AHVA Faculty and Students involved in SANKOFA – African Routes, Canadian Roots at Museum of Anthropology



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The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates MOA Curator and incoming member of faculty Nuno Porto and AHVA PhD candidate Titilope Salami, on their newly co-curated exhibition SANKOFA – African Routes, Canadian Roots at Museum of Anthropology. They are among the three co-curators of this exhibition, which also includes the work of AHVA CCST candidate Oluwasayo Olowo-Ake. 

“I am moved beyond words. My past and my present collide in this exhibit. I only wish to view this with my 83-year-old father, an Igbo man whose route to Canada was after the Biafra War, as a highly educated Igbo for the time of first wave of “points” immigration of Africans directly from Africa to Canada. He was and continues to be one who sees hope in Canada, Great Turtle Island. He served as a professor at UBC and even used to have his office in the Anthropology Department right next to this museum. I never thought in his lifetime, in my lifetime, that (BC) Black artists and organization efforts would create such a meaningful and powerful study to open dialogue for this community. Thank you” Sankofa Comments Book, November 13, 2021, unsigned. 

Nuno and Olowo-Ake will lead special public tours of the exhibition on selected Saturdays and Sundays, with a focus on sharing perspectives about African and Black history, political affirmation and cultural identity. 


Saturday, November 27
3:00pm – 3:45 pm 

SANKOFA Exhibit tour with Oluwasayo Olowo-Ake (curator of Oruko Mi Ni: Reinterpreting Ibeji; Critical & Curatorial Studies candidate, Art History, Visual Art + Theory, UBC). 


Saturday, December 4
3:00pm – 3:45 pm 

SANKOFA Exhibit co-curators tour with Nuno Porto, Moa Curator – Africa and South America and Nya Lewis, MFA candidate and Co-curator of Sankofa. 


Saturday, December 11
3:00pm – 3:45 pm 

SANKOFA Exhibit co-curators tour with Nuno Porto, Moa Curator – Africa and South America and Nya Lewis, MFA candidate and Co-curator of Sankofa.