Marie Hélène Pereira
Marie Hélène Pereira was born in Senegal in 1986, and graduated from Université Dakar Bourguiba in Management and International Business Law. After a few years of work within in the business world, she shifted her professional interest to art and culture. As a program officer at Raw Material Company, Pereira has organised a dozen of exhibitions and related discursive programs including the participation of Raw Material Company in We face forward: Art from West Africa Today at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP, New York; and the 9th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, among others.
She is currently working on the participation of Raw Material Company at Art Dubai as well as preparing the African tour of the exhibition HOLLANDAISE: a journey into an iconic fabric, curated by Koyo Kouoh. Pereira has a strong interest in developing curatorial projects at the intersection of art, knowledge, and society. She lives and works in Dakar.