Kathy-Ann Tan is a Berlin-based curator and writer interested in alternative models of art dissemination, exhibition-making and institution-building that are attuned to issues of social justice. Her ongoing project Decolonial Art Archives aims to collaboratively build a forum for artists, curators and cultural workers to develop ways of challenging colonial narratives.
Moving the Center: Art, Community and Curatorial Practice in a Nairobi context. She is interested in artistic and curatorial practices that lie outside of a western/Euro-centric frame of reference. What types of visual arts and performance spaces and institutions have emerged in Nairobi since the influential 1980s “Sisi kwa Sisi” art movement? How do their exhibitions and programs reflect Kenya’s changing artistic/cultural landscape and its continued colonial entanglements?