Education

2012 – Ongoing:
University of the Arts London (Chelsea): Practice-based PhD
Working Title 'The Memory of the Crowd'
2005-2006: 
Bauhaus University: MFA in Public Art New Creative Strategies (Elective)
2004-2005: 
Oxford Brookes University: MA Social Sculpture (Distinction)
2003-2004: 
Oxford Brookes University: BTEC in Art and Design (Distinction)
1998-2002: 
Edinburgh University: MA (Hons) Spanish and History (First Class)
2000-2001: 
University of Havana: Marxist Philosophy, Cuban History (Elective)
2000-2001: 
San Alejandro Art School, Cuba,: Sculpture, Portraiture (Elective)


Exhibitions and Festivals (selection)
2015: 
Post African Futures, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (SA)
Mashup (curatorial), Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth (GER)
Guess who's coming to Dinner?, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York City (US)
2014:
Once Upon A Time, Makarere University, Kampala (UG)
Dak'Art, Dakar Biennale, Dakar (SEN)
Poznan Mediations Biennale, Poznan (PL)
2013:
Mashup the Archive (curatorial), Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth (GER) 
Africa, Uebersee Museum, Bremen (GER) 
2012:
Nairobi; A State of Mind, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (A)
Truth is Concrete; Steirischer Herbst, Graz (A)
Dead Insects in my Parents Pool, Roots Contemporary, Brussels (BEL)2011:
Conversations in Silence, Goethe Institut Nairobi (KEN) 
Ueberlebenskunst, HKW, Berlin (GER)
Not in the Title (Solo Show), Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth (GER)
The Urban Culture of Global Prayers, NGBK, Berlin (GER)
2010:
Afropolis, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne (GER)
Mwangalio Tofauti, Nairobi Museum (KEN)
Qui Vive II Moscow International Biennale (RUS)
Sketches (Solo Show), Goethe Institut Nairobi (KEN)
Stereotypes, Mombasa Law Courts (KEN)
2009:
Transmediale, HKW, Berlin (GER)
Sterotypes, Kuona Trust (KEN)
It's a Pity we only exist in the Future, Goethe Institut Nairobi (KEN)
2008:
A Kind of Ambiguity (Solo Show), Otto Dix Sammlung, Gera, (GER) 
CPH:DOX, International Film Festival, Copenhagen (DEN)
2007:
Out of Site, Performance Festival, Dublin (IR)
Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal (CAN)
20th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart (GER)
2006:
aftermath, Town Hall Gallery, Oxford (UK)
Crossing, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw (POL)
Strange Cargo, Centre for Digital Art, Vienna (A)
577,4: The Distance Between, Leuven (BEL)

Residencies and Awards
2014:
Top 100 'Leading Global Thinkers' Foreign Policy (FP) Magazine, Washington DC (US)
2013:
International Museum Fellowship, Kulturstiftung des Bundes / Iwalewahaus (GER) 
2008: 
Artist in residence, Otto Dix Kunstsammlung / Gera city, Gera (GER)
2007:
Official selection, 20th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart (GER)
2004/5: 
AHRC Research Preparation Masters Scheme Award, Oxford (UK)

 
Teaching
2014:
Documentary in Contemporary Art: A practice-based workshop, 

Visual Anthropology MA,Frei Universitaet, (FU) Berlin (GER)

2013:
Mashup the Archive: Remix und Aufruhr im Iwalewahaus, 

(BA seminar with Dr. Nadine Siegert), Iwalewahaus, Universitaet Bayreuth (GER)
2012:
Public Space – Zeitgenoessiche Kunstpraxen im Oeffentlichen Raum

(BA workshop with Dr. Nadine Siegert), Iwalewahaus, Universitaet Bayreuth (GER)
Conferences and Presentations
2014:
''The Memory of the Crowd: The Potential of New Media Platforms to re-imagine Narratives in Kenya'',

with Prof. Annie Coombes, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London (UK)

''Channels through the institution – Undermining the colonial legacy of museums and
expositions'', part of the discussion series Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect,

8th Berlin Biennale, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (GER)
''Mashup the Archive: Remix and Tumult at the Iwalewahaus'' part of Collecting Geographies:

 Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL)

2013:
Artists With(out) borders, Bern (CH) 
Conceptualising Future, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (GER)
Art as an Argument; with Brian O'Doherty and Eugen Gomringer, Bayreuth (GER) 
2012:
Ueber(w)unden; Art in troubled times, Goethe Institut Johannesburg (SA) 


Publications and Articles (Selection)
Citations
2015:
Vierke, Ulf. 'Archive, Art and Anarchy: From the Topological Archive to the Anarchic Archive',

African Arts (publication pending)

2013:
Bounakoff, Pierre Nicholas, Katharina Greven and Nadine Siegert eds, 

Iwalewa: Four Views into Contemporary Africa, Bayreuth, Iwalewahaus
2012:
Hossfeld, Johannes. Mwangalio Tofauti: Nine Kenyan Photographers, 

Nairobi, Native Intelligence

Foerster, Larissa, Christian Hanussek and Kerstin Pinter (eds). 

Afropolis: City/Media/Art, Jacana Media, Johannesburg. 
Authored
2015:
Hopkins, Sam and Ulf Vierke (eds) Maasai Mbili: Contact Zones (vol 13)

Nairobi, Native Intelligence (publication pending)

2012:
Slum TV, Grassroots Upgraded: Reflection on Nairobi's Eastlands,

Oostkamp: Stichting Kunstboak, 
Cavallo, Vincenzo and Sam Hopkins. 'Ghosts that Provoke Violence' 

in Heidenreich-Seleme, Lien and Sean O'Toole (eds), Ueber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times
2011:
Hopkins, Sam and Johannes Hossfeld, Sam Hopkins: Contact Zones (vol 2)

Nairobi, Native Intelligence


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