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The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. Photo: Zeitz MOCAA.

Storm Janse van Rensburg Appointed Senior Curator at Zeitz MOCAA

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in Cape Town has added Storm Janse van Rensburg to its curatorial team. As the new senior curator, Van Rensburg will work with executive director and chief curator Koyo Kouoh to develop the institution’s exhibition program. He comes to the museum from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he has served as head curator of exhibitions since January 2015, and will take up the post on September 2.

“Storm brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role, both as a curator and an academic,” said Kouoh. “I am thrilled to welcome him on board and look forward to working with him on bringing the progressive vision of this institution to life.” Previously, Van Rensburg was senior curator at Goodman Gallery South Africa, from 2007 to 2012, and curator at the Kwazulu Natal Society of Art, from 1999 to 2006.

The museum also announced that Tandazani Dhlakama, who has served as its education manager since 2017, has been promoted to assistant curator. During her tenure at Zeitz MOCAA, she curated “Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era” (2018). Prior to joining the museum, Dhlakama held various positions at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare.

“I am excited to continue to be a part of an important institution like Zeitz MOCAA, and delighted that my new role will allow me to focus on curatorial work,” Dhlakama said. “I look forward to continue to work closely with my inspirational colleagues; we have a great journey ahead of us.”

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