We are pleased to welcome Janine Gaëlle Dieudji to CIMAM

30 June 2021

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Photo by Ayoub El Bardii.

"I am passionate about the sense of community that a museum can create, and the diverse audiences it can connect and gather. Joining CIMAM would be a unique opportunity for me to contribute to shaping the local and international debate on equality, art, and culture for social transformation within an institution that advocates for values that I share."

"I approach my curatorial practice driven by the conviction that a cultural institution has to respond to the realities of its ecosystem. Following that conviction, I would like to join the CIMAM community to strengthen my work and network of people with whom I share the same values and visions.
I've been following and being inspired by content and knowledge published on CIMAM's platform for years. My multicultural background, my commitment to the community, and broad knowledge of the visual arts scene from the continent and its Diaspora reinforce my will to create specific dialogues with other CIMAM members."

Janine Gaëlle Dieudji is currently Exhibitions Director at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakesh (Morocco), an independent not-for-profit institution committed to the democratization of art & culture within communities. As a cultural activist and multilocal, at MACAAL she’s committed to building an inclusive museum, through the curation and production of exhibitions, as well as educational programs and artists residencies.

A native of France and Cameroon, Janine moved to Florence (Italy) in 2011 and has gained a broad range of experience in arts and culture over the years. Experiences include exhibitions and projects in collaboration with institutions such as Le Murate Art District, American Academy in Rome, Villa Romana, Gallerie degli Uffizi as Co-director and Vice-president of the not-for-profit cultural association BHMF (Black History Month Florence). Under the patronage of the City of Florence, BHMF consists of a range of lectures, film screenings, book readings, art exhibitions, community events, concerts, and performances that seek to link a broad network of spaces dedicated to cultural production throughout the broader community of African Diasporic peoples local to Florence and Italy.


CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM.* Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections, and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.

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