PATRICK MUDEKEREZA • MEMBER & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- DR CONGO
Patrick Mudekereza is an author and a cultural operator from Lubumbashi in DR Congo. He is currently involved in the administration and programming of visual arts in Halle de l’Etoile, French Cultural Centre in Lubumbashi and also leads the biennial of image arts Picha.
AADEL ESSAADANI • DEPUTY-CHAIRPERSON- NORTHERN AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- MOROCCO
Aadel Essaadani is the Deputy Chairperson of Arterial Network. He co-directs the Institute for the performing arts center for training in technical and administrative performing arts, based in Montpellier (France) and Casablanca (Morocco). He is also a technical designer for the construction and renovation of theaters as well as cultural policy adviser to public entities or cultural institutions. To contact Aadel: email@example.com
ABDERRAHMAN SALEM • MEMBER & NORTHERN AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- MAURITANIA
Abderrahmane Ahmed Salem is an author and producer of several films and plays.A citizen of Mauritania he received training in film from the EICAR film school in Paris in 2002 after which he established a cultural institution for the promotion of film. Currently he is the Director of that organisation, Chairman of the Artistic Committee of Al Mawred Thaqafy (Culture Resource) and a member of the Steering Committee of Arterial Network.
AGHAN ODERO • MEMBER & EAST AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- KENYA
Aghan is the current Director of Kenya Cultural Centre incorporating Kenya National Theatre. He has worked widely throughout Eastern Africa as independent Arts & Culture Management professional, Creative performance creator-director and Theatre/Screen Actor. Aghan is also an internationally profiled Storytelling artiste; co founder of the annual Sigana International Storytelling Festival in Nairobi, Kenya. He serves as Board member of Kenya Film Commission, Institute of Performing Artists Limited (IPAL), Zamaleo ACT and Nairobi Arts Trust/Centre for Contemporary Art of East Africa.
EVARISTO JOSE MADIME • MEMBER & SOUTHERN AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- MOZAMBIQUE
Evaristo is the Director of CEDARTE, an organisation that supports the Mozambican craft sector. From 2008 he was appointed the African Regional Representative of WCC- World Crafts Council and for several years now, he is an active member of the Board of Mozambique- USA Chamber of Commerce.
KORKOR AMARTEIFIO • CHAIRPERSON- WEST AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE-GHANA
Korkor is the Chairperson of ARTerial Network Steering Committee. She started her career in the seventies in Montreal, where she created a platform for artists from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. She was also a member of the Canadian Arts Council. In Ghana she worked for the National Theatre until she founded the Institute for Music Development in 2004. To contact Korkor: firstname.lastname@example.org
NADIA BEZA NKWAYA • MEMBER & EAST AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- RWANDA
Currently based in Rwanda where she works as the project manager of Ishyo Arts Centre, Nadia is also the Arterial Network country representative. She is part of the task force for the development of a cultural policy for Rwanda and the secretary of the East African Arts Biennale Rwandan committee.
TADE ADEKUNLE • MEMBER & WEST AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE-NIGERIA
Tade is an actor and director of theatrical productions. Currently he is the Executive Director/CEO of Towncriers Limited – a foremost experiential marketing and brand activation company in Nigeria.
TELESPHORE MBA BIZO • MEMBER & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- CAMEROON
Telesphore is a prominent arts journalist and instructor in Cameroon who has been working with the Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV, since 2000 as journalist-translator.
ZILANIE NYUNDO • MEMBER & SOUTHERN AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE- MALAWI
A writer, journalist and poet, Zilanie is also a creative consultant, artist manager, motivational speaker and event organiser. Having firmly established a very large and feminine footprint in the emerging arts and culture sector of Malawi, Zilanie is the Chairperson of Arterial Network, Founding Chairperson of CREAM Women In the Arts (WITA), Creative Director of the annual multi-arts discipline all woman Superwoman Arts Festival and Fashion Malawi Edition (FAME) and a committee member for the newly networked Coalition on Cultural Industries of Malawi.