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2019 Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town: Public Symposium

Nov 20, 2019
3–6:45 pm

Cape Town, South Africa
University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Arts Campus

31 - 37 Orange St, Gardens
Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town will present the exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the program. The Curatorial Intensive is a weeklong professional development program that brings together emerging curators for the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop their curatorial practice, and learn from their colleagues. Please see the program page for further information.

Participants include: Sven Christian (Johannesburg, South Africa), Giulia Colletti (Palermo, Italy), Fatou Kiné Diouf (Dakar, Senegal), Innocent Ekejiuba (Lagos, Nigeria), Martha Kazungu (Kampala, Uganda), Emily Kuhlmann (San Francisco, CA), Obed Mokhulani (Gaborone, Botswana), Twin Mosia (Petrus Steyn, South Africa), Tatiana Rais (Bogotá, Colombia) Phumzile Nombus Twala (Johannesburg, South Africa), Phokeng Tshepo Setai (Cape Town, South Africa), Simangaliso Sibiya (Johannesburg, South Africa).

The Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa is 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.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to with CAPE TOWN in the subject line.

Sven Christian

Sven Christian is an independent writer, editor, and curator, currently pursuing an MA in Contemporary Curatorial Practices at Wits University.

Phumzile Nombuso Twala

A freelance writer, arts practitioner, social and creative entrepreneur, Phumzile also manages various art projects and is an independent curator and convener.

Simangaliso Sibiya

Simangaliso Sibiya (b. 1986) is an artist who lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Martha Kazungu

Martha Kazungu is a Ugandan curator and art historian.

Tatiana Rais

Tatiana Rais (Bogotá 1988) is the co-founder and current director of Espacio Odeón, an experimental contemporary art space in the historic center of Bogotá.

Emily A. Kuhlmann

Emily A. Kuhlmann is a curator, writer, and arts administrator based in San Francisco.

Twin Mosia

Twin Mosia is a multi-award-winning museum curator and activist from a small town of Mamafubedu in the Free State Province of South Africa.

Phokeng Tshepo Setai

Phokeng Tshepo Setai is an academic, art-maker, curatorial practitioner and cultural worker living in Cape Town, South Africa.

Giulia Colletti

Giulia Colletti is an art historian and curator.

Innocent Ekejiuba

Innocent Ekejiuba is a project manager and art administrator with varying interests that include art, technology, social media, traditional journalism, educational reforms, and history.

Obed Mokhuhlani

Obed Robert Mokhuhlani was born in 1980 in Sechele Village, Botswana and is currently studying for a Masters in Arts & Culture Management with Rome Business School, Italy.

The Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town is made possible in part by grants from the Hartfield Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and by generous contributions from ICI’s Leadership Council, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.