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Gabi Ngcobo

Gabi Ngcobo is an independent curator, creative researcher and educator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her curatorial projects include collaborative and individual projects. Projects include "Second to None" at Iziko South African National Gallery, (with Virginia MacKenny) "Olvida quen soy/ Erase me from who I am" at CAAM, Canary Islands, Las Palmas (with Elvira Dyangani Ose, Khwezi Gule and Tracy Murnik), "Titled/Untitled", a curatorial collaboration with Cape Town based collective Gugulective and "Scratching the Surface Vol.1" a 'manje-manje projects 'initiative at the AVA Gallery, Cape Town.

In 2010 Ngcobo co-curated "Rope-a-dope: to win a losing war" at Cabinet, New York (with Sohrab Mohebbi), "Second Coming, a curatorial collaboration" at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and "Just How Cold Was It?" At ‘6-8 Months’ project space, New York City. She recently co-founded the “Center for Historical Reenactments” (CHR) an independent project based in Johannesburg and under the CHR framework curated “PASS-AGES: references & footnotes” at the old Pass Office, Johannesburg and contributes to an ongoing project titled "Xenoglossia, a research project" which will travel to the 11th Lyon Biennale in September 2011. Ngcobo is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York. She is faculty member at the Wits University School of Arts, Fine Arts Division in Johannesburg.

Recently, Ngcobo curated "DON'T/PANIC", a curatorial project that coincided with the 17th UN Global Summit on Climate Change (COP17) that took place in Durban, South Africa in November 2011.

Ngcobo’s writings have been published in a number of publications, catalogues and art journals.

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16 May 2012, 0:39
Involved in
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    how to win a losing war

  • Event: Cabinet Space 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, New York 2


    29 Jan 2010 to win a losing war


    “Rope-a-dope” is a knockout performance that revisits the events around the infamous “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match,…

  • Article: 3

    Manifesta 8

    European Biennial of Contemporary Art

  • Event, Exhibition: AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town 1

    Scratching the Surface Vol.1

    5 Aug 2008 21 Aug 2008 An exhibition curated by Gabi Ngcobo and Mwenya Kabwe