Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (CM)

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (PhD) from Yaoundé, Cameroon, is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. He has been living in Berlin on and off since 1997, where he studied Food Biotechnology at the University of Technology Berlin, did a doctorate in Medical Biotechnology in the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and a post-doctorate in Biophysics in Montpellier. He currently works, parallel to his activities as a curator, as a scientist in a medical device company. He is the founder and art director of the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin where he has directed and curated exhibits with more than 60 artists from 5 continents. Bonaventure has worked as independent curator, art director or adviser for several international exhibition projects or festivals in Germany, France, England and Cameroon and has published more than 20 exhibition catalogues. He has presented in or cooperated in different projects with institutions like the Berlinische Galerie, Goethe Institute, Institute für Auslandsbeziehung (ifa), Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Arsenal Berlin, 7. Berlin Biennale, dOCUMENTA 13 / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, District Berlin. Upcoming presentations are in the KfB Bank Stiftung and Akademie der Künste Berlin. He was a fellow of the 2013 Einstein Foundation’s Berlin der Begegnung. He is also the initiator and editor-in-chief of the journal SAVVY|art.contempo- rary.african, the first bilingual e-journal on contemporary African art.

Bonaventure was a contributer to the 2013 Curatorial Marathon and to HOSTING, which was part of INTERIORS TO BEING - celebrating 10 years of PICTURE BERLIN in 2019.