REVIEWS: Nontobeko Ntombela

Reviews of exhibitions curated by Nontobeko Ntombela


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

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


Trade Rerouted, a performance intevention 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)

May, Jackie (2012) A Fragile Archive. The Times, 3 February 2012
[download here]

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)


Durban Odyssey, a solo show by Alex Flett, at DUT Art Gallery

Toward the Democrasitation of Art. DUT Art Gallery as part of the Beyond Boarders Conference at hosted by the Durban University of Technology

Inqolobane (a collection of the DUT Art Gallery), Durban

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


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


Igalelo Lika Trevor Makhoba, BAT Centre, Durban


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