Haja Fanta

Haja Fanta

CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Haja Fanta

Haja Fanta

CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Haja Fanta is a London-based curator, writer and researcher originating from Sierra Leone. She works with artists and institutions to deliver a range of visual art exhibitions, projects and programmes. She has a particular interest in artistic and cultural production from Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone and in building creative connections between those cultures and the broader diaspora. In her practice, Haja explores different approaches to curatorial production. During her MA in Arts and Cultural Enterprise, for example, she examined how incorporating sound and spatial design in curatorial practice can enhance levels of engagement and accessibility in contemporary art spaces. Haja has previously developed projects with Southbank Centre, The Africa Centre, National Portrait Gallery and photographer Neil Kenlock. She currently works as a Studio Assistant at HOME by Ronan Mckenzie and is a member of SXWKS.
  • Thank you for the invitation
    Thank you for the invitationA selection of artworks from the Cental Saint Martins graduate show curated by Haja Fanta
  • Digital Artist in Residence
    Digital Artist in ResidenceNational Portrait Gallery call out for an artist in residence to explore the stories of Black history and heritage
  • The Ethic of Loving
    The Ethic of LovingPanel discussion curated by Aliyah Hasinah in conversation with Haja Fanta, Hudda Khaireh, Myriam Francois and Selina Bakkar as part of M Fest in collaboration with Civic Square
  • Rubric Initiative - Race Panel
    Rubric Initiative - Race PanelAs fashion month returns in full force, this conversation engages a panel of industry change-makers for a conversation aimed at educating and inspiring the next generation. They discuss the racial disparities in the fashion industry, from the impact that this may have had on their early careers, to how they continue to navigate the complexities that arise from working in a historically white-washed industry, and how fashion can begin to legitimately change the status quo. Ben Gorham, Carlos Naz
  • Lex Amor x Project Karnak - Plant Your Feet (Live)
    Lex Amor x Project Karnak - Plant Your Feet (Live)Live from St Johns at Hoxton Church. Taken from MCQ's ALBION collection launch film - featuring Lex Amor and Project Karnak. Credits: Director - Louis Lincoln-Bottcher DOP - Jan Vrhovnik Creative Direction - Lex Amor Set Design - Jade Adeyemi Producer - Marisa Lee at Family Creative Steadicam - Jed Darlington-Roberts ACs - Gabriel + Robin Niedojadlo 2nd AC / DIT - Ben Holmes Sound Production - Matthew Daly Mix Engineer - Lex Amor Art Assistants - Lily Soede, Jamie Antin and Maria Gedike
  • Lex Amor x MCQ
    Lex Amor x MCQLive event in collaboration with MCQ - supported by Boiler Room.
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Projects credited in
  • STEP (Shared Employment and Training Programme)
    STEP (Shared Employment and Training Programme)A creative industry open to everyone
  • Neil Kenlock, Photographer - Communications Consultant
    Neil Kenlock, Photographer - Communications Consultant
Work history
    The Africa Centre logo
    The Africa Centre logo
    Member of Contemporary African Arts CommitteeThe Africa Centre
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Creative ProducerRubric
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Event production and programming: curate and produce online panels and workshops with fashion industry professionals Clients: Virgil Abloh, Samuel Ross, Priya Ahluwalia, Ben Gorham, Samira Nasr, Carlos Nazario and more
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  • Art Events
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Curating
  • Programme Management
  • Project Delivery
  • Creative Stragegy
  • Ideation
  • Project Management
  • Artist Management
  • Community Building
  • Community Art
  • Community Workshop
  • Art Curation
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Curatorial
  • Curatorial Content
  • Research
  • Archival Research
  • Creative Research
  • Public Speaking
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    MA Arts and Culture EnterpriseUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    London, United Kingdom
    MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges that we live in a fast-changing, globalised world – one which presents a number of opportunities and challenges for cultural innovation. The course has been developed in response to an increasing need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate ideas for events as well as provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course offers insight into cultural policy and governance, an introduction to business skills and processes, as well as strategic planning. The course encourages radical thinking, based on creative research, analysis and a deep understanding of the cultural economy and its role in the wider economic, political and social environment in which it is located.
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Short Course in Exhibition CurationUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    This course provides an essential tool kit with which to become an independent curator. It has a track record for launching careers and educational paths in this field. The course is designed to help think critically about the role of the curator and to identify and establish a curatorial approach.
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