Creative Collections Panel Chairperson: Thembinkosi Goniwe

Thembinkosi Goniwe is an artist and art historian and currently a visiting researcher at the Wits School of Arts. Goniwe have lectured in fine art and art history at the University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare and Vaal University of Technology. He holds a Master degree in Fine Art (1999) from the University of Cape Town and Master degree in Art History (2005) and completing his PhD (2015) from Cornell University. His artworks have been exhibited locally and internationally. He has contributed essays in various publications and curated exhibitions in South Africa, United States of America, Venice and Scotland.

Exhibitions Goniwe curated include: Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects and Contexts, Unisa Art Gallery and Museum Africa (2015); Dialogues with Masters: Visual Perspectives on the Two Decade of Democracy, FNB Joburg Art Fair (2014); Where Do I End You Begin, City Center Edinburgh Arts Festival (2014); Impressions of Roke’s Drift: The Jumuna Collection, Durban Art Gallery (2013), Museum Africa in Johannesburg (2014), Grahamstown National Arts Festival (2014) and Iziko South African National Gallery (2014); Desire: Ideal Narratives in Contemporary South African Art, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); SPace: Currencies in Contemporary Africa Art, Museum Africa, Johannesburg (2010); and Koma + Ulwaluko: Politics and Poetics of Making Manhood, Polokwane Art Museum (2010).