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Founded in 2011, KokoTEN is an independent visual arts space and curatorial hub, dedicated to research, development and presentation of contemporary art in Tanzania and diaspora through its exhibition programme and participatory art fairs.

KokoTEN has been conceived as a platform to fill the gap of critical discussion on arts in the region, bridging the local visual arts with the international production. This experimental space hosts a printmaking studio, a library with close to 200 visual art books, public programmes providing a platform for discussing contemporary artistic practice through publications, talks, and projects. Founded by Gadi Ramadhani, Tanzanian visual artist, curator and exhibition producer based in Dar es Salaam.

Meet The TEAM

Meet The TEAM

Gadi Ramadhani
Artistic Director



Our Partners and Sponsors


Alliance Francaise Nairobi    CDEA     Goethe Tanzania     Modzi Arts     Nafasi Artspace     Sahara Venture     Emergent Artspace