Bhavisha Panchia 2018
“Curators in Residence” grant scheme organised by KfW Stiftung in collaboration with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa)
Bhavisha Panchia (born 1985 in Durban) is a curator focusing on audiovisual culture and the production and circulation of (digital) media. Her Research interests include anti/decolonial practices and global South-North relations especially in African art and its diaspora. She holds a BA Fine Arts Degree and MA History of Art Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a MA Degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. She curated the exhibitions “Buried the Mix” at MEWO Kunsthalle in Memmingen, 2017-18, and “what is left of what has left” at Bard College in New York, 2016. She is the founder of “Nothing to Commit Records” (NTCR), a label and publishing platform committed to contemporary art, literature and music within and across the global South.
During her three-month residency at ifa Marina Reyes Franco develops an exhibition within the framework of the research and exhibition programme „Untie to Tie – On Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Societies“.