Moses Serubiri

Serubiri Moses is a writer, editor, and curator, and currently an Adj. Asst. Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Hunter College. He is co-curator of the perennial contemporary art survey, Greater New York (2021), founded in 2000 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, and previously was on the curatorial team of the 10th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art (2018). He has participated in conferences, juries, curatorial residencies, and selection committees in Africa, Asia Pacific, South America, and Europe and has curated programs on language and urbanism; exhibition histories; and African feminist theory. His current research focuses on theory and art. His recent publications and conference talks include Death as a Premonitory Sign in Singapore Biennial Symposium. February 2020; Violent Dreaming. e-flux journal. 107. March 2020; The Problem of Mastery: Criticism from Kampala. He is co-editor of Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World (Valiz: The Netherlands, 2020). Serubiri lives and works in New York City.


La Vida de Platanas (The Spectacle of Bananas)

Serubiri explored how we talk about the banana in history, on the continent of Africa and in Latin America. Being in Columbia, in residence at Lugar de Dudas helped him understand this relationship and how Columbians describe the banana in their history, in books, and in scientific history. Serubiri collaborated with Curator and Writer Ericka Florez and worked with artists using sugar cane and coca as material to raise ideas andissues related to the economy and agricultural processes.