Tandazani Dhlakama

Tandazani Dhlakama   With an MA from the University of Leeds, UK, and a BA from St. Lawrence University, USA,  Tandazani Dhlakama has over 10 years of experience in the art industry working mainly from South Africa and Zimbabwe. Tandazani is currently Curator at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (Zeitz MOCAA) in Cape Town, where she spearheaded the launch and development of the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme in 2021. At Zeitz MOCAA she has co-curated When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting (2022), co-curated Shooting Down Babylon: A Tracey Rose Retrospective (2022), and curated Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era (2018) amongst others. Her writing and editorial contribution  led to formulation of major publications that accompanied these exhibitions. Tandazani has worked for well recognised organisations such as National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Tsoko Gallery in Harare, El Espacio 23 in Miami, and the 13th Recontres de Bamako- African Biennale of Photography in Bamako, where she has worked on several major exhibitions including co-curating Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere kono—On Multiplicity, Difference, Becoming and Heritage (2022), curating Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (2020),  Beyond the Body 2016); ZimbabweIN Design (2014 and 2017) and Dis(colour)ed Margins (2017).