Kathleen Bomani


Cooperation Fellowship

City, Country:

Stuttgart, Germany




Feb 2024 - Apr 2024

Kathleen Bomani is a multi-disciplinary cultural practitioner. Born in Dar-es-salaam/Tanzania, Bomani makes work rooted in unacknowledged histories of the Black Death and archives.

Bomani works with a profound sense of urgency—through rigorous research and discursive interventions, her art is a recognition of the critical need to protect and preserve collective memory in the face of historical and ongoing injustice. Each line of her inquiry and every single one of her excavations is an embodiment of defiance and a choreography of resistance.

Kathleen has worked with institutions including the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C./USA, Berlin’s Gorki theatre, UK’s Channel 4, and, most recently, the Schaubühne Lindenfels in Leipzig/Germany.

For her residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude, she plans to continue investigative research on a plant smuggled from the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, via the Florida Everglades to German East Africa, present-day Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi and found decoratively in German households.

Kathleen Bomani is a Solitude fellow in cooperation with the Theater RAMPE in Stuttgart/Germany.