Élise Atangana (Cameroon/France) is an independent curator and producer. She is interested in how both physical and virtual mobility, including the movement of persons, ideas, objects and communication means, affect us in our daily life. Her recent exhibition Entry Prohibited To Foreigners, 2015, (Havremagasinet, Sweden), was an introduction to different types of mobilities.

Atangana co-curated Producing The Common, the international exhibition of the 11th Dakar Biennale. She also collaborated with the curator Elvira Dyangani Ose on the Rencontres Picha – Biennale de Lubumbashi 2012/2013. In 2011, she was one of the founding members of the curatorial platform On The Roof with Yves Chatap and Caroline Hancock and now with Vanessa Desclaux.

From 2003 to 2009 she collaborated with Simon Njami on various projects including Check List Luanda Popat the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, a selection of works by Africa Remix artists at the 9th Havana Biennale (2005) and at Camouflage Art Center in Brussels in 2006. While at Delfina Foundation she explored the concepts of the mobility turn (as defined by John Urry) and the mobility transition within the context of Seven Hills, her project for The 2nd Kampala Art Biennale in 2016.

With support from

Institut Francais


The Public Domain:
Season 2


Autumn 2015


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