Stellenbosch Triennale 2020, Stellenbosch, South Africa 11 Feb 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
Stellenbosch Triennale announced the first 20 participating artists for its inaugural edition, taking place from 11 February to 30 April 2020 at destinations in Stellenbosch.
The curator’s exhibition curated by Chief Curator Khanyisile Mbongwa with two Triennale curators: Bernard Akoi-Jackson and Nontobeko Ntombela, draws from the Triennale’s overarching theme Tomorrow There will Be More of Us.
The list of African artists selected by Mbongwa, with her co-curators, informs the major theme. Artists are set to present works that investigate the possibility of healing through engaging with the divided past, the collective present and imagined futures.
Responding to the nature of the collective destined for the curator’s exhibition, Mbongwa says, “African creatives confront us with what is possible for a renewal to happen utilising art as a lens, a course correction, a stimuli around curiosity and imagination. Through the Triennale, we bring work from the continent to the southernmost tip as an intersection of time – where the past, present and future are in dialogue.”
Artists on the official selection of the Stellenbosch Triennale 2020 Tomorrow There will be More of Us are:
Bronwyn Katz (South Africa), Donna Kukama (South Africa), Euridice Kala aka Zaituna Kala (Mozambique), Hellen Nabukenya Kampala (Uganda), Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), Igshaan Adams (South Africa), Kaloki Nyamai (Kenya), Kelvin Haizel (Ghana), Kivu Ruhorahoza (Rwanda), Mongezi Ncaphayi (South Africa), Nástio Mosquito (Angola), Patrick Bongoy (DR Congo), Reshma Chhiba (South Africa), Ronald Muchatuta (Zimbabwe), Sethembile Msezane (South Africa), Stacey Gillian Abe Kampala (Uganda), Tracey Naa Koshie Thompson (Ghana), Victor Ehikhamenor (Nigeria), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Nigeria), and Zyma Amien (South Africa).
The curator’s exhibition will be housed in The Woodmill and on the surrounding precinct, and will provide a gateway to the other platforms of the Triennale.
The Stellenbosch Triennale takes place from 11 February to 30 April 2020.