Nkule Mabaso is based in Cape Town. She currently works as curator at the Michaelis Galleries, at the University of Cape Town and is responsible for coordinating the exhibitions programme. Mabaso graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town (2011) and received a Master’s in Curating at the Postgraduate Programme in Curating ZHdK, Zürich (2014). Her recent curatorial projects include curating the South African Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019 together with Dr. Nomusa Makhubu. In 2017 Mabaso collaborated with art historian, Manon Braat towards the realisation of the exhibition and publication “Tell Freedom: 15 South African Artists”. She has authored articles and reviews in OnCurating, Field and Third Text, and serves on the committee of the UCT Works of Art Collection and other cultural institutions. Mabaso works collaboratively and her research interests engage the South African and Afro-continental context. She has curated shows and organised public talks in Switzerland, Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, and the Netherlands.
Serubiri Moses is a writer and curator, currently living in New York. Moses was on the curatorial team of the Berlin Biennale X. He completed his Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies (2017-2019) at Bard College. His interests include historical narration, African feminist theory, indigeneity, and iconography. The publishing of his research in a slim volume titled, “La Vida del Plátano” (Calypso Editions, 2016) focused on the green banana as a visual metaphor for politics and history in early 20th century Colombia. His more recent publications and conference talks include: Counter-Imaginaries: ‘Women Artists on the Move’, ‘Second to None’, and ‘Like a Virgin …’ Afterall 47 (2019); The Hiss and Steam of a Pot of Blood in Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology (2018) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Women on the Move (1985-2015): A Comparative Study (2017) at Para-Site International Conference in Hong Kong. Moses is an associate researcher in “African Art History and the Formation of Modern Aesthetic,” a long-term project founded by the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.
Yves Jonathan Makongo Nsobley was born in Douala, Cameroon in 1984. He graduated in human geography at the University of Douala where he obtained a Master’s in Environment (2019). He is currently artistic assistant and project manager at the contemporary art centre Doual'art. Makongo has been at Doual'art since 2011 where he gained experience alongside Didier Schaub (1952-2014). He provides assistance in scenography and exhibition set-up, composition of neighbourhood monographs, questionnaire surveys, management and supplies and the follow-up of various projects. He has ensured the success of two editions of the public art festival SUD Salon Urbain de Douala triennial organised by Doual'art: SUD2013, Douala Métamorphoses, and SUD2017, The Place of Human Dimension. Makongo gained curatorial experience as an alumnus of Àsìkò Addis Ababa (2016) and Àsìkò Accra (2017).