Simon Njami is an independent lecturer and art critic, and is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Revue Noire. He is also a consultant in visual arts for the Association Française d'Action Artistique. His extensive publications include essays in the catalogue for the Sydney Biennale and contributions to a wide range of other exhibition catalogues. Njami has been the artistic director of the Bamako photography biennale since 2001, and was the curator of the first African pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. He has curated numerous exhibitions of African art and photography, including Africa Remix, which is touring the world. He is the curator of the current Johannesburg Biennale.