Past Fellowship / Grant

Where is Africa?

Art, Architecture, and Design across Africa and within the Diaspora

Where is Africa? is a multi-year and extended set of exchanges with contemporary artists, curators, designers, and academics who are actively engaged in representing the continent of Africa—both within and outside its geographic boundaries. By examining artist collectives, new currents in art history, and the rise of contemporary art festivals in and about Africa from the past ten years, the project aims to decolonize the imperialist foundations of both cultural institutions and their anthropological fascination with African objects, people, and places.


  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Providence, RI, USA
Academic Year

Sep 1, 2018 — Dec 31, 2019

  • Architecture
  • RISD Global
  • RISD Museum
  • Representation
  • Decolonization
  • Race
"Where is Africa?" Panel
Providence, RI, USA 2019

Panel discussion | Where is Africa?

Artists Salome Asega and Delphine Fawundu, along with the curator Niama Safia Sandy, share their work related to representation, decolonization, and artistic practice happening on the continent and in the African diaspora.

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