By Balance Me Podcast
Balance Me...Jun 12, 2022
The Voice of a Saxophone with Davishmar | Season 2 Episode 2
Contemporary African Art with Richard Mudariki | Episode 1
Richard Mudariki is the founder of artHARARE Contemporary Art Fair. As respected visual artist in his own right, Mudariki trained as an Archaeologist but studied painting part time at Gallery Delta in Harare under the mentorship of the late renowned artist Helen Leiros. He lives and works between Harare and Cape Town.
Mudariki's creative career spans over 20 years. During that period he has held six solo exhibitions and participated in numerous international, contemporary art exhibitions in London, Paris, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harare, Milan and New York. His work is held in both public and private collections around the world.
Authentic African Leadership | Episode 10
Illustrating An African Future | Episode 9
Boris Akeem is an illustrator, treating topics around Pan-Africanism, women and beauty. Born in Ivory Coast, he has been living abroad in several countries due to his father's position in the United Nations. He completed his schooling in socio-economics, has a BA in fine arts and a MA in graphic art. He currently resides and works in Italy.
Since 2014 he has been exhibiting works at several shows yearly, the most recent being at Soho House in Rome in December of 2021, and the Dakar Biennale in May of 2022. As an Art teacher and predominately freelance artist, he is currently designing a course for creatives starting in April of 2022.
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Memoirs of a Moroccan Soul Part 2 | Episode 8
Memoirs of a Moroccan Soul Part 1 | Episode 7
He is the first Arab writer/filmmaker to publicly declare his homosexuality.
He is the author of nine novels written in French and translated into many languages, including "Salvation Army" (2006), "An Arab Melancholia" (2008), "Infidels" (2012), "Celui qui est digne d'être aimé" (2017), "La vie lente" (2019).
His novel “Le jour du Roi" was awarded the prestigious French Prix de Flore in 2010.
His novels were shortlisted many times for the prestigious French literary prizes: le Prix Goncourt, le Prix Renaudot and le Prix Médicis.
"Salvation Army", his first movie as a director, is adapted from his eponymous novel.
The film was selected for the Venice Film Festival 2013, TIFF 2013, New Directors 2014, Rotterdam Film Festival 2014, and won many international prizes, including The Grand Prix in Angers Film Festival 2014.
His novel "A country for dying", published in France in 2015, translated into English (USA) by Seven Stories Press in 2020, recently won the prestigious Pen America Literary Award 2021.
Through Lens and Facade: The Makings of Home | Episode 6
Today’s guest is American-Born Simba Mafundikwa was raised by a Zimbabwean father and Guadeloupean mother in his father’s home country. Simba is soft spoken, intelligent, and passionate about his work and heritage. In this episode, we sit down to talk about photography, architecture, growing up in a diasporic environment, and different expressions of self, of body, and of home.
The Natural, The Body, and Beyond | Episode 5
This episode is filled with laughter. Dora Mugerwa brought her phenomenal and inspiring voice & virtual presence to the podcast today, in discussion of her art mediums, the feeling of diaspora, exploring one's own practice in and outside of the institution and more.
Dora Mugerwa is a multidisciplinary Ugandan artist, who was born and raised in Sweden, whose creative process and perspective stems from her multicultural experience, with the aim to foster and promote different modes of living, thinking, learning, and making.