Joe Konieczny is a freelance researcher, curator, and artist living between Toronto and New York. Currently a PhD student in Art History and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center (New York), Joe also serves as Editor at Large for Umthi Projects (South Africa).

Research Activity

Upcoming Book from Vernon Press (Under Embargo)
Chapter contribution based on fieldwork conducted for my M.A. thesis. Examines state intervention in the 13th Rencontres de Bamako and considers broader implications for cultural work in the region.

Review of a photographic and philisophical discourses regarding the city of Joburg. Questions common narratives about ‘inclusivity’ in African Art.

Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas
Series of panel discussions with leading scholars on key topics in African research, particularly related to ethics review.

Southern Methodist University: “In Excess” convening
Paper presentation tracking the character ‘Rose’ in Myriam Syowia Kyambi’s performance work, with contributions from theories of extraction and removal.

Review of a large special edition in honour of Okwui Enwezor, and consideration of his legacy as a young curator.

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