South African Young Academy of Science

Nomusa Makhubu

Nomusa Makhubu

Nomusa Makhubu is an NRF-rated art historian and artist. She is the recipient of the ABSA L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award (2006) and the Prix du Studio National des Arts Contemporain, Le Fresnoy (2014). Makhubu became chairperson of Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI) in 2015. She is a UCT-Harvard Mandela fellow, an ACLS fellow, an Abe Bailey fellow, and was a research fellow of the Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) in Nigeria, Lagos where her doctoral research was based. Makhubu was a committee member of the National Arts Festival. Makhubu co-curated the international exhibition, Fantastic, in 2015. She co-edited a Third Text Special Issue: ‘The Art of Change’ (2013). She was a recipient of the CAA-Getty travel award in 2014. Her current research focuses on African popular culture, photography, interventionism, performance art and socially engaged art. She lectures Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.