Shifting Conversations: Guest Curator – Melissa Goba

Melissa Goba is an artist, writer, curator and producer who has worked in various capacities in the visual arts. Her interest is primarily in popular culture and its global relationship to Africa. She has written for various publications, consulting for publications such as Sam Nhlengethwa’s monograph; the Percy Konqobe Exhibition catalogue; the 2010 FIFA Exhibition catalogue (titled Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art), and recently contributed to Linda Anne Givon’s retrospective catalogue. She has curated various projects and consulted for Murray & Roberts on the start of its art collection, while also consulting for such artist awards and collections as the Standard Bank Young Artist, ABSA L’atelier, SASOL Wax Award, the Johannesburg Art Gallery Collection, the Telkom Art Collection, The Venice Biennale and the Joburg Fringe. Goba has also sat on various competition panels and served as the Chairperson of the Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) until March 2017.