James: Getting Lost & Finding Ways

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After an intense succession of successful exhibitions across the globe, South African based James Webb applied for a residency with Africa Centre in 2016, and received the award to The Fountainhead residency in Miami, USA. “Getting lost and finding ways of access are pivotal elements in my creativity.” His interdisciplinary work, which  combines art, music, READ MORE

Infecting the City 2017 Dates Announced

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Now it it’s 10th year, Infecting the City will once again engage the communal spaces of Cape Town’s central business district between the 5 and 8 April 2017. A collaboration between the Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, the 10th iteration of ITC is firmly focused on making Cape Town a more public city by READ MORE

Mina Nasr | Visual Arts | Egypt

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Living and working in his birthplace in Cairo, Egypt, Mina Nasr talks about socio-political change through his work. He is an observer of contemporary society documenting and manifesting ideas of cohabitation by addressing issues about the culture, its community, and the sorts of problems it faces on a daily basis.     Nasr’s work is READ MORE

Gladys Kalichini | Visual Arts| Zambia

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Gladys Melina Kalichini is a visual artist and researcher from Lusaka, Zambia. She is at present an MFA candidate at Rhodes University in South Africa and a member of the SARCHI research group- Geopolitics of Africa.   Her studio practice and research focuses on three main categories, namely; Colonial History, Memory and Marginalisation. She works READ MORE

James Webb | Visual Arts | South Africa

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James Webb (1975) is a South African artist based in Cape Town. His work, framed in large-scale installations in galleries and museums, or as unannounced interventions in public spaces, often makes use of ellipsis, displacement and détournement to explore the nature of belief and the dynamics of communication in our contemporary world. Webb’s practice employs a variety READ MORE

Hasan Essop | Visual Arts | South Africa

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Born and raised in Cape Town and having graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2007, Hasan Essop, in collaboration with his brother Husain, has explored the role of the individual in society through haunting photography, drawing on Islamic imagery to explore clashes of culture, morality, religion, and secularism.   During 2009 they READ MORE

Catherine Nakawesa | Performing Arts | Uganda

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Catherine Nakawesa is an eccentric and acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and writer. She was first exposed to contemporary dance in 2001, while a student of Electrical Engineering at Makerere University Kampala. On completing her degree in 2005, she chose to pursue her passion for dance.   Catherine has since honed her art at various institutions including: READ MORE

Beza Hailu Lemma | Filmmaker | Ethiopia

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Beza Hailu Lemma is an Ethiopian filmmaker, producer, writer and event organizer based in Addis Ababa. He graduated from Addis Ababa University School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in 2016, but for the past two years has been working on a wide variety of projects in the arts, ranging from web shows to short documentaries READ MORE

Infecting the City 2017 Artist Shortlist

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After much deliberation, we are thrilled to share the 2017 Infecting the City artists shortlist! This year we received a total of 220 applications from across the country and have been impressed by the continued quality and diversity of the those received. After a thorough selection process that invited the curatorial team and panel of READ MORE

Cape Town Infecting The City 2016 Festival – Cancelled

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Based on funding constraints, the Africa Centre has regretfully had to cancel Cape Town’s Infecting the City Festival for 2016. Every year since its inception in 2008, audience attendance, artist participation and media attention has increased, as the Festival emerged into one of Cape Town’s signature artistic events. Its audience numbers peaked in 2015 with READ MORE