Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London. His activities encompass exhibition programming, publishing and cultural strategy in the field of visual arts. He has developed projects focused on transnational histories of art, collaborating with museums, galleries and private collections in Europe, Asia and Africa. Through his research, Bonsu focuses on questions of progress and the conception of modernity against the backdrop of social, cultural, and economical transformation in the 20th and 21st centuries.
His writing has been included in a number of exhibition catalogues including the '56th Venice Biennale - All the World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant’s 'Arts and Foods, Rituals Since 1851' at La Triennale di Milano, Italy. He has worked on the development of a number of projects focused on international art, including "Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America" (Saatchi Gallery, 2015) and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House (2013 - 14). He writes about developments in contemporary art for publications such as Artreview, NKA Journal, and New African Magazine among others.
As a lecturer in modern and contemporary art, Bonsu has undertaken prestigious research residencies at various institutions including Para Site (Hong Kong), Hospitalfields (Edinburgh) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). In 2017, he will curate the 10th edition of Satellites, a multi-site exhibition at Jeu de Paume (Paris) and CAPC: Centre for Contemporary Art (Bordeaux).