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Tumelo Mosaka: International Curator of African Art

By Elman + Skye, FIU Communications & Arts • Inspicio Arts

TUMELO MOSAKA is an independent curator from South Africa. He has been collaborating with The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) for approximately 8 years, curating exhibitions that inspire and explore the complexity of living between cultures and places in a global society. His current exhibition Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Sculptures from Africa, opened on February 26th, 2022, at The ARC in Downtown Opa-locka.

He was the contemporary art curator at the Krannert Art Museum (KAM) in Champaign, IL where he curated several exhibitions including: Blind Field (2013), OPENSTUDIO (2011), The Kangarok Epic (2011), iona rozeal brown (2011), MAKEBA! (2011), Baggage Allowance (2010), The Bikeriders: Danny Lyon (2010), Lida Abdul (2010), and On Screen: Global Intimacy (2009), among others. Prior to joining KAM, Mosaka was Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum where he curated exhibitions such as Infinite Islands: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007), Passing/Posing: Kehinde Wiley (2004) and co-curated Open House: Working in Brooklyn (2004). Mosaka has also worked for the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina where he co-curated the exhibition Listening Across Cultures (2001) and Evoking History (2002). He has also organized several international exhibitions including Otherwise Black (2014) for the 1st edition International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Martinique (BIAC).

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