Anelisa Mangcu's Curated Picks from African Galleries Now
Anelisa Mangcu. Produced by Lukhanyo Mdingi / Photographed by Johno Mellish
Anelisa Mangcu is a Curator and Interdisciplinary Art Practitioner based in Cape Town (South Africa). Mangcu holds an Honours in Curatorship from the CCA at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT).
She is the co-founder of Victory of The Word NPC, an organisation that works on funding and investment strategies to stimulate and preserve art entities such as Lovedale Press. Having previously worked within the curatorial team at EBONY/CURATED and having curated booths for FNB Art Joburg, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (New York) and Latitudes Art Fair, she launched Under The Aegis in 2020. Under The Aegis offers curatorial and art advisory services, including producing exhibitions.The organisation facilitates the relationship between artists, collectors and institutional collections from the African continent and the diaspora.
“My curatorial interest has always been in the exploration of intersectional African identity. In particular African artists that challenge the paradigms by writing their experiences into the historical canon, and building a new shared counter-history. My selection of works are by contemporary artists who explore figuration in various styles and mediums, while drawing links from traditional and modernist Africa.”
–– Anelisa Mangcu
Below, discover Anelisa Mangcu’s selection of highlights from African Galleries Now.