VideoART! 2017 is curated by Sikhumbuzo Makandula. …..here you put in a curatorial statement if you wish….
Sikhumbuzo Makandula curator : Makandula was born in De Aar, is a visual artist and arts writer based between Grahamstown and Johannesburg. He is a Master of Fine Art candidate and a researcher in Arts of Africa and the Global South research team at Rhodes University. He has published in academic journal, Arts of Africa and his art has been featured in Art Africa magazine, Africanah.org and Contemporary And online magazine. As the 2011 Sasol New Signatures competition runner-up winner, he has exhibited nationally in South Africa and internationally in Austria, New York, Switzerland and Zimbabwe. Makandula has had two solo exhibitions, Ubuzwe at Room Gallery, Johannesburg in 2017 and In Search of a Nation at Njelele Art Station, Harare, Zimbabwe in 2016. Group exhibitions he participated in 2017 are, 1:54, Contemporary Art Fair, New York, Young Bright Things, Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, Contemporary African Spirituality, Calabar Gallery, Harlem, New York, Looking After Freedom at Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. In 2016 he participated in Situation, Point of Order Gallery, Johannesburg, Wiener Festwochen in Vienna and Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg. Makandula has presented papers in Narratives Enquiry and Social Transformation colloquium in Cape Town, Doing it For Daddy symposium at Rhodes University and Arts Council of the African Studies Association conference in Ghana.
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