In the new changes at one of Africa’s top museums, Storm Janse van Rensburg has been appointed Senior Curator and Tandazani Dhlakama named Assistant Curator. According to the press statement, the two bring on board a wealth of experience that will help the newly appointed Chief Curator Koyo Kouoh on her new role at the South African based facility.
Storm Janse van Rensburg brings over 20 years of experience as a curator of contemporary art in a South African and international context. He most recently served as head curator of exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the US. As an independent curator and researcher, he has also worked with and presented projects at numerous public and private institutions in Germany, USA and South Africa, as well as edited and written for a number of exhibition catalogs and publications.
“Storm brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role, both as a curator and an academic. I am thrilled to welcome him on board and look forward to working with him on bringing the progressive vision of this institution to life.” Zeitz MOCAA Executive Director and Chief Curator Koyo Kouoh says.
“I am beyond delighted to join the incredible team at Zeitz MOCAA. This is a homecoming in more ways than one, and I look forward to make a contribution to the building of the institution under the brilliant leadership of Koyo Kouoh,” Storm said as he accepted his appointment which begins on 1st September 2019.
Zimbabwean Tandazani Dhlakama joined Zeitz MOCAA in 2017 as Education Manager in the Art Education Department with special focus on public programming and tertiary engagement. Before joining Zeitz MOCAA, Dhlakama had been a part of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare where she held various positions over a six-year period. She has participated in various curatorial intensives in Africa and contributed to numerous publications.
“I am excited to continue to be a part of an important institution like Zeitz MOCAA, and delighted that my new role will allow me to focus on curatorial work. I look forward to continue to work closely with my inspirational colleagues; we have a great journey ahead of us,” said the Beit Scholar.
Dhlakama begins her new role on 1st August working under the senior curator.
Zeitz MOCAA opened its doors to the public in September 2017. Based in Capetown South Africa, the museum is slowly gaining momentum as one of the leading contemporary art Museums on the continent. Built as a, not for profit organisation, the museum exhibits, collects and researches on art across the continent and beyond.
In August, the museum will host one of its largest exhibition, Why Should Hesitate? Putting Drawings to Work by William Kentridge