Mark Coetzee is currently Executive Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, (South Africa); Curator, Zeitz Collection (Switzerland); Cultural Specialist, Zeitz Foundation (Kenya); Visiting Professor, New World School of the Arts, University of Florida (Miami, USA); Visiting Lecturer at University of Barcelona (Spain); and Adjunct Curator at the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA).
Past positions include: Program Director, PUMAVision and Chief Curator, PUMA.Creative (Herzogenaurach, Germany, 2009 - 2013); Selection Committee, PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights, (Paris, France, 2011 - 2012); Director of both the Contemporary Arts Foundation and the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, USA, 2000 - 2009); Adjunct Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum (USA, 2008 - 2009); Adjunct Faculty Member, New World School of the Arts; Co-Director, New World School of the Arts Honors Program; and Director, Curatorial Training Program (Miami, USA, 2001 - 2009).
He is a recognized artist in his own right as well an art historian and writer. Coetzee has published extensively on art, writing for journals including the Huffington Post, Mail & Guardian, Revue Noire and the Sunday Independent, and written over 30 monograph catalogs on various artists. His latest publications include monographs on Hernan Bas, Keith Haring, Eberhard Havekost, and John Stezaker. Coetzee studied at the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Paris-Sorbonne.