Sven Christian

Sven Christian is an independent writer, editor, and curator, currently pursuing an MA in Contemporary Curatorial Practices at Wits University. He is the co-editor of Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work (Zeitz MOCAA: 2019), a publication on the work of William Kentridge; as well as Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era (Zeitz MOCAA: 2018).

Between 2017 and 2018 Sven was enrolled in the Zeitz MOCAA Curatorial Training Programme. During this time he assisted with the museum’s opening exhibitions, managed the production of Edson Chagas’ Luanda, Encyclopaedic City (curated by Paula Nascimento and Stefano Rabolli Pansera), and was the organising curator of Publishing Against the Grain, a travelling exhibition conceived and produced by ICI, New York, which opened at Zeitz MOCAA in November 2017 before travelling to CCA, Lagos.

Between 2015 and 2017 he was the assistant editor at ART AFRICA magazine. Prior to that he founded Ism-Skism, an ongoing artist-led initiative that encourages participants to produce work in the public domain.

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2019 Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town: Public Symposium

The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Cape Town program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.

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Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town 2019

This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.

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