Robin Riskin

Robin Riskin_photo by Babacar Traore

Role in Invisible Borders: Project Manager

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Bio:

Robin Riskin is a cultural strategist, publicist, and writer born in New York City and based in Accra, Ghana. She has directed art festivals, exhibitions, and panels in Ghana and the U.S, and worked in public relations, project management, and editorial for international art initiatives, including Addis Foto Fest, Frieze New York, Accra [dot] Alt, and SAVVY Journal. Along with her work for Invisible Borders, Robin co-founded and directs Nima Muhinmanchi Art, an organisation of artists in Accra, Ghana dedicated to creating an environment where art is valued and made accessible to everyone. In her work, Robin aims to create platforms for urban interventions that engage communities, are accessible to publics, and are not limited to traditional exhibition spaces.

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Links:

www.facebook.com/nimaart.gh

www.framework5.workdpress.com

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EDUCATION:

Haverford College, Haverford, PA |  B.A. 2012 | English Major, Africana Studies Concentration

IES Berlin Metropolitan Studies, Berlin, Germany |  Spring 2011 | Independent Research, ‘Challenging Africanity: A Portrait of Four Artists in Berlin’

WORK EXPERIENCE:

PR & Project Manager, Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation | 2013 – present

Exhibitions and Workshops of Note:

IB Road Trip 2014, The Trans-African Project (Trans-Africa) | 2013 – 2014

The Accra Project, Du Bois Centre & Public Space (Accra, Ghana) | 2013

Urban Transformations, Institut Française (N’Djamena, Tchad) | 2013

Project Director and Co-Founder, Nima Muhinmanchi Art (NMA), Accra, Ghana | 2011 – present

Exhibitions and Projects of Note:

Weekly Art Workshops for Children (Nima Community Library) | 2011 – present

Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Public Space (Jamestown) | 2013

Imagine Accra Mural, Public Space (Kanda Highway) | 2013

NMA Sallahfest Mural, Village Garden Toilet (Nima) | 2012

NMA 2012 Mural & Exhibition (Alliance Française & Kawukudi Park) | 2012

441 Mural & Exhibition (Nima 441 Welfare School) | 2011

 

FESTIVALS & EXHIBITIONS:
  Food Fest Coordinator, Accra[dot]Alt Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Accra, Ghana   2013
  Press & Social Media Assistant, Frieze Art Fair, New York   2013
  Public Relations Officer, Addis Foto Fest (AFF), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   2012
  Chief Organizer, Ghanaian Music//Global Entrepreneurship,  Haverford College, Philadelphia   2012
  Staff Assistant, ORACLE International Photography Curators Conference, Philadelphia   2011
  Curator, Intersecting Zones: Art Worlds in Ghana, Haverford College and Du Bois Center, Ghana   2010
  EDITORIAL: Art Blogger, Framework5, Dakar, Senegal; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Accra, Ghana     2012
Proofreader, SAVVY Journal art.contemporary.african, Berlin, Germany 2012
Graphic Designer, Village des Arts – Galerie Leopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal 2012
Advisory Board Member, Hurford Center for the Arts & Humanities, Haverford College, Phila. 2010 – 2012
Editor in Chief & News Editor, Bi-College Newspaper, Haverford & Bryn Mawr Colleges, Phila. 2009 – 2012
Web Design & Archiving, Larry Otoo and Wiz Kudowor Studios, Accra, Ghana 2011

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