Michael Forbes – Tactical Interventions: Diaspora Platform | 2016-2018

Studio resident and Primary board member Michael Forbes has been selected for the Diaspora Platform 2016-2018

Diaspora Platform brings together ten UK-based artists and ten mentors, all from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora, over the next 22 months. During the length of the project, these practitioners will take part in group forum, mentoring and masterclasses, and will showcase their work in the exhibition Diaspora Platform curated by ICF Director David A. Bailey at the Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina in Venice from May 13th to November 26th 2017, after which it will be brought to the UK and exhibited nationally.

This initiative aims to create cross-generational connections and professional development through the practices of mentorship, networking and artistic and discourse production, with the aim of continuing this process in subsequent years around the world. Diaspora Platform is supported by Arts Council England’s International Showcasing Fund.

Selected participants:
Larry Achiampong
Barby Asante
Libita Clayton
Kimathi Donkor
Ray Fiasco
Michael Forbes
Susan Pui San Lok
Paul Maheke
Khadija Saye
Erika Tan
Barbara Walker
Abbas Zahedi

Mentors:
David Adjaye
Sokari Douglas Camp Ellen Gallagher Nicola Green
Joy Gregory
Isaac Julien
Dave Lewis
Hew Locke
Vong Phaophanit
Yinka Shonibare

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