Thembinkosi Goniwe

Thembinkosi Goniwe has lectured in fine art and art history at the University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare and the Vaal University of Technology. His artworks have been exhibited locally and internationally and he has contributed essays to various publication.

Goniwe has curated ‘Footprints’: Andrew Tshabangu’s two decades photographic repertoire at Johannesburg’s Standard Bank Gallery and Grahamstown’s Albany Museum (2017); Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects and Contexts at Unisa Art Gallery and Museum Africa (2015); ‘Dialogues with Masters: Visual Perspectives on the Two Decades of Democracy’ at FNB Joburg Art Fair (2014); ‘Where do I end, or begin’ at City Centre, Edinburgh Arts Festival (2014); ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift: The Jumuna Collection’, Durban Art Gallery (2013), Museum Africa in Johannesburg (2014), Grahamstown National Arts Festival (2014) and Iziko South African National Gallery (2014); and ‘Desire: Ideal Narratives in Contemporary South African Art’ at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011).

Currently a visiting researcher at the Wits School of Arts, Goniwe holds an MFA from the University of Cape Town, MA and PhD in Art History from Cornell University.

Carla Latsky