Gadi Ramadhani is a visual artist, arts educator, and independent curator, with a specialty in printmaking. He is the founder and Artistic Director of KokoTEN | Studio, a multi-purpose space to develop art in Tanzania vis-à-vis the world, particularly the Global South. Through printmaking, Gadi explores contemporary issues including consumer culture and society. Through arts education and mentoring, he supports a multi-vocal artistic community, both locally and globally. Previously, Gadi served as a Project Manager for Nafasi Art Space, 2009-2011 and Head Curator for Vipaji Gallery, 2015. His work ranges from intimate gallery pieces to large outdoor public installations.
Professional highlights include: Curator for the 10th East Africa Arts Biennale, Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2019), Last Image Show’18 Dar Es Salaam Curatorial Lead: Alliance Française Dar es Salaam, Tanzania(2018), Panelist at 17th ACASA Triannial Symposium on African Art: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra (August, 2017), Curator for Roots and Roads Exhibition | The aspects of Lutheranism in Tanzania, 1884 – 2017 by Goethe Institut Tanzania: National Museum and House of Culture Dar es Salaam (July 2017), Giant and the Girls a Multi-venue Solo project; Oasis Café, U.S Embassy Dar es Salaam and Nafasi Art Space(October, 2016), BindFolded | Nairobi Series Solo project, Alliance Française Nairobi (July, 2016), Intern Curator for South London Gallery, UK (2015), Curator for Domocrazy Cartoonists Exhibition: Vipaji Gallery (September, 2015), Assistant curator for Impose / Expose: Art Revealing Space in Dar es Salaam (July, 2015), co-curator for 28 Words in Maputo, Asiko, CCA Lagos: Fortaleza de Maputo (2015), co-juror for the Art Cross Border Competition by Emergent Art Space, California (2012); co-curator for The Art of Carving by Hamed Athuman exhibition (2011) and program manager and public relations officer for the East Africa Art Biennale (2009) & (2011) respectively.