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A*DESK has been offering since 2002 contents about criticism and contemporary art. A*DESK has become consolidated thanks to all those who have believed in the project, all those who have followed us, debating, participating and collaborating. Many people have collaborated with A*DESK, and continue to do so. Their efforts, knowledge and belief in the project are what make it grow internationally. At A*DESK we have also generated work for over one hundred professionals in culture, from small collaborations with reviews and classes, to more prolonged and intense collaborations.

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Born in 90 in Cotonou (Benin), Mawena Yehouessi is a collisionist: art curator, re.searcher and artist. Founder of the Black(s) to the Future collective and currently undergoing a PhD at Villa Arson / Université Côte d´Azur, she lives and works between Paris and Nice (France). Uncaught through alter-futurisms and poïethic realities, M.Y develops an imploratory, collaborative and prospective practice of collage. Her (Mawena) and their (M.Y) mediums thus oscillate from visual/digital syncretism and film-making to poetry writing, translation, pedagogy, concept-coining, collective gathering, black study, making-up parties and calling them exhibitions. Trained in literature, philosophy, art projects management and contemporary dance, M.Y’s part of those ghost generations of un-classifiable beings, whose wor(l)ds, imaginaries, hustles & jobs are an aggregation of slashes, glitches, fugitivity and displacements.

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