Cameroonian by birth and Senegalese by heart, Koyo Kouoh is an exhibition maker and cultural producer educated in Banking Administration and Cultural Management in Switzerland and France. She is the founding artistic director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, a center for art, knowledge and society in Dakar. Kouoh has served as agent to Carolyn Christov-Barkagiev’s d(OCUMENTA) 13. Her most recent projects include Condition Report on Building Art Institutions in Africa, a collection of essays resulting from the eponymous symposium held in Dakar in January 2012, Word!Word?Word! Issa Samb and the undecipherable form, the first monography dedicated to the work of seminal Senegalese process oriented situationist artist Issa Samb.
Besides a sustained theoretical and exhibition program at Raw Material Company, she maintains a dynamic curatorial activity beyond the African borders. Her discoursive programs, exhibitions and publications have included contemporary artists, thinkers, photographers, writers, activists, non-artists, designers, collectors, politicians, architects, curators and chefs.