2018, Oct: Ethics, affect and endurance, curated in collaboration with Fikile Mnisi and Nina Newman as part of the IAEE Conference 2018, Spier, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-5 Oct. Catalogue available at:
2017, Oct: Sticky TIME, curated Rooftop IX, St Lorient Gallery, Pretoria
Manu Manjesh Lal
2017 March: Inter-University exhibition, curated in collaboration with Gordon Froud, Avi Sooful and Carol Kuhn for the Pretoria Arts Association. Participating UNISA artists: Odette Viljoen, Marian Nowak, Karen Pretorius, Salomon J Schoultz and Xolela Sogoni.
2017 April: NIROX Winter Sculpture festival, curated the UNISA component: Against the Surge with Nombeko Mpako and Maaike Bakker.
Participating UNISA artists: Alex Trapani, Emma Willemse, Manu Manjesh Lal, Nelmarie du Preez, Odun Orimolade, Siziwe Sotewu, Smangaliso Khumalo and Yvette Dunn.
The verb “surge” suggests notions of power and force, directly evoking vivid imagery rooted in nature. The word also recalls tumult or movement that is under negotiation. As turbulent time rolls over and within us on political and ecological fronts, we find ourselves amidst the swell of tensions.
2016, Sept: Animation celebration, curated in collaboration with Pluto Panoussis for the Pretoria Arts Association.
Participating artists: Christel Liebenberg, Diek Grobler, Hanne-Lize Delport, Jana Vorster, Joe Redtree, Katrien Krige, Megan Erasmus, Trudy-rae Wilson, Samantha Van Den Berg,
2011: TRANSCODE: dialogues around intermedia practice, curated as partial fulfilment of the DLitt et Phil in Art History, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2009 - 2010: Land: diversity and Unity, curated by the Art Association of Pretoria and Gwen Miller in collaboration with SANAVAH (the South African National Association for the Visual Arts) and the Centre for Exposition of World Arts and Culture (CEWAC), in Hyderabad, India and in Pretoria, South Africa. Part of the project: A Cultural Bridge to Hyderabad. Exhibitions in Hyderabad and Pretoria.
2003-2008: THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM narratives, A creative collaboration between Gwenneth Miller, Wendy Ross, Embroidery groups Intuthuko (Celia de Villiers) and
Boitumelo (Erica Luttich), the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (UNISA), animators, the Melodia UNISA Chorale with choir performance coordinators: Puleng Segalo and Thembela
Vokwana. Celebrating South Africa’s tenth anniversary of independence , this project engaged with the concept of reconciliation through storytelling and song, embroidery and digital arts, amongst others. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19468