A Four-part International Exhibition & Cultural Exchange


ART WORKS Projects is pleased to announce the launch of Transitions, a four-part international cultural exchange between the cities of Chicago, Bogotá, Goma, and Sarajevo.


With major support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationTransitions will bring together creative teams from Bogotá, Colombia; Chicago, Illinois; Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This group will co-curate a photography exhibition to highlight several national journeys of transitional justice in post-conflict environments.


Through collaboration, community conversations, and workshops, the four teams of curators and photographers will explore and reflect upon the unique and shared experiences of a country’s evolution from war to peace, alongside the lessons learned by their colleagues and audiences.


This project will consider multiple aspects of post-conflict society and challenges and successes at varying stages of transitional justice, from across the centuries to recently established zones of fragile peace. It will foster a discussion of varied definitions of otherness and the difficulties these multi-faceted communities face. By sharing diverse post-conflict experiences, Transitions will foster the development of new ideas and solidarity among fellow global citizens.


The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) and the WARM Foundation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina &
Photographer Midhat Poturovic


Centro Nacional De Memoria Histórica, Bogotá, Colombia,
Photographer Juan Arredondo


Yole!Africa, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
Martin Lukongo


ART WORKS Projects, Chicago, United States
Photographer Sophia Nahli Allison


Major funding for Transitions is provided through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund. See the press release here.