About

RAW Material Company

RAW Material Company is a centre for art, knowledge and society. It is an initiative involved with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art.

It works to foster appreciation and growth of artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa. The programme is trans-disciplinary and is equally informed by literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine and diaspora. 

RAW Material Company is made of:

RAW Base, a resource centre specialized in contemporary art,

RAW Académie, an experimental study programme for artistic thinking and production

RAW Residency, residencies and studios for artists, curators, authors and researchers.

RAW Material Company’s premises are located in Sicap Baobabs and Zone B. RAW Material Company Zone B is a former 1950s residential home of Modernist inspiration in a historic neighbourhood of Dakar. The renovation of this space is a departure point from which we wish to develop research and projects on the role of architecture and urban planning in shaping contemporary societal discourse in African cities.

TEAM

Artistic Director
Koyo Kouoh
info@rawmaterialcompany.org

Assistant Curator
Eva Barois De Caevel
curatorial@rawmaterialcompany.org

Programmes Coordinator
Marie Helene Pereira
mariehelene@rawmaterialcompany.org 

Curatorial Assistant
Dulcie Abrahams Altass
programmes@rawmaterialcompany.org

Communication & Residency
Marie Cissé
mariecisse@rawmaterialcompany.org

Administration
Mame Farma Fall
admin@rawmaterialcompany.org 

Programme Associate
Carole Diop
editorial@rawmaterialcompany.org

BOARD

Roger M. Buergel 

Director of Johann Jacobs Museum   

Laetitia Catoir 

Director of BLAIN|SOUTHERN

Felwine Sarr 

Writer, Economist and Social Scientist

Sylvain Sankalé

Lawyer and collector

 

SUPPORT

For their generous support of our programme we thank :

RAW MATERIAL COMPANY

CENTER FOR ART KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIETY

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