Galanin has lectured and exhibited nationally and internationally; his works are in over twenty museum collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; the National Museum of the American Indian, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Portland Museum of Art; and the Humboldt Forum, Berlin; among many others. Galanin has apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers. He earned his BFA at London Guildhall University in Jewelry Design, and his MFA in Indigenous Visual Arts at Massey University in New Zealand. This project is being developed with consulting editor Negarra A. Kudumu.
I am very proud to share with you a forthcoming exhibition titled Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography & Video Art organized by The Walther Collection, which will run from May 7 - October 29, 2017, in Neu-Ulm, Germany. I had the awesome opportunity to contribute an interview with artist Em'kal Eyongakpa to the exhibition catalogue. See below a reproduction of The Walther Collection's press release. Should you find yourself in Germany, do stop by and enjoy the exhibition.
Opening Preview: Saturday, May 6 from 6pm-8pm
The Walther Collection
89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany
Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art unites the perspectives of fourteen contemporary artists of African descent, investigating social identity, questions of belonging, and an array of sociopolitical concerns, including migration, lineage, the legacies of colonialism, as well as varied personal experiences. The exhibition features photography and video art by Edson Chagas, Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, Andrew Esiebo, Em'kal Eyongakpa, François- Xavier Gbré, Simon Gush, Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mame-Diarra Niang, Dawit L. Petros, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Thabiso Sekgala, and Michael Tsegaye.
Recent Histories will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Steidl/The Walther Collection.