Ann Mbuti (*1990, Neustadt/Wstr., GER) is a professor of process design and an independent writer in the fields of contemporary art and (pop) cultures. Her focus is on artistic positions and projects that have the potential for social change at their core. Currently she is exploring mythologies, oral history, science fiction and the fusion of fact and fiction.
Ann lives and works in Zurich.
Black Artists Now. Von El Anatsui bis Kara Walker; published by C.H. Beck.
frieze, e-flux, Documenta15 Handbook, Catalogue of the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022, Texte zur Kunst, Monopol Magazine, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, STUDIO Magazine, ContemporaryAnd, SPEX, okayafrica, and others.
Ann Mbuti (she/her)
Connecting the dots
My work revolves around processes of change at the intersections of theory and practice, analysis and production as well as full seriousness and playful trickery. As a writer, I create essays, articles, reviews, interviews and my own projects in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, urban development, pop culture and media. The goal is to use the amplifying power of journalism to identify relevant phenomena, name and link them in a way that makes them comprehensible to others. By making them visible, they become tools that help to overcome established ways of thinking and talking about art and culture and to develop new realities.
Additionally, I work on a mandate basis as a consultant for artists and cultural institutions to support their development processes in the areas of public development, communication and inclusion. My insights, which I draw from the observational perspective of writing, can thus flow directly back into the field.