Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, PhD is an independent curator and biotechnologist. He is Curator-at-Large for Adam Szymczyk’s Documenta 14, the founding director of SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) and Editor-in-Chief of its journal for critical texts.
Recent curatorial projects include If You Are So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich? On the Economy of Knowledge, Marrakesh, 2014 (P. Doutreluingne); Giving Contours to Shadows, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Gorki Theater, Gemäldegalerie, SAVVY Contemporary as well as satellites in Dakar, Johannesburg, and Nairobi, 2014 (E. Agudio, S.J.v. Rensburg); but the sea kept turning blank pages looking for history – on the state of refugeeness, SAVVY Contemporary, 2014; the discursive program – Wir Sind Alle Berliner: 1884-2014, ICI Berlin, 2015 (S. Kobschall, A. Jäger, S. Njami); Satch Hoyt: Riding Celestial Vessels, Galerie Wedding, 2015; and Emeka Ogboh: No Food for Lazy Man, Galerie Wedding, 2015; Jan-Peter ER Sonntag:Nymphae_M Rausch Eck, Galerie Wedding, 2016. and Jean Pierre Bekolo: Welcome to Applied Fiction, SAVVY Contemporary, 2016 (Katharina Narbutovic). He is co-curator with S. Ovesen of “An Age of our Own Making” for Images Biennale 2016 in Holbæk, Roskilde, and Copenhagen.
Upcoming projects for 2016 include “The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse - On Divinity, Parallel- and Supra-realities or the Exorcisement of 'Witchery’” and “The Conundrum of the Imagination - on the paradigm of exploration and discovery”. Ndikung has held selected lectureships at Fondation Gulbenkian Paris (2013), Tyler School of Art Philadelphia (2014), Haverford College (2014), Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle (2014), and CuMMA Discourse Series, Aalto University Helsinki (2015). As adjunct professor, he lectured on Post-/decolonial Theory and Art to the class of Prof. Antje Majewski at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel.