Koyo  Kouoh,

agent, curator
Koyo Kouoh is a Cameroonian-born curator and cultural producer educated in banking administration, cultural management, and curatorial practice in Switzerland, France, and the United States. She is the founding director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, a mobile site for art practice and critical exchange. She was the coordinator of cultural programs at the Gorée Institute in Senegal from 1998 to 2002; collaborated with the Dakar Biennale from 2000 to 2004; and cocurated Les Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako in 2001 and 2003.

Specializing in photography, video, and public interventions, Kouoh has curated exhibitions in Senegal, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the U.S. and written on contemporary African art. She served as advisor to the artistic director for documenta 12 and was a member of the Golden Lion Jury at the  50th Venice Biennale in 2003. She co-curated “Hypocrisy: The Site Specificity of Morality,” National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo (2009); the contemporary section of “GEO-graphics: A Map of Art Practices in Africa, Past and Present,” BOZAR, Brussels (2010); and “Make Yourself at Home,” Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2010). Kouoh is associate curator of SUD 2010, Salon Urbain de Douala. She lives and works in Dakar.