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Nontobeko Ntombela

Nontobeko Ntombela is a curator based in Johannesburg. She currently works at the Wits School of Arts developing the postgraduate programs in curatorial and exhibition practices. She previously worked as the curator of the contemporary collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (2010–12) and the Durban Institute of Technology Art Gallery (2006–10). Her curatorial projects include A Fragile Archive at Johannesburg Art Gallery (2012); MTN New Contemporaries (2010) for which she was guest curator; Layers at the Goodman Gallery project space, Johannesburg (2010); Modern Fabrics at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg (2008); From Here to There at the Association of Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town (2007), as part of the CAPE 07 fringe. Ntombela has participated in international programs including the Bilateral Exchange Project between Germany and South Africa (2007); Close Connections (Africa Reflected) Curator’s Workshop in Amsterdam (2009); Break the Silence Scotland (2002–3). She has also presented papers in local and international conferences including Impact (2001) as well as the Kirckurdbright International Festival (2007). Ntombela has served on the National Executive Committee of Visual Arts Network of South Africa Committee (VANSA) since 2006. Ntombela has also previously served on the Arts for Human Rights Trust Board, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts KZNSA, the African Art Centre and the Art and Culture and Tourism Department Cultural Board.

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