Marie Helene Pereira

Marie Helene Pereira © Kerry Etola Viderot Marie Helene Pereira is a curator and cultural practitioner from Dakar, Senegal. She is Senior Curator (Performative practices) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany. Pereira is a member of RAW Material Company since its inception in 2011, and its previous Director of Programs (2019-2022). She has organized exhibitions and related discursive programs including the participation of RAW to “We face forward: Art from West Africa Today” Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP, New York; The 9th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai (2013). She co-curated Scattered Seeds in Cali-Colombia (2015-2017) and curated Battling to normalize freedom at Clarkhouse Initiative in Mumbai, India (2017). Pereira was co-curator of a section of the 13th edition of Dakar Biennale of Contemporary African Art (2018), part of the artistic team of Still Present! - the 12th Berlin Biennale (2022), a recipient of the ICI Curatorial Research Fellowship (2021) – a Marian Goodman Gallery initiative conceived by artist Steve McQueen – in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor. Pereira is profoundly interested in the politics of identity as well as histories of migration. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.