Investec Cape Town Art Fair Announces 2018 SOLO Artists

Investec Cape Town Art Fair
Dec 6, 2017 6:38PM

Buhlebezwe Siwani, Qunusa! Buhle 3 (2015)

SOLO, the new section of the fair, will be curated in CTAF2018 by guest curator Nontobeko Ntombela. In its first iteration, the section will focus on the artistic production of women artists, examining the widespread socio-political issues faced by women in both public and private spheres, while also highlighting their contribution to the art world. The chosen artists offer presentations utilising a wide variety of mediums and themes, all with an idiosyncratic perspective on life and art. Commenting on her curatorial approach Ntombela says she is, “interested in the concept of what it means as a female artist to have this extended self through art. The artists we are working with have explored this in many diverse ways.” The presentations included in SOLO are about “upsetting the norm and upsetting the image of women.”

We are pleased to announce that the artists that will be showcased in CTAF2018’s SOLO section are:

Maimouna Guerresi (Senegal/Italy) | Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Botswana) | Tiwani Contemporary (London, United Kingdom)

Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda) | Afriart Gallery (Kampala, Uganda)

Parul Thacker (India) | Amar Gallery (London, United Kingdom)

Keyezua (Angola) | MOV’ART (Luanda, Angola)

Lhola Amira (South Africa) | SMAC (Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa)

Lucinda Mudge (South Africa) | Everard Read CIRCA Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg and Franschoek, South Africa; London United, Kingdom)

Kimathi Mafafo (South Africa) | EBONY/CURATED (Cape Town, South Africa)

Ingrid Bolton (South Africa) | Berman Contemporary (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Buhlebezwe Siwani (South Africa) | WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa)

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