Dakar is getting ready for its 11th Biennale, Dak'Art.
Opening on Friday 9 May, the Biennale will close a month later, the 8 June.
Curators for this edition are Elise Atangana, Abdelkader Damani and Smooth Ugochukwu Nzewi. 

The first Biennale in Dakar was in 1992 and since then has been a platform for contemporary art presenting African artists and African Diaspora.

PROGRAM (as 29/04/14)
Thursday May 8
Opened only to journalists, partners and officials accredited with their badge.
16h- Press conference with the curators : Elise ATANGANA, Abdelkader DAMANI, Smooth Ugochukwu NZEWI.

Friday May 9
10h: Official opening to Grand Theatre in the presence of the President of the Republic of Senegal.
16h: Opening of International Exhibition, Village de la Biennale.
19h: Welcome cocktail, Village de la Biennale.
19h30: Performances of artists (Olivier Fokoua, Ato Malinda, Bouchra Ouizguen).

Saturday May 10
9h to 13h: Opening conference.
Panel 1 : Curating exhibitions for contemporary art.
Panel 2 : The art critic.
17h : Opening of Guest artists exhibition, Musée Théodore Monod.
18h : Opening of African Sculpture exhibition, Garden of Musée Théodore Monod.

Sunday May 11
9h to 13h : Panel 3 : The art historian.
Panel 4 : The artist and the gallery manager.
16h : Opening of Tribute exhibition to Moustapha Dimé, in collaboration with Blachère Foundation and Eiffage Sénégal, Galerie Nationale.

Monday May 12
9h to 13h : Panel 5 : Contemporary art institutions.
Panel 6 : Art dealers, buyers, collectors, sponsors.
18h : Opening of Tributes exhibitions to Mamadou Diakhaté and Mbaye Diop, Place du Souvenir.
19h : Opening of Algerian and Royal Air Maroc pavilions, Place du Souvenir.

Tuesday, May 13
9h to 13h : Panel 7 : Journals and magazines of Contemporary Art.
16h : Conference : Green Art, Campus of University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD).
18h30 : Opening of exhibition Green Art at the university, fashion show, green parade.

Wednesday May 14
Day in Saint-Louis, to discover OFF exhibitions.

More updates on the website and on Biennial Foundation.


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