Pan-African Market Showcase for MUTEK
Story Posted: 16 August 2022
As part of this year’s Market activities MUTEK and South African festival Fak’ugesi join forces to present the Pan-African Market Selection of 8 digital artists and creators and 5 organisations in a hybrid format. The collaboration is set to highlight the most-cutting edge digital artists from the African continent and connect them with festivals, curators, promoters, cultural organizations, and creative companies from around the world. Renewing models of digital interconnectivity the collaboration is set to foster and strengthen connections in digital culture between Africa and Canada.
About the MUTEK Market
Over the past two years, the MUTEK Market has brought together more than 1,300 participants representing more than 400 different festivals, cultural organizations and creative companies from over 50 countries. Firmly integrated in MUTEK’s annual Forum activities, the Market is aimed at building bridges, establishing networks, nurturing relationships, old and new, and ultimately strives to create new opportunities for business and collaborations in the digital creative industry.
This year the Market, facilitated by our online networking platform, becomes the link between connecting the virtual and physical realms in a hybrid format. For artists, the Market is an opportunity to disseminate their creative works through a strong network of festivals, curators, promoters, cultural organizations, and creative companies from around the world. For industry professionals participating virtually or in-person, the Market is an opportunity to connect with their peers and to discover the most cutting-edge projects in electronic music and digital art.
Selected Pan-African Creatives
Joshua Chiundiza – Zimbabwe
Wamya Tembo – Zambia
Hakeem Adam – Ghana
Kwasi Darko – Ghana
Alaa Yussry – Egypt
Valerie Amani – Tanzania
Melissa Allela – Kenya
Wanjiru Ngure – Kenya
Noel Apitta – Uganda
CCALagos (Oyinda Fakeye) – Nigeria
Fak’ugesi (Eduardo Cachucho) – South Africa
Electric South (Antoinette Engel) – South Africa
Bae Electronica (Jackie Kwenda) – South Africa
Out Of The Circle (Elham) – Egypt
MUTEK is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Its mandate is to provide a platform for the most original and visionary artists currently working in their fields, with the intent of providing an outlet of initiation and discovery for the audiences we seek to develop.
The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is rooted in showcasing and developing skills in technology, art and culture in Africa. Founded in 2014 as a collaboration between the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the Wits University, the festival takes as its starting point the idea that in order for innovation with technology to succeed, a strong connection needs to be made to African cultural practices and creative encounters.