WORKS: Nontobeko Ntombela – Curatorial Work

Curated exhibitions


Solo. Cape Town Art Fair (inaugural edition of this new segment of the CTAF), 16 – 18 February 2018. Artists: Maimouna Guerresi (Senegal/Italy); Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Botswana); Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda); Parul Thacker (India); Keyezua (Angola); Lhola Amira (South Africa); Lucinda Mudge (South Africa); Kimathi Mafafo (South Africa); Ingrid Bolton (South Africa); Buhlebezwe Siwani (South Africa).
Cape Town Art Fair 2018 web links: #1, #2, #3, #4

Online announcements: Contemporaryand, artsy, visi, 10and5, artthrob, mapmyway, thenewspaper, artafrica



Spectaculaire, Frac Des Pays La Loire, Carquefuo, France, 16 November 2013 – 19 January 2014.
 Artists: MadeYouLook, Donna Kukama, Thenjiwe Nkosi, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. Visitors brochure (in French)

Online announcements: Nantes GalleriesArtmap,  Frac des Pays de la Loire, Pays de la Loire, Another Africa, Contemporaryand, EntreVoir, Graphiue-Lab, Editions303, Lereacteur, Ouest-France, Xamam, IFAS


The Two Talking Yonis, a solo show by Reshma Chhiba, 
Constitution Hill, Room Gallery & Kalashnikov, Johannesburg, 8 August 2013


Trade Rerouted, a performance intervention by Donna Kukama and Anthea Moys, Joburg Art Fringe and Art Fair.

A Fragile Archive, Johannesburg Art Gallery 
(featuring works of modern black women South African artists: Gladys Mgudlandlu, Bonnie Ntshalintshali, Allina Khumalo, Eliza Xaba, Noria Mabasa and Helen Sebidi).
Online announcements: JAG, Walkabout JAG, JHBlive

Made in Africa: Towards Cultural Liberation, co-curated with Andile Magengelele, Sandton Art Gallery (featuring works of artists working and living is SADC regions).


MaNyauza (Mbongeni Buthelezi’s Mid career retrospective), JAG
Looking as Learning, (selected works from the JAG collection) co-curated with Musha Neluheni, JAG

Ugqozi Lwe’ntambende (a group show of artists from KwaZulu Natal North Coast Region), JAG


MTN New Contemporaries Arts Award, KZNSA Durban, 14 September – October 2010 (Donna Kukama, Kemang waLehulere, Mohau Modisakeng & Stuart Bird)

WITS School of Arts, Martinsen Prize 2010, Museum Africa (co-curated with Khwezi Gule, Gabi Ngcobo), Johannesburg

Layers, a collaboration between Yvette Dunn and Nothando Mkhize, Goodman project space Arts on Main, Johannesburg


Modern Fabrics, BAG Factory Johannesburg, 22 September 2008.
 (Mlu Zondi, Mary Sibande, Nothando Mkhize, Dineo Bopape, Thando Mama, Rike Sitas & Zama Dunywa)
Online announcement: Bag Factory, artthrob


Durban Odyssey, a solo show by Alex Flett, at DUT Art Gallery
Online announcement: DUTartthrob, Artlink, artsmart, The Mercury

Toward the Democratisation of Art. DUT Art Gallery (part of the Beyond Boarders conference hosted by the Durban University of Technology). DUT Art Gallery.

Inqolobane (a collection of the DUT Art Gallery), Durban.
Online announcement: DUT, Conduit

From Here to There, AVA (Association of Visual Arts) Cape Town, March 2007, Co-curated with Storm Janse van Rensburg (select works from artists living and working in Durban).
Online announcement: artthrob, artsmart


Emma Smith Art Award, Scholarship and Exhibition (annual), A Faculty of Arts competition administered by the DUT Art Gallery.
Online announcement: DUT Art Gallery 2007


Igalelo Lika Trevor Makhoba, BAT Centre, Durban.
Online announcements: artsmart


Women’s Day exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban (annual).