Lizamore & Associates are thrilled to announce the 2016 Lizamore Curatorial Mentorship Programme mentee; Colin Groenewald.
With an immense interest and respect for the visual medium, Groenewald has developed a keen sense of what it means to critique contemporary art.
Groenewald obtained his BFA at Rhodes University in 2010 and spent a further 2 years studying communication design, followed by an intensive course in curatorial practice resulting in Symphony of Hunger: Digesting Fluxus in Four Movements as well as the publication Symphony of Hunger: The Fifth Movement which adds depth and relevance to the conceptual reflections of the collaborative exhibition.
Having been involved with the set up and management of a local community website and most recently the fourth ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, entitled #creativeintersections, Groenewald fully understands the need for social engagement in order to further the arts within the public realm. Recently appointed as the Education Officer at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Groenewald believes art should be used as tool to contemplate new ways of seeing in order to engage with the world on a critical level.
Groenewald's proposed exhibition, B/order is a curatorial concept that proposes to look at space as a site for negotiation using the body as a medium and aims to unpack the visible and invisible limits that present itself within the gallery space as well as in the outside world. B/order will pick at notions of societal conditioning, laden histories and body politics while intending to activate a liminal space using performance based works.
While there is a clear move towards minimalism within the art industry, Groenewald acknowledges the vibrant energy within the South African art market. Collaboration and interdisciplinary interaction is resulting in various multi dimensional works that are gaining much deserved international recognition.
Through the guidance of Teresa Lizamore and the Lizamore curatorial mentorship programme, Groenewald hopes to enrich his own voice in order to further pave the path in his curatorial career. The Lizamore Curatorial Mentorship Programme will allow Groenewald to be critical about his thought process in order to strengthen his curatorial arguments and he looks forward to gaining various skills throughout the programme.