Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design is an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
14 March 2015 – 13 September 2015

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
30 October 2015 – 21 February 2016

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
22 March 2016 – 31 July 2016

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
01 October 2016 – 17 January 2017

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
14 October 2017 – 07 January 2018

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, USA
03 February 2018 – 06 May 2018

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, USA
14 October 2018 – 13 January 2019

Further venues are in planning.


Vitra Design Museum Directors: Mateo Kries, Marc Zehntner
Curator: Amelie Klein
Advising Curator: Okwui Enwezor
Assistant Curator: Julia Friedel
Curatorial Intern: Rony Chan
Exhibition Tour: Cora Harris
Exhibition Design: Emyl GmbH, Basel
Exibition Graphics & Catalogue: Double Standards, Berlin
Exhibition Website Design: strobo, Berlin & München


Photographs, infographics, furniture, film and video, publications, clothing (approx. 280)


Advisory Board: David Adjaye, Architect / Yelda Bayraktar, Designer & Consultant for African Design and Art / Mark Coetzee, Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAA), Cape Town / Till Förster, Chair of Social Anthropology and Founding Director of the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel / Pierre-Christophe Gam, Art Director and Curator, Development and Strategy Director of Fonda tion Gacha, Cameroon / Porky Hefer, Designer & Design Consultant, Cape Town / Manuel Herz, Architect & Academic, Basel / Koyo Kouoh, Curator, Artistic Director of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London / Hicham Lahlou, Designer and Urbanist, Founder of the Africa Design Awards / Odessah Legema, Fashion Journalist, Research Project on the Nigerian Fashion Scene / Christian Vandersee, Managing Director of Basler Afrika Bibliografien – Namibia Resource Centre, Southern Africa Library


Website imprint/impressum

Vitra Design Stiftung gGmbH
Charles-Eames-Str. 2
D -79576 Weil am Rhein
T +49.7621.702.3200
F +49.7621.702.3590
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Rolf Fehlbaum, Nora Fehlbaum
HRB 413299 Amtsgericht Freiburg
UST ID DE 813348482

Mateo Kries
Marc Zehntner