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Bettina Malcomess

Bettina Malcomess lectures in theory and history of aesthetics at the Michaelis School of Fine Art and the UCT Department of Architecture. She is also a critic and writer, and works collaboratively as an artist, performer and lately as a curator. Graduating from UCT with a Masters in literary and cultural theory, she began working with artists three years ago, forming the collective Doing it for Daddy along with Renee Holleman and Linda Stupart, the collective were selected as one of winners of the Spier Contemporary Art Awards in 2007. Malcomess has gone on to do more curatorial and collaborative projects. As part of a residency with the Joubert Park Project in JHB she set up the Keleketla! library at the Drill Hall in the inner city (January 2008). She is working towards the publication of a book with artist Dorothee Kreutzfeldt on the city of Johannesburg. She has begun curating group shows, including 'Upstairs/Downstairs' (AVA, Cape Town, April 2008). Malcomess also works under the name Anne Historical: Anne recently worked on the performance, An Histrionic, at the Castle with Erf [81] for the Spier’s Infecting the City performance festival, as well as Bili Bidjoka’s Last Supper for Urban Scenographies in Johannesburg, and Nothing Ever Changes at the Klein Karroo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudtschoorn.

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