Collegian Talk with Nontobeko Ntombela

29 Aug 2019 - 15:00


Nontobeko Ntombela will be giving a talk titled Allegories of Refusal: A few notes on Black African Feminist Curating in which she contemplates the idea of refusal through Black African Feminism as a manifestation of a different kind of exhibition-making practice, and in turn, value making. This Tuesday the 3rd of September at 1pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre.


Nontobeko Ntombela is a South African curator based in Johannesburg. Some of the exhibitions she has curated include Disolo, Musée National de Lubumbashi (2018), From No Fixed Place (SOLO Projects) Cape Town Art Fair (2018), Spectaculaire, Frac Des Pays La Loire, Carquefuo, France (2013-2014), The Two Talking Yonis, Constitution Hill, Kalashnikov and Room Gallery (2012), Trade Rerouted, Johannesburg Art Fair and Fringe (2012), A Fragile Archive, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2012), Made in Africa: Towards Cultural Liberation, Sandton Art Gallery (2011) among many. She is a member of staff at the Wits School of Arts in the Department of History of Art and Heritage.


Above photo: Installation view, Speculative Inquiry #1 (on Abstraction). Curator Nkule Mabaso, photos Andrew Juries. Images courtesy of Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town.