Simon Njami is an independent curator, lecturer, art critic, novelist and essayist. He is a consultant for the Association Française d’Action Artistique. Njami has been the artistic director of SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala in 2010, ofthe Bamako photography biennial and was co-curator with Fernando Alvim of the first African pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennal, in 2007. He has curated numerous exhibitions of African art and photography, including Africa Remix (an itinerant exhibitions also presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris) and the first African Art Fair, held in Johannesburg in 2008. He is an advisor of the Foundation Sindika Dokolo.
Co-founder in 1991 and editor in chief of the magazine Revue noire: art contemporain africain based in Paris. S. Njami, C'était Senghor, Fayard, Paris 2006. S. Njami, Dans la ville et au-delà, Marval, Paris 2007. S. Njami, D. Adjaye (eds.), Visionary Africa. Art at Work. Une plateforme itinérante en Afrique, Bozar Books, Brussels 2010.