ArtSA

Commissioner

Nosipho Nausca Jean Ngcaba

Commissioner

Nosipho is currently the Ambassador of South Africa to the Italian Republic, accredited as a Permanent Representative to the UN Organisations based in Rome, FAO, WFP, IFAD) and the appointed Commissioner for the South African Pavilion at the 59 th edition of the Art Biennale of Venice. She is the accredited Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Malta and as Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of San Marino.

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Organisers

Zapparrata Gering cc

The company was founded in 1998 and offers expertise in Research, Strategy, Stakeholder
Management, Supply Chain, Large Scale Business Re-engineering, Restructuring and Commercial
Opportunity Development. Over more than twenty years, Zapparrata Gering has built an impeccable
track record of projects completed for public and private sector clients locally and internationally.
Public clients have included government departments, state-owned enterprises, municipalities and
universities.

Grace Rapholo Project manager

Grace Rapholo

Project Manager

Grace Rapholo holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University, B.Sc Honours in Psychology from Medunsa, and M.Soc. Science in Clinical Psychology from Natal University. She also holds Certificate and Diploma qualifications in the field of Executive and Management Development, from the University of Michigan and the University of Pretoria.

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Thuli Mlambo-James

Project Coordinator

Thuli Mlambo-James is a Johannesburg-based creative arts practitioner with more than ten years of Project Management experience. Her interest in the growth and sustenance of the South African art ecosystem led to her realisation that challenges in the South African arts ecology could be efficiently overcome by working in tandem with other creatives.

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Curator

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Amé Bell

Curator

Born in Johannesburg in 1988, Bell graduated from the North West University in Potchefstroom in 2013 with an MA in art history. Bell is currently a PhD Candidate in the history of art department at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, focussing her research on independent artists in Johannesburg and their expansion into the digital space. As the director of David Krut Projects, Bell has worked closely with local and international artists and connects young South African artists to the David Krut Workshop in the inner city of Johannesburg, allowing them to gain collaborative editioning experience by working with a team of skilled printers

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Artists

Roger Ballen

Photographer

Roger Ballen (born 1950), is a world-renowned photographic artist working in Johannesburg, South Africa. His oeuvre, which spans five decades, began with documentary photography. However, it has evolved into the creation of a distinctive aesthetic commonly referred to as “Ballenesque” which integrates the mediums of film, installation, theatre, sculpture, painting and drawing. Outsiders, animals, found objects, wires and childlike drawings inhabit the unlocatable worlds presented in Ballen's artworks.

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Lebohang Kganye

Visual artist and photographer

Lebohang Kganye uses her family archive to explore and re-enact notions of home and belonging. Kganye was born in 1990 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. Although primarily a photographer, her interest in the materiality of photography is ongoing and explored in myriad ways, through her use of the sculptural, performative and the moving image

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Phumulani Ntuli

Multidisciplinary artist

Phumulani Ntuli was born in 1986 in White City, Soweto, in a vibrant community of people sharing anecdotes and laughter, borrowing a pinch of salt from the neighbours, and community meetings headed by his grandfather. He was the second-youngest in a predominantly female group of eleven grandchildren all raised by his grandfather. The comfort of the home provided by his grandfather created an impression of abundance.

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