Elfriede Dreyer is an arts curator, writer and occasional artist. Since 2015 she has held the position of Professor Extraordinarius at Unisa in the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology. From 1990 to 2003 she lectured full-time at the University of South Africa and from 2003 to 2014 at the University of Pretoria. In 2012 she was awarded rating as a National Research Foundation researcher. Her research interests include the utopian discourse (including dystopia and heterotopia), digital culture, African modernism and contemporary South African art. She has produced more than 53 articles, book chapters, exhibition reviews, book reviews and exhibition catalogues. Recent curatorial projects include Home(2018), National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; Vuurdans (2018), Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees and Knysna Art Society; Recent works of Pascual Tarazona (2018), Belgian consulate, Pretoria; Local Identity (2017), CAP@Plett Arts festival; a programme director, Venice Architecture Biennale (2016), in conjunction with co-curating The city: a form of life at the Cool Capital Biennale (2014), Pretoria; Non-place (2016), Moór Gallery, Franschhoek; Nomad bodies (2014), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Artesis University College, Antwerp; Terra (2015), Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein; Titus Matiyane’sPanoramas of the BRICS Capitals (2015), University of Johannesburg Gallery; and overall art curator of the KKNK in 2015. She has been part of several international research and teaching projects, including two Andrew W Mellon projects at the University of Pretoria and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. In 2005 she founded Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio, Pretoria, and was its curator until April 2014. In 2015 she founded CAP (Contemporary Art Practice), a national art collective involving professional art practice development in communities all over South Africa. For more detail:  https://www.elfriededreyer.com/



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