Halima Abubakar, Vestiges from the Pattern series, 2019

Fighting the Culture of Silence: Arewa, Me Too


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12:00 pm

In conjunction with Arewa, Me Too

Please join Favour Ritaro for a discussion of the apexart Open Call exhibition Arewa, Me Too, a presentation organised in collaboration between MA Curatorial Practice, University of Bergen and Kunsthal NORD, generously hosted by Kunsthal NORD in Aalborg, Denmark.

Centering her curatorial process for Arewa, Me Too, Favour will focus on works by Halima Abubakar, Judith Daduut, Martha Panshak Dasat and Maryam Umar Maigida. She will contextualize the importance of presenting Arewa, Me Too at the Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation in Kaduna, Nigeria, and discuss the curatorial and art landscape in Nigeria today.

Favour Ritaro is a Nigerian curator based in Lagos, Nigeria. A 2019 fellow and member of the Association of Art Museum Curators in New York, her research and curatorial practice takes a critical view of issues surrounding identity representation and nationhood, gender and sexuality. She is currently a student at MA Curatorial Practice, University of Bergen.

MA Curatorial Practice at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, is a two-year low residency, seminar-based education for professional curators working independently or affiliated to institutions.

Kunsthal NORD is a Contemporary Art Centre located in a post-industrial combined heat and power plant in the very heart of Aalborg city, Denmark.