Academic CV

Education:

2017: PhD, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA

2007: MFA, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT), SA

1999: BFA, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, SA

 

Recent Conference & Seminar Presentations:

2017: Designing Congolese Modernism, 17th ACASA Triennial, Accra, Ghana (forthcoming)

2016: New Urban Epistemologies, Decolonising the University in Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria (UNISA), SA

2016: Anonymous Objects as Exhibition Organisms, WiSER WISH Seminar, Wits University , SA

2016: ‘Style Congo’ in the Post Colony, College Arts Association (CAA), Washington DC, USA

2016: Object Agencies, Médiation passée, présente et future, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

2014: Looking for the Congo in ‘Congo Style,’ CCAA Seminar, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, SA

2014: Art Nouveau from the Outside, Thinking Together workshop at the Osthang Project, Darmstadt, Germany

2014: Revisiting ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ via the colonial exhibition, at Bibliothèque Kandinsky Summer University, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2014: Art Nouveau Dreamscapes and the Nightmare of the African Colony, at WiSER WISH seminar (Writing from the Global South workshop), Johannesburg, SA

2014: Fictional hierarchies in the fantasy of the fin de siècle total artwork, Gesamtkunstwerk. A Concept for all Times and Places, University of Lisbon, Portugal

 2013: Approaches from the Global South, BIGSAS seminar, Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth, Germany

 

Recent Academic Publications (single author):

‘Anonymous Objects as Exhibition Organisms,’ In (2016), Bowker, S. and Bremner, C. (eds.), Fusion Journal, special edition: Anonymous. The Void in Visual Culture, Charles Stuart University, Australia.
[http://www.fusion-journal.com/issue/009-anonymous-the-void-in-visual-culture/anonymous-objects-as-exhibition-organisms/]

‘Looking for the Congo in Congo Style,’ In (2015), Proceedings of the conference: Admired as well as Overlooked Beauty: Architecture and Urbanism of Historicism, Art Nouveau, Early Modern and Traditionalism, Češka, Brno, Czech Republic, pp. 231 – 243.

 

Teaching and Related Experience:

2016 – 17:   Lecturer & 4th year coordinator (sessional staff), Visual Arts Department, Wits School of Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA
2012 – 17:  Visual Literacy lecturer (part time), Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, SA
2015 – 16:   Workshop Organizing Committee, Médiation passée, présente et future, l’Académie des Beaux Arts de Kinshasa, DRC
2012 – 13:   Professional Practice lecturer (part-time), Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, SA
2012 – 13:   Co-curator, Parking Gallery, hosted by the Visual Arts Network of SA (VANSA), Johannesburg
2011 – 13:   Lecturer (sessional staff), Visual Arts Department, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA
2005 – 07:  Regular writing contributor for publications Artthrob.co.za and Art South Africa
2005 – 06:  Cape Town Co-ordinator, Trienal de Luanda, Luanda, Angola
2005 – 06:  Committee member of Visual Arts Network of SA (VANSA), Western Cape
2004 – 06:  Part-time lecturer & tutor, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, SA
2004 – 05:  History of Art lecturer (part time), Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town, SA
2003 – 04:  Chief Administrator, Democracy X, Castle of Good Hope, Iziko Museums of Cape Town, SA

 

Major Awards & Bursaries:

2013 -16:    Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WiSER) Doctoral Fellowship
2013 – 15:  Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Grant
2015:           Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award
2014:           National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) Bursary for Postgraduate Study
2013:           IFAS (French Institute of South Africa) publishing grant
2009:          National Arts Council Bursary for Overseas Study
2008:          Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Grant for Overseas Study
2006:          1st prize, Absa LʼAtelier 2006
2004:          National Research Foundation (NRF) Scarce Skills Scholarship for Masters Study