Dr. Portia Malatjie 2012 MTN New Contemporaries Curator
Portia Malatjie (Ph.D) is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She is Adjunct Curator of Africa and African Diaspora at Tate Modern and holds a PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths University of London. She is a 2021 American Council of Learned Society’s African Humanities Fellow. She is co-curator (along with Nontobeko Ntombela) of When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940 – 2000 (2022 – 2023) at Norval Foundation, Cape Town. Her research looks at African conceptions of Blackness through Africa sonic and spiritual praxes.