Dominique Malaquais

Dominique Malaquais is Senior Researcher at CNRS (Institut des Mondes Africains, Paris, France) and co-director, with Kadiatou Diallo, of the experimental curatorial platform SPARCK (Space for Pan-African Research, Creation and Knowledge).  

Her work addresses intersections between political violence, economic inequity and the making of urban cultures in the late capitalist present.  Recent projects include reflections on Africa-Asia exchanges as effected through the visual arts, literature, urbanism and spirituality (Afrique-Asie:  arts, espaces, pratiques, co-edited with Nicole Khouri and published in 2016) and Archive (re)mix (2015), a collection of essays on the production of art, visual and textual, as an exercise in exploring archival materials and techniques, co-edited with Maëline Le Lay and Nadine Siegert.

Malaquais sits on the editorial board of several journals and reviews (Chimurenga, Politique africaine, Savvy, among others) and is Past President of ACASA, the Arts Council of the African Studies Association.