Nontobeko Ntombela 2010 MTN New Contemporaries Curator
Nontobeko Ntombela is a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she currently heads the Art History Department. Ntombela’s research area focuses largely on South African modern and contemporary art with a particular interest in early modern Black women artists. A large part of Ntombela’s career has been working as a curator, producing exhibitions across South Africa and abroad. She has worked as a curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (2010-2020), Durban University Art Gallery (2005-2010), BAT Centre (2001-2005), and Art for Humanity (2000-2001), where she produced numerous exhibitions. She has also served in different capacities on several boards and committees for organisations such as the Department of Art and Culture, VANSA Visual Arts Network of South Africa, National Arts Council, KZNSA KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts, Art for Human Rights Trust, Johannesburg Art Gallery, and UNISA Art Gallery.