Owen Martin's Curated Picks from African Galleries Now
Owen Martin is the Director and Chief Curator of Norval Foundation (Cape Town), where he has organised major exhibitions of Michael Armitage, Lisa Reihana, and Ibrahim Mahama, as well as co-curated exhibitions of William Kentridge, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare, among others. Accompanying Kentridge’s exhibition, he edited a corresponding 360-page catalogue raisonné of Kentridge’s sculptural practice that has been distributed by Koenig internationally.
Martin serves as Trustee of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation. From 2015 to 2017 he was Registrar and Curator of Moving Image at Zeitz MOCAA (Cape Town, South Africa). Prior to that, he worked with the British Council (London, UK), Zeitz Collection (Segera, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa), PUMA.Creative (Herzogenaurach, Germany), and the H&R Block Artspace (Kansas City, USA). Martin holds a Master of Arts in Art History from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Art History and Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, USA).
Below, discover Owen Martin's selection of highlights from African Galleries Now 2022.