bio | Gabi Ngcobo is a Johannesburg-based curator and artist. She is the co-founder of the collaborative platform Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) and faculty member at the Wits University School of Arts. Her collaborative and individual projects include Second to None at the South African National Gallery (2005), Olvida quen soy/ Erase me from who I am at CAAM, Canary Islands, Las Palmas (2005), CAPE07 (2007) and Scratching the Surface Vol. 1 Cape Town (2008). Ngcobo co-curated Rope-a-dope: to win a losing war (2010) at Cabinet, New York, Second Coming, a curatorial collaboration at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and Just How Cold Was It? at 6-8 Months, project space, NYC. She was the curator of DON’T/PANIC (2011), an exhibition coinciding with the 17th Climate Change Summit (COP17) in Durban. She was awarded the first POOL Curatorial fellowship, and her exhibition some a little sooner, some a little later opened at the Zurich POOL/LUMA Westbau space in June 2013. As a member of CHR, she curated PASS-AGES: references & footnotes at the former Pass Office in Johannesburg and contributed to the project Xenoglossia, a research project, culminating in 2013 in an exhibition in Johannesburg. Ngcobo is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York.
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