Johannesburg Team

Refilwe Nkomo is a Johannesburg based social practice storyteller, artist, curator and educator creating cultural and artistic interventions, programs and installations using various mediums including performance, video and text at the intersection of arts and social justice. Her research and performance have been the recipient of numerous awards and presented in South Africa, South Korea, Ghana, Botswana, Brazil, Germany, the United States of America and Zimbabwe. She has founded and co-founded organizations and platforms including We Are Here (WAH), a non-profit organisation working with men and boys to dismantle gender based violence, Izindlovu Collective which uses arts for social and transformative change and Alternative Processing, a collective which uses photography as a means of engaging social issues.

She holds a MA in Arts and Politics from New York University (Tisch School of the Arts|Art and Public Policy) where she developed the critically acclaimed choreopoem, Songs for Khwezi.

Kate Wheeler is an art collection practitioner. Specializing in the care and management of both private and public collections. With a masters degree in Art History obtained at the University of Johannesburg, she has focused her career on the work of conservation, valuation and research of Southern African art. With many years’ experience in both the commercial and auction house arenas as well as her long-term relationship with Wits Art Museum, Wheeler is interested in the stories and the lives of art objects and their impact on diverse audiences.