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Amogelang Maledu

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Amogelang Maledu is an independent curator. She graduated with a BA degree in Anthropology and Visual Culture Studies at the University of Pretoria; and received an Honours Degree in Curatorship from the Centre of Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town. Maledu developed her critical theoretical background in visual and cultural studies by creating a specific link with art criticism and archival research. 

Her research interests include (re)reading archives and colonial collections in contemporaneous ways. Maledu’s Honours thesis topic – titled Colonial collections as archival remnants of reclamation and (re)appropriation: reimagining the soundless Isigubu through 21st century electronic music, Gqom – explored curatorial ways of reimagining musical instruments that have been silenced by the processes of colonialism.

South African popular culture and its exploration of history, identity and creativity influences her thought significantly. She sees art, music and dance as important forms of articulating and reading the milieu.

 

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