Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Gadi Ramadhani

Gadi Ramadhani is a visual artist, arts educator, and independent curator with a background in printmaking.

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He is the Founder and Studio Lead of KokoTEN | Studio, a multi-purpose space to develop art in Tanzania vis-à-vis the world, particularly the Global South through curatorial, exchange programs, and dialogues. Gadi explores contemporary issues including consumer culture and society. Through arts education and mentoring, he supports a multi-vocal artistic community, both locally and globally. Gadi's work ranges from intimate gallery pieces to large outdoor public installations.

Professional highlights include: Alumni, the International Curatorial Intensive (ICI), Kampala. (August, 2022) Curator for the 10th East Africa Arts Biennale, Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2019), Last Image Show 18 Dar Es Salaam Curatorial Lead: Alliance Française Dar es Salaam, Tanzania(2018), Panelist at 17th ACASA Triennial Symposium on African Art: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra (August, 2017), Curator for Roots and Roads Exhibition | The aspects of Lutheranism in Tanzania, 1884 – 2017 by Goethe Institut Tanzania: National Museum and House of Culture Dar es Salaam (July 2017), Giant and the Girls a Multi-venue Solo project; Oasis Café, U.S Embassy Dar es Salaam and Nafasi Art Space(October, 2016), BindFolded | Nairobi Series Solo project, Alliance Française Nairobi (July, 2016), Intern Curator for South London Gallery, UK (2015), Curator for Domocrazy Cartoonists Exhibition: Vipaji Gallery (September, 2015), Assistant curator for Impose / Expose: Art Revealing Space in Dar es Salaam (July, 2015), co-curator for 28 Words in Maputo, Asiko, CCA Lagos: Fortaleza de Maputo (2015), co-juror for the Art Cross Border Competition by Emergent Art Space, California (2012); co-curator for The Art of Carving by Hamed Athuman exhibition (2011) and program manager and public relations officer for the East Africa Art Biennale (2009) & (2011) respectively.

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