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Curatorial Intensive Cape Town 2019

Nov 14 – 20, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa
Institute for Creative Arts (ICA)

University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Coinciding with Infecting the City, South Africa’s longest-running public arts festival, curated by Jay Pather, the Curatorial Intensive provides participating curators with the opportunity to engage in discussions with colleagues about the concepts, logistics, and challenges involved in several curatorial models. This program is a part of ICI's continued commitment to supporting curators and local organizations on the ground, while providing curatorial training and fostering peer networks and arts infrastructures in the region.

Sven Christian

Sven Christian is a writer, editor, and curator.

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 Setai is a cultural scholar and independent curator, holding a Master’s in Sociology from the University of the Free State.

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.

Kate Fowle

Kate Fowle is Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.

Renaud Proch

Renaud Proch is Independent Curators International (ICI)’s Executive & Artistic Director.

Jochen Volz

Jochen Volz is the General Director of Pinacoteca de São Paulo and the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017). He was the chief curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016).

Raphael Chikukwa

Raphael Chikukwa is the Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, where he served as Chief Curator of Contemporary Art and Deputy Director from 2010 to 2020.

Tracey Rose

Tracey Rose is an artist, currently living and working in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jay Pather

Jay Pather is a choreographer, curator and academic. Based in Cape Town, he is a Professor and directs the Institute for Creative Arts at UCT, curates Infecting the City Public Art Festival and the ICA Live Art Festival.

Storm Janse van Rensburg

Storm Janse van Rensburg (South African, b.1972) is a curator of contemporary art working in an international context.

Nkule Mabaso

Nkule Mabaso is an artist and curator who graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town in 2011 received a Masters in Curating from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in 2014.

About Institute for Creative Arts (ICA)
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is an interdisciplinary institute based in the University of Cape Town’s Humanities Faculty, formerly known as the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). Since 2008, the Institute has fostered innovative practice and research in the creative and performing arts that works across the disciplines of music, dance, fine art, drama, literature and film, with a particular focus on black practitioners and issues that affect black South Africans. The ICA’s main aim is to foster innovative practice and research in the creative and performing arts. The focus on interdisciplinarity emerges from this vision for innovative research and practice. UCT has very strong disciplines, for instance in Fine Art and Drama. The ICA supports these disciplines, and pioneers research and artistic practices that blur disciplinary boundaries. A key premise of the ICA’s work is that interdisciplinary practice in South Africa, and live art in particular, help us to understand the complexity of our contemporary society – one that is chronologically 'post' apartheid, but that continues to grapple with material redress, land redistribution and systemic racism.

The Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town was 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, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.