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Delphine Buysse


Wednesday 31st March- 3:00pm GMT

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Speakers: Marie Du Chastel, Tegan Bristow, Sabine Himmelsbach


What is the place of IA in artistic creation? Subject or tool, denounced or glorified, art uses multiple levers to dissect the uses, drifts and fantasies associated with technologies including artificial intelligence. What is the potential and the different possible applications of artificial intelligence in the different fields of artistic creation? How do artists use it in their creations? What are the threats and challenges to the development of artificial intelligence in Africa? What are the challenges induced for artists using this new media in artistic creation in Africa? What are the potential powers of these technological hijackings in the world and particularly in Africa?

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Présentation de Marie Du Chastel

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Présentation de Sabine Himmelsbach

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Présentation de Tegan Bristow

Liens partagés pendant l'Agora sur les centres de recherches, formations, data center en Afrique


Masakhane project(SA)

ECAL Lausanne (CH)

Deep Learning Indaba (SA)

African Master in Artificial Intelligence (GH-RW)

Dakar institute of technology (SN)

Center for Artificial Intelligence (SA)



Delphine Buysse is an independent curator of Belgian origin who has lived in Africa for almost 15 years and based in Dakar since 2018. Her studies in History and Communication-Journalism led her to direct her passion for art more specifically on the mediation of contemporary art (reluctances to contemporary art). She then turned to curating and has continued to feed her practice with trainings, researches and collective reflections on curatorial practices. It strives to promote the appreciation of contemporary art through exhibitions that initiate dialogue with communities by questioning the role of art in society, the links between art and societies, through urban space and technologies.


She graduated in communication of museums and contemporary art and obtained, in 2019, an MBA in art market and cultural management, is currently studying philosophy and undertaking a thesis in sociology of art on the circuit of contemporary visual artwork in Dakar.


Since 2012, Sabine Himmelsbach has been director of the HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel ).


After studying art history in Munich, she worked for galleries in Munich and Vienna from 1993 to 1996, then became project manager for exhibitions and lectures for the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz, in Austria.


In 1999 she became exhibition director at ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe . From 2005 to 2011, she was artistic director of the Edith-Russ-House for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. In 2011, she curated the "Gateways" exhibition. Networked Art and Culture "for the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn as part of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 program.


His exhibitions at HeK Basel include "Ryoji Ikeda" (2014), "Poetics and Politics of Data" (2015), "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Preabsence" (2016), "unREAL" (2017), "Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Corps "," Eco-Visionaries "(2018), " Tangled Realities. Living with Artificial Intelligence "(2019) ," Making FASHION Sense "(2020) and " Real Feelings. Emotion and Technology "(2020) .


As a writer and lecturer, she devotes herself to subjects related to media art and digital culture.







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Tegan Bristow is a South African artist who develops interactive digital installations; She is a lecturer at the School of the Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand and director of the African Festival of Digital Innovation of Fak'ugesi since 2016.

In 2017, Tegan Bristow completed a PhD on Decolonization and Methodologies of Action in the Artistic and Cultural Practices of African Technological Cultures, which she wrote with the Planetary Collegium of the Center for Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Plymouth in United Kingdom.

Apart from her curatorial practice within the Fak'ugesi Festival, Tegan has participated in major curatorial projects including Digital Imaginaries 2018: Premonition with Afro Pixel (Senegal), Wits Art Museum and the ZKM (Germany) and the 2015 Post African Futures exhibition. with the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg.

Besides her curatorial activities and related to art, cultures and technologies in Africa, Tegan also exhibited her own artistic practice. She has published her research in various journal and book chapters, and more recently in Critical African Studies.

Marie du Chastel is an exhibition curator, expert in digital art and new media. She is in charge of the programming of the activities of the association KIKK which explores the links between art, science, technology and society through the organization of events as well as the development of educational and artistic programs.

She is the curator of the KIKK festival , the international festival of digital and creative cultures which brings together more than 35,000 people each year in Namur, Belgium, since 2011.


Marie is also the exhibition curator of the Pavillon , the new permanent exhibition space of the non-profit organization which brings together artistic works, scientific research projects and prototypes from the entrepreneurial world.

She is also in charge of the KIKK artistic production and dissemination platform, which produces artists, organizes residencies and broadcasts their productions around the world.

Finally, she participates in the many other projects of the organization; including the creative hub and Fab Lab of Namur TRAKK .

Marie has been a member of the Digital Arts Commission of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation since 2014.

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