Gabi Ngcobo

Gabi Ngcobo.

Gabi Ngcobo is the curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale. Since the early 2000s Gabi has been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial, and educational projects in South Africa and on an international scope. She is a founding member of the Johannesburg based collaborative platforms NGO – Nothing Gets Organised and Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR, 2010–14). NGO focusses on processes of self-organisation that take place outside of predetermined structures, definitions, contexts, or forms. CHR responded to the demands of the moment through an exploration of how historical legacies impact and resonate within contemporary art.

Recently, Gabi co-curated the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo – Incerteza Viva [Live Uncertainty], which took place in 2016 at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion in São Paulo, Brazil and A Labour of Love at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2015/16), and which subsequently travelled to the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2017. Since 2011 she has been teaching at the Wits School of Arts, University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her writings have been published in various catalogues, books, and journals. She currently lives and works between Johannesburg and Berlin.

Gabi Ngcobo.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.