Anna Kuc?ma is a Kampala-based independent Polish curator, writer, and art project manager. Born and raised in Krakow, Poland, she has been working as a curator in East Africa for 3 years, where she has independently and collaboratively conceptualized and realized several exhibitions. While writing her dissertation, entitled The Many Ways of Leaving Venice which investigated the process of biennialization and its effects on large-scale contemporary art exhibitions, she became immersed in the strategies of display and the ways of communicating and mediating art with the public. While working in one of Kampalas more prominent contemporary art galleries, she developed a strong interest in photography, which led her to start the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA), a platform for Ugandan photographers to share their experiences, learn new skills, and exhibit their work to a wider public. She has curated Photojournalism in Uganda. Past-Present-Future, Eyes on the Ground, and most recently The Gulu Project, a photography exhibition by Anne Ackermann, co-curated with Marc Prüst. She is a contributor to Addis Rumble, and has written for the Start Journal of Arts and Culture, Fotota Perspectives africaines en photographie, and Fotografija Magazine (pending publication). Currently, she divides time between the UPPA, working as an advisor for the LaBa Art Festival, and personal research and writing. Kuc?ma hold a MA in Cultural Policy and Management and a BA in International Relations.
Curatorial Intensive Symposium in Addis Ababa Public Symposium Monday, May 19, 2014 11am5pm British Council FREE and open to the public Join ICI’s participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), for a public symposium at the British Council, where they will present their exhibition and project […]read more »