Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (born 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon) is an independent curator, author, and biotechnologist. He is the founder and Artistic Director of SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Artistic Director of sonsbeek20→24, a quadrennial contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem, as well as Artistic Director of the 13th Bamako Encounters in 2022. Ndikung was Curator-at-Large for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany in 2017. He is currently a Professor for the Spatial Strategies MA program at Weissensee Academy of Art and the new Director (starting 2023) of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin.
The Manguebit movement and their “Crabs with Brains” manifesto is a conceptual paradigm that brings the notion of maternity, fertility, diversity, and productivity together with the notion of a technology, digital media, and computation; that can facilitate syncretism, that can bridge the gap not only across the Atlantic, but between those that survived on land and those still locked up in the gouffre.