Curatorial Lecture: Yves Makongo

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Every academic year, S.M.A.K., Ghent University and Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatory School of Arts jointly organise the Curatorial Lectures series.

This year's theme of the Curatorial Lectures is 'Working with Communities' inviting people to discuss the role of curating in shaping communities and relationships. How can curatorial work expose power dynamics and offer alternative social representations?

Who is Yves Makongo?

Yves Makongo, born in 1984 in Douala, Cameroon, is currently artistic assistant and project manager at the centre for contemporary art doual'art. He has a degree in human geography from the University of Douala, where he completed his Masters in Environmental Sciences in 2009. Yves is very versatile and switches effortlessly from practical tasks such as woodworking to intellectually demanding work involving new technologies.

Since joining doual'art in January 2011, Yves has gained a lot of experience working with Didier Schaub (1952-2014). His responsibilities include helping with scenography and setting up exhibitions, creating neighbourhood monographs, conducting surveys, managing supplies and overseeing various projects. Yves contributed to the success of two editions of the public art festival SUD, organised by doual'art: SUD2013, Douala Métamorphoses, and SUD2017, The Place of Human Dimension.

Yves Makongo is an alumnus of Asiko Addis Ababa 2016 and Asiko Accra 2017, where he honed his curatorial skills. He is also an alumnus of The Museumslab in 2022. Yves is passionate about various issues, including human rights, art and culture, migration and borders, health and the environment, all intertwined with identity issues.

Practical information
  • Thursday 2.May.2024.
  • 19:00-21:00.
  • Auditorium S.M.A.K., Jan Hoetplein 1.
  • The conference is free of charge.
  • More info and inscription via Curatorial Studies.
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