We are getting ready to set the creative scene ablaze tomorrow at the Artist Acceleration and Exposure Programme curation day, featuring some of the industry’s best art and gallery curators.
‘A3E’ short for Artist Acceleration and Exposure Programme aims to give unrepresented, young and emerging artists[creators] a platform to present their work to an upscale audience. Tomorrow, the curation team – made up of some of the 10and5 team members, as well as some industry experts will choose 70 talented artists to showcase their work at an exhibition hosted at the MINI show spaces in Johannesburg and Cape Town, amongst other things.
Meet the curator panel:
Born in Swaziland and raised in SA, Khoza is a full time artist and owner of BKhz Studio and Gallery situated in the heart of central Johannesburg, Braamfontein. His long and impressive list of accolades include a diploma in Fine Arts from the Tswane University of Technology (TUT), a Gerald Sekoto Award from the ABSA Art Gallery for his series ‘Note Making’ [along with a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris] as well as a solo exhibition titled LGBTQI+ : Banele Khoza as part of the Curation Lab at Zeitz MOCCA.
Follow Banele Khoza on Instagram to view more of his work.
Art consultant and founder of Mak’Dct Art advisory and agency. Her art career began shortly after she left her 30 year long career in advertising and integrated communications. In 2015, she used her savings to study an art and business course through Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She currently sits on the board of the Bag Factory Artists Studios in Johannesburg [and serves on the organisation’s fundraising committees] and provides mentorship within the visual arts sector in Johannesburg and participates in the (BASA) Business and Art South Africa mentorship programme.
For more information on Mak’Dct Art advisory and agency, visit www.makdct.com.
Lezanne is the former creative director of Marianne Fassler, and founder of concept clothing brand ‘Viviers’ situated in Westcliff, Johannesburg. Her career in the world of fashion and design began when she moved to Johannesburg for an internship with designer Marianne Fassler – with whom she worked for as an assistant, then as a creative director for eight years.
Follow her on Instagram.