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Aude Christel Mgba. Independent Curator.
Cameroon & The Netherlands.
(+31) 618842204 / mgbaaude@yahoo.fr


Aude Christel Mgba (b. 1991) is an independent curator based between Cameroon and the Netherlands. She was a participant of the De Appel 2018/19 curatorial Programme. In 2017, Aude worked as an assistant curator next to Cécile Bourne-Farrell for the SUD2017, an international triennial of art in the public space, organized by doual'art, a center for contemporary art, for the city of Douala. She is a member of the Madrassa Collective.



Projects



Mar. 2019—Present
Co-Curator of Sonsbeek 20->24 
https://www.sonsbeek20-24.org/en/


Sep 2020—Dec. 2021
Co-Curator of  Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/2021 project in the Netherlands
http://www.hartwigartfoundation.nl/

Sep 2020—Feb. 2021
Curator of My learning is affected by the conditions of my life , a project part of The Future of Art schools studies of Studium Generale ARTEZ in the Arnhem, the Netherlands

Jan. 17—Jul. 18
Curator at doual’art, a Contemporary art Center in Douala in Cameroon

Jan—Dec 2017
Assistant Curator of SUD2017 (Salon Urbain de Douala), International Festival of Public Art

Jul.—Sept. 2017
Coordinator of the Young Hopes Contest 2017, organised by doual’art

Nov. 2016
Coordination assistant of YaPhoto a platform in Photography, a project of Christine Eyene and Landry Mbassi, Yaounde, Cameroon

Dec. 2015—Aug. 2016
Director and curator of Manunshi an African Art Galery of Yaoundé, Cameroon  

Feb. 2015—Present
Founder and Coordinator Rencontres, platform for artistic research and exchange Organisation of meetings and debates between artists, researchers and students in Yaounde, Cameroon  

2014—Jan. 2017
Lecturer in Art History IFA (Institut de Formation Artistique), Mbalmayo, Cameroon  

Feb. 2014—Mar. 2014 | Assistant Curator SIARC (Salon International de l’Artisanat du Cameroun), Yaounde, Cameroon  

Mar. 2014
Coordinator of Open House, IFA (Institut de Formation Artistique), Mbalmayo, Cameroon  
Exhibitions and Public programs



Oct 29th. 2020
Curator Water na Water, an online gathering with Em’kal Eyongakpa and Chantal Edie part of  Forecast Forum edition #5 https://forecast-platform.com/forecast-forum-2020/

24.07—16.08.2020
Participation to Harbour of Action and Research at Sea, an Exhibition at Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam.

02 May—June 2019
Co-Curator of Landscape with Bear, a project including an exhibition, a performance event and a publication at De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

21 July—15 Sept. 2018| Curator of Credo In Unum a mix media exhibition of Marc Padeu presented at Espace doual’art, Douala, Cameroon

3 Feb.—16 March 2018
Curator of Jengu Night Club a mix media exhibition of Tally Mbok presented at Espace doual’art, Douala, Cameroon

30 March—04 May 2018
Co-Curator with Princesse Marilyn Douala Manga bell of Living Together a mix media exhibition of Salifou Lindou presented at Espace doual’art, Douala, Cameroon

09—14 May 2017
Curator with Madrassa Collective of Bazar a project presented as a part of the second edition of Supercopy festival at Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany

25 Jan.—05 Feb. 2017
Curator of Mosabration, an exhibition organized for the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Mosaiques Magazine

03 Dec. 2016—07 Jan. 2017
Curator of the Cafeteria Mobile an exhibition organized by Rond-Point Projects in Marseille, France.

17 June—07 Aug. 2016
Curator of “Something to generate from” an exhibition, Kunsthal Aarhus, Contemporary Art Galery with, the Madrassa Collective, a group of eigth young curators from Africa and Middle East , Aarhus, Denmark

May. 2016
Curator of “Crée tes règles et joue”, a solo exhibition of Jean-Jacques Kanté, Cameroonian visual artist at OTHNI Laboratoire de theatre in Yaounde, Cameroon  

07—13 April 2014
Assistant Curator RAVY (Rencontres des Art Visuels de Yaoundé), a biennale of Visual arts, Yaounde, Cameroon
Symposium/Talks/
Conferences/Publications



Jun. 2020
The rythms and silences of ruptures, a conversation between Aude Christel Mgba and the artist Hira Nabi on the film “El Retorno” as part of sonsbeek’s Editorial room#1 And Wherefore this busy Labor withouth Rest
https://www.sonsbeek20-24.org/en/editorial-room/issue-one/rhythms-and-silences-ruptures/

31 Aug. 2019
Talk Conversation with Josepha Tjam and Shirley Bruno in the framework of Up to the Clouds, qui dit bleu?, an exhibition at the end of their residency at Triangle Asterides de France

July 2019
Gender binaries in in Africa photography, a text contribution in CLPA (Centre of Learning for photography in Africa) News 2010 #02, Johannesburg, South Africa

June 2019
Landscape with Bear, A publication/documentation of the final project of the Curatorial Programme 2018/2019 with many contributions , Amsterdam, The Netherlands

01 March 2018
Talk Conversation with Tally Mbok and Rass Nganmo on « Voir la musique et d’entendre les couleurs… » part of Jengu Night Club show at Espace doual’art, Douala, Cameroon

Oct. 2017
Contribution in the publication Behind the Portal (residency and exhibition program) by Bandjoun Station with an interview to the artist Jean David Nkot, Cameroon

14 Sept. 2017
Invited Guest for O-Talks a serie of conference/conversations events organised by Diane Audrey Ngako At Mam Gallery on the theme “La problématique de l’Art Contemporain au Cameroun”, Douala, Cameroon

26.27.29 Oct. 2016
Invited art historian to Arts & Urbis, Curatorial meeting for the SUD2017 (Salon Urbain de Douala) organised by Espace doual’art, Douala, Cameroon