suite 2
77007 Houston


FotoFest Biennial 2020 will take place from March 8–April 19, 2020. AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES—Photography, Time, and the Other, will focus on artists of Africa and its diaspora. The FotoFest Biennial 2020 marks the first time in its 37-year history that the Biennial’s central exhibition will focus on artists of African origin. Over 100 independent museums, art galleries, non-profit art centers and corporate spaces will participate in the FotoFest Biennial 2020 by presenting photographic work and photography-centered events during the festival’s six weeks.

AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES is curated by Mark Sealy MBE, a British curator, writer, and cultural producer with a special interest in the relationship between photography and social change, identity politics and human rights. Since 1991, Sealy has been the director of Autograph ABP, the London-based non-profit photographic arts agency dedicated to highlighting issues of identity, representation, human rights and social justice.

FotoFest will again stage the International Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists during the FotoFest Biennial 2020; a two week-long event that brings together 450 artists from over 30 countries, with nearly 200 national and international curators, publishers, gallerists, and photography industry leaders for one-on-one meetings. In addition, FotoFest also organizes another exhibition The Discoveries of the Meeting Place that showcases ten artists selected from the Meeting Place 2018 as particularly interesting to an invited group of international reviewers.

Fig. 1 Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Untitled, 1987-1988.

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